Black Lips Causin’ Shit In Brooklyn
The Black Lips delivered a raucous performance Sunday at New York’s Williamsburg Waterfront that was greeted by an equally disorderly audience. During the outdoor showcase, Brooklyn concertgoers charged the stage, crashing through the venue’s photo pit barricade. At one point, a member from the audience tossed a ukulele to bassist Jared Swilley, who proceeded to smash the instrument onstage and throw the remains back into the throng…The four-piece has been on a grueling tour schedule this year, which included getting kicked out of India, yet the summer heat and months on the road in support of their 2009 release ‘200 Million Thousand’ did not diminish the Lips’ spirit. Security officers at the state park picked off stage-crashers one by one as they leapt between Swilley, singer Cole Alexander, guitarist Ian Saint Pé and drummer Joe Bradley. Swilley returned the favor by stepping into the mob of fans and was supported by a mass of tattooed arms as he strummed along to such hits as ‘Bad Kids,’ ‘Sea of Blasphemy’ and ‘Drugs.’

As audience members continued to jump onstage and flail violently, concert organizers threatened to pull the plug on the impromptu dance party. However, the group demanded that they be allowed to play one more song, hinting they wouldn’t be able to contain the crowd if their request was denied. The chaotic set proved to be the relative calm before the storm. After they packed up, a massive thunderstorm erupted, forcing headlining act …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead to cancel their performance.


Hello World

Hello world! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Matthew Ramsden and thanks to the generosity of the founders of this blog, I have been appointed as a new writer and contributor to Kids Like You And Me. Well, my posts will pretty much be the same as what the other writers post; CD and movie reviews, political opinions, anecdotes about my life etc. However, I will also add whatever I know about live theatre if any drama kids read this (REPRESENT!!!) So that’s about it. I want to thank the founders of Kids Like You And Me again for adding me. I’m sure this will be an interesting experience. In the words of the great journalist Edward R. Murrow, “Good night and good luck.”

Saint Swithun’s Day

Saint Swithun was from Winchester, England and is widely remembered because on St. Switun’s Day, July 15 (my birthday),  if it rains, it will rain for forty days and forty nights!  This from the British weather love proverb:

St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithun’s day if thou be fair
For forty days ’twill rain na mair

Thus far, as I recall, it has yet to rain on my date of birth.  Hopefully, this year will be the same!

Chris DeCarlo

Review: Jay Reatard, TV Smith, Pretty and Nice @ Harpers Ferry (7/3/09)

Pretty & Nice, TV Smith, Jay Reatard – Harpers Ferry – July 3

Pretty and Nice: Interesting kids…. Their music mixed loud, fast punk with some glimmers of power pop. Musically, they had the chops, but they didn’t stand out more than any other band to me. On the other hand, it was their “antics” that caught my attention. These include singing songs about ponies for mic checks and similar little songs between their actual numbers, making extremely strange, almost robotic faces, often while rocking out on the guitar (mainly this was just one guitarist and it looked as though he would fall at any moment haha).
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First Post!

The long awaited KLYAM has arrived and so have the kids (some…not all). Look around (at the pages on top of the banner) to familiarize yourself with what we’re all about. And for future reference, those pages don’t seem capable of supporting posts, so we will be making due by categorizing and tagging posts.