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|Tigers Jaw, The Sidekicks and Cave People|
Saw Tigers Jaw Thursday night with opening acts The Sidekicks and Cave People. It was the first night of Tigers Jaw's 10th Anniversary Tour for the release of their self-titled album. They played a set of newer stuff, then came back and played the self-titled album from beginning to end.
The crowd loved them, and sang along with every song when they did the second set where they played their self-titled album from beginning to end. They sounded good, although Ben Walsh's vocals were a little low, and Brianna Collins' were so low you could barely hear her at all. On the up side, they played "Escape Plan", which came in at #7 on my list of Top 20 Songs of 2017, so I was happy about that.
The sound was pretty good for them, and they were easier to hear than Cave People, probably because they're a rockier, more upbeat band. Their quirk was several songs with jarring mid-song speed changes.
They're a kind of quiet 4-piece. They sounded good, although a lot of their songs have these weird, abrupt endings. They're pretty self-deprecating and likable, though.
|I was sitting towards the back of the room, but even a few of guys who had been in the pit upfront said you could only hear Brianna a little. This was a bummer, because their vocal harmonies are one of my favorite things about the band.|
|I’m going to this tomorrow, and I’m too stoked|
|It's a good show, especially if you're a fan of the self-titled album. Hopefully, they'll have Brianna's mic turned up tomorrow, though.|
You can find some semblance of the setlist at https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/tigers-jaw/2018/revolution-bar-and-music-hall-amityville-ny-43e98bf7.html, although there was one more song after "June" at the end of the first set, and might have been another song at the end of the second set.
I'll be posting a full write-up on my blog, although it might take me a day or so to get to it, depending on how much work I have today. I'll post the address here when it's up.
|How was that TJ merch looking?|
|Only snatched a brief look @ the table. Saw one girl sitting near me who'd bought a vinyl copy of the self-titled album.|
|For anyone interested, you can find a fuller write-up on my blog at longislandmusicguy.blogspot.com. Coldheaven, hope you have a great time at the show tonight.|