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Courtney Barnett wrapped up her tour at Taste of Chicago (pics / setlist)

Projecting an oversized confidence kept in check by a happy-go-lucky modesty and radiant smile, Barnett came across as a friendly regular who holds court in a neighborhood pub — or, given she used to work the job in Melbourne, the bartender who pours the drinks. The 31-year-old’s conversational singing employed a mix of nonchalant charm, playful menace and loose improvisation. With lyrics tumbling from her mouth at varying clips, Barnett stretched syllables, alternated rhythms and inserted words in places normally occupied by pauses. The approach commanded full attention — and fostered the sense that the unexpected might happen at any moment. – [Chicago Tribune]

Courtney Barnett wrapped up her current North American tour — which included dates with The National — at the 2019 edition of the annual food and music festival Taste of Chicago. Opening with her breakthrough hit “Avant Gardener,” her set pulled nicely from her whole discography, closing with “Pedestrian at Best.” Sunflower Bean were also on the bill and you can check out pictures from the show in the gallery above and Courtney’s setlist is below.

If the festival actually happens, and that’s a big IF, Courtney will be back in the U.S. for Woodstock 50 in August, and then in 2020 she’ll open for Brandi Carlile at two shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in January and will play Wilco’s destination festival in Mexico. All dates are listed below.

SETLIST: Courtney Barnett @ Taste of Chicago 7/10/2019 (via)
Avant Gardener
City Looks Pretty
Small Talk
Need a Little Time
Nameless, Faceless
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence
Small Poppies
Depreston
Are You Looking After Yourself?
Everybody Here Hates You
History Eraser
Charity
Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
Pedestrian at Best

Courtney Barnett – 2019/2020 Tour Dates
JUL 20 SAT – Splendour in the Grass – Wooyung, Australia
JUL 23 TUE – Omni Space – Beijing, China
JUL 24 WED – Modern Sky Lab Shanghai – Shanghai, China
JUL 27 SAT – Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata – Niahi-niigata, Japan
JUL 28 SUN – Busan International Rock Festival – Busan, South Korea
AUG 15 THU – Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City, UT
AUG 18 SUN – Woodstock Music and Arts Fair – Watkins Glen, NY
AUG 23 FRI – Festival Cabaret Vert – Ziggy Marley IAM Loka Bodega The Oh Sees OrelSan The Moonshiners Angèle WHITE FENCE Ghostemane RIVE – Charleville Mezieres, France
AUG 24 SAT – Once In A Blue Moon Festival – Eels Gregory Alan Isakov John Moreland Tyler Childers Michelle David Blank Range Israel Nash The Grand East – Amstelveen, Netherlands
AUG 26 MON – The Helsinki Festival – Helsinki, Finland
AUG 29 THU – Indian Summer – Glasgow, United Kingdom
AUG 30 FRI – Manchester Psych Fest – The Lovely Eggs Solis Temples THE CULT OF DOM KELLER URF Echo Ladies Working Men’s Club Cosmic Strip Goat Girl Sam Evian Yama Warashi The Bleachés – Manchester, United Kingdom
AUG 31 SAT – End of the Road Festival – Dorst, United Kingdom
SEP 1 SUN – Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Ireland
SEP 4 WED – Flex – Wien, Austria
SEP 5 THU – Kino Lucerna – Praha, Czech Republic
SEP 6 FRI – Opole Songwriters Festival – Opole, Poland
SEP 7 SAT – Lollapalooza Berlin – Berlin-altglienicke, Germany
OCT 5 SAT – Stuart Park – Hot Dub Time Machine Amy Shark Golden Features – North Wollongong, Australia
JAN 18 – 21 – Hard Rock Hotel (Riviera Maya, Mexico) –
JAN 19 SUN – Hard Rock Hotel (Riviera Maya, Mexico) –
JAN 20 MON – Ryman Auditorium – Brandi Carlile – Nashville, TN
JAN 21 TUE – Ryman Auditorium – Brandi Carlile – Nashville, TN

photos by James Richards IV

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