Posted in music | tour dates on April 4, 2013

photos by PSquared Photography

Meat Puppets @ Mercury Lounge, 4/3/2013
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Legender cowpunkers Meat Puppets will release their new album, Rat Farm, this month (4/16) and are currently on tour in support of it. The tour stopped in NYC last night (4/3) for their first of two consecutive sold-out nights at Mercury Lounge. While the tour is promoting the new record, the Kirkwood brothers hit many of the high points of their 30-year career. Openers The World Takes (who also play with them again tonight) may be an unfamiliar name to some, but you may recognize their drummer as DJ Bonebrake of X.

More pictures from Mercury Lounge, including one of Meat Puppets' setlist, below...

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Comments (26)

This band has always been grossly overrated. It's a known fact.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:33 PM

nice PBR shirt hipster

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:42 PM

They should get with the times, and play under any of these names. Then they would be cool

Meat (puppets)
Meat Pvppets
MEaT PuPpeTs
Meat:Puppets
Meaat Puuppets
"Meat Puppets"

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:43 PM

more like the Mehhht Puppets #amirite

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:46 PM

Wow, they never do Swimming Ground anymore. Nice to see it back.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:56 PM

Doug Sahm's son on drums.

Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013 2:15 PM

Anonymous @ 1:33 has always been grossly overrated. Its a known fact.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 2:20 PM

^ dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 2:28 PM

you can almost smell the meth

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 3:11 PM

Show was awesome, band is legendary, @1:33 is a jerk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 3:14 PM

Tickets for these shows just barely sold out. I don't think that qualifies them to be grossly overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 3:18 PM

Was there and thought it was a great show! Don't think they stuck to that setlist completely though, they definitely didn't play Swimming Ground or many others on there... Sam was the highlight for me!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 3:24 PM

great pictures as always, knew you'd be the only ones to really cover the show, but that was definitely NOT the setlist from last night (wish it was, though!)...I don't know the names of 3 of the songs, and some of the order is probably off in the middle, but it pretty much went like this:

Monkey & the Snake
Touchdown King
???
Oh Me
Up on The Sun
???
Sam
Plateau
???
I'm a Mindless Idiot
Comin' Down
Wasted Days
Que Paso?
Sloop John B
Lake of Fire
Seal Whales
Backwater

Posted by joe midtown | April 4, 2013 3:30 PM

Being overrated has nothing to do with ticket sales, dumbass. Even a caveman would tell you that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 4:05 PM

the sound that launched a thousand drug-fueled desert homicides

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 4:07 PM

skipping over the hater comments, here's a very good recording someone made of a show from last week...it's pretty much the same setlist, slightly different order:

http://archive.org/details/meatpuppets2013-03-30.flac16

Posted by joe midtown | April 4, 2013 4:17 PM

2:28 is even dumber than fuck

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 4:17 PM

but caveman didn't speak, so who's a dumbass now

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 4:19 PM

@"This band has always been grossly overrated. It's a known fact."

Ah, a bitter, aging hipster ARTISTE(!)His envy is palpable. HAR HAR

@"Wow, they never do Swimming Ground anymore. Nice to see it back."

It still pops up once in awhile, in the longer sets. Youtube! :)

@"but that was definitely NOT the setlist from last night (wish it was, though!)..."

It's probably the one they had there. They tend not to follow the setlists.

@"Doug Sahm's son on drums."
Yep. And he RUUUUULES.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 5:48 PM

No comment.
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Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 8:28 PM

@1:33

have you ever heard that 1st lp or even the 7" before signing to sst? you must only be up to date on modern tripe like ceremony or beach house.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:21 PM

Set list from night two:
Sometimes Blue

Waiting

The Monkey And The Snake

Oh, Me

Touchdown King

Up On The Sun

Coming Down

Plateau

Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

Hey Baby Que Paso

Seal Whales

Rat Farm

Sam

Lost

Time And Money

Tennessee Stud

Original One

Open Wide

Sloop John B

Lake Of Fire

I’m A Mindless Idiot

Backwater

Head over to Concert Confessions for the full scoop if you're into good music and not just in the comment boards to trash bands anomalously. BV, keep up the good work. Use my videos!

Posted by Jay Porks | April 5, 2013 7:33 AM

Yo YO The World Takes was awsome don't you think?

Posted by Phil Pilla | April 5, 2013 5:02 PM

Overrated my ass! This is the best possible live band you could ever see, and for under 20 dollars! They are so underrated, that it's not even funny! Rat farm will be the best album to come out of 2013, and it will probably never touch Billboard. It's very sad to think. All the "so called" artists like Justin Bieber, are there.

Posted by Todd | April 7, 2013 9:15 AM

Head over to Concert Confessions for the full scoop if you're into good music and not just in the comment boards to trash bands anomalously. BV, keep up the good work. Use my videos!

Posted by KENNETH | April 9, 2013 4:36 AM

Can't stop listening to this track... beautiful voices, funky beats and loooove the guitar

Posted by Mogovôr | September 24, 2014 1:10 PM

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