Photos by Scott Batten. Thanks Scot!!
“All the Xs Have Wings” (from “The Dirt of Luck” LP) Tabbed by Phil Kretschman (firstname.lastname@example.org). E——————————————————————- B——————————————————————- G——————————————————————- D—–0-2–2-2—2–5–5-5——-h5—————-repeat———– A—–0-0——0————-h4————————————- E——————————————————————- ^ hammer onto the 2 pretty quickly E——————————————————————- B——————————————————————- G—-9–11–7—7–slide—17-17-16——————————— D—-0———————17——-17–14–16–16–16–14–16—— A————————–0————15——15——15–15—— E——————————————————————- And then the distortion comes in, here’s my weak stab at it, which is probably off a great deal, but […]
“Skeleton” (from the “Dirt of Luck” LP) Tabbed by K. Ketler (email@example.com): Dropped D tuning, or even Db. Distortion, Compression, Overdrive ^ = bend = = pick scrape INTRO e——–x——————————————————————- b——–x—————-x————————————————– g——–x———-x——————————————————– d——–x——————————————————————- a——–x—————-=————————————————– D——–x—————-=————————————————– (pick these strings above the nut, and let the 1st guitar fade in) lead guitar……i’m not sure this is right, […]
“Superball” (from “The Dirt of Luck” album and the “Superball Plus” EP) Tabbed by Jeff Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tony Neale (email@example.com). —————————– These are octave chords played during the —————————– intro and verse! Follow the song to get –7–8–7–5–3–5–3–2—– the rhythm. —————————– –5–6–5–3–1–3–1–0—– —————————– Next part — this is the pre chorus when Mary first […]
“Trixie’s Star” (from the “Dirt Of Luck” LP) Tabbed by K. Ketler (firstname.lastname@example.org): Dropped D tuning, or Db. Distortion, Compression, Overdrive ^ = bend = = pick scrape VERSE e—————————————————————————- b—————————————————————————- g—————————————————————————- d—0–0———-5^—0–0———-5^————————————– a—0–0——3——–0–0——3——————————————- D—0–0—————0–0————————————————– PRE-CHORUS e—————————————————————————- b—————————————————————————- g—————————————————————————- d—0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0————————————————— a—0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0————————————————— D—0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0————————————————— CHORUS cruis ing and shoo ting and fuc king like e——————— —————————————————– b——————— […]
There are/were definitely more, especially during Helium days, but here’s what I have catalogued so far.
These are screencaps from video by ??? Let me know! 5/17/95 @The Point, Atlanta, GA
All photos by Eleana Whitesell. Have photos from this show? Send em in.
I’m not sure where the bulk of these are from, or if the image credits I have are correct. Please let me know if you know the proper credits!
Photos by Jimmy Draper where noted- thanks, Jimmy! I’m not sure where the others are from, I didn’t save who took them, so let me know if you did or know who did.
All photos by Chris Esposito, except for the last two are by Scott Batten. Thanks Chris & Scott!
For credits, all I have saved is that these were taken by Vicki.
All photos by Eleana Whitesell, except the color photo which is thanks to Mike Koenig!
All photos by Chris Esposito. Thanks, Chris!
All photos by Eleana Whitesell.
Photos by Scott Batten. Thanks, Scott!
Photos by Roland Ouellette and Ken Tamura (?). Thanks, y’all!
All photos by Roland Ouellette. Thanks, Roland!
Photos by Roland Ouellette. Thanks Roland!
