Not only Spiders (Kidsmoke), but the awesome acoustic version of it. When they started things off with Less Than You Think, I knew it would be a good show, but it ended up probably being my favorite Wilco concert yet. A non-stop hit parade of amazing music, in a really neat venue with perfect sound. I loved it.
13 minutes of ambient noise in that version?
I'm happy to hear all 3 LA shows were great for their own reasons. Here's to SB being a good balance between them all!
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.
Originally Posted by thelastgreatman
Lingo, shut the fuck up. You look like a goddamn cancer patient and your analogy is idiotic. Also, The Black Keys are unlistenable garbage, you unbelievable fucking dork.
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
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.
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
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.
It doesn't appear you got those. :/ Still, fantastic setlist.
That's ok, they were fucking incredible anyway. Jesus ect., Handshake Drugs, Art of Almost, and Shot in the Arm were the highlights for me. Since they change their setlist so often it's just more reason to see them again.
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.
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.