Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Live: Superchunk and The Hold Steady at CBGB Fest Times Square 10.7.12

Day three of the exceedingly poor planned CBGB Fest started with prospective triple digit temperatures in the announced Times Square area and still no sense of the schedule, one that inexplicably seemed to be headlined by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Superchunk had been moved from a show at the Seaport to Times Square, formally negating any equity in my CBGB pass, and no end of investigation could ferret out what their set time would be. Only a cryptic Wurster tweet revealed the 1pm set time. Eric and I posted up with a handful of other to see the mighty Chunk tear through forty minutes or so of heat-stroke rock, highlighted by Jon's pronounced amusement at Mac almost busting his ass jumping off the drum riser. Ten songs all told, including a romp through the new This Summer. I didn't get heat stroke, so a win was called.

Post-set, we chatted and grabbed drinks to eat up the couple hours between the Chunk and The Hold Steady and returned to sweltering heat and maybe 60 people. Short set, but one that featured the pretty ok new Wait A While. The gents are evidently wrapping a new record with Agnello in Jersey, so I expect we'll be seeing a new tour in the Spring.


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