Posted in music | pictures on December 8, 2008

photos by Kurt Christensen

Nada Surf

The Delta Spirit / Nada Surf tour hit Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Saturday night (12/6). Nada Surf's friends Gramercy Arms also joined the bill as first-of-third opener for that night of the tour only. Gramercy Arms was in turn joined on stage by Mascott, was sang her/their part on the new Christmas song she/they contributed to, and Renée Lobue of Elk City, who sang for three songs.

"ray ketchem from elk city was also there, and was nearly thrown out on the cold street by a rogue security dude for attempting to film us with his flip camera. being the smart man that he is, ray got off clean" [mascott]
Nada Surf's Matthew Caws made his presence known throughout the whole night, joining both Delta Spirit and Gramercy Arms on stage. For Gramercy Arms, Matthew sang his part of "Nothing I Can Do", the song he contributes to on their new album. No Sarah Silverman though. More about Gramercy Arms, MP3s included, HERE.

Martin Wenk of Calexico was also in the house and played with Delta Spirit and Nada Surf. Of Nada's set, Talia says...

The show was not as long as the last one I attended in Williamsburg, but bassist Daniel Lorca gave his usual mind boggling performance of chain smoking while playing flawless bass and singing backup vocals! Lead singer, Matthew Caws sweated clear through his shirt by the second song, and proved to us all that the band was indeed glad to be back home in NY to end their tour.

I didn't keep track of the setlist, nor was I able to find one online but I do recall the following songs being played (in no particular order):

Always Love, Blonde on Blonde, Do it Again, Your Legs Grow, See These Bones, Whose Authority, Beautiful Beat, I like What You Say, Ice on the Wing, Inside of Love, Fruit Fly, Neither Heaven Nor Space, Blankest Year

Delta and Nada also played Webster hall on Sunday. More Bowery Ballroom pictures below..

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Comments (10)

i had no clue someone from soulfy was in nada surf! go figure.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2008 2:03 PM

setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2008 2:12 PM

I don't know about Saturday at Bowery, but the setlist from last night at Webster Hall was:

1. Hi-Speed Soul
2. Happy Kid
3. Treehouse
4. Whose Authority?
5. Weightless
6. I Like What You Say
7. Killian's Red
8. What Is Your Secret?
9. Inside of Love
10. Beautiful Beat
11. The Fox
12. 80 Windows
13. Ice on the Wing
14. Concrete Bed
15. See These Bones
16. Your Legs Grow
17. Imaginary Friends

[Encore]

18. Blizzard of '77
19. Do It Again
20. Blonde on Blonde
21. Always Love
22. Blankest Year

Posted by Super-Extra | December 8, 2008 2:14 PM

The picture of the dreads in the orange light - WOW. He looks like something that came from the bottom of the sea.

Delta Spirit RULES.

Posted by imim | December 8, 2008 2:28 PM

I think the last song pre-encore at BB was Do It Again-- I don't remember hearing Imaginary Friends at all. And no "Are You Lightning" at either venue...but that is my only criticism of a warm, generous and extremely spirited show.

..for me, the versions of Inside of Love and See these Bones were the highlight... and Delta Spirit was very impressive.

now, 2 fashion trends we need to get rid of: the dreads on Nada's bass player and the 70s porn-star mustache on Delta's lead singer. They both hurt my eyes.

Posted by dave z | December 8, 2008 2:34 PM

why are there pictures of the guy from counting crows? "round here..."

Posted by freddie mercury | December 8, 2008 4:09 PM

Delta Spirit rules indeed. They are going to blow the butts off everyone at their bowery ballroom headlining show in february, cant wait.

Posted by ilovemattv@bourbonwings.stache | December 8, 2008 6:31 PM

We (at the Bowery show) also got "Neither Heaven Nor Space"!! I shot 35mm B&W, get it back Wednesday... they were amazing as usual

Posted by eliz | December 8, 2008 9:39 PM

Here's the kickass setlist from Saturday night at the Bowery:

Hi-Speed Soul
Happy Kid
Treehouse
Whose Authority
Weightless
I Like What You Say (I like what YOU say!)
Killian's Red
Fruit Fly
Inside of Love
Beautiful Beat
The (song that should never be played again in public) Fox
80 Windows
Ice on the Wing
Telescope (!!!)
See These Bones
Treading Water
Your Legs Grow
The Way You Wear Your Head
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ENCORE
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Blizzard of '77
Impromptu Happy Birthday Song
Neither Heaven Nor Space
Do It Again (which they did the next night)
Blonde on Blonde
Always Love
Blankest Year

check out the youtube for some creepy videos i took!
and delta spirit was pretty awesome, other than having more members than the wu tang clan to go along with the aforementioned porno-moustachioed singer...

Posted by mel | December 8, 2008 9:44 PM

wished they played r u lightning

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2008 5:00 PM

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