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Jack White at The Shrine


Finally!!!!!

Jack White and his all-female band, The Peacocks, did not disappoint!

In addition to the great music, I really appreciated that he didn’t have one of those obnoxious video screens behind him full of song lyrics and annoying images. Just a simple 3 column backdrop (a W for White?) in monochrome lighting…blue?? gray???

According to Setlist.FM, this was the set list last night:

The Peacocks
Intro (I’m Shakin’)

  1. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
  2. Missing Pieces
  3. Love Interruption
  4. Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song)
  5. Weep Themselves to Sleep
  6. Cannon / Sixteen Saltines
  7. Hypocritical Kiss
  8. Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
  9. Two Against One (Danger Mouse cover)
  10. We’re Gonna Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
  11. Blunderbuss
  12. I Guess I Should Go to Sleep
  13. Take Me With You When You Go
  14. Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs song)
  15. Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather song) (Screwdriver intro)
  16. I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)
  17. Ball & