Here’s my shoddy video of “Come to Hide” from the show at the Turf Club. More thoughts on the St. Paul and Milwaukee shows to come…
Category Archives: Last Night’s Show
Dayton and the Hardchargers opened the night with their own set, sounding as ferociously lean as they always have. Gentlemen, get back here early and often, will you?
As one can expect at a Supersuckers show, the Tractor was full of flying fingers and horned hands, with a little extra positive energy thrown into the mix as Eddie and the boys played one last show before taking a break for Mr. Spaghetti to begin cancer treatments. A not-so-gentle reminder: you can help he and his fantastic family RIGHT HERE. Do it, NOW. Please. Thank you!
The Supersuckers, with special guests Ed Vedder and Blind Marky Felchtone covered The Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles” – the perfect song for such an auspicious night. There was an actual encore, above and beyond the usual Supersuckers Rock and Roll Encore, during which Mr. Spaghetti played his cover of You Am I’s gorgeous “Heavy Heart”, before the whole band returned for a bittersweet singalong of “Killer Weed”.
The kickass Two Cow Garage returned to town to open the night and they set the mood perfectly. Here’s hoping they come back again for headlining set soon. Safe travels, gentlemen!
Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer for the on-indefinite-hiatus Walkmen, brought his solo tour back to Seattle last night, playing the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. While the set focused on songs from his debut solo record Black Hours, it also included two new songs featuring only he and Walkmen band mate guitarist Paul Maroon. Leithauser noted that a few weeks ago, he and Maroon completed a record together that will be released later this year. Hearing them play together again was glorious!
New York duo Jack & Eliza opened the night with an energetic set; they are an act with huge potential that I suspect we’ll be hearing more about in the next few years.
The absolute highlight of Joseph Arthur’s return to Seattle last night? New songs galore, including the pointed, gorgeous “Pledge of Allegiance” that he debuted live earlier in the day at KEXP. Don’t get me wrong, I love any opportunity to see Joseph live, but hearing new songs being worked out early in their live existence is always inspiring.
Here’s the full video of Joseph’s KEXP in-studio performance: