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Sunday, January 8

Andrew Bird - Live Show

I just purchased my tickets to see Andrew Bird on the U of I campus - February 3rd. As you can imagine, I am pretty excited about it, especially since I've read nothing but great live reviews about him. To further my excitement, I recently got a hold of a bootleg of him playing the Chicago Metro early last year (This is one show after this pitchfork review). Here's the setlist with many of them available for download. You can get the whole thing here.

Chicago, IL @ The Metro, April 16, 2005
Measuring Cups

Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left

MX Missiles
Banking on Myth
Master Fade
Naming of Things
Fake Palindromes
Ravel piece
Armchair Apocrypha (Armchair Apocalypse)
Tables & Chairs
Skin, is My
Happy Birthday Song

Side note:
So far my live show list is shaping up to look real nice this year.

February 3rd - Andrew Bird
February 20th - matt pond PA, Youth Group, Dios Malos
March 5 - Rogue Wave, Nada Surf, Inara George
March 10 - New Pornographers, Belle & Sebastian
posted by Taylor, 1/08/2006 04:22:00 AM | link 3 comments


I saw Andrew Bird supporting Clem Snide in Bristol (UK)'s St. Bonaventure Social Club about 2 or 3 years ago - a tiny social club in the middle of the 'burbs - & he was stunning, playing on a carpeted floor, on his tod, save for Clem's guitarist (Pete) coming in to add some extra rhythm on two songs. It was the first time I had ever seen (or heard of him) & I was sold. I met him after the gig & chatted for a while about his multi-instrumentalising & my friend, bless him, said 'that's the best whistling I've heard in years'. To which Bird replied, 'you need to get out more'. He was selling his cd back catalogue from a small pub table (Weather Systems had just come out & he was promoting it) & I asked which he'd recommend & he pointed to Weather Systems & The Swimming Hour, saying 'these are more poppy, you'll probably like these more'. Of course, I bought them both, as well as Thrills & Fingerlings (I think I must have one of the rare original releases of this...). Anyhow, I got to meet Clem Snide afterwards & spoke at length with Brendan (the bass player) & he invited me & the gf over to Ireland the following day for a gig in Dublin (something I couldn't make, & really regretted it, but ho hum). We've stayed in touch ever since & this year I saw Clem again in cardiff, then the following night at St. Bonaventure's again. There I had a really long chat & a giggle with their new(ish) drummer (Ben) & we got onto Bird & he explained he was Bird's first ever drummer, & through a series of events since that gig with Bird he's now playing with Clem (via Lambchop, Nora O'Connor, Ryan Adams, & the like). Anyway, point being, if you go here (you may know his already, but if you don't...) http://www.archive.org/audio/etree.php & search for Andrew Bird you'll find shitloads of excellent Bird bootlegs/live gigs for free download. & Bird has given his thumbs up to downloading, so don't be worrying. Anyhow, enjoy your gig — it will be awesome. & then some.
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commented by Blogger J'amie, 2/05/2006 03:16:00 PM  
I saw Bird 2/3 as well. It was amazing. I really really want a boot of this show if it shows up. If you happen to see it, let me know.

[skabadelic on AIM]

"Why" was simply fantastic
commented by Blogger J'amie, 2/05/2006 03:17:00 PM  

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