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Dec132010

Members of Delicate Steve performed @ Glasslands. Bear In Heaven DJ'd. 

Members of Delicate Steve (Photos by Chris Gersbeck)

Delicate Steve

Luke Temple

Luke Temple

Bear In Heaven

Bear In Heaven

More Photos Here

By: Chris Gersbeck

Following opening sets from Emil & Friends and Luke Temple (whose stripped down performance was excellent), a band that I had every right to believe was in fact Delicate Steve took the stage at around 11pm. Whether or not I should still be calling this band Delicate Steve is still up for debate, but nonetheless they played what I later found out to be Harry Belafonte's "Live at Carnegie Hall 59" in its entirety. Was it good? Yes. Was it completely deadpan and hilarious? Yes. Was I totally confused and freaked out when I looked up some of Delicate Steve's tracks the next morning and heard an undeniably different band? Why yes, yes I was.

Adding to the confusion was virtually no information on the internet regarding any kind of cancellation/replacement for Delicate Steve that night at Glasslands. I received a politely written email from Steve himself explaining the performance, which in hindsight makes the entire scenario pretty funny:

Hey Chris, all the D.Steve guys performed (not related to DS) as Harry Belafonte from 'harry belafonte live at carnegie hall 1959'. It was a show put together by our PR people Tell All Your Friends, with the idea being we could perform something fun/new/different under another name...we decided to do that, told them our plan, and were still billed as Delicate Steve. hope you still had a great time and enjoyed the show!

Steve

Well, that sort of explains it. Still don't understand the difference between D. Steve, DS & Delicate Steve, but if this is a band that's willing to do some sort of Kaufmanesque performance this early in their career, well then that's pretty amazing. In other news, the tracks of Delicate Steve I did get a chance to listen to are really worth checking out. And if you find yourself at a future Delicate Steve show and are worried you somehow inconceivably missed them, think again.

Reader Comments (2)

Glasslands rules. Probably the best diy Brooklyn spot.
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
awesome review. loving this:

Well, that sort of explains it. Still don't understand the difference between D. Steve, DS & Delicate Steve, but if this is a band that's willing to do some sort of Kaufmanesque performance this early in their career, well then that's pretty amazing
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

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