Pylon Preview – Mercury Lounge – Wednesday November 7

November 6, 2007

Pylon, the best band ever produced by Athens Georgia (at least according to Billy Berry from R.E.M.) comes to NYC for two shows later this week in celebration of the long-overdue CD release of the post-punk masterpiece Gyrate.

Pylon were an active band from 1980-83, and produced two seminal albums, Gyrate and Chomp. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, they reformed for Chain, and toured briefly. I was fortunate to see Pylon at a club in the back of the Palladium in 1988.

Pylon has agreed in advance to permit my recording of the Mercury Lounge show. As I do with most acts, I contacted them through their website. Instead of a formal reply, I received a quick and friendly personal response from bass player Michael, which is much appreciated.

Pylon will also perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 8.

PLEASE SUPPORT Pylon and visit their website.

7 Responses to Pylon Preview – Mercury Lounge – Wednesday November 7

  1. woj
    November 6, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    good to know you’ll be there! i’ll probably record anyway though… ;)

  2. November 7, 2007 at 2:28 am

    Hey woj, I have tickets to another gig on the 8th. Are you going/taping the Williamsburg show?

  3. woj
    November 8, 2007 at 9:23 am

    well, i’d really love to come down again for the brooklyn gig tonight since last night’s was so outstanding but i don’t think i’m going to be able to swing it. i’ll try to make it but i’m not optimistic.

  4. November 8, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I recorded last night, and I’m working on the wav file right now. I ran the DPAs in the hat, thinking that the pole was either going to get axed by the venue (I was wrong), or that the crowd would be a problem (it was).
    I like what I hear, and hope to have it posted in a few hours.

  5. Phil
    November 8, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks again nyctaper, can’t wait to hear your recording! I’m going tonight, does anyone have any idea what time Pylon will actually take the stage? There seems to be quite a few opening acts tonight.

  6. November 8, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Not sure about tonight, but here is how the times were last night.
    10:45 – announced starting time
    11:00 – start time listed on Merc chalkboard
    11:15 – actual start time

  7. Phil
    November 8, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks nyctaper. I just got thru to the venue for tonight and Pylon is scheduled to go on at 11:15.

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