Reviewed for DCist.
Old 97’s at the 9:30 Club, Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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
11 This Beautiful Thing (Murry Hammond lead vocal)
13 I Will Remain
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
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
Philip Peeples — drums
Ken Bethea — guitar
Murry Hammond — bass, vocals
Rhett Miller — vocals, guitar
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.
Posted in 9:30 Club, boosterism, cow punk, DCist, Insurgent Country, job insecurity, music, sci-fi, theatre
Tagged political intrigue, Rome, Shakespeare
Storied 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.
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.
Posted in B-52s, boosterism, CD reviews, Chicago, cow punk, excellence, infamy, Insurgent Country, Jon Langford, The Washington Post, Waco Bros.