Category Archives: Lou Reed

That Resurrected Feeling: The Hold Steady @ 9:30

Now’s that‘s a rock and roll show.

The Setlist

01 Constructive Summer
02 You Gotta Dance (With Who You Came to Dance With)
03 You Can Make Him Like You
04 Chips Ahoy!
05 Sequestered in Memphis
06 Curves and Nerves
07 Massive Night
08 Party Pit
09 The Swish
10 One for the Cutters
11 Chillout Tent
12 Ask Her for Adderall
13 Girls Like Status
14 Lord, I’m Discouraged
15 Yeah Sapphire
16 Your Little Hoodrat Friend
17 Slapped Actress

    ENCORE:

18 Stay Positive
19 Stuck Between Stations
20 Southtown Girls
21 Killer Parties

    ENCORE:

22 How a Resurrection Really Feels

Why Do You Talk? (Being a Short Conversation with Lou Reed.)

Tomorrow’s Paper of Record features my “Conversations” interview with the great Lou Reed. I’ll also be covering his 9:30 next week. I saw him play there in, I think, August of 1998, and it stands out in my memory as one of the ten or so most exciting concert experiences of my life. I remember that he opened with “Dorita,” that short instrumental prologue to the Magic & Loss album, then went straight into “Sweet Jane” from that. The first encore number was “I’ll Be Your Mirror.”

And that’s, um, pretty much all I remember about the setlist. But I was there with Mac and Shark, and a good time was had by all.