A Place To Bury Strangers On Ludlow St.
If you ever wondered what it’d be like to see the city’s loudest band play out in the street, you had your chance on Sunday. Participating in the first ever Ludfest, Pichfork’s new favorite band, A Place To Bury Strangers is finally getting the attention they deserve, After a very positive [album review] from the kings of indie music criticism, the local band has started to see their name pop up in more and more places. With open space around them, the band cranked up the amps far beyond 11, surely terrifying those unfamiliar with their music. The crowd, which filled up a good portion of Ludlow St. between Stanton and Rivington, was a mix of fans, locals, town drunks, and other interesting characters. Some older women watched with disgust from windows in the buildings nearby, and not surprisingly the concert was shut down not long into APTBS’ chaotic set. With the concert shut down on the street, headliner Secret Machines, who had their gear set up next to the stage, had to find another place to launch their kraut-rock attack. Luckily, nearby venue Pianos took them in, and the band carried their gear down the street to their savior venue, where the fans from the street packed in tight.
Acting as a fundraiser for the 7th Precinct Community Council, a bunch of local vendors participated along with all of the bands (Secret Machines, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dub Trio, Other Passengers, The Sugar Report, Emok and Ruthless Thomas). While the turnout wasn’t as strong as one would expect for a free concert on a beautiful, it was a fun time nonetheless, especially watching one particular drunkard sip his beer through a straw when not yelling at the bands and hitting on female spectators.
A Place To Bury Strangers
Photos courtesy of [Jonny-Leather]
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