unscathed

Victory!  No mishaps of the personal, vehicular, or gear variety.  Just good times with good bands and unbelievable support from our dear friends.  When every night is grand, and feels better than the night before, things are hum-hum-humming.  As a consequence, this post may appear overly enthusiastic, but some times there are highs…

Our friends make amazing music.  Chris Bathgate‘s set Thursday was among my favorite of the year.  Matt Jones is playing new jams that will kill you harder than the deadly old jams.  Sublunar Minds debuted the streamlined 4-piece line-up with supreme effect.  Small Houses hushed the room in two whispered notes.  The Chimneys absolutely floored me Saturday.  As the Voice of Harold would say, “a must.”

New friends Magic Bullets are all dreamy energy and punch, and great folks to boot, despite being devoted SF Giants fans (clutch win, dudes).  Christine Hoberg, Christoper Paul Sterling, and Cheyenne Marie Mize are all so lovely and communicative we’re lost in their amber.  How to remain depressive, drunken, outsiders in the face of such welcome company?

Here are the setlists.  Hope we mixed it up enough for those who came night after night.

TUESDAY – EAST VILLAGE RADIO

a winter’s tale

 

WEDNESDAY – BRUAR FALLS

evelyn wears a tiara

we swimmers

ain’t no weather fouler

no love

a winter’s tale

leaving las vegas, reno, laughlin…

the train, the cross

the last desperate stand of the last fair man

 

THURSDAY – SIDEWALK CAFE

fireworks (never tell)

you left the wrong girl

no love

promises end

asshole brother

low

the train the cross

the real tina turner

 

SATURDAY – SURREAL ESTATE

seagulls (no fantasies) (fading bones)

low

a failing glow (the hardest truth)

time spent underground

international small arms traffic blues

you left the wrong girl

promises end

guilt

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