Posted in music on August 15, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Let's Active @ Cat's Cradle 8/9/2014 (photo via @cheflindajo
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We have it pretty good here in NYC, with pretty much every band you ever want to see traveling through the five boroughs for a show or two. But right now I'm very envious of folks in Carrboro, NC who got to go see a reformed Let's Active play their first show in nearly 25 years at the Cat's Cradle last weekend (8/9). Led by the great Mitch Easter (who produced the first couple R.E.M. albums), the band were much loved by college radio and folks of good taste, with endearing/enduring singles like "Every Word Means No," "Waters Part," and "Fell." Mitch has played Let's Active songs on solo dates but he reactivated the name to play this benefit for the Be Loud Sophie Foundation which supports young and adolescent cancer patients.

Game Theory bassist Suzi Ziegler filled in for original member Faye Hunter (who died last year) but original drummer Sara Romweber was back behind the kit and the Cat's Cradle crowd was clearly loving every minute of their 11-song set. Mitch, if you want to bring Let's Active to NYC, I wouldn't say no. And if they never play again, at least there's video of the Cat's Cradle show, shot by Larry Tucker, to watch.

If you're unfamiliar with Let's Active, dig into their catalog via Rdio. Video from the Cat's Cradle show and the setlist, is below...

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Let's Active - Every Word Means No

Let's Active - Waters Part

Let's Active - Ornamental

Let's Active - Blue Line

SETLIST: Let's Active @ Cat's Cradle 8/9/2014
01. "In Between"
02. "Easy Does"
03. "Waters Part"
04. "Fell"
05. "Every Word Means No"
06. "Badger"
07. "Edge of the World"
08. "Ornamental"
09. "In Little Ways"
10. "Leader of Men"
11. "Blue Line"

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Comments (10)

i couldve sworn theyve reunited before...or mitch easter played sets with all lets active songs in it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 12:11 PM

Darren Wilson

Posted by #Justice4Brown #Ferguson | August 15, 2014 12:15 PM

hot damn! yes please, come to NYC.

RIP Faye.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 12:17 PM

For a short time about 4-5 years ago Mitch did a few shows with a band under the moniker Gravel Truck (a Let's Active cover band), but Mitch was the only original member in that line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 12:24 PM

I love Sara Romweber. She's kinda nuts, but I love her.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 1:02 PM

that dude looks like the priest that used to molest me when i was a kid

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 3:02 PM

That guy looks almost as old as Lee Ranaldo.

Posted by Bibber | August 15, 2014 8:27 PM

I saw these guys at a Hardee's on my campus years ago...fun times!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 10:55 PM

Game theory were the best. Miss them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2014 11:16 PM

No chance of a reunion there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2014 12:56 AM

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