Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sleater-Kinney in DC, 08/03/06

One Beat/Not What You Want/Wilderness/The Fox/Jumpers/#1 Must Have/Steep Air/Rollercoaster/BURN, DON'T FREEZE/Nightlight/The End of You/What's Mine Is Yours/Modern Girl/Let's Call It Love/Entertain/Little Babies
ENCORE 1: Ironclad/Get Up/Buy Her Candy (this one was done mainly to kill time while Janet fixed her snare drum)/Turn It On/Dance Song 97/Words & Guitar
ENCORE 2: Sympathy/Dig Me Out

This show was an amazing experience for me. Of course, various circumstances surrounding it had a lot to do with that, but really they were fantastic and the crowd refused to leave until we got that second encore. I'm really not ready to say goodbye to this band. I think I might have to consider flying out to Portland.

I couldn't BELIEVE they played "Burn, Don't Freeze." This is one of my top 10 favorite songs of theirs and I was planning to yell for it during the encore, I expected to no avail. I had always wondered how it would come off live and I thought they pulled it off. As you can see, they did all of "The Woods" (I could've done without Steep Air and Nightlight, although both have grown on me), a huge chunk of "Dig Me Out" (minus One Mour Hour, oddly, although I'd already seen them do that one twice before), a few others and nothing from "Call the Doctor" (why must they shun Good Things?).

NPR streamed this show live and they should be putting up the archive here soon (oh, how you'll want to hear that Sympathy/Dig Me Out combo). Also, there'll be a dvd of their apparently very sweaty show in NYC last night. If you're looking for more live Sleater-Kinney, this page contains a bunch of cover songs they've done over the years, my favorites being Springsteen's "The Promised Land" and Danzig's "Mother." Also, I was at the show the version of "Fortunate Son" is taken from on that page and that one was another mindblower. There's also live versions of stuff they've never released elsewhere on that site.

So in conclusion, I will physically fight anyone who says anything bad about S-K from now on. To paraphrase John Langrishe from Deadwood, my hopeless unsuitability for the task will confuse you enough to ensure my inevitable victory.

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