Posted in music on January 27, 2011

the marquee on Night Two (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Decemberists

Shara Worden made a surprise appearance at last night's Decemberists show, the last of three Beacon Theatre shows for the Portland band who are currently #1 on the Billboard chart (as Colin Meloy acknowledged briefly at the show). Meloy also...

"...said that, because of the snow outside, they would be playing a "wintery mx" of songs, book-ended by two songs about summer. In between there were tracks from albums The Crane Wife, The Hazards of Love and the afore-mentioned best-selling The King is Dead. Each song was accompanied by a change in colour of the stage backdrop, which is also the cover of their latest album. They also roped in musicians from "The Decemberists Family " like Shara Worden (who guests on The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid) and Sara Watkins - such captivating singers that I want to hear more of." [Miss N-Tertaiment]
You can hear more of Sharon Worden at Lincoln Center tonight (1/27), part of the American Songbook Series. You can hear more of Decemberists opener Wye Oak tonight at Rock Shop (if you have a way in) before they continue on the road with the Decemberists. Last night's Decemberists setlist and videos from the show are below...

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The Decemberists performing "Calamity Song" at the Beacon Theatre

The Decemberists performing "Down by the Water" at the Beacon Theatre

The decemberists in nyc on january 26th 2011

The Decemberists Concert at Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, USA
Setlist on January 26, 2011

July, July!
Down By the Water
Rox In the Box
Calamity Song
Won't Want For Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
The Engine Driver
The Soldiering Life
All Arise!
This Is Why We Fight
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid
Dracula's Daughter
O Valencia!
The Chimbley Sweep

Encore:
A Cautionary Song (Battle of Trafalgar)
Sons & Daughters

Encore 2:
June Hymn

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Comments (13)

So...June Hymn closer all 3 nights? Surprised they didn't pull out "I Was Meant for the Stage". Seems like a great venue and timing for that song, considering the lyrics.

Posted by TheSloot | January 27, 2011 4:50 PM

I have a funny feeling that some commenters will wish to express their dislike of the band, love of hummus and some sort of DecemberMEHts wordplay.

But the setlist looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing these guys in a couple weeks.

Posted by Jimbo | January 27, 2011 4:51 PM

"Shara Worden"

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 5:15 PM

pretty sure she played all three nights with them?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 5:51 PM

FUCK these guys

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 5:53 PM

No, she definitely wasn't there the 1st night, and don't think the 2nd either. She's in the band My Brightest Diamond and joined the band for the "Hazards of Love" album and subsequent tour. I'm assuming she joined the band for the couple songs that they played off of that album. She sings a lot...and there's no way anyone else but her are going to be able to sing her parts.

Posted by TheSloot | January 27, 2011 6:10 PM

Shara Worden was on the Hazzards of Love Tour. Great singer. It looks like she has a bun in the oven. Congrats to Shara. I saw Tuesday and Wednesday night's shows. Thought they were very good. It's a mellower vibe this time around, but that's still cool.

Posted by Todd | January 27, 2011 6:16 PM

FUCK you, 5:53.

Has the Beacon's marquee become more.....colorful? or something?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 6:25 PM

"pretty sure she played all three nights with them?"

only the 3rd night. Sara Watkins sang with them all three nights.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 6:29 PM

I was begging them to play sons and daughters on Monday night (1/24) and now I see that it was thee second to last song they played last night. My heart is broken

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:34 PM

^ The used to play it all the time on the 2007 tour...

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 7:18 AM

Decemberists are boring now. I miss the days of The Tain and The Mariner's Revenge Song

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 8:45 AM

it is more colorful. Magenta, Chartreuse, Desert Mauve are all now scintillating color possibilities as it's now more of an LED type thing than an old yellow-bulbed piece of crap. It certainly does make the Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour look a hell of a lot more exciting than it really is. :>

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 9:45 AM

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