The Avett Brothers at the House of Blues Chicago

The Avett Brothers
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
5/14/2008

The Avett Brothers House of Blues - Chicago, IL 5/14/2008

The Avett Brothers do so many things that only few bands can; simply making good music is certainly among them, as illustrated by the set list below. In addition, their accessible (though non-generic) music bonds fans oriented more towards indie-rock through country-enthusiasts who appreciate a good banjo solo.

The sing-a-long that formed between the constantly shifting musical arrangements of the Avett Brothers and the one of the best crowds I’ve ever seen (minus the bitch behind me) made for a truly memorable night in music, May 14, at the House Of Blues in Chicago.

The Avett Brothers House of Blues - Chicago, IL 5/14/2008

The Avett Brothers House of Blues - Chicago, IL 5/14/2008

Look for the forthcoming The Second Gleam due July 22, and try to catch the Avett Brothers somewhere along their extensive touring. Follow this link for a recording of the new song “Murder in the City.”

The Avett Brothers House of Blues - Chicago, IL 5/14/2008

The opener, Jessica Lea Mayfield, performed with the band on the finale, “Will I Return.”

1) Die Die Die
2) Shame
3) Signs
4) When I Drink
5) Paranoia In B-Flat
6) At The Beach
7) Left On Laura, Left On Lisa
8) Murder in the City (*From the forthcoming Second Gleam*)
9) ?? “You can’t be like me/but be happy that you can’t…feeling of feeling”
10) Salina
11) Love Like The Movies
12) Ballad to Love and Hate (Seth solo)
13) Pretty Girl From Chile
14) Answering Machine Bit, rock-out
15) Swept Away
16) Laundry Room
17) Go To Sleep
Encore
17.5) (Go To Sleep reprise)
18) My Heart Is Like A Kick Drum
19) Will I Return

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Comments

  1. Phil Ahn says:

    What a great set, couldn’t ask for a better start especially.

    the Go To Sleep carryover through the encore was AMAZING

  2. Michelyne says:

    Hey, I was standing right there! Great pics.

  3. Michelyne says:

    Oops, I should mention that I was right up on stage so I don’t THINK I was behind you at any point….! It was probably my sister, though!

  4. Nick Berkery says:

    There was Talk on Indolescence mixed with Will You Return, and the song you are looking for is

    “Tin Man.”

  5. bobzimmerman says:

    Good review. Where’s the link to Murdered?

  6. Chris says:

    Awesome show. The avetts really don’t dissapoint.

    They’ve got the raw energy, emotion, and awesome songwriting that just blows me away.

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