words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman

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From the far fringes of American Pop/Rock - some would say the lunatic fringe - electronic and compositional pioneers The Residents brought their "Talking Light" tour to New York on one of their most extensive tours in years. Included in their set list were many death-themed selections from their over 30-year back catalog (including their wonderful interpretation of Hank Williams' "Six More Miles to the Graveyard"...), along with new tunes, ghost stories, and tales of extreme familial dysfunction... A minimalist living room set, with only three large disk projection screens behind them was a strong contrast to some of their renowned over the top and high tech stage extravaganzas. [see video]. Other selections included "Semolina", "The Unseen Sister" and of course, "Talking Light". -[An Indefinite Conception]

The Residents hit Webster Hall on 2/9 with no support. For those of you who missed out, head to the Residents Blog to pick up an audio copy of the show. More pictures and video from the show are below...

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The Residents Live at Webster Hall 2/9/10