Primal Scream @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 3/16/09

Last night in Los Angeles, Primal Scream kicked off their first set of shows on this side of the Atlantic in a good while. They’re here ostensibly to promote their now, via the Björn Yttling (of PB&J) produced Beautiful Future, but the setlist catered to those who’d been waiting all these years for a look at Bobby — reaching as far back as Screamadelica (“Movin’ On Up”) and hitting most of the studio stops thereafter, including a solid chunk of XTRMNTR (“Kill All Hippies,” “Exterminator,” “Swastika Eyes,” “Shoot Speed,” and “Accelerator”). Also, they’ve got Mani on bass. Maybe you should see them at SXSW next week. Aside from their SXSW stops, Primal Scream’s doing this tour with Kuroma (the band of Whigs founding bassist/former MGMT touring member Hank Sullivant,) and one more with Brian Jonestown Massacre. Hear Kuroma at their site, enjoy the photos by Andrew Youssef, and here are your Primal Scream tour dates with last night’s setlist:

01 “Kill All Hippies”
02 “Can’t Go Back”
03 “Miss Lucifer”
04 “Suicide Sally”
05 “Jailbird”
06 “When The Bomb Drops”
07 “Beautiful Future”
08 “Higher Than The Sun”
09 “Beautiful Summer”
10 “Deep Hit”
11 “Exterminator”
12 “Suicide Bombs”
13 “Sick City”
14 “Shoot Speed”
15 “Swastika Eyes”
16 “Movin’ On Up”
17 “Rocks
18 “Damaged”
19 “Necro Hex”
20 “Country Girl”
21 “Accelerator”

On tour:
03/17 – San Francisco @ Fillmore* ^
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Street Courtyard (SXSW)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa (SXSW)
03/22 – Chicago @ Metro*
03/24 – Toronto @ The Phoenix*
03/26 – Philadelphia @ Trocadero*
03/27 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
03/28 – New York @ Webster Hall*
03/29 – Brooklyn, New York @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*

* w/ Kuroma
^ with Brian Jonestown Massacre