The New Pornographers

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Postby Turk » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:56 am

With stunning vocals from Neko Case and playfully cerebral narratives from songwriters Dan Bejar and A.C. Newman, the Canadian band New Pornographers is virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. The New Pornographers will give a full concert on NPR.org Oct. 27, webcast live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Hear the performance online beginning at approximately 10 p.m. ET.


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Postby keith from ny » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:39 am

Having a wonderful night, wish y'all were here!

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Postby Fool On Fire » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:19 am

This show was SO FUN.

Made especially fun by running into Neko as she shopped for a Halloween costume at Psycho Sisters, the vintage clothing store on Moreland Avenue. We were strolling down the street headed toward Wax'n'Facts, and suddenly Ang goes, "Neko just went in there," and pointed into Psycho Sisters. So of course we had to stalk her for just a second and pretend we were also shopping for a Halloween costume. Teehee. :P

Anyway...Dan Bejar is just as weird as I imagined him...lmfao. When he wasn't singing he'd slink offstage or hide in the back left corner of the stage like a bushy-haired troll, playing the tin whistle or the little player piano and hoping no one noticed he was there. Kathryn Calder has an unbelievably beautiful, clear voice and is cute as a button. Carl's lisp is adorable. Neko was the most relaxed I've ever seen her, which made it so much more fun. And the bassist looks like either Will Ferrell or Michelangelo's portrait of God on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, we can't decide. LMAO. They were joking around - during one song the drummer and bassist shot beer-bottle caps at one another and spilled beer on each other - Neko jokingly threatened to beat the shit out of someone and fielded a marriage proposal or two. The crowd took a while to arrive, but that's all right cuz the openers were a little hit-or-miss. But once the room filled up, the crowd was FANTASTIC and appreciative, and our stomping and clapping brought them out for a second encore where they did "Streets of Fire." Whee!

In fact, the only thing killing the mood was the weird old guy who ended up next to us down at the front of the stage and kept catcalling Neko and stealing the little cymbals that fell off her tambourine (total serial killer starfucker dude...scary. I can put up with a lot of weird shit but I wanted to call security on this guy).

Setlist:

All of the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth
Use It
Myriad Harbour
Electric Version
All the Old Showstoppers
Jackie, Dressed in Cobras (this was AWESOME.)
Challengers
The Laws Have Changed
The Spirit of Giving
My Rights Versus Yours
Mass Romantic
Adventures in Solitude
Testament to Youth in Verse
Unguided
Twin Cinema
Go Places
Sing Me Spanish Techno
The Bleeding Heart Show
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encore: (they have "These Are the Fables" written on the setlist, but forewent it, probably because the crowd had requested "Streets of Fire" and they were planning to do the second encore)
From Blown Speakers
The Slow Descent into Alcoholism
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second encore:
Streets of Fire
Letter From an Occupant

I am sure some kickass photos from Corndawg will follow.

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Postby ScottG » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:27 pm

Sounds like a great show.
Seems like I heard about half of these songs somehow. Hehe.
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Postby ang » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:24 pm

Here are the pics from last week's incredibly kickass show at the Variety Playhouse. Thanks, Corndawg!


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Postby keith from ny » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:54 pm

Great pics, thanks! :D
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Postby Arlene » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:43 pm

GREAT PIX!!!

For an onlive recent concert, check out http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... orld_music
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