By Angela Liao Staff Reporter The 10th annual Mr. Spring Weekend contest last Thursday, sponsored by the Women’s Independent Living Group, kicked off a series of Spring Weekend events that entertained students while benefiting many local charities to the tune of over $7,000. “Mr. Spring Weekend went great this year. We doubled last year’s donation […]
Week’s Worth By Michael Henningsen Oh, the Glamour: So you think this job is all fun and games and free shows? You’re right … most of the time, anyway. Except for occasions like this past Tuesday, for instance, when I embarkedon a mini-tour of Denver, Colo., with my good friend Joanne Deers on in an […]
HELIUM at the O’SHAUGHNESSY AUDITORIUM St. Paul, MN, USA. May 17,1998. I had had the Helium album The Magic City warmly recommended to me, so it was a nice surprise to see that this reportedly exciting band would open for avant-garde noise rock legends Sonic Youth. I was sadly disappointed. The concert was oddly divided […]
Live: Helium/Sleater-Kinney The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, Mass., March 28, 1998 Sleater-Kinney: Punk, or whatever else you want to call it this year HELIUM/SLEATER-KINNEY The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, Mass., March 28, 1998 Just when it seemed as if rotating headliners Helium and Sleater-Kinney had taken rock and roll about as far as it could […]
Date Venue/Location Photos Setlist Poster/ Flyer Video Review Comments 3/2/98 @Union College. Club Rat, Ewing, NJ pix link with Railroad Jerk and the Rosemary Pure 3/3/98 @Tokyo Rose, Charlottesville, VA pix with Syrup USA, South; Dave Spaulding from Pell Mell as a Guest Performer 3/4/98 @Elbow Room, Columbia, SC 3/5/98 @24 Watt Club, Athens, GA with […]
Date Venue/Location Photos Setlist Poster/ Flyer Video Review Comments 2/11/97 @Middle East, Cambridge, MA opening for Pavement 3/14/97 @Liberty Lunch, SXSW, Austin, TX with Yo La Tengo, Bettie Serveert, Run On, and Guitar Wolf (Matador SXSW showcase) 9/26/97 @Middle East, Cambridge, MA pix with David Kilgour and Bright 10/2/97 @VK Club, Brussels, BELGIUM supporting Sleater-Kinney […]
All photos were taken by MaryAnne (MaryAnne where are you?!) and the black and white copies appeared in Plume zine many many moons ago.
All photos by Roland Ouellette. Thanks Roland!
Date Venue/Location Photos Setlist Poster/ Flyer Video Review Comments 1/19/96 @Metro Café, Providence, RI with Railroad Jerk, Arab on Radar 1/20/96 @The Middle East, upstairs, Cambridge, MA with Railroad Jerk, Guv’ner 1/26/96 @9:30 Club, Washington, DC with Labradford, supporting Yo La Tengo 1/27/96 @Knitting Factory, NYC, NY with Versus 3/15/96 @MiddleEast, Cambridge, MA 4/21/96 @Loud Festival, […]
Travis! Are you out there? I can’t remember your last name, but thanks for the photos (again).
These photos share a special place in my heart. It was my second time seeing Helium (the first time being a fan), the Dirt of Luck had just come out, and I was eighteen. I borrowed my dad’s SLR and flash and had no idea what I was doing. Half the shots came out with […]
For my money Helium are entirely capable of being the most creative pop band in Boston, or at least the one doing the most to stretch the limits of the pop format. And they may be the band who’ve progressed the most as well. Their new EP, No Guitars (Matador), is as different from their […]
HELIUM-THE MAGIC CITY Mary is Joni Mitchell with all the sex and snarl jutting out in uneven awkward places. She leaves bruises and juice all over this record. Using the structure and personae of minstrel and medieval hooks and schoolyard naaan-na-naaas, Mary has all the lilypads she needs to walk across to waiting unicorns, rainbows, […]
HELIUM-THE MAGIC CITY Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about behind this new Helium album, how it’s a medieval fairy tale in the vein of Gentle Giant (I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that nugget of reference in the press kit -as if that means anything to anyone outside the progressive rock community) and […]
Helium-Pirate Prude Obviously, Mary (ex-Autoclave) is a cool girl with an impeccable voice. Lyrically she’s improved since “American Jean”—listen to this: “give me eyes like yours/so I can cry like you do/make me rude/make me a brute,” then she sings “I hate looking pretty” with such a sneer the word pretty sounds anything but. And […]
Helium — “Hole in the Ground/Lucy” [Pop Narcotic] Color this mondo… the a-side could be shoegazer music at the beginning if Mary Timony’s guitar weren’t so mean and stingy, and then it turns into a sick approximation of My Bloody Metallica… shoegazer metal? What a scary concept. “Lucy” starts off with weird rumbling noises and soon […]
These are photos that are from Helium-era, though obviously not all of them include the whole band.