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Old 11-30-2017, 11:06 AM   #481
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If I was constructing a St. Vincent setlist, it would be something like this:

 
  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Cruel
  3. Actor Out of Work
  4. Now, Now
  5. Marrow
  6. Psychopath
  7. Savior
  8. Happy Birthday Johnny
  9. Surgeon
  10. Masseduction
  11. Huey Newton
  12. Digital Witness
  13. I Prefer Your Love
  14. Year of the Tiger
  15. Laughing with a Mouth of Blood
  16. The Strangers
  17. Cheerleader
  18. Los Ageless
    Encore
  19. Your Lips Are Red
  20. New York
  21. Strange Mercy
  22. Severed Crossed Fingers
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #482
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The live show is certainly different this time around. The lack of band is easily the biggest disappointment. The light show is good, but the first set with her just playing by herself, often with neutered, slowed down backing tracks to songs from the first four albums, leaves a lot to be desired. She's shredding even more on the guitar, but hers is a full sound and this takes the emphasis off of that. It's also only 10 songs total from the first four albums. Some really good stuff is not being played, consequently.

The portion with the new album is a very good visual representation of it, and it's clear that the band being sacrificed this time around was with this element in mind. The visuals are almost entirely Annie, pieced together from music videos and promo clips already released. It creates an interesting effect. The songs on this album are better suited for this type of presentation than any of the old material, so it works for the most part.

The ending of Dancing with a Ghost > Slow Disco > Smoking Section is exactly as it is on the album: it's not that any of it is bad, but the penultimate song in the tracklisting probably should have been something with a little more tempo.

Los Ageless still may be her best song to date. Already seemed as popular as her biggest hit (Digital Witness) from the oldies half of the set.
I saw the show last night, and I have a slight different impression from you, Peef. I think it worked well without a full band, putting the focus solely on her and her guitar. To me, this album and tour are the culmination of the evolution in her aesthetic vision. It's an uncompromising artistic statement, from the opening movie to the minimalist decor in the opening songs to the performance of the full album. My friend and I were discussing how this show is reminiscent of an Almodovar film in which every color and angle is well thought through to convey a particular emotion. I don't think this could be done with a drumkit and other musicians on the stage.

It's interesting how you can see her evolution as a performer over the last 3 tours. Strange Mercy was a pretty standard rock show. After the self-titled, you could start to see glimpses of her artistic vision in the album art and show choreography. And this is now her complete statement. If I had to guess, she will go back to a more standard rock show with her next tour.

New York (the song) was pretty special for a homecoming show. She sang a bit of it a cappella ("a Frank Sinatra version") and then went back to the backing track. The crowd was nuts and if was quite emotional. Even though she has (I think) more or less moved to LA, it's pretty clear she is still very attached to the city. Fun fact: her favorite bar (Hotel Delmano) is about a block a way from where I live.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:06 PM   #483
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i mean, i only watched the footages from youtube but it seems like her first set with older songs looked super awkward without the band but other Masseduction songs seemed okay with just Annie.
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Hot damn, this Coachella set with a full band is sounding soooo good.
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I'm watching too. Los Ageless was pretty great.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:55 PM   #486
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Hot damn, this Coachella set with a full band is sounding soooo good.
Going to see her again at Boston Calling in a month. Watched a bit of Coachella and it made me even more excited to see the full band takes on these songs. Plus, it looks like she did some live remixing of her older material too! Plus, the visuals are pretty sweet.
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Is the full band back or was it a one-time Coachella thing? Because the solo show was a bit underwhelming.
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It looks like it's a new show that she will be playing from now on.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:40 AM   #489
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God damn it, and she comes back to the Delaware Valley while I'm out of town.
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