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Silversun Pickups & Against Me! played Williamsburg Waterfront – pics, video & setlist

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Silversun Pickups

“The show last night was great. It was at the Brooklyn Waterfront in Williamsburg. I swear Brooklyn is looking more like Manhattan every day. I miss the old Brooklyn. Ken and I used to go to raves in the factory buildings in Williamsburg – the Cat’s Head was one I particularly remember – wild. I had friends who lived there in 89 and the early 90’s, it was definitely the fringes – think Johnny Suede, yeah that’s the Williamsburg I know.

But they made a nice open space on the water. The stage faced the city so the musicians kept commenting how how awesome it was to play in varying stages of sunset looking over Manhattan. It was beautiful…

…The [second] band was Against Me. I’d only heard “I was a teenage anarchist” on the radio and of course loved the song. They were a really tight bar punk band. Matt said they reminded him of a lighter version of The Drop Kick Murphys. The thing that bugs me is this ‘woah-oh-oh’ chorus thing all these bands like Cold Play, Kings of Leon are doing. They did that and it annoyed me because it was unnecessary. It was tight and a bit raucous. I liked them a lot.” [Semper Fido]

Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear & Karen Elson kicked off the season of shows at Williamsburg Waterfront last Sunday. Show number two happened on Friday when the Silversun Pickups / Against Me! / Henry Clay People tour came to Brooklyn. More pictures and the setlists and a video from that show, below…

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new AM! member Franz Nicolay
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Silversun Pickups setlist
1. Growing Old is Getting Old
2. Well Thought Out Twinkles
3. Sort Of
4. There’s No Secrets This Year
5. The Royal We
6. Little Lover’s So Polite
7. It’s Nice to Know You Work Alone
8. Future Foe Scenarios
9. Kissing Families
10. Catch & Release
11. Panic Switch
12. Lazy Eye
Encore:
13. Substitution
14. Common Reactor

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