Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Drive By Truckers live in Memphis at the New Daisy

DBT is one of the most intriguing live acts out there. They bring so much energy to every show. Every song is played with full steam. Patterson Hood, although not my favorite singer, leads the band with his energy. He runs around the stage and plays the guitar to the crowd like you would not believe. One special part of the show was when Patterson talked of Memphis. He gave a shout out to all the bands from Memphis including Lucero and Big Star. He then went on to discuss how in 91' he worked at the New Daisy and saw Nirvana there with about 120 other people. He discussed how he always let Rufus Thomas of Sun Studios use his phone. The encore was amazing. They played "People Who Died" for like 15 minutes, as Patterson screamed like Axle Rose. We were standing basically on the second "row." Here is the setlist:

Lookout Mountain
72 Highway's Mean
Never Gonna Change
Ronnie and Neil
One of these Days
Feb. 14
GD Lonely Love
The Night GG Allen Came to Town
Shut up and Get on the Plane
Do it Yourself
Dress Blues (new song - Jason sings - amazing)
Living Bubba
Uncle Frank
Sink Hole
The Day John Henry Died
Gravity's Gone
Glad and Sorry (Faces Cover - Golden Smog also re-made this song)
Bulldozers and Dirt
18 Wheels of Love
Marry Me
Puttin People on the Moon
Outfit (greatest song ever)
Women Without Whiskey
Let There be Rock
People Who Died.

As you can see they played forever. It was a memorable experience.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wilco in Oxford

Since I have such a poor internet connection, I could not upload the pictures...I will soon.
All in all it was a great show. I do, however, have a few complaints. Wilco plays similar setlists on different tours. They always go through A Ghost is Born and a little YHF. I honestly believe that they need bring a little more variety....maybe a cover or more Being There. I was happy to hear Passenger Side, for I thought they had abandoned A.M. I will say the new song "Let's Not Get Carried Away" has more energy than many of their songs on any album. I am a huge fan of the track. Anyway, they always play a great show and this one was no different. I just feel like the last 3 times I have seen them, it has been very similar setlist. Oh well, I should be blessed for having seen them so many times recently. Oh yeah, I met Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse the other day in Oxford. I talked to him for like 20 minutes. I will post the details soon....

Handshake Drugs
Shot In The Arm
Impossible Germany
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Muzzle of Bees
Company In My Back
At Least That's What You Said
Jesus, Etc
She's a Jar
War on War
I'm The Man Who Loves you

Late Greats
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm a Wheel
Kingpin (drunk chick throws flask on stage)

Let's Not Get Carried Away
Passenger Side