Posted in music | pictures on December 1, 2007

Glenn Kotche opened for Andrew, Deer Tick opened for John

Andrew Bird @ Beacon Theatre, NYC - Nov 30, 2007 (CRED)
Andrew Bird @ Beacon Theatre

How were the shows?

The Mountain Goats announced a new album. Deer Tick has more shows coming up.

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Comments (21)

great mountain goats show.

1. cubs in five
2. cheshire county
3. going to utrecht
4. old college try
5. tallahassee
6. orange ball of hate
7. heretic pride (new song)
8. you or your memory
9. palmcorder yanja
10. love cuts the strings
11. dance music
12. slow west vultures
13. love love love
14. september 15 1983 (new song)
15. the pigs that marched straightaway into the water,
triumph of

encore
16. tulsa imperative
17. alpha incipiens
18. best ever death metal band in denton

Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2007 2:41 PM

goats were fantastic. loved heretic pride, the new album is going to be great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 2:45 PM

The Andrew Bird show was very good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 3:09 PM

Andrew Bird was great! He played a few painfully beautiful solo pieces and then his band joined for a wonderfully long set. Unfortunately, I did not make notes, and can not remember exactly which songs he played, but some of them were.. Opposite Day (a personal favorite), Heretics, Imitosis, Plasticities, Fiery Crash, Fake Palindromes, Dark Matter (closing the set before encores)..Happy Birthday in Encore. He is great live, but..and I could be wrong here..definitely could've been intentional, on Plasticities, the bass was too much and obscured his voice and the other parts. He has such a beautiful voice and great lyrics so that was frustrating!

Posted by lucille bluth | December 1, 2007 3:46 PM

He also played action/adventure, Lull, and Simple X, and a little Dr. Stringz

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 4:08 PM

Does anybody know what the very last song he played was (the lord/jesus one?)

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 4:09 PM

I'm a big Andrew Bird fan and this show really disappointed me. He came out strong out of the gate, but as soon as his "band" joined him on stage the show got more and more lackluster. The drummer was fantastic, but the bassist/guitarist just seemed useless and his sound was barely in the mix.

Posted by Tumbleweed | December 1, 2007 4:10 PM

Phenomenal Andrew Bird show! Andrew's solo beginning set was so beautiful with lots of songs from Weather Systems and the beautiful Handsome Family cover. Overall, great mixed bag of songs from his various albums instead of just focusing on Armchair. Genius. No disappointment here. Nice opening act as well..Glenn Kotche.

Set list..(Not sure about the order and and if this includes everything played)

First Song
Action/Adventure
Why?
Opposite Day
The Giant of Illinois
Fiery Crash
Lull
A- Non-animal
Imitosis
Plasticities
Heretics
Dr. Stingz
Fake Palindromes
Simple X
Dark Matter
Happy Birthday Song
Wait
Trimmed and Burning

Posted by capital i | December 1, 2007 4:44 PM

The show was amazing I thought. Although there was a girl in the 3rd row, center that didn't know how to use her camera (nikon d70s or maybe d50) even though she took a photo every 3 seconds.

Here's some simple photography tips for you: a) you can turn off your flash so you don't have to hold it down and we don't have to hear the click every other second; b) turn off the auto-focus assist light, so it doesn't light up and besides it doesn't do anything in those conditions anyway; c) finally, turn off the shutter beep, nothing says annoying amateur more than that.

Oh and if you can't get the picture after 529 tries, you're probably not going get it.

Posted by Lord Almighty. | December 1, 2007 4:53 PM

I distinctly remember Andrew ending that last piece with the line "Jesus gonna make it my dying bed", which is a quote from the Led song "In my time of dying"... Anyone else notice that?

Posted by Maarten | December 1, 2007 5:30 PM

Andrew Bird was great. Saw him in Starbucks before the show with a man blabbing at him while he clearly did not want to be bothered. So i said "hey, have a nice show." he responded with some kind of unintelligible acknowledgement, grabbed his latte, and walked out. I missed Glenn Kotche, but Bird was great, and it was the first time i've ever actually bought a t-shirt at a concert. I don't know what compelled me to do so.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 5:39 PM

anon 4:09, "trimmed + burnin" is on the first Fingerlings cd. if you dont have it, do yourself a favor and get all three of them.

and, out of curiosity, which tshirt did you buy, anon 5:39?

fantastic show, as always, but not my favorite bird show ever. BUT, he played happy birthday song! THAT made my evening.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 6:34 PM

"the best ever death metal band out of denton never settled on a name. but the top three contenders, after weeks of debate were the killers, the hold steady, and the hospital bombers"

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 7:02 PM

john darnielle sang "sugar we're going down."

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 9:27 PM

7:02 - no no! it was "satan's fingers, the hold steady, and the hospital bombers" :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 9:28 PM

^ hilarious moment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2007 11:38 PM

photos and highlights of the mountain goat show here:
http://volume-knob.blogspot.com/2007/12/moral-of-story-tmg-sufjan.html

Posted by jess | December 2, 2007 12:34 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a recording of this show?

It was amazing.

Posted by Chris | December 3, 2007 2:24 PM

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