Photos by G.
On July 16, 2010 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Kansas’ favorite married couple and indie pop band – Mates of State– played a sold out show. Their music is cute and upbeat and they are touring in support of their recent album of covers of fellow indie acts called “Crushes.” It was definitely a night of eclecticism as the opening acts were a sword swallower, comedian Nick Thune(who was beyond hilarious), and hallucinogenic pop band The Stepkids. Mates of State generously pulled out songs from their extensive 7 album back catalog and some of my favorite songs of the night were “The Re-Arranger,” “You Are Free,” as well as a cover of Tom Waits’ “Long Way Home.”
See pictures of husband/wife duo, Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, aka Mates of State as well as the set list after the jump.