Posted in To Do | music | pictures on July 21, 2008

photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Lessons in how to win over a crowd start now. Hope the guys in Vampire Weekend were in the wings taking notes. Jarvis Cocker is so skinny, his glasses so large, he's practically a caricature of himself. Yet he commands the stage like a pro, a veteran of countless European festivals dating back to his days in Brit-pop giants Pulp. He jumps from glam-rock audacity to blue-eyed-soul sincerity, and sells each song to the far corners of the park. Cocker's no hack. His songs brim with clever wordplay, devastating humor and honesty, and supersized hooks. But he never assumes his audience is just along for the ride. [Chicago Tribune]
That review, and these pictures, are from Jarvis's performance Saturday (July 19, 2008) at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Moving on, Jarvis is now in NYC to play two more American shows. The first is tonight (July 21) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The next is Tuesday at the much larger Terminal 5. Tickets are still available for the latter. More pics below...

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

Jarvis Cocker @ PF

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Comments (11)

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Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 1:26 PM

Anybody know anything about tonight's opener, Kuroma, apart from: "Kuroma is the solo vehicle of Hank Sullivant, a former member of The Whigs and a touring member of MGMT."

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Posted by bill p | July 21, 2008 1:27 PM

What has his recent set list been like? Is he still singing the same tunes from the spring 2007 shows in New York?

Posted by Regular reader | July 21, 2008 1:46 PM

I have extra tickets for tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. If anyone is interested - 718 737 5015.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 2:11 PM

Yeah I was trying to look up Kuroma - no clue. As far as songs, someone on Idolator said he was doing some Pulp tracks. Hopefully tonight also?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 2:21 PM

Animal Collective fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 3:45 PM

what did he sing?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 4:56 PM

The set included 4-5 new songs, one of which, "Girls Like It Too," was inspired by a letter to a teenage John Peel from his older brother. Most of the songs will be on a new LP, according to Time Out Chicago:

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/articles/music/39791/from-the-uk-to-the-magic-kingdom

No Pulp songs were played and that was not a problem. From the LP, he played Big Julie, Tonite, Fat Children, Black Magic. He closed with Still Running the World and because the festival was running off schedule, played a one-song encore of some "classic Chicago house" song from 1986. I don't remember the name of the artist.

Overall, it was an amazing set. Along with the sets from Mission of Burma and Spiritualized, it was easily one of the best of the weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 7:44 AM

Is it me or has anyone else noticed that he's playing w/ Steve and Mark (from Pulp)? Just add Candida and Nick and you've basically got the band.

Posted by m | July 22, 2008 10:01 AM

was an awesome show. didn't write any of the set down. amused to see the side of the stage shots with me photographing also. Jarvis and I in a photo! rock!

Posted by Jeremy Farmer | July 25, 2008 5:28 PM

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