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Three Guys and a Singular Girl: Old 97’s at 9:30

Reviewed for DCist.

Old 97’s at the 9:30 Club, Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Setlist

01 The Fool

02 Barrier Reef

03 The One

04 The Other Shoe

05 Designs on You

06 Color of Lonely Heart Is Blue (Murry Hammond lead vocal)

07 Lonely Holiday

08 My Two Feet

09 Early Morning

10 Stoned

11 This Beautiful Thing (Murry Hammond lead vocal)

12 Question

13 I Will Remain

14 Niteclub

15 No Baby I

16 Smokers (Murry Hammond lead vocal)

17 Over the Cliff (Jon Langford cover; marvelous)

18 Rollerskate Skinny

19 The Easy Way

ENCORE 1:

20 Come Around (Rhett Miller solo)

21 ? (The Spring Standard with Rhett Miller)

22 Valentine (Murry Hammond lead vocal)

23 Dance with Me

24 Big Brown Eyes

25 If My Heart Was a Car

ENCORE 2:

26 Indefinitely

27 Timebomb

The Band

Philip Peeples — drums

Ken Bethea — guitar

Murry Hammond — bass, vocals

Rhett Miller — vocals, guitar

Los Angeles, Detroit, Cairo, Rome

Suzanne Bertish and Andrew Long as the titular star-crossed lovers in Antony and Cleopatra. Photo by Carol Pratt.

Either because I am remarkably prolific or because I am distressingly lazy, my reviews of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra and of the X/Detroit Cobras double-bill at the 9:30 Club last Wednesday ended up on DCist the same day. The Friday preceeding Memorial Day weekend, in fact. Given that I posted them both after lunchtime, I’m confident that tens and tens of people read both trenchant works of art criticism.

Happy Memorial Day, everybody.

X: Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, Jon Doe, and D.J. Bonebrake, pictured sometime well in advance of their current 31st anniversary tour.

Leon . . . Live?

leon.pngStoried session man Leon Russell turns in a perfunctory performance at the State.  Also, the B-52s’ first album in 16 years, and the Waco Bros. long-overdue first live set, reviewed yesterday in Media Mix

Media Mix V: The Final Frontier

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IN THIS ISSUE: My pithy assessments of the B-52s first album of new material since 1992, plus the Waco Bros.’s long-overdue live album.  Wish they’d come play ’round these parts.