|09/17/98||Whiskeytown||Set list incomplete (based on fan review):||Previous|
|Liberty Lunch||Bar Lights||Next|
|Piss On Your Grave|
|Don't Wanna Know Why|
|What You Wanted (a.k.a. Can't Deny Me)|
|Not Home Anymore|
|Houses On The Hill|
|Full Band Encore|
|Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere|
|Too Drunk To Dream|
|Just got back from
seeing WT's Thursday Austin show, and it was *COOL*! There was no
instrument trading or anything like what they had in Dallas (damn!), but
there was *nothing* wrong with the show I saw. This is a *fine* band.
Most patrons passed on Maki and showed up for the Main Event--clearly expecting to hear SA. (One guy kept pulling out his lighter for the slow SA songs. I kept waiting for someone to yell out, "Freebird!") The crowd was big enough tho not huge, but it was attentive--and, I suspect, frustrated at not getting as much SA as they'd hoped for.
WT started at 10:30 and played till around 12:00--a set and two encores--and they looked to be having a good time from where I was. No broken guitars, monitors, or sequirity people, tho. Caitlyn and Mike could have been louder, but the band sounds great.
(Now, I'm fuzzy on the details of the set list, so bear that in mind.) They opened with 4-5 new songs. At the end of one, Ryan turned his back to the audience and sang before gingerly twirling the microphone cord--his take on Jim Morrison, I suspect. Then, Ryan said, "Here's one from SA," so the crowd started getting excited--but WT yanked their chain and headed into "Bar Lights" (one of my new favorites. Really beautiful).
Somewhere in there, Ryan did this beer-fountain trick where he chugged a mouthful, Moby Dicked it into the air, and ran under it. (This was well received.)
The set had a nice mix of new ("Today," "Piss on Your Grave," "Wanna Know Why," "Bar Lights," and others I can't remember) and old material but closed with "Yesterday's News" which bled into "You Can't Deny Me" which bled into the "Not Home Anymore" closer where the band exited one at a time.
Ryan, Caitlyn, and Mike came back for a 2-song acoustic encore ("16 Days," "Houses on the Hill"). Very nice.
The whole band was back for the 2nd encore with some FS stuff. (If WT
were thumbing its nose at the Austin paper, this would be it. The paper's
pre-show blurb, which, sarcastically, made a lot of the band's personnel
changes, predicted lots of FS given its forthcoming re-release. Guess
again.) This encore included "This is Nowhere," "Too Drunk
to Dream," "Midway Park" (this *fabulous* rage version
which they said this band had never played before), and closing of this
killer hybrid-improvisation version of "Losering."
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