Getting to Know Live at the Pyramids, the New Williamsburg Venue that Hosted Eternal Summers, Family Trees, and Reading Rainbow Last Night
Bathrooms at DIY clubs are notoriously nasty--as they should be. The Market Hotel? There's rarely any toilet paper, the stall doors don't close, and the stench of urine is enough to make you forget you have to go at all. Silent Barn? Conditions are a bit better. Monster Island's bathrooms are actually OK. That's why the restroom experience last night at a new space in Williamsburg, Live at the Pyramids (also known as South 1st Studios and formerly known as Glasshouse), was so pleasantly jarring. There have only been a few shows so far, so cleanliness was a given. But tampons, candles and hand sanitizer? Above and beyond.
Not the bathroom, though we obviously have a picture of that too. All photos by Georgia Kral.
Eternal Summers was the highlight of the evening, playing older as well as newer songs off the soon to be released debut LP on Kanine Records. Nicole Yun and Daniel Kundiff make up the Roanoke, VA duo, and they pack a serious punch into short, strict songs:
Sorry, but look at this thing...
Reading Rainbow, from Philly, a band that released a split with Eternal Summers last year, is another pop duo. Sarah Eee's on drums and Rob Gee's on guitar:
Eternal Summers added extra percussion to Reading Rainbow's first song.
Sarah from Reading Rainbow liked the facilities: "This place has the cleanest bathrooms in NYC. One's got Tampax! It's amazing!"
Reading Rainbow jamming to their friends' music.
Ryan Trott of Family Trees.
Amanda Finn of Family Trees plays with her legs crossed. Not sure how we feel about that...
Dustin Payseur from Beach Fossils was there.
Chris Burke, ex-Beach Fossil, current Red Roman, was there too, though it may have been too loud for him.