Posted in music | pictures on August 9, 2012

photos by Jessica Amaya

M. Ward/Yo La Tengo at Prospect Park - 8/7/12
M. Ward
Yo La Tengo

M. Ward has been touring internationally all year in support of his new album, A Wasteland Companion, and after having played Webster Hall back in May, he made his way back to NYC on Tuesday (8/7) for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park with Yo La Tengo (who were without bassist James McNew due to medical reasons) and comedian Wyatt Cenac. M. Ward mixed his 21-song set up pretty evenly between material off of his four most recent albums, and threw in a handful of covers as well, including dedicating his first of two encores to all Daniel Johnston covers.

M. Ward was a paid show, but the free Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park, which included Wild Flag, Mission of Burma, and Ted Leo last week (8/3), continue with Little Dragon and Frankie Rose on Friday (8/10).

You can catch Wyatt Cenac in NYC again when he plays Carolines on October 11 - 13. Tickets for those shows are available.

More pictures from the show and M. Ward's setlist are below.

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M. Ward Prospect Park - 8/7/12 Setlist:
Post-War
Paul's Song
To Save Me
(Guitar Solo)
Clean Slate
For Beginners
Four Hours in Washington
Poison Cup
I Get Ideas
Me and My Shadow
Requiem
Rollercoaster
Bean Vine Blues #2 (John Fahey cover)
Rave On (Buddy Holly cover)
Chinese Translation
Never Had Nobody Like You
Primitive Girl

Encore 1:
The Story of an Artist (Daniel Johnston cover)
To Go Home (Daniel Johnston cover)

Encore 2:
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)
Big Boat

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Comments (24)

so disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:01 AM

YLT setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:05 AM

M Ward should be opening for YLT.....

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:08 AM

i saw m.ward at southpaw in 2005.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:14 AM

John Fahey and Daniel Johnston, heck yeah. Didn't feel like shelling out all that dough, though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:17 AM

i saw m.ward in a dorm quad at Carnegie Mellon with 75 people in '05...so there!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:21 AM

YLT deserves more respect.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:36 AM

YLT deserves more respect.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 10:39 AM

YLT is a band beyond amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 12:15 PM

No James McNew?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 12:47 PM

Isn't that Arto Lindsay playing with YLT? How did the reviewer miss that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:18 PM

That was Dave Schramm, not Arto Lindsay.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:25 PM

"That was Dave Schramm, not Arto Lindsay."

I was about to post a correction. He hasn't aged well. Dave Rick doesn't live that far away, they should have gotten him to play! Would have been a noisier YLT. Love the band, but need to hear Ira feedback craziness.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:28 PM

more like M. Bored

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:36 PM

Not Meh. Ward?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:49 PM

I hate to dissapoint all the YLT fans here but they sounded awful at this show. I know it was supposed to be a stripped down set but it was still bad. I saw they play a near pfect show at the bell house this past winter. expected a lot more. mward sounded great but he always does.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 3:16 PM

"mward sounded great but he always does."

there goes your shot at credibility

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 3:38 PM

YLT perfection.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 3:51 PM

@3:16 - don't know if you noticed but james wasn't there. he went to the hospital on sunday with appendicitis. georgia and ira playing without james hasn't happened in over 20 years, and since they had less than 2 days to prepare for the show with 2 musicians they don't play with very often (though they are both very talented), i think cutting them a little slack might be in order. so sorry they didn't meet your expectations, but i'm guessing you would have preferred that they had just bailed on the show altogether.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 4:48 PM

I knew they were short handed but didn't know the whole story. thanks for explaining to me. the fill in musicians came up really short. and to attacker of my credibilty, everytime I've seen mward perform he's been great. saw him open for my morning jacket on their first tour ages ago and he won over the whole crowd who had no idea who he was. never seen him let down a crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 5:17 PM

I really dig M. Ward's stage design. It's nifty.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 8:59 AM

beyond boring

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 10:20 AM

"never seen him let down a crowd."

Anyone remember M Ward sitting in with YLT at Maxwells? He butchered a few songs. Awful. Crowd that day were sure let down.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 10:49 AM

mr.ward rules.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 9:26 PM

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