Another chance to see Bayside run through their standard greatest hits setlist at Best Buy Theater..
They're Not Horses, They're Unicorns
The Walking Wounded
Sick, Sick, Sick
Blame It on Bad Luck
Devotion and Desire
Toss in a sloppy headliner with a catalog watered-down by Crimson, Agony, and Addicition (and likely Shame), and you have yourself a pretty weak tour, unfortunately. I wish I could express this with my wallet, but I'm a sucker and will probably see you in NYC.
Doubt they'll play many songs from Agony or Addiction and Crimson songs are great live. Time To Waste and Mercy Me are two of their most fun songs to see live.
I can't see the post on Alkaline's Facebook...link?
Bayside are doing Skate And Surf on that date, so it would make more sense for CT to actually be on the 20th or 21st where there's a gap...i
But if the CT date isn't the 19th, then maybe Alkaline are doing Skate+Surf as well, confusing times.
Edit: couldnt get the link sorry
hopefully that link works lol. Trio is listed for May 19th so I'll be bummed if Bayside is skipping but hopefully that date stays there. The CT venue is only an hour away from me.
"Mercy Me" suffers so much from studio-only magic. I've seen them quite a few times since that album came out (festivals and indoors), and I've never seen them pull that one off, which is a shame because it's one of the best cuts from that record.
Well the first time I saw them play both those Crimson songs they sounded great. I hear the sloppiness complaints, but I've seen them 10 times and they've always been as tight as a punk trio can be so maybe I just luck out. I like Sadie snd Burn live too but those obviously suffer more in that setting. The crowd was amazing for Time To Waste last time I saw that played.
Seriously, shut up. First off, Bayside is supporting. What do you expect ? And secondly, Have you ever seen Trio live ? They rarely play anything off of A & I, and I doubt stuff from this Addiction will be played. They will play some stuff obviously off of Shame. It wouldn't shock me if we heard a lot of Good Mourning songs. They mix it up a lot.
I saw alot of Good Mourning when they toured A&I, I think 7 songs actually. It was great. I wish they'd bust out more from Infirmary, never see much of that record.
If you consider "weak points" to be a lot of fans not very accepting or open of the changes or explorations the band made with their sound with those particular albums, sure. Personally, I'd love to hear more of A&I and that is actually my top 3 Alkaline Trio albums. I think it has more to do with the fact that they started off one way and coasted on a similar sound for so long they sort of pigeon holed themselves with the fan base. They're a group of easy going guys and they never really responded to the "drama" of the fan base rejecting any turn they took musically, but at the same time they never let that stop them from actually making the albums they wanted to make, not what they thought everyone else wanted to hear. I think as far as live shows go, they're catering because they want to have fun playing and they're not stupid and they know what the majority of their fans want to hear and experience live. I don't think they don't play those songs because they think those songs suck or are ashamed of them in any way.
Can someone tell me in a nutshell what A3's set list generally consists of? I have listened and loved this band since I was a kid and have sadly never attended a show, but this is one I will definitely try to be at.
A setlist from May 2009 show i went to:
My friend peter
if we never go inside
I'm dying tomorrow
I found away
tuck me in
calling all skeletons
one hundred stories
the kkk tok my baby away
all in black
this could be love
as you can see, they change it up quite a bit. I saw them 4 times in less than a year at one point and I saw 35 or 36 different songs. they're very good about mixing it up.
Wow that's pretty cool. I know it's probably a pretty regular request for them but if I do see them live the two songs I'd want to hear, if any, would be Sadie and their TSOL cover, but I'm not sure I'd hear the latter.
yeah no idea how often they play that lol. I love their setlists, you have a relatively good chance of hearing a favorite song if you see em enough. Seems like they get through a pretty damn high percentage of their catalog.
Crimson is my favorite Alkaline Trio record and I enjoyed Agony and Irony. This Addiction is the band's weakest album by far but still has some good tunes. the new album is really good though, first one I've really enjoyed since Crimson
dang youve heard it already? I love Crimson so my hopes just got significantly higher.