08 January 2009

Okkervil River @ The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY 1/06/09

It was quite refreshing to see Okkervil River in a space as intimate and cozy as Brooklyn's Bell House, especially after seeing them at the less-than-stellar Webster Hall the last time they played in town. Will spewed sweat and spit, giving his all, as always and the band raged on and on for nearly two hours. Highlights included "Get Big" in which Will dueted with his girlfriend Beth (of the band Bird of Youth) and a solo rendition of "Red" Here's the complete setlist.

Plus Ones
A Hand to Take Hold…
Starry Stairs
John Allyn Smith
The Latest Toughs
Red (Will solo)
Get Big (Will + singer from Bird if Youth + Lauren, Justin, Travis (tambourine))
Blue Tulip
Pop Lie (song they’ll do on Letterman)
Lost Coastlines
Black Sheep Boy >
For Real (loud)
Our Life is Not a Movie
Unless It’s Kicks
Bruce Wayne Campbell (Will, Lauren, Justin)
Girl in Port
Another Radio Song

Red - Okkervil River
Get Big - Okkervil River


Anonymous said...

It was a tremendous performance. I love the Bell House and feel so lucky to have gotten to see OR, a band that can fill a much bigger space, there. And then afterwards, after a two hour show, half the band comes out to the (gorgeous, did I mention I love the Bell House?) bar and has drinks and chats with the fans?! It was fantastic.

Dollar Billiam said...

also where in all of New York can you get a buy one get one free drink special that runs all the way up to (and past) when the doors open for the concert?

It's a slight pain to get to from NJ via the train system but I know I'm a better person for attending.