Sunday, May 09, 2010

Belated Knox Night Recap

spent a fun week in NYC (including seeing a great Shout Out Louds set on Wednesday night at Webster Hall, formerly The Ritz in my NYC era, Chris Williamson jokes ensued), capped off by a fairly epic but pleasantly low-key (if something can be both) night at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, the Chris Knox Benefit Concert put together by (former Merge employee) Ben Goldberg. the show raised $52K for Chris and his family and the night was long, hrs-wise, but went by quickly thanks to the excellent music. you may have heard that Jeff Mangum played his first live set in some time, it's true and it was great to hear him again in person. his voice sounded possibly even better than ever, amazing. rather than list all the sets here, i will just say that everyone played well, and that ending any night with Yo La Tengo and the The Clean is a good thing! the whole thing even ran on schedule! what the hell? i was lucky enough to have YLT as my backing band for a 4-song set, and what a great band they are. they knew my songs better than me. here was our set....:

Vol-Au-Vent (Knox cover)
Noisy Night
San Andreas
Slack Motherfucker

good times! all that was missing was the man himself...
maybe next time!


Blogger Reese said...

Sounds like a great night and with the exchange rate for NZ thats a well deserved amount of cash for Mr Knox.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

really wish i had been at that show! it sounds like it was historic, to say the least.

11:44 PM  
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