03 November 2008

Rock and Roll Means Well

So last weekend, after taking the kidlets trick-or-treating and stashing them at the Oma's house, the Resident Photographer and I headed north to Tallahassee to see two of our favorite bands perform together at The Moon. He's more of a Drive-By Truckers type, while I'm a Hold Steady girl through-and-through. Neither of us was disappointed. (Okay, I was a *little* disappointed, see comments.)

The DBT's played first, but both bands played full sets. They appear to be alternating the rotation depending on where they're playing. THS opened in the DBT's native Georgia, but I daresay they'll "headline" both of the upcoming dates in Minneapolis. I'd hate to spoil the highlights for those of you who are going to see future dates and want to be surprised, as I did, so see the comments for encore details. Or! if you don't mind the spoilers, you could enjoy this video, not from our night, not taken by me:

We also stimulated the local economy by buying a ridiculous amount of CDs at Vinyl Fever, an independent music store that is neither dead nor dying, which you should really check out if you ever find yourself Tallahassee (or Tampa) way. It's not my favorite music store in Florida - that honor goes to Park Avenue CDs in Orlando - but it's close.

P.S. If the message of this post was not clear, it is the following: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GO SEE THIS SHOW. YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID.


Julie said...

The big disappointment of the night: Oh, come on, DBT's! No Outfit? Really? You couldn't be bothered to play When the Pin Hits the Shell, fine, fine, but no Outfit. That really hurts.

The highlight of the night was the encore, where both bands took the stage together to play Neil Young's Keep on Rockin' in the Free World (with the addition of some election appropriate lyrics, or so I'm told) and the jammiest jam of a wrap-up with Killer Parties.

I'm pretty sure I departed from my body. And I mean that.

And now, having finally finished ripping all the spoils of our trip into i-tunes, I can retire for the evening. Goodnight, y'all.

Julie said...

THS setlist, for future reference:

Positive Jam
Ask Her For Adderall
Constructive Summer
You Gotta Dance(With Who You Came To The Dance With)
Stuck Between Stations
The Swish
Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Navy Sheets
Chips Ahoy!
Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
Massive Nights
Multitude Of Casualties
Hot Soft Light
Sequestered In Memphis
Joke About Jamaica
Lord, I'm Discouraged
Hornets! Hornets!

Stay Positive
Ride On
Burning For You
Lookout Cleveland
Killer Parties

Anonymous said...

Wow, used to live in Tallahassee and half of my record/CD collection has Vinyl Fever stickers on it. Haven't been there in a long long time, but it brought back memories.

And as more of a DBT fan, I do suspect that woudl be a hell of a show!