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Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Bedouine @ Murmrr Theatre (pics)

Waxahatchee were in NYC to open for Jawbreaker in February, then main member Katie Crutchfield returned to join Superchunk on stage earlier in April, and then the band returned again over the weekend for two shows on their headlining tour with Hurray for the Riff Raff and Bedouine. That great triple bill, who were all supporting great 2017 albums, hit Warsaw on Friday (4/13) and Murmrr Theatre on Saturday (4/14). We caught the Saturday show.

Bedouine opened with a solo set (which included an Elton John cover), and though the audience hadn’t fully filled in yet for her set, everyone who was there was hushed and respectful. Hurray for the Riff Raff played a new song (based on a Langston Hughes poem) called “Kids Who’ll Die” for “kids worldwide who are afraid and who are suffering. And we need to change the course of history for them.” Otherwise she stuck to mostly the same set she’s been playing for the last year or so (including her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”), and she was captivating as ever.

Waxahatchee came on a little late and apologized for doing so, but made up for it with a typically great set that included a lot of her new album, plus some old favorites and even a song by her Great Thunder project in the encore.

Pictures of all three artists are in the gallery above. Setlists for Waaxahatchee and HFTRR are below. Waxahatchee also have tour dates with Courtney Barnett this year.

Waxahatchee at Murmrr Theatre – 4/14/18 Setlist (via)
Recite Remorse
Misery Over Dispute
8 Ball
The Dirt
Sparks Fly
Never Been Wrong
Swan Dive
A Little More
Coast to Coast
No Question
Peace And Quiet
La Loose
Under a Rock

Can’t Do Much
Chapel of Pines (Great Thunder cover)

Hurray For The Riff Raff at Murmrr Theatre – 4/14/18 Setlist (via)
Levon’s Dream
Life To Save
Nothing’s Gonna Change
Hungry Ghost
Rican Beach
Kids Who’ll Die
14 Floors
Living in the City
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)

photos by Sachyn Mital

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