Fiona Silver Rocked Coney Island Baby on Cinco de Mayo (Photos)

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The new east Village club Coney Island Baby (run in part by rocker Jesse Malin) is just in it’s infancy — it opened April 26th with wild sets from Malin’s band and Murphy’s Law (check out my photos from the latter’s set on BrooklynVegan) — as it still has a noise curfew of 11 pm. On May 5th, 2018 (Cinco de Mayo) the venue hosted sets from A Shadow of Jaguar and the country rocker Kelley Swindall before the stage area filled up a little more for the headliner’s set.

Fiona Silver, an East Village native, was the headliner and she plays rock with a vintage vibe. And it was a great, albeit short set. Silver only has one album (Little Thunder) out so far. But it’s available to preview / stream / buy on Bandcamp. Her song “Nightclubbing” was a particular stand out and one one which she encouraged the crowd to dance.

Here is where I confess to having picked up a prism — a fashionable item photographers are picking up these days to reflect, distort and otherwise manipulate light and the image in camera. I didn’t get any good shots with it. I didn’t use it the whole show and I only have two images in the set below that incorporated the prism — one of them has my hand visible! Sigh. Maybe I’ll play around with it more. Maybe not. I feel like if there was more front lights (at least more that would put me in the middle between them and the performer) something cooler may have been possible. I am pretty happy with the regular photos however. Check ’em out below and you can also see one of Coney Island Baby’s images that has me in it.

Setlist:
Keep It Fresh
Housewife
Take Me Down
I’ll Follow You
Nightclubbing
Hot Tears
Thunder
Sick of Being Good
{cover?}
Smoking Gun


@fionasilver killing it last night @coneyislandbabynyc !

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Stayed until the end? Kudos to you! Here are bonus photos of Jesse Malin and his band rehearsing the night before Coney Island Baby opened up to the public.








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