PJ Harvey & John Parish @ Weesner Amphitheatre, MN - 6/13/09 (dastinkytwinz)
"I've been a PJ Harvey fan for years, but never got around to seeing her until tonight. Only songs from her two albums with John Parish were played -- understandably, as this is the tour for A Woman A Man Walked By --- and though this was somewhat of a disappointment, it was wonderful to finally see her. Since I got the aforementioned album I've been loving it, but hadn't realized just how...theatrical it is, for lack of a better word, and she played that aspect up on stage. One minute she'd be doing a spazzy dance and the next she was still, arms at her sides, doing delicate as the song demanded it. Doug and I disagreed on the lighting: it reminded him of our high school, and I thought it was perfectly intimate. The bare set and minimal lighting matched the rawness of the music for me." [Alicia DK]The above review is from PJ Harvey and John Parish's Beacon Theatre show on June 9th. That gig was part of their A Woman a Man Walked By tour, which finishes on the West Coast this weekend (June 21st). The colorful shot above was from Saturday's Minneapolis show. The setlist from both of those shows are below.
PJ Harvey and Parish have a long history together - the pair also collaborated on Harvey's most recent solo album, 2007's White Chalk. The band on that disc was filled out by members of Dirty Three, Eric Drew Feldman and Jim White. That band (Dirty Three) will be in NYC and touring North American in September.
Videos from the Beacon show, setlists, and all tour dates, below...
PJ Harvey & John Parish - 16 15 14 @ The Beacon Theater, NYC 06-09-2009
PJ HARVEY & John PARISH @ Beacon Theatre (NYC) - June 2009
PJ Harvey & John Parish - June 13th MN setlist
Black Hearted Love / Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen / Rope Bridge Crossing / Urn With Dead Flowers In A Drained Pool / Civil War Correspondent / The Soldier / Taut / Un Cercle Autour Du Soleil / The Chair / Leaving California / A Woman A Man Walked By->The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go / Passionless, Pointless / Cracks In The Canvas / Pig Will Not. Encore- False Fire / April.
PJ Harvey & John Parish - June 9th NYC setlist (via)
"Black Hearted Love"
"Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen"
"Rope Bridge Crossing"
"Urn with Dead Flowers in a Drained Pool"
"Un Cercle Autour Du Soleil"
"A Woman A Man Walked By"
"Cracks in the Canvas"
"Pig Will Not"
PJ Harvey & John Parish - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 16 - Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
Jun 17 - Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
Jun 19 - The Warfield Theatre San Francisco, California
Jun 20 - The Wiltern LOS ANGELES, California
Jun 21 - Humphrey's San Diego, California