Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hola Primavera

been doing too much eating and rocking to post since our set on Thursday night, but it was a fun one. enjoyed the heavy rock sounds of the Fall earlier, caught a little Titus Andronicus, and then after our set hit the Broken Social Scene scenario and Paved it up...all were great. missed lots of good stuff too -- would loved to have caught Tortoise among others, just too much happening at once. here was our set:

Throwing Things
Animated Airplanes
Learned to Surf
Iron On
Water Wings
Digging for Something
First Part
Cast Iron
Precision Auto (w special guest Tim Harrington! awesome)
Slack MF
Hyper Enough

also, what about Game 1 Flyers v Blackhawks...6-5!? crazy game, Patrick Leighton finally looked like he usually did in goal for the 'Canes.... hope the whole series is like this...


Blogger Steve said...

Undoubtedly you have your reasons, and receive feedback from other sources; but I wanted to express the wish that Superchunk would rely more upon work from the second half of its catelogue and less on its first few albums. You guys have gotten better as you've gone on; you're not a band like The Who whose earlier stuff is stronger or even that much more familiar.

Of course, it might be easier to play :) My two bits.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

we normally play songs from all our records...but especially in europe where our last couple records were sparsely received and rarely toured, it makes sense to focus on earlier material (though we did play two new songs), especially when our rehearsal time is limited! as it was recently. but it's good to know that there are those wanting to hear later stuff as well!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I love your entire catalog, but I would be thrilled to hear you guys play some of your more recent songs, which I think are some of the strongest you've ever written. I have in mind all the songs on the "Leaves in the Gutter" EP, especially "Misfits and Mistakes"; plus "Crossed Wires" and "Everyone Gets Crushed." Also I think my head would fly off in sheer joy if you guys played your cover of "Say My Name," which was one of my favorite tracks of '07.

10:06 AM  
Blogger John said...

I agree with what Steve says and here is why: I think most of the people who show up at Superchunk shows these days have seen them many times over the years. At each of those shows we get a few songs from the current albums and then half the set is the "classics" from the first 4 or so albums. After a few years it means we have seen the classics played lots of times. As much as I love the classics, if I got to write the setlist this year it would only be stuff from Strings on.
That said...if you come to Atlanta you can play anything you want.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

Please keep in mind when you say "these days" that we haven't toured in 9 years! So no one sees much of anything these days....but we do analyze our setlists to the point of, for example, not repeating many songs in a set compared to the last 2 or 3 times we played at the Cradle. so if we played Hello Hawk and Low Branches last time, there may not be a song from Come Pick Me Up the next time, etc. Playing a festival in Spain we will always play hits because who knows when the last time, or the next time is that those folks will be seeing us. On a tour (eg Japan) it's a different situation because we're mixing it up every night with songs from every record. I look forward to being able to play songs from the new album, but at the moment we've only mastered a couple of them... i can say with some certainty that we won't be playing "everyone gets crushed" anytime soon! i had to think to remember which one that was. but we played misfits and mistakes and crossed wires at our shows last year, and i'm sure they'll be back!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Mac, when you're touring the east coast in September, play anything you guys want. You've certainly earned it in my estimation. And I haven't seen you guys in 10 years! You can play a show of Steely Dan covers and I'd be happy. Wait, don't do that.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Chad Waters said...

Its Michael Leighton, but I still can't wait to see you play in Philly. :)

Play it all Mac. I discovered you in high school when you played "The First Part" on Conan. Every album has meant something along the way.

10:11 PM  

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