June 15, 2006

Great American Music Hall

San Francisco CA US

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sfparker says0 Votes UP / DOWN
Great acoustic set. The crowd seemed very receptive and into the show even though primarily there to see T Bone Burnett. The Dylan cover, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, was a real highlight along with Weight of the World. Too bad no encores when you're the opening band. Can't wait to catch another show soon.
Posted Thursday, June 15, 2006 pm30 at 11:13pm
superfly_ww says0 Votes UP / DOWN
Set list:

Restless Sinner
Fault Line
Ain't No Easy Way
Complicated Situation
Weight Of The World
Shuffle Your Feet
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
US Government (newer version)

Posted Friday, June 16, 2006 pm30 at 12:33pm
porcupiny says+2 Votes UP / DOWN
I got to the Great American Music Hall super early, around 5:15 PM. I walked by the entrance where I saw Peter and various people preparing for the show. I saw Peter come out a little later and he waved to me. I later noticed that he'd grown a beard, which I think looked pretty nice on him. Then Dave, his guitar tech, came out to say hi. He's going on the Pete Yorn tour next.

We talked to some T-Bone fans in line about BRMC while we waited in line for the doors to open. Right before doors opened, we noticed they were letting people with dinner tickets in first. It turns out that the first 9 tables in front were reserved for dinner tickets. We were second in the non-dinner ticket line, so we still ended up in the front row.

The acoustic set was a refreshing reminder of how good the songs are off Howl. Peter played "Restless Sinner" and "Fault Line" by himself and was joined by Robert on "Ain't No Easy Way." They played together for "Complicated Situation," "Mercy," "Howl" (which was especially lovely with Robert and Peter's vocal layering), "Weight of the World," and "Shuffle Your Feet" - which got some people to clap along for awhile.

As Robert was introducing the cover of "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" as not one of their songs, people were cheering alot so he said, "Don't get too excited." The last song was the slow version of "US Government," which someone had yelled for earlier in the set. The audience seeemed to be pretty impressed by the acoustic set.

After BRMC's set, Alexander and Tomica (tdivic) from the forum came to our table to say hi and Alexander sat at our empty seat. T-Bone Burnett was surprisingly loud and rocking. He threw in a couple gospel songs, but they still seemed more electric. The guitarist was particularly good and T-Bone was impressively tall on stage. He did have a lyric stand, which was a little unusual as he seemed to be closing his eyes mostly during the set. Peter and Robert were at the back of the room enjoying the set.
Posted Saturday, June 17, 2006 pm30 at 11:51pm
piwaket says+2 Votes UP / DOWN
Glad someone else put up the set list...

Not a big fan of the seating there- they've played at GAMH with a standing audience, which i enjoy better, but i understand the logic for t-bone's show.

they came out to cheers, and were on a smooth course until Complicated Situation- Peter started the second verse... "the young..." and then stopped, backed up, and played the lead-in to the verse again. maybe he just had a brain fart trying to get the lyric right, which was fine the second time 'round.

mercy- i just love it. and the end was extended to something i don't think i've heard before. sometime around these songs in the beginning/middle of the set, as they took their time moving to the next number, there came to be an increasing number of hoots and hollers in the crowd...so Peter dryly asked, "How's the wine?" and without much response to that, guessed, "not that good."

each time i've seen them at GAMH, there's a vocal herd of fans in the balcony stage right- they received a special guitar raise from Peter in salute before he left the stage...aw...

definitely worth the drive to see them!
Posted Sunday, June 18, 2006 pm30 at 5:43pm
neelyohara says+2 Votes UP / DOWN
My reviews are always too long so I won't bore you w/one, but I just wanted to reiterate what an incredible (albeit short, but we're spoiled) set this was! It was the first time I'd ever seen them perform an acoustic set (the show @ Amoeba last year didn't quite count as we were so late), and it was refreshing & different to see & hear them play like that. I'd love to experience an even longer acoustic set sometime.

And thanks to Liane for posting the picture for me! It took me long enough to figure out how to post here (or even remember I'd registered long ago... oops!), I'm glad she did it for me!

Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2006 am30 at 8:49am

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