On Saturday, March 2nd, San Diego’s The Night Marchers finally returned to Brooklyn. I last saw the band in July 2010 at Village Voice Siren Festival and I was extremely excited to cover them for Impose.
Opening the show was Mrs. Magician, also of San Diego, CA. The band was setting up as I arrived to the venue so I didn’t miss any of their performance. They were pretty great and I felt bad that not many people were around to catch their set. Up next was Birmingham’s Dan Sartain who pummeled through his set, barely taking any breaks in between songs. When he did speak in between songs, he raved about the other bands on the bill and said that he was terrible. That was not true. I ended up picking up one of his CDs before I left Glasslands.
The Night Marchers were fantastic. This was my third time seeing the band and probably my favorite performance of theirs. I’ve been a fan of John Reis for years and each time I see him play, I always wish that I could see him live more often. He’s a funny motherfucker. I’ll leave this post with some of the things he said Saturday night that I managed to jot down on my phone.
- LEDs are the mp3s of lighting
- We have Bjork’s wedding dress above us.
- It’s as if Paul Bunyan shot a mega load inside the club.
- You are our prisoners for the next 35 minutes.
- We are so horny to play for you tonight, New York.
- You, with the high tech earplugs, I’ve been wanting to pull them out of your ears and shove them up your ass.
More photos and the Night Marchers’ setlist are available on Impose and Flickr.