Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08

By Amrit Singh
I don’t get around to posting all the shows I see, and I came close to sitting on these pictures because little’s changed about how much I love A&A during the weeks we’ve had Apes & Androids’ scary good debut Blood Moon in Heavy Rotation. Or since I launched the post with a thousand band references after their CD release show at Mercury in January. But I flipped through the shots of their Thursday show at Hiro again this weekend and realized this could be the pic spread that convinces those of you outside NYC to see them at all costs when they finally tour. A&A always up the ante (Movable Hype had the Japanese taiko drum line during “Hot Kathy,” Halloween was Thriller, Merc was just your standard extraterrestrial Ziggy-styled future-glam attire). This time’s eye candy came via bodysuited girls wearing masks and doing choreographed moves to “We Don’t Understand You.”

Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08

Confetti guns were involved, too, all of which gave the night a delirious sheen just four songs in. Also, glowsticks were passed around, and that looked like this:

Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08

The crowd was a weird mix of hipsters, beat-seekers, and Hiro trash. Unsurprisingly all appeared to lost their shit in equal parts, which is a sensible response to the pop-is-eating-itself crew’s anthems and going-on-legendary live show. The one attendee I couldn’t figure was the girl standing in front of me with a 12″ feather extending laterally from her hat and into my eye. Blinding fashion sense, yes, but then I realized her inspiration:

The Jerk’s a great movie, carry on feather girl. Although now you have to get one for your dog, too. Some MP3s:


Buy it here. Seriously.

Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08
Apes & Androids @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/28/08

Comments (13)
  1. nick  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2008 0

    Does the singer still fight for Cobra Kai?

  2. @ nick

    haa, damn. now all i can hear when i see these is “put him in a body bag, johnny!”

  3. sam  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2008 0

    WHEN ARE THEY TOURING DAMMIT

  4. Pepe  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2008 0

    I can’t get enough of their album. I really want to see them live, ASAP.

    Tourdates, please?

  5. is will from the mooney suzuki still beating the skins?

  6. “The one attendee I couldn’t figure was the girl standing in front of me with a 12″ feather extending laterally from her hat and into my eye.”

    I was so close to yanking that damn thing off her hat…

  7. NLP  |   Posted on Mar 3rd, 2008 0

    They should incorporate some more gimmicks.

  8. Lester  |   Posted on Mar 3rd, 2008 0

    I haven’t actually purchased a piece of media in seven years. I bought this album.

  9. nick  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2008 0

    lester –

    you should have bought the jerk on dvd instead.

  10. Pupster  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2008 0

    Not Japanese taiko drums; it was Korean drums. Sheeesh. I guess our drums look alike too.

  11. s.  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2008 0

    “is will from the mooney suzuki still beating the skins?”

    sadly, no.

  12. ok. ill like this music

  13. golden prize is awesome, cool pictures

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