Posted in music | pictures on October 14, 2009

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Meric Long of The Dodos
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The New Gay: When did you first realize you were straight?

Logan Kroeber of The Dodos: In highschool after I broke up with my third boyfriend I realized I was fooling myself just going with the norm of homosexuality. I decided then and there to go against the grain and face the shame of dating chicks.

TNG: What is your least favorite stereotype about straight people?

LK: That the sexual acts I perform are not also condemned in the Bible. I can sin too even if I'm not gay!

The Dodos (Frenchkiss) are on tour with Ruby Suns (Sub Pop), and last night (10/13) they played their first of two NYC shows together. It was at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tonight (10/14) happens at Bowery Ballroom.

The Ruby Suns played a few new songs from their album that's coming out early next year. The Dodos setlist included much material from their album that came out this year. Highlights included the encore and a song they played all in the dark with LED's on Meric's fingers and on the xylophone mallets. You can see it in one of the pictures which are continued below....

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Comments (50)

what time did they come on and for how long did they play?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:02 PM

ruby suns are so trippy...i would totally buy their merch

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:04 PM

the dodos went on around 1025-1030ish and played til about 1145.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:07 PM

thanks for the info

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:11 PM

anyone have extras for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:12 PM

craigslist

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:14 PM

setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 12:27 PM

Setlist was great:

Whole Lotta Love
Heartbreaker
When The Levee Breaks > No Quarter
Night Flight
Poor Tom
Achilles Last Stand
Immigrant Song
The Ocean > Say You Say Me (LR cover)

Encore:
What Is And What Should Never Be
In My Time of Dying

Encore II:
Joe's Waltz

Seriously, best show I have seen in the last 20 years.

Posted by roger hipsterling | October 14, 2009 1:20 PM

Are the Dodos still milking the Animal Collective for the simpleminded bit?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 1:28 PM

1:20 ftw

Heartbreaker sounded great with xylo

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 1:36 PM

1:29 what does that even mean

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 1:56 PM

As long as they play Longform tonight I'm happy

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 2:29 PM

I agree - Heartbreaker with vibraphone added a dimension I think the original artists always lacked.

I hope they cover an entirely different band tonight. I am putting my money on Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green years).

Posted by roger hipsterling | October 14, 2009 2:29 PM

Does anyone remember laughter?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 2:40 PM

Apparently they're doing Quadrophenia tonight. Lots of backing tracks but vibes will be live, will glow in the dark during 'Sea and Sand.' Encore is 'Park Song'

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 2:52 PM

dodos are so swell live!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 3:12 PM

I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical when I heard "Heartbreaker" start up.

But they definitely sealed the deal in the end. Kicked ass!

Posted by Dodos aren't extinct | October 14, 2009 4:35 PM

How's that conversation with yourself going?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:38 PM

they don't sound anything like animal collective.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:43 PM

Actually, now that I think of it, Immigrant Song might have been even better.

Posted by Dodos aren't exctinct | October 14, 2009 4:51 PM

4:43- Songs like Red and Purple, Fools, etc... were appealing because they sounded like variations on the catchy stuff from Sung Tongs. Those were the best songs on Visiter (although "Jodi" is also great and nothing like AC). They just sound generic now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 5:03 PM

Is that really the whole setlist? Nothing else from visiter?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 5:19 PM

5:19- That is a Led Zeppelin setlist, ostensibly Presence-era and probably fictional. The second encore is the only Dodos song on that list. The faux-setlist was most likely intended to demonstrate the absurdity of requesting a Dodos setlist (a comparatively mediocre band three albums into their career) by juxtaposing Zep's body of work with a paltry Dodos offering.

Posted by wiki | October 14, 2009 5:39 PM

Does anyone have the real setlist

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 5:54 PM

5:19=epic fail.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 6:19 PM

my girlfriend dragged me to this show, and i thought it would suck (listen to mostly KISS, Bon Jovi, great stuff like that).

but they were totally awesome! now i like them more than she does (shes' pissed too)

Posted by LI_Dude_1986 | October 14, 2009 10:21 PM

20$ for a ruby suns t shirt! Who do they think they are national headliners?

