Monthly Archives: March 2009

Live Last Night: Raphael Saadiq at the 9:30 Club

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He is the real damn deal. Reviewed for Post Rock.

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On Stage: Digging into Shakespeare

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I previewed Jon Spelman’s one-man, one-musician show with Tina Chancey, Digging into Shakespeare, for WashPo Weekend. Sounds like it’ll be worth a look-in.

Blatantly Pornographic: A.C. Newman and Five Other People at the Black Cat

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Why not introduce the band, Carl? Reviewed for Post Rock.

A. C. Newman at the Black Cat, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Setlist

01 There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve
02 Miracle Drug
03 Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer
04 Prophets
05 Secretarial
06 The Heartbreak Rides
07 The Cloud Prayer
08 The Palace at 4 a.m.
09 All of My Days and All of My Days Off
10 Young Atlantis
11 Drink to Me, Babe, Then
12 The Collected Works
13 The Changeling (Get Guility)
14 Submarines of Stockholm
15 On the Table

ENCORE:

16 Come Crash
17 The Town Halo

St. Patrick’s Day at the 9:30 Club with the Pogues

Shane MacGowan, still upright on the second of three nights at the 9:30 this week.  Photo by Erica Bruce.

Shane MacGowan, still upright on the second of three nights at the 9:30 this week. Photo by Erica Bruce.

The world’s greatest wedding band, says I. Reviewed for DCist.

Morrissey at the Warner Theatre

Misery is his schtick

Misery is his schtick

A nice way to get acquainted with the Pope of Mope, I must say. Reviewed for DCist.

Morrissey at the Warnter Theatre, Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Setlist

01 This Charming Man
02 Billy Budd
03 Black Cloud
04 Let Me Kiss You
05 How Soon Is Now?
06 I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
07 How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
08 Ask
09 Seasick, Yet Still Docked
10 Something Is Squeezing My Skull
11 Death of a Disco Dancer
12 You Say You Don’t Love Me
13 It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore
14 The Loop
15 Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?
16 Best Friend on the Payroll
17 I Keep Mine Hidden
18 Sorry Doesn’t Help
19 The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
20 I’m Okay by Myself

ENCORE

21 First of the Gang to Die

Live Two Nights Ago: Modest Mouse, or Please Explain It to Me: Modest Mouse (Live)

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Reviewed for Post Rock. I still like some of their records, but live, this band is just a headache that won’t go away.

Modest Mouse at the 9:30 Club, (the wee small hours of) Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Setlist

01 The View
02 Interstate 8
03 Dashboard
04 Here It Comes
05 Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
06 King Rat
07 Custom Concern
08 3rd Planet
09 The Whale Song
10 Black Cadillacs
11 Broke
12 We’ve Got Everything
13 Fly Trapped in a Jar
14 Blame It on the Tetons
15 Paper Thin Walls
16 Bury Me with It
17 The Good Times Are Killin’ Me

ENCORE

18 Satin in a Coffin
19 Satellite Skin
20 Parting of the Sensory

Live Last Night: Bettye LaVette at the 9:30 Club

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Sadly, Bettye did not wear that belt at the 9:30 last night. Reviewed for Post Rock.

Bettye LaVette at the 9:30 Club, Monday, March 9, 2009

The Setlist

01 The Stealer
02 Still Want to Be Your Baby (Take Me Like I Am)
03 Choices
04 Joy
05 My Man, He’s Loving Man
06 You Never Change
07 Let Me Down Easy
08 He Made a Woman Out of Me
09 The High Road
10 Souvenirs
11 Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
12 Your Turn to Cry
13 Talking Old Soldiers
14 ?

ENCORE

15 Close as I’ll Get to Heaven
16 Before the Money Came (The Ballad of Bettye LaVette)