House of Vans continues their triumphant final summer with performances by Liz Phair and Blondie

House of Vans, the beloved venue that has hosted such diverse artists as Julian Casablancas, GWAR and Joey Bada$$ over the past eight years, continued it’s final summer with another show worth celebrating, with Blondie and Liz Phair.

The 25,000 square feet warehouse and patio at 25 Franklin St. Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood had lines down the street hours before Blondie’s headlining set, arguably the biggest show the venue has seen recently. Liz Phair herself probably could have a drawn a huge crowd as well, like she recently did at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust.

Following an opening set by Sasami (the project of Cherry Glazerr’s former keyboardist), Liz Phair took the stage for a short set that included “Fuck and Run,” “Divorce Song,” “Extraordinary” and of course “Why Can’t I” to close.

Wearing a pink cape that sported neon letters reading “Stop Fucking The Planet” on the back, Debbie Harry and her band opened with “One Way Or Another” and “Hanging On The Telephone.” The set opened a bit slow as the crowd trickled in from around the warehouse and from the venue’s expansive patio, but by mid-set, singalongs were happening and paired up couples made use of the large floorspace to dance in the back.

A brief cover of The Beastie Boy’s “Fight For Your Right” was an unexpected treat at the middle of the show, as were classic songs like “Tide Is High” and “Heart of Glass.” Blondie closed their 12-song set with “From Russia With Love” and “Dreaming.” The full setlist is below.

House of Vans’ remaining Brooklyn headliners include Against Me! on August 3, Pennywise on August 10, Deerhunter on August 18, and Interpol on August 24. More information is here.

Liz Phair

Liz Phair

Setlist:
One Way or Another
Hanging on the Telephone (The Nerves cover)
Fun
Call Me
Gravity
Rapture (with coda of ‘Fight for Your Right’ by The Beastie Boys)
The Tide Is High (The Paragons cover)
Long Time
Atomic
Heart of Glass

Encore:
From Russia with Love (James Bond)
Dreaming

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House of Vans continues their triumphant final summer with performances by Liz Phair and Blondie

House of Vans, the beloved venue that has hosted such diverse artists as Julian Casablancas, GWAR and Joey Bada$$ over the past eight years, continued it’s final summer with another show worth celebrating, with Blondie and Liz Phair.

The 25,000 square feet warehouse and patio at 25 Franklin St. Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood had lines down the street hours before Blondie’s headlining set, arguably the biggest show the venue has seen recently. Liz Phair herself probably could have a drawn a huge crowd as well, like she recently did at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust.

Following an opening set by Sasami (the project of Cherry Glazerr’s former keyboardist), Liz Phair took the stage for a short set that included “Fuck and Run,” “Divorce Song,” “Extraordinary” and of course “Why Can’t I” to close.

Wearing a pink cape that sported neon letters reading “Stop Fucking The Planet” on the back, Debbie Harry and her band opened with “One Way Or Another” and “Hanging On The Telephone.” The set opened a bit slow as the crowd trickled in from around the warehouse and from the venue’s expansive patio, but by mid-set, singalongs were happening and paired up couples made use of the large floorspace to dance in the back.

A brief cover of The Beastie Boy’s “Fight For Your Right” was an unexpected treat at the middle of the show, as were classic songs like “Tide Is High” and “Heart of Glass.” Blondie closed their 12-song set with “From Russia With Love” and “Dreaming.” The full setlist is below.

House of Vans’ remaining Brooklyn headliners include Against Me! on August 3, Pennywise on August 10, Deerhunter on August 18, and Interpol on August 24. More information is here.

Liz Phair

Liz Phair

Setlist:
One Way or Another
Hanging on the Telephone (The Nerves cover)
Fun
Call Me
Gravity
Rapture (with coda of ‘Fight for Your Right’ by The Beastie Boys)
The Tide Is High (The Paragons cover)
Long Time
Atomic
Heart of Glass

Encore:
From Russia with Love (James Bond)
Dreaming

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