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[Photos] Buffalo Tom @ Black Cat

I’m a bit late on this but I would be remiss if I failed to go on record about how fucking awesome Buffalo Tom was last Friday night. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give the show a 15. Seriously. They destroyed my low expectations and put on what will definitely end up being one of the best shows I will see in 2008.
I can’t for the life of me remember the last time I saw them play. I’m guessing 1997ish, which put Friday night’s show at about 10 years overdue. But it was like they never left. Everything from Let Me Come Over and Big Red Letter Day sounded as vibrant and fresh as the first time I heard those songs. And the newer songs sounded right at home besides these “classics.”
The best part of the show was how much fun the band was having on stage. Yes, to an extent this show was a trip down memory lane, but it was a welcome one. It was clear Bill, Chris and Tom were playing these songs because they love them and were happy to be performing them again. Their energy was infectious and the crowd more than reciprocated. They even took requests. The only (minor) downer was Chris’s sore throat, which kept the band performing “Three Easy Pieces,” one of the songs I was most looking forward to hearing. But he sucked it up for “Late At Night,” so it’s hard to complain about that.
Setlist: [via the BTMB]
Staples / CC and Callas / Sodajerk / Thrown / Summer / Treehouse / Mineral / You’ll Never Catch Him / Kitchen Door / Scottish Windows / Tangerine / Velvet Roof / I’m Allowed / Bottom of the Rain / Late at Night / Taillights Fade
Late At Night / Frozen Lake / Birdbrain / Wiser
I have serious doubts if I will see a better show this year. It was that good.
[mp3] Buffalo Tom | Larry (live)
Also, I finally saw Cloverfield last night. I liked it, but it felt like I was watching someone play a video game. I have some serious issues with the last 20 minutes of the movie, but overal…thumbs up.
**UPDATE** – Pygs In a Blanket nails one of my complaints.
Finally, Robbers on High Street have canceled their show at DC9 tonight.

1 comment
  1. natalya says: February 1, 20083:40 pm

    Do you know why ROHS was canceled?

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