Watch Ceremony Cover The Cure With Patrick Stickles In Brooklyn

Last night, Ceremony continued the tour behind their new album, The L-Shaped Man, at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium. They brought Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles — who used to live at the venue and helped to get it up and running — on stage to perform a cover of the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” Full video of the performance hasn’t surfaced yet, but you can watch some Instagram clips of them playing together below.

Oh, I'm sorry I thought this was @ceremony . Most fun I've had in a little while.

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Ceremony featuring Titus Andronicus covering The Cure!

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(No sound on that last one.) Shea usually puts recordings up of their shows a few months after they happen, so it’s possible we may get a full version of this somewhere down the line.

UPDATE: Looks like a high-quality version is on the way:

UPDATE 2: Here’s the full video as promised.

Stickles also shared some thoughts on the state of the DIY community:

This is what I am talking about :

Back in the “good old days” of the Local Scene, bands that had acrued a certain amount of what we’ll call Cultural Capital would often take the time and effort to revisit the “underground” which nurtured them in their infancy. It was a blessedly common occurance for a well-known Artist to perform one night at a large nightclub or “ballroom,” then to perform the following night at some “hole in the wall” somewhere in the same city / “market.”

The Market Hotel, Silent Barn, even New Jersey’s own Maxwell’s – these and so many more hosted “The Other Night,” as Adam Reich and I sometimes refer to it, providing an opportunity for these empowered Artists to reject the Minor League mentality which plagues for what remains of the “underground” today, declaring allegiance to the “counter culture” and lending strength to those that would follow. Performing at humble Shea Stadium, Ceremony gives voice once more to those oft- forgotten believers who maintain that Brooklyn need not strive so terribly hard to clone the better-left-dead Lower East Side circa August, 2001.

Is this yet more “bullshit?” Has there ever been an authentic “counter culture” which wasn’t just another consumer commodity, another “fully branded lifestyle,” underneath it all? Didn’t the New York Rock Scene die anyway when Lou Reed quit and went back to Long Island to live with his parents? Perhaps, perhaps, but allow me two small examples before I really must go to sleep.

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