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wow. freaking AMAZING show. it was all fabulous. malkmus opened...played some silver jews and pavement, awesome. then new pornographers....NEKO CASE was freaking there!!! we assumed she was on her tour and wouldnt make it, but when she came out on stage....gahh the whole night just got SO much more exciting. NP played an awesome set, really good stuff, had never seen them live before but it was solid. (oh yeah and attackwithlove got the setlist!) and then MMJ...holy crap. this pretty much sums it up: :rock so kickass, i cant get over how awesome it all was...and for 10 bucks. fucking sweet.

 

anyway, im too tired to say much else...pictures will be up soon. here's one of MMJ to tide you over:

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okay just kidding, i managed to finish uploading before i fell asleep...

pictures are up here

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That's just a ridiculous line-up :blink , and the pix are great !!! Sounds like a blast.

 

One thing, though. Where can I get a hold of that time machine that lets you see tomorrow's shows in advance. I always heard there was something special about Northwestern :P .

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MMJ? NP w/ Neko? Malkmus? :omg

 

Great pix, Morgan! I especially like this one:

 

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My only question - why weren't we there? :( Was this one of those student-only things?

 

Carl Broemel, MMJ's multi-instrumentalist you have pictured above, is amazing. We were standing right in front of him, too, one time and witnessed him in action - sax, guitar, lap steel.

 

And FWIW, it looks like the beard/hair-trimming shears have reached as far as MMJ (not Jim James, but the bass player looks all tamed). :lol

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MMJ? NP w/ Neko? Malkmus? :omg

 

Great pix, Morgan! I especially like this one:

 

Image-D2783BC8D28E11DA.jpg

 

My only question - why weren't we there? :( Was this one of those student-only things?

 

Carl Broemel, MMJ's multi-instrumentalist you have pictured above, is amazing. We were standing right in front of him, too, one time and witnessed him in action - sax, guitar, lap steel.

 

And FWIW, it looks like the beard/hair-trimming shears have reached as far as MMJ (not Jim James, but the bass player looks all tamed). :lol

 

it waas a really last minute thing, we heard rumours of malkmus and new pornographers earlier in the week, but honestly didn't find info on it til yesterday morning. morgs called me at like 12:30 and said that MMJ wasw playing too and we called later and they said it was students-only in rules but not in practice, because they had a bunch of tickets left. i wish it was more official so you guys could come up, but how much would it have sucked if it wasnt real or you couldn't get in? morgs almost ruined it for me and her by waiting for me to lie that we were undergrads when they asked, it was like silent for a few seconds after the lady asked us hahah. anyways, just woke up from a dream about neko (she seriously made the frickin night.) and i still can't believe two of my musical idols (malkmus, neko) were there. i've never gotten the chance to see either of them (frickin 18+ shows...) but i was just so happy i made it. they should really play that lineup on a tour is all i'm saying. all star for sure.

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Ah, I know it for sure would have sucked big time to drive that distance and then not get in. Of course I'm so glad you guys got to go and that it was such a good show. :D What a lineup! I'm listening to Z again now and it's been a while :music

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My only question - why weren't we there? :( Was this one of those student-only things?

 

Carl Broemel, MMJ's multi-instrumentalist you have pictured above, is amazing. We were standing right in front of him, too, one time and witnessed him in action - sax, guitar, lap steel.

 

And FWIW, it looks like the beard/hair-trimming shears have reached as far as MMJ (not Jim James, but the bass player looks all tamed). :lol

sorry wendy! like erin said, totally last minute, and our 'source' who we originally heard about the show from (last mention of it erin, i swear..) wasn't that dependable, and every time i tried to call northwestern i either had the wrong number or no one answered. finally got someone to pick up after i called one place 4 times in a row yesterday afternoon.

 

oh god, you're right, that guy was AMAZING. im glad you know his name, i was gonna look it up...he was incredible.

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Damn it! I'm seeing the New Pornos tonight, and was totally convinced Neko wouldn't be there, but now my hopes are up. I wish I hadn't seen this. :P Sounds like a great show, though. I've seen all the performers mentioned in some guise or another, but seeing them all together would be great.

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Whoa Malkmus played Jews and Pavement songs? I thought he didn't do that. What songs? Also was Malkmus solo acoustic? Sounds like an awesome show.

 

 

copped this from SOMB:

 

Malkmus was a mixed bag. Mainly what he played was cool:

Some covers or new songs i didn't know.

Freeze the Saints

Trigger Cut

Shoot the Singer

Range Life

Blue Arrangments.

Sadly the crowd didnt' dig em, and even as a long time Pavement fan, other than the cool factor that this was Malkmus playing some kick-ass pavement songs (all acoustic), it wasn't very good. Sloppy, and not in an endearing way.

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hmmm...range life, blue arrangemnts(a joos song!), shoot the singer and trigger cut would be cool. i thought freeze the saints was SM solo off the new one?

 

yeah it is, it's true the crowd wasn't digging him too much. he was the "special guest" and the shortest set (not by his choosing). i think the jycks would have brought a lot more to his set, but i guess it would be kind of a hassle to get that all together for like 6 songs (about a 1/2 hour). that being said, malkmus has been one of my musical heroes since i was a freshman in high school (okay, that was only two years ago, but still!) and it was awesome seeing him since all the other times he's come near me it's age restricted or something else. i don't think most poeple knew who he was or why people were excited to see him...the people next to me were bashing his lyrics and making fun of him, which made me sad...but whatever, i love him.

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Here's the New Pornographers set list (at least it's what's on their actual setlist...i think there was a request or two thrown in...)

 

Star Bodies

Use It

Breakin' The Law

The Bleeding Heart Show

jackie, dressed in cobras

mass romantic

testament to youth in verse

miss teen wordpower

fake headlines

twin cinema

streets of fire

it's only divine right

slow decent into alcoholism

sing me spanish techno

letter from an occupant

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just wanted to post the link to the torrent of MMJ's set in case anyone was interested (still looking for a recording of the malkmus and new pornographers set though)... anyway, its up on dimeadozen, the setlist is below (ive been listening to this all day, its kickass):

 

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=92805

 

1. At Dawn

2. I will sing You Songs

3. One Big Holiday

4. Off the Record

5. What a Wonderful Man

6. Lay Low

7. I Think I'm Going To Hell

8. Dondante

9. Golden

10. The Way That He Sings

11. Anytime

encore:

12. Wordless Chorus

13. Gideon

14. Mahgeetah

 

oh and ps, erin (attack with love) just pointed out to me today that i messed up the date in the thread title...it was on the 22nd, not the 23rd. just in case anyone cared or was offended or might hunt me down and kill me in my sleep or something. :pirate

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