Friday, May 17, 2002

Garbage (05.16.02)

the Band: Garbage
the Date: Thu May 16, 2002
the Venue: Verizon Wireless Theater (Houston)

Randomness, drew me to this show. Absolutely deciding at the last minute to go, I’m certainly glad I did.

I can’t say I know too much about Garbage. I had heard their songs played on the radio and I enjoyed Shirley Manson’s voice well enough. This show made me a fan … er, rather, this show made me realize how I was already a fan, a huge fan … of Garbage.

The show was truly a lot of fun. My favorites were Push It, Special, I Think I’m Paranoid, Stupid Girl, #1 Crush, Only Happy When It Rains, and I Just Want to Have Something To Do (Ramones cover). Who would have guessed … Garbage could be so beautiful?

Full setlist (not from this show, but from a show around this time … sorry, best I can do): Push It / Temptation Waits / I Think I’m Paranoid / Special / Cup of Coffee / Til the Day I Die / Not My Idea / When I Grow Up / Hammering My Head / So Like a Rose / Shut Your Mouth / Parade / Stupid Girl / You Look So Fine / Thirteen (Big Star cover) / Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) / Vow / ENCORE / I Just Wanna Have Something To Do (Ramones cover) / Milk / Only Happy When It Rains

I feel good when things are going wrong. I only listen to the sad, sad songs . . .

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (04.30.02)

the Band: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
the Date: Tue April 30, 2002
the Venue: Numbers Night Club(Houston)

(Photo credit to someone on the internet)

Russell Simins on drums. Juda Baeur on guitar. Jon Spencer on vocals. This is Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (JSBX). Punk/Blues Rock at its finest. These boys utterly destroyed Numbers.

Awesome, awesome show. Many of the tunes revolved around their latest release Plastic Fang. JSBX still mixed it up with older tunes as well. My favorites were She Said, Wail, and Afro. Later in the show Jon indulged in some of his trademark theremin play. Wacky, but he spoke to my soul with that theremin.

Full setlist (not from this show, but from a show around this time … sorry, best I could do): Tore Up and Broke / Ghetto Mom / Afro / Point of View / High Gear / Wail / Money Rock ‘n Roll / Mother Nature / Hold On / She Said / Down in the Beast / Shakin’ Rock ‘n Roll Tonight / Attack / Blues X-Man / The Midnight Creep // ENCORE // Chowder / Sweet n Sour / Mean Heart / Like a Bat / Magical Colors / Killer Wolf

baby, have mercy
please don’t be unkind . . .