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The Gene Clark No Other Band at Music Hall of Williamsburg

23 May 2014

Via Pitchfork:

Back in January, Beach House assembled an all-star band to perform No Other, the 1974 cult album by founding Byrds member Gene Clark. The band included Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Iain Matthews of Plainsong/Fairport Convention, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, plus members of Lower Dens, Cass McCombs’ band, Celebration, and Mt. Royal. The Gene Clark No Other Band embarked on a short East Coast tour that included a performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. filmed that performance, and video of the whole show is now available.

Featuring Ballroom alums Beach House, Jen Wasner of Wye Oak, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, and members of the Cass McCombs Band. A fitting way to ring in the weekend.

Däs Polaroids

24 Apr 2013

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

The latest in our music-portrait-Polaroid series — this time featuring Beach House and Holy Shit. So good. Special thanks to the bands for being such sports, and as always, our hero, Alex Marks.

Beach House set list

23 Apr 2013

Beach House set list

Beach House set list from Sunday night’s show at the Crowley Theater.

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A few photos from last night’s Beach House show

22 Apr 2013

Beach House at the Crowley Theater, April 21, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

A few snapshots from last night’s Beach House concert, courtesy of Lesley Brown — see more photos at Big Bend Now. Special thanks to Beach House, Holy Shit and everyone in the audience for making the show such a standout. Truly. Great vibes. Plus a few shout outs to our amazing team: Rob Crowley, Gory Smelley, Chris Hillen, Hilary duPont, Alex Marks, Robert Pecina Jr., Claire Taggart, Lilah Leopold, Lolita Fierro, Dani Cardia, Ross Cashiola, Susannah Lipsey, Michael Camacho, Cuca Flores, plus the amazing folks at the Crowley Theater, Tim Crowley and Jennifer Bell, without whom we could not do any of these shows. More to come!

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Beach House this Sunday: Standing Room Tickets Available!

19 Apr 2013

Preview Sunday night’s Beach House performance at the Crowley Theater here in Marfa with Forever Still, a concert film “directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii.” It was recorded near Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, one of our neighbors here in the Far West Texas borderlands.

ALSO: $10 standing room tickets for the sold-out show will be released at the door on Sunday.

Beach House
with Holy Shit
21 April 2013
Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX
Doors at 8 pm; show at 8:30 pm

Click here for more info.

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Beach House – “Wishes”

20 Mar 2013

Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show directs Leland Palmer through a lip-synch performance of Beach House’s “Wishes” that seems to be informed by some kind of Twin Peaks meets Friday Night Lights dream logic, chills and creep-vibes blended together.

Tickets for Beach House’s Marfa show with Holy Shit on 21 April 2013 are currently sold out. However if you are interested in attending a riveting musical performance out here on the high desert grasslands of Far West Texas, there are still tickets left for Jeff Mangum on 31 March 2013. Just sayin’ …

Beach House Live in Tornillo, TX

30 Jan 2013

As most readers of the Ballroom blog already know, Beach House is going to be playing here in Marfa on April 21, 2013 — pre-sale tickets are long gone, but we’ll be releasing a few standing-room only tickets at 7:30p the night of the show.

The Baltimore band is no stranger to West Texas, either, as they recorded Bloom, their lush 2012 album, at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, one of the small border towns between Marfa and El Paso. The above clip is a teaser from “Forever Still”, a short film the band made during the recording process. It’s set to debut on on February 4.

Check out film stills at