I like The New Pornographers. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that they were just running through their set with no conviction Saturday night. I suppose it didn’t help that openers Okkervil River totally upstaged them. Still the show was great.
Psst, can you keep a secret? Travis (Okkervil’s drummer-maybe one of the coolest guys in rock) hinted that they might be back in Pittsburgh for a headling gig at Diesel in the fall!!! You didn’t hear it from me. My Rights Versus Yours/Stacked Crooked/All The Old Showstoppers/These Are The Fables/Use It/All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth/The Laws Have Changed/Go Places/Challengers/Testament To Youth In Verse/Twin Cinema/The Jessica Numbers/Mutiny, I Promise You/Mass Romantic/Adventures In Solitude/Sing Me Spanish Techno/The Bleeding Heart Show Encore: Don’t Bring Me Down/The Electric Version