Thursday, June 24, 2010

The New Pornographers - 9:30 Club - June 23, 2010 - Setlist

The New Pornographers rode into their favorite city this week to play 2 sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club.  I was only able to see the second, whose setlist was dictated by a kid in the front row.  I'm serious, some dude handed Carl a setlist, and they played it. The show included some songs they claim haven't been played in years (To Wild Homes and The End of Medicine) and Pitchfork jabs (Neko actually trying to pick a fight with them).

Whoever that guy in the front was, they did a superb job.  Much better than Dan Bejar, who was visibly drunk the whole time (especially during Jackie) and screwed up some lyrics (Myriad Harbour).

My favorites?  Of course The Bleeding Heart Show evokes shivers, yet I think their new songs shined.  Crash Years and Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk stand out in my memory.  They brought out The Dodos to play horns on A Bite Out Of My Old Bed, which was amazing..

TNP stand out as one of my favorite bands to see live.  You can't leave one of their shows without a grin and a feeling that the world is a better place.

Sing Me Spanish Techno
Up In The Dark
Myriad Harbour
Use It
Crash Years
All The Old Showstoppers
The Body Says No
A Bite Out Of My Old Bed (with The Dodos on horns)
The Bones Of An Idol
Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
To Wild Homes
End Of Medicine
Your Hands (Together)
My Shepherd
Twin Cinema
Silver Jenny Dollar
Mass Romantic
The Bleeding Heart Show

My Rights Versus Yours
Electric Version
Testament To Youth In Verse