It Came From Brooklyn: The Walkmen

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, venerable Manhattan museum The Guggenheim started a new concert series called It Came From Brooklyn with that borough’s best playing in the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. The series started last Friday with The Walkmen, High Places and The Brooklyn Steppers with readings of Walt Whitman by Colson Whitehead in between. Does that mean there are no artists left in Manhattan? Either way, local filmmaker Ray Concepcion, whose music shorts have quickly become our favorite way to watch local shows (other than going to the actual shows), asked to film it for us and here are his videos of The Walkmen’s “In The New Year,” “On The Water” and “Red Moon,” all from the band’s intense and awesome You & Me.


POSTED August 17, 2009 10:38AM IN LIVE Comments (20) TAGS: , , , ,

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  1. Chris says:

    Why is this ray guy so special, give any dumb shit who knows how to use manual focus on an hd camera and see him try to fuck it up

  2. Peter Macia says:

    Thanks for the comment. We don’t have any extra HD cameras, though.

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  4. ray says:

    chris, are you serious? it’s not even hd! “just the facts ma’am.”

  5. Chris says:

    Sorry spoke to soon about the HD before i checked out your Vimeo Bio, better get everything you can online before your hard drive craps out from lack of new work/anything good.

  6. Chris says:

    Maybe Fader can tie in a new sponsor and hook you up with some corporate dollars too… They could call it “Artsy out of focus reason for booking (fader-worthy band here)”

  7. Peter Macia says:

    That is a great title actually.

  8. Matt says:

    Chris is correct – the camera work can kiss my ass

  9. Peter Macia says:

    That’s impossible

  10. ray says:

    “Sorry spoke to soon about the HD before i checked out your Vimeo Bio, better get everything you can online before your hard drive craps out from lack of new work/anything good.”

    dude, that’s why tape’s the shit. psh, who cares about sdhc and p2? that’s newbie status right there.

  11. Chris says:

    “tape is the shit” I guess you have plenty of time to defend yourself while logging and capturing all day. Better yet, finding new places to store all of your pointless tapes.

  12. James says:

    I dont give a fuck, rays filmes are the shit.

    *Chris – could you please link me to some of the videos you’ve done? I’d like to at least see a reason for you to be so cocky.

  13. ray says:

    james: “you’re the shit and i’m knee-deep in it.”

  14. Chris says:

    For the record cockyness wasn’t my main reason for saying anything, it was just the fact that fader says watching ray’s video are their new favorite way of seeing shows rather than going to them. Unless you were filming the rolling stones at some house party with the hells angels on stage or some shit all your videos are pointless now. You think your vids are going to be used in some documentary about new york back in the early 2000′s then hold on to that dream and i will give you a pat on the back in 30 years. Otherwise continue the awesome vlogging…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69k9QaYDQUY&feature=channel

  15. Peter Macia says:

    “…it was just the fact that fader says watching ray’s video are their new favorite way of seeing shows rather than going to them.” -Chris

    “…whose music shorts have quickly become our favorite way to watch local shows (other than going to the actual shows)” -FADER

  16. Chris says:

    Exactly. Why shout this guy out for totally whatever videos. Then i get called cocky.

  17. james says:

    *Chris
    - it is indeed the fact that you even said it at all. ass fucker.

  18. Greg STL says:

    Great performance. Wonderful videos. Well done to all involved.

  19. Luca says:

    To be fair, Chris has a point.
    Ray, I like your video’s. You cover some good bands, No age, Walkmen, Surfer Blood YAY!
    But the constant camera work and out of focusness takes away from certain aspects.
    But sound and image is superb. I under stand the tape idea.
    Being a photographer I still value film over digital, I know it’s silly but it just feels better to me.
    So, Chirs isen’t a Cocky ass fucker for having an opinion, Fader, is kinda silly, and James, WOAH there buddy calm down, maybe take a breather, drink a beer, grow up buddy.
    Ray, keep on filming, if you love it share it, I’ll keep watching.

  20. Luca says:

    Oh, but all the camera work does make it feel epic. Not gonna lie!