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Last week I was lucky enough to see two shows by The Cure on their current summer tour. Here are my thoughts on both shows:. My friend Sean, his high school friend Shannon and I had lawn tickets for this show, which meant arriving before the gates opened. We showed up about an hour before the gates were scheduled to open and stood in a very long line.
My first thought on walking the grounds was that I did not recall MWPP being so hilly with so many steep inclines. As soon as the gates opened and we made our way inside, Sean and Shannon shot past me to go claim a spot on the lawn, and they did a fantastic job staking out our space; in the very front, parallel to the sidewalk, in view of the huge screen on the back of the pavilion, and, where I would stand was primarily flat.
The second thought I had as I walked the concourse and waited in line to buy a t-shirt was that there were so many kids in attendance of all ages. Did I miss something? That was a concert moment I did not expect and one that did not disappoint. The band now has been together in this lineup since , and they are a well-oiled touring machine. Robert still is Master of Ceremonies, standing in front of the mic, and not really moving around all that much.
Being on the lawn also meant a lot of people watching as fans crossed in front of me en route to the concession stands, the bathrooms or their patch of lawn. Lots of people dressed in all black for an outdoor show where the high was 93 degrees. Yes I myself considering wearing a classic Cure Tour shirt from , but it was black and I knew I would sweat through it before the show even started. Something seems wrong seeing this band in particular at an outdoor venue, but despite the heat, they played non-stop for about two hours and forty-five minutes.
They played the hits, a fair amount of deep cuts and B-sides that played well to an outdoor crowd that really wanted to dance. The set list from setlist. While the encores change nightly, the last three songs are pretty much set in stone. Thanks again to Sean for driving and for getting tickets, and it was a pleasure to meet Shannon and see this show with her. How hot was it? Either way, it was a truly unscripted moment. Without further ado, here is the set list for the Atlanta show.
Hearing that song alone was worth my ticket; the other thirty songs were a fantastic bonus! Robert recently turned 57 years old, and yet his voice still sounds very much like it did 30 years ago. He may not hit the high notes as hard as he once did, and occasionally he may have to go down an octave from the recorded version, but his voice on both nights was strong and sure. This lineup of The Cure seems like it could go on for as long as Robert wants it to.
Look for a new album at some point late this year or early in , and if we are lucky, another tour before too long. Extra special thanks to Mimi for driving five hours to Atlanta to see this show with me. My love and fandom for The Cure would not have happened without you. She laughed, her voice sounding like a wonderful hybrid of Tom Waits and Kathleen Turner. Photo by Anne Soffee. Post show autograph. Thank you very much for reading.
And thank YOU, as always, for reading. The passion is gone. It will never be the same. It was something quite wonderful to behold. Photo by author. Mellow, Cool, And Painfully Aware. Crackers And Coffee. High School. I Am Not Mocking You. Dirty Mind. Don't Need Endless Tease. Paranoid Revolution. Same Old, Say Mold. Spirit That Kills. Weakness Is the Secret. Queen Of The Scene. Too Pure. Brand New Love. Perfect Love. Magnet's Coil.
On Fire. Willing To Wait. Let's Begin. Social Medicine. A Hit. Heavy Foot. Jim Joe. Mountain On The Hill. Open Door War.
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Spacescape Imagination Station. Holding Back The Year. Caterpillar Girl. If I Could. Monkey Begun. Morning's After Me. Imagined Line. The Ballad Of Daykitty. Yawning Blue Messiah. You're A Goat. The same year, he appeared as a musician in the film Laurel Canyon. In the spring of , Barlow briefly reunited with Loewenstein for the "Turbo Acoustic" Sebadoh tour.
This performance led to a full-fledged Dinosaur Jr. The band then played well-received tours of the U. In , Barlow reunited with Loewenstein and Gaffney to perform the first Sebadoh shows with the "classic" lineup in 14 years. In June , Sebadoh released their first new music in 14 years; the music was released as an EP precursor to their new album, "Defend Yourself," which was released in September Barlow released the first album under his own name, Emoh , in January on Merge Records.
It featured long-time collaborators such as Sebadoh members Jason Loewenstein and Russ Pollard and Lou's sister Abby Barlow, and featured a higher production value than many of his previous solo releases.
Jason Crock of Pitchfork called it "the most consistently strong record he's released since The Folk Implosion's One Part Lullaby " and wrote that "even if much of it was recorded at home, Emoh' s 14 unassuming folk songs sound like they were created in a professional setting. Barlow released his second solo album, Goodnight Unknown , in October on Merge.
It was produced by Andrew Murdock and featured numerous guest musicians, including Imaad Wasif on guitar and Dale Crover of the Melvins and Murph on drums. Barlow toured the album in the U. It was recorded in six days with Justin Pizzoferrato, who also worked as a sound engineer for Dinosaur Jr.
The tracks from Brace the Wave feature Barlow's ukulele playing. Barlow also took original Polaroid selfies to accompany the VIP vinyl edition of the album. As of , Barlow was married to Kathleen Billus. They have two children, Hendrix and Hannelore. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.New Album Available Everywhere 9/13/ Pre-Order & Pre-Save Now!