I can hear cap'n jazz from outside Brooklyn bowl and I actually might kill myself. They sound fucking amazing. Agghghggghgg!!!!
— (._.) ƪ(‘-‘ ƪ)(ʃ ‘-‘)ʃ (/._.)/ (@hell__ass) July 25, 2010
Nostalgia was the order of the day in Williamsburg yesterday, as packs of suspiciously old ex-hardcore kids roamed the pastures of Brooklyn to see the iconic ’90s indie band Cap’n Jazz reunite at the Williamsburg Waterfront and then, later, to watch the mighty Universal Order of Armageddon reassemble at Death By Audio (where they basically peeled the paint off the walls). But God hates emo, evidently: thunderstorms descended mid-afternoon, forcing Cap’n Jazz show organizers Jelly NYC into confrontations with the police and, later, into moving the entire show–also featuring Lighting Bolt, Death Set, and No Age (who later played secret guest at the UOA show)–to Brooklyn Bowl, where the capacity was way, way smaller. Many people never made it in. (Though the band later played a semi-secret second show at Maxwell’s.) Circa 5 p.m., Twitter morphed into a symphony of sadness, as people who are inclined to be kind of emotional anyway vented about the weather, the alleged malfeasance of the Jelly kids, and the tragedy of being prevented from seeing Tim Kinsella read the lyrics to a-ha’s “Take On Me” off of a sheet of paper. Want to know what it felt like?:
@jellynewyork you need another cap'n jazz show for all those who were utterly heartbroken today.
— Lauren De Luca (@delucalauren) July 26, 2010
Getting shut out of Cap'n Jazz not the best way to start the week. Guess it's only rock 'n roll but…still. Thank you nearby Turkey's Nest.
— Oh My Rockness (@ohmyrockness) July 26, 2010
My 16 year old self, a part of it died by not being able to get into cap'n jazz. @jellynewyork thanks for the attempt.
— Kelly (@twat_glitter) July 25, 2010
been waiting since the 1990's to see Cap'n Jazz, only to get fucked by @jellynewyork 's lack of a coherent rain-out plan. thanks dudes.
— Francesco (@Francescobk) July 25, 2010
Show rained out. Didn't get into Brooklyn Bowl. Didn't see Cap'n Jazz. #:(
— JUSTINARELLANO (@wheresjustin) July 25, 2010
Cap n jazz moved to Bk bowl. No chance of getting in. #fail
— natalie espinosa (@espinosa602) July 25, 2010
Our pal Andrew Kuo pretty much summed it up though:
I wouldn't expect any Cap'n Jazz reunion show to not be a mess…
— Andrew Kuo (@earlboykins) July 25, 2010