Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks @ Doug Fir, 8-May-2009

Went to see the local indie rock ‘legend’ with his band last night at the Doug Fir Lounge.  Another band had to cancel their show for that night, so quick arrangements were made, and it was fun to see the band in a small venue.  Things felt a bit rocky early on, but the material from the last album sounded very strong.

Most fun was the all-covers encore, with four old classics:

“Emotional Rescue” (Rolling Stones, 1980) – a nice touch given their last title track…  even included the “I will be your night in shining armor” falsetto!

“All Day and All of the Night” (The Kinks, 1964)

“Shambala” (hit version by Three Dog Night, 1973)

“Love Train” (O’Jays, 1972)

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  • Catastrophysicist  On May 9, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Do you have the rest of the set list by any chance?

  • Curt  On May 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I’m afraid I don’t – a number of the tunes were not familiar to me. I know they played “Gardenia” from the last album, and a couple others I’m pretty sure. Didn’t recognize much in the first half of the show.

    Nice post & pictures, by the way! Check ’em out at:
    http://catastrophysicist.wordpress.com/2009/05/09/sm-the-jicks/

  • Catastrophysicist  On May 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks anyway Curt. Someone over on the SM message board had a pic of a handwritten one. Also thanks for the compliment and the link!

  • MRVEGAS  On May 10, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Sounds fun. I’ve always trusted your musical taste.

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