Robbers on High Street *Mercury Lounge, NYC* July 10, 2009

Friday night team Modern Mystery had the chance of catching indie darlings Robbers on High Street at the Mercury Lounge. The band who is currently finishing up their third record hit the stage for a New York only show that was certainly a surprise.

I heard someone comment at the show that Robbers on High Street is ‘one of the great indie bands of our generation. I couldn’t agree more. The bond within the band seems stronger than ever and the musical relationship of Ben Trokan and Stephen Mercado is flawless. They know how to play off each other and the rest of the band is in on the game.

Robbers play like old pros. They know how to work the stage and put on a stellar show. Even when the amplifier went out on Trokan, the band handled it perfectly and with such humor! Robbers on  High Street played a variety of songs ranging from old favorites such as ‘Spanish Teeth’,  as well as classics such as ‘Fatalist’. The band also mixed in great deal of new songs that have us excited for the new album to come out. It changes things up a slight bit but it completely remains to be the Robbers sound that we know and love. Stay tuned for the interview with the band we did to be posted this week. You won’t want to miss out!


Watch Our Robbers on High Street live from the Mercury Lounge Video HERE

Check out More Pictures After the JUMP

The Setlist

Crystal Run
Unbelievers
Happy Horses
Electric Eye
Spanish Teeth
Fatalist
Across Your Knee
Letter
Crown Victoria
Face Fog
Watch it Disappear
Turnaround
Hudson Tubes
Married Young
*Also played was ‘Love Underground’, not on the setlist, as well as ‘Souls’ and ‘Achilles Last’ was listed.

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One thought on “Robbers on High Street *Mercury Lounge, NYC* July 10, 2009

  1. This is HUGE, being able to ltiesn to one of my favorite performers on central Canadian radio shows, as well as being up for national exposure will only hold more opportunities for the group as a whole.KUDOS

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