Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 4, 2008

photos by Chris Graham

Bumbershoot

The headliner for the [first Bumbershoot] night, the musical chameleon known as Beck Hansen, did not disappoint. His set was filled with almost all of his alt rock hits, many of which were given different arrangements than on record. Beck live had more raw sound compared to the more polished sound you hear on his records, which gave the set somewhat of a garage rock feel.

The set started with "Loser," which was given a country blues arrangement. From there the hits kept coming with "Hell Yes," "Devil's Haircut," "Black Tambourine" and others following.

The big surprise of the set was a funky, plugged in cover of Bob Dylan's "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat." I would've though given Beck's folk rock success with his "Sea Change" record that a Dylan cover by Beck would have been delivered acoustically, but that was not the case. [Kitsap Sun]

More pictures, the setlist, and tour dates below....

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Beck set list (via)

Bumbershoot, Memorial Stadium, Aug. 30, 2008
Loser
Girl
Nausea
Timebomb
Minus
Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat (Bob Dylan)
Que Onda Guero
Nicotine & Gravy
Mixed Bizness
Soul of a Man
Modern Guilt
Gamma Ray
Hell Yes (Pause for band huddle and gear change. Beck: "I wanted to get a headset microphone like N' Sync. ... We're gonna press some 808 buttons." Start goofy drum machine set)
Black Tambourine (end goofy drum machine set)
Devil's Haircut
Think I'm In Love
Youthless
Sunday Sun
Golden Age
Lost Cause
Chemtrails

Encore:
Where It's At
E-Pro

Beck & MGMT - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 19 - San Diego Street Scene Festival - San Diego, CA
Sep 20 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 22 - Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Sep 23 - Kiva Auditorium - Albuquerque, NM
Sep 25 - Abraham Chavez Theatre - El Paso, TX
Sep 27 - Zilker Park - Austin, TX
Sep 28 - Cain's Ballboom - Tulsa, OK
Sep 29 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
Sep 30 - Wilkins Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 2 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
Oct 3 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
Oct 5 - - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Oct 6 - St. Denis - Montreal
Oct 9 - United Palace Theater - New York City, NY
Oct 10 - United Palace Theater - New York City, NY

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Tags: Beck, Bumbershoot

Comments (19)

i'd hit it!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 7:39 AM

Darn it no Mutations stuff! Nice setlist otherwise!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 7:50 AM

Please stop the I'd hit it. It's already stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:31 AM

I'd hit that chick with the red guitar!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:38 AM

is Beck wearing a wig??

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:44 AM

i hope GA tickets are released for the united palace shows! i totally missed my chance with the first round of tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 8:47 AM

I'd hit that chick with a red guitar!

Seriously though, I love Beck more than anyone but cut that hair.

GA tickets are United Palace? Isn't that place purely seated? I've never been but where the hell would GA be?

Posted by Drunken Stepfather | September 4, 2008 9:11 AM

Chicks with hollow bodies = HOT!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:16 AM

>United Palace ... where the hell would GA be?

I think along the perimeter walls of the orchestra? At least that's what I remember from when the stooges were there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:36 AM

man sea change is great

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:37 AM

real world brooklyn cast member joins shitty local pop punk band Shiragirl

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 9:38 AM

no Orphns? what gives?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 10:09 AM

Beck is totally wearing a wig....the man had thinning hair 10 years ago..Wayne Coyne was quoted in Vanity Fair saying that when they toured, Beck was obsessed about losing his hair.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 10:10 AM

I actually think the GA for United Palace is at the very top or at least that is where it was for Eddie Vedder.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 10:14 AM

is MGMT playing a private show tonight? I'm hearing they're performing on a rooftop.
Any word?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 12:23 PM

Darlin' don't you go and cut Beck's hair, do you think its gonna make him change?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 12:32 PM

"is MGMT playing a private show tonight? I'm hearing they're performing on a rooftop."

If they're copying the Beatles in that regard, I hope they, too, will break up afterwards.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2008 12:41 PM

at first, i thought that was sheryl crow in the photo.

Posted by fact | September 5, 2008 2:15 PM

Anyone know the Albuquerque set list show on 9/23/2008?

Posted by Michele | September 24, 2008 10:51 AM

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