Posted by blah blah | October 15, 2009 6:28 AM

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 9:27 AM

Hipsterling - So did they play "Black Magic Woman" last night? Cause that would really be right up their alley!

Posted by Dodos aren't extinct | October 15, 2009 9:34 AM

after seeing this show, i went and bought a xylophone and have been practicing all nite and day its hard but getting easier and better can almost stareway to heaven they should have played that its better

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 9:59 AM

Good show last night, but I had to leave before the encore. What did they play?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:06 AM

Dude, it's a vibraphone - get your nerd instruments straight.

Posted by Vibra-man | October 15, 2009 10:13 AM

Red and Purple for the encore

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:15 AM

Last night's encore = "Walking" and "Red and Purple.
" They came back out for a 2nd encore and played an "oldie" that I didn't know.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:20 AM

10/14 setlist:

MC intro
INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
E ST SHUFFLE
THUNDER ROAD
SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
GROWIN’ UP
SAINT IN THE CITY
JUNGLELAND
KITTY'S BACK
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
ROSALITA
SANDY
BACK IN THE USA

RED AND PURPLE (ENCORE)

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:23 AM

Fuck! I was waiting for those two, knew they were going to do that for the encore. Oh, well. Still a great show. I actually thought the Ruby Suns were pretty cool, also. Funny banter in between songs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:28 AM

i thought Ruby Suns were pretty horrible

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:45 AM

did anyone else catch all the references to 1927?

that is, the year Henry Schluter designed the vibraphone.

check it

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 11:20 AM

To anonymous @ 1:28- you are possibly the biggest douchebag I've ever come across on the Internet, which is a tough claim. Being too ironic to actually like any music and/or worrying about what other bloggers on the more exclusive websites think of your tastes=being simple-minded.

Posted by sbw2dk | October 15, 2009 12:00 PM

You've never come across a bigger douchebag than that? You must not spend much time on the internet, or this site for that matter! lol

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 12:29 PM

The 14th set is AMAZING! They mentioned they were psyched for there show on "Avenue E" in Manhattan. Had I known that was code for the Boss, I would have been there in a heartbeat.

I don't know why people are smack talking the Ruby Suns. I would rather not see bands work drum loop machines, but I thought the sound and energy was good.

Also, I know this is unpopular in the blogosphere, but please don't bring up Animal Collective in a discussion about music that is not Animal Collective. I remember being excited about them because the interwebs were comparing them to a bunch of things I like. Then I heard them and thought they reminded me of something I don't really want to listen to.

Anyway, The Dodos fuckin' own it! Boo ya.

Posted by roger hipsterling | October 15, 2009 4:57 PM

The show was great! They rocked. The drummer is ridiculous. The energy strong.

@4:57 pm - I agree. Why anyone would bring up Animal Collective on this blow makes no sense to me.

Posted by CityChic | October 15, 2009 8:51 PM

Correction to my comment:
*blog, not blow

Silly me.

Posted by CityChic | October 15, 2009 8:58 PM

CityChic is right. the drummer is like a better cross of Bohnam and Tico Torres.

Posted by LI_Dude_1986 | October 15, 2009 11:03 PM

The drummer is great - the look on his face says, "I am thinking about many things right now and most of them have to do with numbers and drumming and how numbers relate to this drumming. Also, I want this to sound good and I think I am succeeding."

Posted by roger hipsterling | October 16, 2009 10:42 AM

I agree - the drummer is like Bonham without the BASS. Viva Los Dodos!

Posted by CityChicROOLZ | October 16, 2009 12:08 PM

Wait, who are The Dodos again?

Posted by jerryfellwell | October 19, 2009 10:23 AM

WHOA, WHAT A SETLIST!!

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 Shooting
Hit The Switch
Losin' Yo' Head

Encore:
At Dawn
To Save Me
Another Travelin' Song
His Master's Voice

Posted by roger hipsterling | October 26, 2009 4:36 PM

asobi seksu's singer looks hot.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 1:00 PM

The drummer is great - the look on his face says, "I am thinking about many things right now and most of them have to do with numbers and drumming and how numbers relate to this drumming. Also, I want this to sound good and I think I am succeeding."

Posted by دردشة مكتوب | September 21, 2010 1:47 PM

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