Category Archives: Southern rock

Live Last Night: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit at the 9:30 Club

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He’s good. Really good. Too good to stay in the Drive-By Truckers and sing four songs per night.
Reviewed for Post Rock.

The Setlist

01 Brand New Kind of Actress
02 Decoration Day
03 Seven-Mile Island
04 Chicago Promenade
05 The Last Song I Will Write
06 Never Gonna Change
07 Goddamn Lonely Love
08 Soldiers Get Strange
09 Dress Blues
10 Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
11 Danko / Manuel
12 Try

ENCORE
13 Outfit
14 Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
15 The Assassin (Patterson Hood)
16 Coda

The Band

Derry deBorja — keyboards

Brownan Lollar — guitar, vocals

Jimbo Hart — bass, vocals

Chad Gamble — drums

Jason Isbell — vocals, guitar

Adam Raised Some Cains: Drive-By Truckers at the 9:30 Club

The best show I’ve seen in double-aught-eight thus far, and not by a little. So, so much better than shivering in front of Radiohead, the World’s Chilliest Band. (TM) That cover of “Adam Raised a Cain”? Just nuts. I only wish Shonna had sung one of her three fine tunes on the new record.

Drive-By Truckers at the 9:30 Club, Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Setlist

01 That Man I Shot

02 Self-Destructive Zones

03 The Righteous Path

04 A Ghost to Most

05 Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife

06 Daddy Needs a Drink

07 Bob

08 Why Henry Drinks

09 Sink Hole

10 Three Dimes Down

11 Adam Raised a Cain (Springsteen cover!)

12 Ronnie and Neil

13 Marry Me

14 Steve McQueen

15 (unknown; sung by Mike Cooley – a cover?)

16 Puttin’ People on the Moon

17 Shut Up and Get on the Plane

18 I’m Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover)

19 Let There Be Rock

    ENCORE

20 Zip City

21 Eighteen Wheels of Love w/ “the rest of the story” from Patterson

22 Lookout Mountain

23 Buttholeville / State Trooper (feat. The Dexateens)

24 People Who Died (feat. The Dexateens)

The Band

Brad Morgan – drums

? – keyboard, lap steel

Shonna Tucker – bass, vocals

John Neff – guitar

Mike Cooley – lead vocal, guitar

Patterson Hood – lead vocal, guitar

Tripped the Light Bombastic

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. . . with the North Mississippi Allstars Friday night at the marvelous State Theatre in Falls Church. My review is in today’s Paper of Record. I’ve seldom come away from a gig thinking it was just way too long, but damn. I wanted chicken-friend steak, not noodles!