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Mikal Cronin played Bowery Ballroom (pics, setlist), spoofed Natalie Imbruglia in new video w/ Kristen Schaal & more

photos by P Squared Photography

Mikal Cronin @ Bowery Ballroom 5/5/2015
Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin celebrated the release of his third album, the factually-titled MCIII, at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night (5/5), part of his current tour. While the new album is resplendent in strings, Mikal and band played it straight, though keyboards did fill in some of the orchestrations. (His mostly-new band includes drummer Nick Murray who spent some time last year in Thee Oh Sees.) Pictures and setlist from the show — including openers EZTV and William Tyler — are in this post.

In other news, Mikal got some help from Hot Tub hosts Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal for his video for “Turn Around.” Made with the JASH comedy group, it’s a shot-for-shot remake of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” video and features cameos from comedians Paul Scheer, Jonah Ray, Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile and Mikal’s old bandmate Ty Segall. The video has Imbruglia’s seal of approval and you can watch that, along with Cronin’s recent performance on Conan, below.

Mikal will be back in NYC this summer for the 2015 4Knots Festival on July 11 at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park, which also has Twin Peaks, Meatbodies and more on the bill as well. All upcoming tour dates for Mikal Cronin are listed, along with videos and more pics from his Bowery show, below…

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SETLIST: Mikal Cronin @ Bowery Ballroom 5/5/2015
Turn Around
Made My Mind Up
Apathy
Am I Wrong
Say
Feel Like
Weight
Get Along
iii) Control
Shout It Out
See It My Way
Green & Blue
ii) Gold
vi) Circle

Encore:
Change

Mikal Cronin – 2015 Tour Dates
05/28/15 Barcelona Spain Primavera Sound
05/29/15 Nimes France This Is Not A Love Song Festival
05/31/15 Paris France Maroquinerie
06/01/15 London United Kingdom 100 Club
06/02/15 Brussels Belgium Botanique
06/05/15 Ravenna Italy Beaches Brew Festival
06/06/15 Athens Greece Plissken Festival
06/08/15 Berlin Germany Lido
06/09/15 Cologne Germany Gebäude 9
06/10/15 Amsterdam Netherlands Bitterzoet
06/20/15 Chicago, IL Subterranean
06/21/15 Chicago, IL Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest
07/11/15 New York, NY 4 Knots Festival
07/12/15 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl w/ Death Cab For Cutie, Tune Yards
08/22/15 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
09/05/15 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
09/16/15 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal

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