Last night at Webster Hall: Brunettes bored, Dungen piped in between sets, and the Shins had us hanging on every note.
It was the end of a three night Shins stint in New York City and despite minor gripes about the sound and the venue, I left satisfied (and was home by midnight). The band was clearly having a great time as were the 2,000 well-behaved Garden State fans in attendance.
No big setlist surprises. James promised a new album before the end of the year and debuted a song or two from it. The band also did a cool Stephin Merritt cover. Help me fill in the gaps where I forgot to jot down (can you jot on a Sidekick II?) the song title.
- Kissing The Lipless
- When I Goosestep
Dave plucks “Sunshine Of Your Love” and James addresses the packed house: “It smells like my birthday in here. I was born on 4/20 y’all…” He’s been saying something to this effect at every show.
- Mine’s Not A High Horse
- Girl Inform Me
- Pink Bullets
- Turn A Square
James introduces the “old school shit”…
- Know Your Onion!
- Saint Simon
- Pressed In A Book
- New Slang
- Young Pilgrims
- Girl On The Wing
- Gone For Good
- Caring Is Creepy
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- Strange Powers (Mag Fields cover)
- One By One All Day
- So Says I
I want to buy a digital camera (preferably under $500) for taking decent photos at concerts. Any recommendations? Doesn’t have to be pocket-sized.
Anyway, I don’t have an MP3s from last night for you, but here are TWO cuts from last week’s Shins show at Canada’s Kool Haus. Enjoy.
Stereogum’s favorite Shins memory: Backstage at the 2002 Siren Fest, James approaches me to compliment my Huey Lewis t-shirt. He wants to continue talking about Huey Lewis but I get shy and walk away. It’s hip to be square.