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Brand New – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 7/11/09

16993044I haven’t always been the most proud to say that Brand New is my favorite band of all time because, quite honestly, I didn’t feel like they deserved it. I started listening to the band in 2001, in the middle of seventh grade,  after a suggestion from my neighbor and then-best friend. He sent me “70×7” and “Mix Tape” and proceeded to change the course of my entire life. Up until that point music had just been a commodity of sorts to me, something to put on in the car to avoid conversations with the parents and to make long drives go that much quicker. What I listened to was prepackaged and sold to me on top 40 stations, and I was okay with that because I didn’t think there was any alternative. But there was. There always was, I just didn’t know about it. I didn’t know how to know about it. Until Brand New. Continue reading


Setlist: Kevin Devine – 6/5/09 – Webster Underground

For either my 9th or 10th time seeing the guy, I can’t remember which, a solid setlist. I felt like there was more off of “Put Your Ghost to Rest” than usual, but after looking over it again, the last few albums were pretty well covered. “Carnival” live is still insane.

Also picked up the Brian Bonz full-length, get your hands on that if you can!

Yr Damned Old Dad
Cotton Crush
Time to Burn (Another Bag of Bones)
No Time Flat
You’re Trailing Yourself
Go Haunt Someone Else
Hand of God
Me and My Friends
The Longer That I’m Out Here
Buried By the Buzz
I Could Be With Anyone
Keep Ringing Your Bell
The Burning City Smoke
Lord, I Know We Don’t Talk
You Are the Daybreak
Just Stay
Brother’s Blood

Setlist: The Decemberists – 4/28/09 – Yale University

Great show. I managed to run into and make an ass of myself in front of Colin Meloy roughly 5 minutes before their set. I expected them to play way more off of Hazards of Love, but whatever, I’m probably gonna catch that tour anyway.

They were also way more fun than I expected, with unexpected surprises raging from chicken fights during “The Perfect Crime #2” to guitar duels during “The Chimbley Sweep.” Maybe it’s just because they hated the crowd, but whatever, I enjoyed it.

The Crane Wife 1&2
The Crane Wife 3
July, July!
Sixteen Military Wives
The Legionnaire’s Lament
Days of Elaine
The Perfect Crime #2
Billy Liar
The Sporting Life
The Engine Driver
The Rake’s Song
O, Valencia!
The Chimbley Sweep

Setlist: Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – 4/8/09 – Toad’s Place

Given the release of the new album, this was probably as flawless a set as I could have hoped for. Seeing them again on Saturday in DC.

At the Carnival
A Children’s Crusade on Acid
Dress Me Like a Clown
German Motor Car
Mariel’s Brazen Overture
O’ What a Nightmare!
Hello Vagina
Broadripple is Burning
Talking in Code
Vampires in Blue Dresses
Skeleton Key
My Baby (Shoots Her Mouth Off)
As Tall as Cliffs
New Song
Quiet as a Mouse

Setlist: Manchester Orchestra – 4/3/09 – Quinnipiac University

This show was awesome. Thanks to everyone for coming out and to Cut Off Your Hands for coming to party after.

100 Dollars
In My Teeth
I’ve Got Friends
Now That You’re Home
My Friend Marcus
Not on the new album
Shake it Out
Mean Everything to Nothing
Where Have You Been
The Party’s Over (Willie Nelson cover)
A cover of No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak”