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Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut

Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Keepaway's Mike Burakoff. All photos by Georgia Kral.
Keepaway's Mike Burakoff. All photos by Georgia Kral.

Keepaway's Mike Burakoff. All photos by Georgia Kral.
The Music Slut

began posting five years ago, and to celebrate, the localish pop blog invited some of its favorite bands to play to a captive audience on the Marco Polo Cruise boat Half Moon. And we must admit: cruising down the East River, past Governor's Island and right up under the Statue of Liberty, was pretty lovely. The Music Slut doesn't cater to any particular niche sound, so the diverse line-up wasn't surprising:

I Love Monsters

, a pop-punk band from New York;

Keepaway

, the darlings of the post-MGMT, young Brooklyn scene; and

Javelin

, the dance and beat-box duo known for their eclectic sample recreations and intricate compositions. Thank god the show gods decided to take the humidity down a notch.

We're on a boat.
We're on a boat.
Williamsburg.
Williamsburg.
Getting left behind...
Getting left behind...
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
I Love Monsters' biggest fan.
I Love Monsters' biggest fan.
Keepaway guitarist Nick Nauman.
Keepaway guitarist Nick Nauman.
Plastic Keepaway merch ("Five Rings" is one of their songs).
Plastic Keepaway merch ("Five Rings" is one of their songs).
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Governors Island.
Governors Island.
Competing party boat!
Competing party boat!
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Amplified kazoo.
Amplified kazoo.
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
Last Night We Were Literally on a Boat With Keepaway, Javelin, and a Newly Five-Year-Old Music Slut
George Langford, doubletime.
George Langford, doubletime.
This man will not let you jump off this boat.
This man will not let you jump off this boat.
Matt from The Music Slut, clearly enjoying himself.
Matt from The Music Slut, clearly enjoying himself.

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