August 6th—The Aquarium Fargo, ND
August 7th—The Filling Station Bozeman, MT
August 8th—The Badlander Missoula, MT
August 9th—Mississippi Pizza Portland, OR
August 12th—4th Street Tavern Olympia, WA
August 13th—The High Dive Seattle, WA
August 15th—The Yakima Sports Center Yakima, WA
August 16th—The Visual Arts Collective Boise, ID
August 19th—High Dive Denver, CO
August 20th—Knickerbockers Lincoln, NE
August 21st—Micks Omaha, NE
August 22nd—Kirksville Arts Society Kirksville, MO
August 23rd—The Triple Rock with Jeff Hanson (CD Release!!) Minneapolis, MN
I have a pretty clear bias as far as HowWasTheShow.com is concerned—I spent two years feverishly penning live reviews for the site and worked as editor there before launching my own online music mag and eventually assuming my current position at City Pages. My time with HowWasTheShow.com was spent trying to go to more local shows than site founder David de Young (a harrowing task, to be sure) and honing my writing skills amidst the ever-fluctuating world of online publishing. Which is the beauty of sites like HWTS; writing for free gives contributors the ability to write freely, fueled solely by their passion for seeking out live music. And in an era of online music criticism soiled by snark, the unabashed enthusiasm found within the site’s pages is refreshing, even in its most unrefined moments. This year’s anniversary celebration features a good lot of hard-hitting rock, with performances by the Haves Have It, the 757s, the Evening Rig, Dallas Orbiter, and the Wars of 1812. 21+. $6. 9 p.m. 1601 University Ave., St. Paul; 651.647.0486. —Andrea Myers
Specifically calling out to Twin Cities bands. Hey, maybe you could talk to each other say if 3 of you are on a bill and create a single Facebook event to forward to your friends?
It’s not so hard to do.
Nearest I can figure it, here’s the set list from last night’s Elbow show at the Fine Line. Still unsure what the 4th song was, but will update when I determine it. It was either “An Imagined Affair” or “Great Expectations,” the latter being possibly more likely as it’s being played more frequently.
Guy Garvey introduced it as being about a marriage that took place between Manchester and Bury that was so secret even the bride didn’t know about it.
(Edit: A friend of mine who was also at the show voted for Great Expectations, so we’re gonna run with it.)
- The Bones of You
- Leaders of the Freeworld
- Great Expectations
- Station Approach
- Grounds for Divorce (working title track)
- The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
- The Stops
- One Day Like This
- Puncture Repair
- Scattered Black and Whites
- Grace Under Pressure
P.S. a few days later I found an image of the band’s actual set list.
by Rank Strangers
Everybody got anxiety
Everybody got depression
Everybody wants the new sensation
But to me they hold derision
But nobody got them the remedy
Nobody got the cure
Nobody got the medicine
Nobody got the invitation
No red no green no socks no shoes
No breeze no fun no crowd no view
No sense no touch no French no Dutch
No truth no beauty no clutch
No yeah yeah no crutch
Still no piano no guitar
No Turf Club no 24 Bar
No Southern Cross no ramparts bright
No new boss no northern lights
No yeah yeah no black no white
Somewhere the sun shines brightly
Somewhere the shades are drawn
Somewhere a band plays those were the days
Now those are the days that are gone
Here’s the whole tracklisting for “tucke des objekts, die”
2. run comrade run
3. the vampire march
5. the christians are coming
6. 333 nowhere st.
7. long live the queens
9. if it be not mere farce
10. mystic river lake
11. the christians arrive
Acknowledgements are always awesome. Al Wirez has a bunch of them in his blog posting from yesterday (excerpted below), and I’m happy to be on the list. Additionally, since Al was so kind as to thank several folks for their help in putting the Faux Jean re-union together, I thought I’d be generous and pass along his thanks.
No Al, thank YOU.
The below extended quotation is from Al Wirez MySpace blog.“On the weekend of March 14th and 15th, my old band Faux Jean got together and played two reunion shows at the Uptown Bar and The Turf Club. I feel props are in order. First and foremost, props my beautiful band mates for being so amazing. Props to Brad Kern for making us sound like one hundred million dollars. Props to the clubs for allowing us to book back to back shows on a weekend and letting us convince them that it wouldn’t hurt attendance at either show. Props to City Pages for putting such a sweet photo of us in their Critics Picks and A-list sections. Props to the Nightinghales, Wild Things, Idle Hands, John Swardson, and Luke’s Angels for being so gracious to play with us and making it a total “friends and family” vibe. Props to our long time friends David de Young and Jeff Henneman for documenting the event in only they way they can-you guys rock rock…ROCK! And props to the talented Marissa Nelson for designing our ad for vita.mn and making beautiful flyers—so beautiful that we had problems with people stealing them. The shows were a kick.”