photos by Tim Griffin

Shudder to Think

Shudder to Think is an American Post-Hardcore/Alternative rock group. Formed in 1986, they released three albums on the Washington, D.C. Dischord Records label and have been labeled a punk band, though they drew upon a wide range of stylistic influences, including pop. Their music is characterized by a complex mix of these stylistic influences, as well as by technical precision and melodic virtuosity. Singer Craig Wedren's characteristic operatic singing style set the band apart from other post-punk D.C.-area bands. [Wikipedia]

Though they quietly made some appearances here and there over the past year, Shudder to Think played their first official NYC reunion show at Webster Hall on Saturday night (Oct 4, 2008). I unfortunately had to miss it, but Craig promised a "fucking amazing show". Was it? Openers were Pattern Is Movement and The Jealous Girlfriends. More pictures and the official setlist below...

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Shudder to Think - setlist

RED HOUSE
SHAKE YOUR HALO DOWN
HIT LIQUOR
LOVE CATASTROPHE
LIES ABOUT THE SKY
JADE DUST EYES
MAN WHO ROLLS
GANG OF $
SHE WEARS HE-HAREM
RAG
PEBBLES
9 FINGERS ON YOU
NO RM 9, KY
CALL OF THE PLAYGROUND
CHOCOLATE
X FRENCH TEE SHIRT
ABOUT THREE DREAMS

EARTHQUAKES COME HOME
THE BALLAD OF MAXWELL DEMON
DAY DITTY

Shudder to Think - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 11 - Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 25 - Voodoo Music Festival New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 1 - El Rey Los Angeles, California
Nov 2 - The Fillmore San Francisco, California