Perfect sound. "I Can't Stand It" and "I Got You" were amazing. And that was the most explosive version of "Shot in the Arm" I've heard yet.
Nah, like 2 minutes, but it worked as an awesome lead-in to Art of Almost. After how good these shows have been, I'm seriously considering doing SB as well. We'll see.
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1/18 Volcano Choir - The Fonda
1/22 Vampire Weekend - USC
2/14 Spiritualized - Ace Hotel
3/8 Mark Kozelek - First Unitarian Church
3/18 Kraftwerk - Walt Disney Concert Hall
3/19 Kraftwerk - Walt Disney Concert Hall
Bro and I have 6th row aisle on Nels side for SB. We are very excited.
I like the idea of Less Than You Think > Art of Almost a lot.
Damnnn jealous about Can't Stand It
From via Chicago:
A good, solid ending to this week's Los Angeles run with some amusing banter and, once again, some pretty nice variety in the setlist...
From what I understand, this was the first concert in the LA Theatre in a long time following a renovation. If so, kudos to those responsible for that. It's a beautiful room (the bathrooms were something to behold as well, with old-school touches like marble urinals and a shoeshine area in the men's and, I'm told, a mirrored parlor and very spacious stalls in the ladies') and sounded quite nice. Not sure it's the best venue for a rock concert, but it definitely provided a nice contrast to the Hollywood Palladium and the Wiltern. Jeff mentioned that the audience members could definitely stop worrying about being the smartest people to ever set foot in the venue since apparently Albert Einstein attended the opening-night festivities — a screening of Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights"— in 1931.
As for the setlist, I personally enjoyed Black Moon segueing into Side With The Seeds, which flowed perfectly. And the acoustic Spiders was a nice surprise. Radio Cure had kind of a funny moment in the middle when someone started playing out of key or something and it almost looked like Jeff was going to stop the song, but the band somehow held it together. Anyone else notice that?
I'm pretty sure Standing O was on the printed list in the encore but was audibled out of, with Red-Eyed>I Got You replacing it because Jeff said they—or at least he—had played it "like dogshit the other night at the Palladium."
Here was the complete setlist, as played, for night 3 in LA:
Less Than You Think>
Art Of Almost
Side With The Seeds
Spiders (Kidsmoke) (acoustic arrangement)
Shouldn't Be Ashamed
Hate It Here
Can't Stand It
The Late Greats
Heavy Metal Drummer
Dawned On Me
A Shot in the Arm
You Never Know
Red-Eyed and Blue>
I Got You (At The End of the Century)
I'm A Wheel
Didn't know my seats were gonna right next to Kline's amp, it goes without saying it was absolutely insane hearing him rip. I wasn't expecting it, but this might be my concert of the year already. Hate it Here > I Can't Stand It was amazing as was the solo for Impossible Germany. Got a setlist too! Great night.
Long time Wilco artist Lawrence Azerrad designed this triptych of gig posters:
oh hate it here and reservations! Nice.
I really dug the venue last night too - perfect for that type of show. I was dragging (flew in from Spain Thursday night) so I didnt mind the sitting at first - was a good change of pace. Once the show got going through everyone was rocking out. I would like to see more stuff there - I have now seen shows there, the Palace across the street and of course the Orpheum. Really cool places most in the city dont know exist. Bonus points too for letting people bring drinks into the auditorium unlike the Pantages...
Hey so I'm late posing this, but I got a setlist at night 1 at the Palladium. They changed up the songs at the end:
Art of Almost
Bull Black Nova
Red Eyed and Blue
I Got You
You Are My Face
Must Be High
Always In Love
War On War
Dawned On Me
Shot In The Arm
I'm A Wheel
That's what they had printed.
Wowwwww my friend was so sad they didn't play Cali Stars... I'm a Wheel > Passenger Side> Cali Stars would have been a great ending... But I loved The Lonely 1, and I've never heard it live.
But Monday into Outtasite was awesome. It's amazing when a band has this many good songs. Each night was so different yet so amazing.
I just counted them up and I get 57 different songs played over the three nights. By my count, six songs were played all three nights: Art Of Almost, I Might, Born Alone, Dawned On Me, Whole Love and Impossible Germany.
Great show at UC Davis last night.
- 01 - One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)
- 02 - Art of Almost
- 03 - I Might
- 04 - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
- 05 - One Wing
- 06 - You Are My Face
- 07 - Laminated Cat
- 08 - Black Moon
- 09 - Side with the Seeds
- 10 - Born Alone
- 11 - On and On and On
- 12 - Impossible Germany
- 13 - Capitol City
- 14 - Handshake Drugs
- 15 - Heavy Metal Drummer
- 16 - I'm the Man Who Loves You
- 17 - Box Full of Letters
- 18 - War On War
- 19 - Dawned On Me
- 20 - Shot in the Arm
- 21 - Whole Love
- 22 - California Stars
- 23 - The Late Greats
- 24 - Standing O
- 25 - I'm A Wheel
The show in SB last night was awesome! They played She's A Jar that I requested for my brother since its his favorite song of theirs! So many great moment. Opening with Reservations>Art of Almost was superb, the nothings of Misunderstood were crushing, the new songs like I Might, Standing O, & Whole Love were all insanely fun, and the past tunes from all their albums like Heavy Metal Drummer, Shot in The Arm & Handshake Drugs just can't be beat. It was SUCH an excellent show. And Nels Cline is my new hero.
Pretty confident they played their setlist as is, except they closed with Hoodoo Voodoo instead of I'm A Wheel (which I also requested, but alas there is always next time Hoodoo Voodoo was quite a closing celebration though!
I will go to every Wilco show I can from now on. Totally floored.
Shamelss self-promotion: I wrote a review on UCLARadio.com and totally agreed with Cutter, I don't think I'll ever miss another Wilco show again.
Yeah I've loved Wilco and understood they are amazing...but damn, I will always see them probably multiple times per tour now. What a awesome show. So many songs I wanted to hear and I have loved by them.
Complete Mermaid Avenue sessions will be released on Record Store day.
Volume III will also be separately available.