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Dead Milkmen played Irving Plaza with Sage Francis (pics, setlist, video)

Sarcastic punk vets and Philly greats Dead Milkmen wrapped up their 2018 with a BrooklynVegan-presented show at NYC’s Irving Plaza. Joe Jack Talcum, Rodney Anonymous and the rest of the gang gave us pretty much all the hits — “Bitchin’ Camaro,” “Punk Rock Girl,” “The Thing That Only Eats Hippies,” “Beach Party Vietnam,” “Swordfish” and more — and King Missile’s John S. Hall joined the group for KM’s “Take Stuff From Work.” While they didn’t do “You’ll Dance to Anything,” they did cover Heaven 17’s “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” to end their main set. Tips and earplug sales at the merch table went to the LGBTQ Center in NYC. Check out setlist and video of “Punk Rock Girl” from Irving Plaza below.

Indie rapper Sage Francis opened and clearly had a lot of fans in the audience. Pictures from his set, and the whole night, are in the gallery above.

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SETLIST: Dead Milkmen @ Irving Plaza 12/15/2018
Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge
Tiny Town
Punk Rock Girl
Serrated Edge
Methodist Coloring Book
Now I Wanna Hold Your Dog
I Walk The Thinnest Line
Stuart
Welcome to Undertown
Take Stuff From Work (with John S. Hall on vocals)
Bitchin’ Camaro
Beach Party Vietnam
Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry
VFW
The Thing That Only Eats Hippies
Wonderfully Colored Plastic War Toys
Dean’s Dream
I Dream of Jesus
Nutrition
Surfin’ Cow
Tacoland
Big Lizard
Welcome to the End of the World
Life Is Shit
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17 cover)

Encore:
Life Is Shit (reprise)
Beige Sunshine (Live Debut)
The Coast Is Not Clear
Swordfish
Two Feet Off the Ground


photos by Greg Cristman

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