Review: Reputante/We Are Scientists/Ash live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on November 21, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Tim Wheeler of Ash (on vocals)

November 20, 2012 was a night of great music at Bowery Ballroom in New York.  The show featured Reputante, a last minute semi-surprise set from We Are Scientists and Ireland’s Ash.



Reputante are a pop/rock band whose studio recordings are a collaboration with lead singer James Levy and Ash’s Tim Wheeler.  You can sample the goods by downloading (for a limited time), a free track entitled “Lock Me Up” from the group’s Bandcamp page.

Keith Murray of We Are Scientists.

It was a last minute addition to an already great lineup when a few days ago We Are Scientists were added to the bill.  It was good to see that We Are Scientists’ drummer Andy Burrows was back with the band.  Their set (as advertised) was a brief 5 or 6 song (and if someone has the set list, please let us know).  I didn’t see one laying around at the show and for some reason I know their music but not the names of the songs.  I’m blaming the invention of iPod shuffle mode instead of my fading memory bank.  🙂

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists exited the stage but returned about 2 hours later when they were brought on stage for Ash’s second encore.  More about that in a second.



Ash hit the stage around 10:20 pm and played for close to two hours.  Song after song were just rockin’ as Tim Wheeler and company are celebrating over 20 years in the music business.  They performed selections from all phases of their career including the often covered “Shining Light,” “A Life Less Ordinary” and “Joy Kicks Darkness,” which Ash proclaimed as their favorite song to play live.  For the second encore, the supergroup of Ash and We Are Scientists all got on stage and played two covers – Mudhoney’s “Touch Me I’m Sick” and Weezer’s “Only In Dreams.”  Thanks to all 3 bands for a great night of rock and roll!

See Ash’s set list after the jump.

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G Meets the band We Are Scientists

Posted by The G on July 18, 2010 under Encounters with G | 4 Comments to Read

Photos taken with my hand.

Keith Murray (lead singer of We Are Scientists) and G

On July 17, 2010 I was about to head down to the Music Hall of Williamsburg to see We Are Scientists when I got word that they were doing an in-store appearance at Sound Fix a few short blocks away from the venue.  The band played a very intimate 4 song acoustic set and right before they hit the stage, I got to meet the band.  All three members were extremely nice and they thanked me for my support as I mentioned that I’d be seeing them again in a few hours as “a paying customer.”  Thanks guys both for being really nice and for rockin!

Chris Cain (Guitars, vocals) of We Are Scientists and G

Danny Lee Allen�(Drummer) of We Are Scientists and G.

We Are Scientists live at Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Keith Murray of We Are Scientists

On July 17, 2010, I got a triple dose of New York rockers We Are Scientists.  First, they performed a very intimate and acoustic 4 song set at Sound Fix in Brooklyn.  I met the band at Sound Fix and they were all extremely nice.  More on that coming soon – stay tuned.  Hours later, We Are Scientists played a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.  Going into Sound Fix was the first time I’ve been at a proper CD store in a really long time and it felt wonderful to be in a room full of music (that was not my living room).  I took videos of 3 out of the 4 song performance at Sound Fix and I’ll post those videos here in the not too distant future.  The band joked in between songs, and I’ve heard from some of their fans that their comedic interludes define their live performances.  At Sound Fix, guitarist Chris Cain announced that if they won us over during their acoustic set, they’d be playing a full blown show just hours away down the street if we were interested.  It turns out that the crowd was interested as I saw a lot of the same people at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (which is about 6 blocks away from Sound Fix).

At the main show, we were treated to opening sets by the female rockers Bad Girlfriend, the electric Lightspeed Champion and then, of course, the main attraction – We Are Scientists.  More on the opening acts coming soon!  (I am only one person with tons of adventures, so your patience is appreciated).  Once again, they rocked the crowd with songs from their latest album “Barbara,” as well as fan favorites from their past 3 albums.  Highlights for me were “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt,” “Nice Guys,” and “Chick Lit.”  I enjoyed watching the crowd react to each song as the opening bars of each song made the audience erupt with applause. Lead singer Keith Murray sang upside down at one point and it was pretty incredible.  You can see a picture of that moment after the jump as well as the set list.

We Are Scientists (live and acoustic) at Sound Fix

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