Tuesday, January 29, 2008

BRMC @ The Key Club 1-24-08

Someone actually posted video of the entire show on YouTube, so check it out if you're interested in watching it from the front row. I was in the front behind one of Robert's monitors, which he later moved back for some reason. Me and Theresa got to the Key Club at 5:30 PM, right before it started pouring rain. It was freezing outside the venue, but at least they had rain tents up around the lines for people who'd gotten their early (some people were there at 6 AM!). My toes were frozen by the time we got inside, but were defrosted by the time BRMC went on.

The opening band that night was F. Scott and the Ashbury Band, who I'd never heard of. They went on at 8:30 PM and were pretty good, kind of a bluesy rock that had a bit of a 60's sound. I had seen some of the members outside the venue when I was waiting on the wrong side of the line. Actually, I thought the singer of the band reminded me of Peter, though a little shorter and with a beard.

After more waiting for the opening band to move their gear and the roadies to set up for BRMC, we finally had Peter come on stage with his acoustic songs at around 9:30 PM. He opened with "Grind My Bones," which wasn't on the original setlist. After "Complicated Situation," he was joined by Nick and Robert on "Shuffle Your Feet." Nick was miked up and singing back up vocals on a lot of songs. It was pretty cool to see him singing along too. Here's the setlist for the show:

Grind My Bones
Complicated Situation
Shuffle Your Feet
Love Burns
Weapon of Choice
All You Do Is Talk
666 Conducer
Six Barrel Shotgun
Red Eyes and Tears
Aint No Easy Way
Sympathetic Noose
Visions of Johanna
As Sure As The Sun
American X
Took Out A Loan
Killing The Light
Spread Your Love
Punk Song

It was kind of standard setlist for a BRMC show, not that that's such a bad thing. Hearing Robert's cover of "Visions of Johanna" was interesting because he sat down on a monitor and played the entire song sitting down. It's a pretty long song, so it's understandable that he might be tired. During "Howl," Peter was on Robert's side playing the keyboard on the piano and Robert moved over to Peter's microphone. Later, they switched sides.

I took a lot of photos at that show, though not all of them came out clearly. Here's a link to my photos from the Key Club. Here are some of my favorite photos from that night: