Posted in music | pictures on October 26, 2009

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

DOWNLOAD: Monsters of Folk - Say Please (MP3)

Monsters of Folk
Monsters of Folk

Indie supergroup Monsters of Folk are currently on tour across North America to support their new self-titled debut (the second track of which is above). The tour comes to NYC for two shows, at United Palace on November 6th and Beacon Theater on November 8th. Tickets for both are still available.

The pictures here are from the group's Oct. 18th gig at the Greek Theater in L.A....

Monsters of Folk played a monster-sized set last night at L.A.'s Greek Theatre, running through 35 songs in just under three hours -- with no opener and no intermission -- in support of the indie-rock supergroup's self-titled debut, which came out about a month ago. The Monsters comprise My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James; singer-songwriter (and She & Him guy) M. Ward; and Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, both of Bright Eyes, and at the Greek the band's set alternated Monsters of Folk cuts with material from each member's respective catalog. Simply put, if you ever wind up in a game of Name That Tune with one of these dudes, come prepared.

Backed up on drums by Will Johnson of Centro-matic, the four musicians traded instrumental duties throughout the concert, with Mogis serving as something of a secret-weapon utility man... [Rolling Stone]

More pictures and the setlist from LA are below...

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk


Monsters of Folk - Greek Theatre, LA, Oct 18th setlist (via)
"Say Please"
"The Right Place"
"Soul Singer in a Session Band"
"Vincent O'Brien"
"Man Named Truth"
"Lullaby + Exile"
"One Hundred Million Years"
"Chinese Translation"
"Outta My Head"
"Golden"
"Ahead of the Curve"
"Baby Boomer"
"I Will Be There When You Die"
"We Are Nowhere and It's Now"
"The Big Picture"
"Smoke Without Fire"
"Sandman, the Brakeman and Me"
"Goodway"
"Whole Lotta Losin'"
"Magic Marker"
"Lime Tree"
"Bermuda Highway"
"Look at You"
"Wonderful (The Way I Feel)"
"Map of the World"
"Slow Down Jo"
"Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)"
"At the Bottom of Everything"
"Smokin' from Shootin'"
"Hit the Switch"
"Losin' Yo' Head"
"At Dawn"
"To Save Me"
"Another Travelin' Song"
"His Master's Voice"

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Comments (19)

cant wait.. the beacon show is on the 8th though, not the 9th.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:04 PM

I can't believe these shows aren't sold out. Well, I guess because they are expensive, but omg omg omg I can't wait.

Posted by Katie | October 26, 2009 3:28 PM

Please clarify which of these songs are covers and whatnot. How does MOF have over 30 songs?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:41 PM

damn... Jim James is looking a little lighter in the head region these days.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:44 PM

they play the entire monsters of folk album, plus my morning jacket, bright eyes and m. ward songs. they play all together, solo and as duos. basically, it'll be the best show ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 3:48 PM

i can't believe no one's done this yet: MEHnsters of Folk.

Now THAT'S out of the way: Yes: This show will rule.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 4:51 PM

Monsters of Feh

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 5:02 PM

This is literally the worst band ever

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 6:19 PM

6:19 is incorrect

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 6:53 PM

6:19 knows nothing about anything. say please.

Posted by anon | October 26, 2009 10:47 PM

01. Say Please (MOF)
02. The Right Place (MOF)
03. Soul Singer in a Session Band (Bright Eyes)
04. Vincent O'Brien (M. Ward)
05. Man Named Truth (MOF)
06. Lullaby + Exile (M. Ward)
07. One Hundred Million Years (M. Ward)
08. Chinese Translation (M. Ward)
09. Outta My Head (M. Ward)
10. Golden (My Morning Jacket)
11. Ahead of the Curve (MOF)
12. Baby Boomer (MOF)
13. I Will Be There When You Die (My Morning Jacket)
14. We Are Nowhere and It's Now (Bright Eyes)
15. The Big Picture (Bright Eyes)
16. Smoke Without Fire (Bright Eyes)
17. Sandman, the Brakeman and Me (MOF)
18. Goodway (MOF)
19. Whole Lotta Losin' (MOF)
20. Magic Marker (MOF)
21. Lime Tree (Bright Eyes)
22. Bermuda Highway (My Morning Jacket)
23. Look at You (My Morning Jacket)
24. Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (Jim James and M. Ward)
25. Map of the World (MOF)
26. Slow Down Jo (MOF)
27. Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) (MOF)
28. At the Bottom of Everything (Bright Eyes)
29. Smokin' from Shootin' (My Morning Jacket)
30. Hit the Switch (Bright Eyes)
31. Losin' Yo' Head (MOF)
32. At Dawn (My Morning Jacket)
33. To Save Me (M. Ward)
34. Another Travelin' Song (Bright Eyes)
35. His Master's Voice (MOF)

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 2:12 AM

i'm with 6:19...utterly pointless band

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:20 AM

Zzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 8:37 AM

How is anything that is musically related pointless? Especially this? Where Im at, were not getting one of the shows, but if it were close I would be there in a second. This is what always cracks me up about opinions just because you dont like it doesnt mean it sucks or its pointless. Others may beg to differ you should think of this before talking about how pointless something is or isnt.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 6:33 PM

Eh... I'm not a fan of the album, but I think that these guys (especially M. Ward and My Morning Jacket) have had their moments, even if all they've taken a turn for the boring in recent years. I wouldn't go so far as to call them a pointless band. It sounds like it was a great show for people who are into any of them.

Now, if they really wanted to get me interested (not sure why they'd care, exactly), they'd let Will Johnson do some of his stuff. But I guess he's only good enough to sit in the back and play drums on other people's songs.

Posted by Steve | November 5, 2009 5:27 PM

Sunday night is gonna be the TITS!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2009 2:34 PM

United Palace was killer. Yim Yames made it happen. This band may not be each musician at the top of their game, but it's a good collaboration and a substitute for MMJ/M.Ward fans. So don't gimme any b.s. about 'pointless band.' I don't like Bright Eyes and I know some concertgoers were there just to cream in their pants to Conor Oberst's emo voice, but the four members work well together and turn out great tunes. btw, Where's the setlist and pics?

Posted by Professor Schneebly | November 10, 2009 12:53 AM

Where are the Beacon & United Palace pics, etc.?

Posted by Mizz Gee | November 16, 2009 5:18 PM

Agreed. I'm desperate for a comprehensive United Palace setlist!

Posted by Professor Schneebly | November 19, 2009 5:03 PM

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