Some bands you enjoying see because they're an exciting live act. Others, like Scottish pop royalty Teenage Fanclub, you enjoy for the genial good humor, positive vibes, and the overabundance of great tunes. It's been a couple years since the Fannies played NYC, and even longer since they toured or put an new album. We now have Here, another fine record in the group's consistently terrific catalog, and a North American tour that had them playing to packed rooms at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (10/15) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (1/16). With many fans going to both nights, Teenage Fanclub really mixed it up, set-wise, between the two nights -- apart from new songs (which got cheers) and must-play favorites (like "The Concept," "I Don't Want Control of You" and night-closer "Everything Flows"). Saturday got "Star Sign" and "Radio"; while Sunday night got early nugget "God Knows it's True," "Sparky's Dream" and "Ain't That Enough." Pictures from the Bowery show (including a few of opener Skylar Goodasz) are in the gallery above, and a NYC Taper recording of it is below.

The MHOW show ended with an extra treat: Ira Kaplan of TFC's old tourmates Yo La Tengo joined the band for a take on YLT's "I Heard You Looking." Video of that, and some Instagrams from MHOW, as well as setlists for both nights, below.

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SETLIST: Teenage Fanclub @ Bowery Ballroom 10/15/2017
Start Again
I Need Direction
Verisimilitude
I Don't Want Control of You
Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything
Hold On
It's All in My Mind
Thin Air
About You
The Darkest Part of the Night
Don't Look Back
Can't Feel My Soul
I Have Nothing More to Say
I'm In Love
Star Sign
The Concept

Encore:
Did I Say
Radio
Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From
Everything Flows

SETLIST: Teenage Fanclub @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/16/2017
God Knows It's True
Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in Anything
About You
I Don't Want Control of You
Take the Long Way Round
Hold On
It's All in My Mind
Thin Air
My Uptight Life
The Darkest Part of the Night
Don't Look Back
Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From
I Have Nothing More to Say
I'm In Love
Sparky's Dream
The Concept
Encore:
Dumb Dumb Dumb
Ain't That Enough
Can't Feel My Soul
Everything Flows
I Heard You Looking