Posted in music | tour dates on January 12, 2011

Come at TT Bear's in September 2010 (photo by lumpBoston)
Come

Come eased into the gleaming gun-metal-colored chords of "Submerge,'' from the band's '92 bracing full-length debut, "Eleven: Eleven,'' and we were off.

They played all of that album, in fact, starting with the dank, slide guitar-soaked "Off to One Side'' and ending with an IV-drip slow, charred cover of the Stones' "I Got the Blues'' for the encore. In between were scarred expositions ("Sad Eyes''), blistering burns ("Dead Molly''), and always, the intuitively interlocking interplay between Zedek and Brokaw. If there was any rust on bassist Sean O'Brien and drummer Arthur Johnson, it had been quickly scraped off by the gashes of guitar and the churning roil of a sound that, for one night at least, transcended decades and discographies. -[Boston]

The above review comes from Come's 9/26 reunion appearance at TT the Bear's in Cambridge, MA, the first of two recent shows they played in 2010 (the other was at Matador 21). Now comes word that the band will expand their reach to NYC by playing The Bell House on April 16th with Eleventh Dream Day (who have a new album coming soon via Thrill Jockey). Tickets are on sale.

Come's Chris Brokaw was one of the special guests scheduled to play with Jennifer O'Connor at the Rock Shop last night (1/11). If you braved the snow to see that, how was it?

Some video from Come's recent reunion appearances are below.

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Come LIVE Matador at 21 10/2/10

Come - Bell (TT the Bears, Cambridge MA) 2010 reunion show, original lineup

Come - Submerge TT the Bears - Sept 26, 2010

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Comments (14)

come for the band, stay for the hummus

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 10:19 AM

^ just please don't come to the show. that joke died years ago, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 10:39 AM

Can anyone who went to the other two shows say what they thought? This band was never known for their live show right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 10:44 AM

I disagree that they were never known for their live shows. They had a bunch of lineups and could be hit or miss, but when they were on it was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:14 AM

I was at the TT the Bears show. It was great. Not enough off of Don't Ask Don't Tell was the only complaint.

This is the original lineup, which was always a strong live unit, in my experience.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:36 AM

I saw Come in 88 or 89, thereabouts. I think they were opening for Jane's Addiction. I was very impressed by Thalia Zedek's delivery and the band's sound. It was tough music, without an ounce of pop or concession to radio-friendliness.

Posted by Brian | January 12, 2011 11:40 AM

saw Thalia Zedek a couple times with Live Skull in '88 or '89. Enjoyable live show. Love this band, glad they're giving it another go.

Posted by George in NJ | January 12, 2011 12:07 PM

I too was at the TT the Bears show. It was really, really something. They seemed really heartened that it sold out and you could tell they enjoyed playing together again. Good setlist.

Posted by Omo | January 12, 2011 2:06 PM

I wasn't at these shows but saw last show as the original band at the Middle East back in the day and they were off the hook. One of the best unknown bands of all time, period.

Posted by NostraChronus | January 12, 2011 11:39 PM

Now can we get a Chavez show...?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2011 11:28 AM

http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/b-list-chads-fine-15-best-shows-of-10/

"6. Come, T.T. the Bear’s Place (Cambridge, MA), Sept. 26
Come, you ask? Only one of the gnarliest, darkest, most cathartic bands Boston ever produced, with its original members briefly reunited on the home court before they played Matador Records’ 21st anniversary show in Las Vegas. No wonder Kurt Cobain was an avowed fan; at their nastiest, Come make Nirvana sound sweet and gentle. For two sets of back-catalog goodness at T.T. the Bear’s, they burned the place down, at times slowly, through singer Thalia Zedek’s scabrously soulful rasp, and at times furiously, with Chris Brokaw igniting a slide guitar inferno. The greatest reunion show you didn’t attend."

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2011 3:41 PM

Come's set at Matador was really really great. I wasn't a fan previously so had no expectations, but they were tremendously good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2011 7:12 PM

shit, i bought 3 tickets to the show, but i can't make the trip from Boston. All 3 were 70 bucks (including the ticketweb tax); does anyone want them for 40? best offer? please get in touch!

(they're printable, so i can email them to you).

Posted by anar badalov | April 5, 2011 10:15 AM

i should have included my email: anar.e.badalov@gmail.com

shit, i bought 3 tickets to the show, but i can't make the trip from Boston. All 3 were 70 bucks (including the ticketweb tax); does anyone want them for 40? best offer? please get in touch!

(they're printable, so i can email them to you).

Posted by anar | April 5, 2011 10:16 AM

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