Posted in music | pictures on August 30, 2014

photos by Tim Griffin

Mineral @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014
Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014
Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Veteran emo band Mineral are reuniting for their first tour in 17 years, which begins with four sold-out NYC shows next week (starting 9/4). However, like American Football did in Chicago, the Austin band decided to bless their hometown with a surprise show last night (8/29). Billed as "The Parking Lot" (whose name is a Mineral song and whose logo resembled The Power of Failing's artwork), Mineral strongly hinted on their Facebook that it would be them, and opener Jess Williamson later revealed it on Instagram, writing:

The secret's out: I'm very honored to announce that tonight I will be opening for "The Parking Lot" which is all the members of Mineral playing Mineral songs. Just me and my band at 10 and then they play at 11. EndSerenading was one of my favorite records as a wee little 14 year old girl trying to find my angsty place in the word. You can probably still email me at lastwordsrejoice@aol.com. so honored and excited for tonight!!
Doors for the show opened at 9 PM, and the line was already down the block by 7. The show (a benefit for SXSW Cares) took place in the venue's smaller indoor room, and was (of course) entirely sold out. Mineral split the set pretty evenly between their two full lengths, though leaned a little more heavily on EndSerenading, and also included both sides of the "February / M.D." single. Were you one of the lucky ones who got in? How was it?

Mineral's tour begins in proper at NYC's Saint Vitus on September 4, followed by three nights at Bowery Ballroom. All four of those NYC shows are sold out, but you can get tickets to most other tour stops (including the New Haven, CT stop) at their website.

More pictures of Mineral's first show in 17 years, including one of the setlist, below...

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Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Jess Williamson

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral (aka The Parking Lot)

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral & Jess Williamson @ Mohawk - 8/17/2014

Mineral @ Mohawk - 8/29/2014 Set List:

LoveLetterTypeWriter
Palisade
Slower
Unfinished
February
ALetter
If I Could
ForIvadel
SoundsLikeSunday
Five, Eight & Ten
Gloria
Parking Lot
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M.D.
WakingToWinter
&Serenading

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Comments (7)

cucumbers are nature's dildos

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2014 6:26 PM

Get bent

Posted by blayne | August 30, 2014 9:00 PM

"I'd rather be watching Sunny Day Real Estate." - everyone in the audience

"I'd rather be in Sunny Day Real Estate." - everyone in Mineral

Posted by Rasmussen | August 31, 2014 12:11 PM

^^^ funny. because it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2014 12:48 PM

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.

Also, video here: youtube/watch?v=oUjwyZ9OpSM

Posted by AOL? srsly? | August 31, 2014 6:29 PM

I think we could tell they are a bit rusty!

Posted by gatitjoc | September 1, 2014 4:41 PM

Get lost, gatitjoc

Posted by compuserve | September 1, 2014 6:17 PM

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