Savages second week of NYC residency began at Baby’s All Right with No Bra (pics / setlist)
photos by Gretchen Robinette; words by Nick Masi
Savages @ Baby's All Right 1/19/2015
Savages' second week of their nine-show, three-venue NYC residency happened last night (1/19), like the previous Monday, at Baby's All Right. This was the first of their residency shows that didn't open with "Something New" or something else new. Here, they ripped right into "City's Full" from Silence Yourself and that set the tone for the night. It was heavier, faster-paced and it seems like they are beginning to hit their stride. The set was also broken up a lot more and didn't have as many new songs played in a row. Which is good.
A few songs in, singer Jehnny Beth hopped in the crowd, told them to move up, and was generally more talkative than last week. She also joked around, said she is working on song introductions, after her intro for now a mid-set "Something New" fell flat: "We needed to change locations. We were tired of London. We needed something new, this song is called something new...I'm working on song introductions and that one obviously won't be used again." They stuck with the same closing: "Fuckers" and "Husbands." The band were definitely more comfortable after a week of shows. By Week 3 they will be a well oiled machine...they aren't that far off, as is.
Savages' fifth residency show happens on Wednesday (1/21) at Mercury Lounge and is sold out. Pics from Savages first Baby's show are here, and pics from Saturday's Saint Vitus show are here. More pics and their setlist from the 1/19 Baby's show, below...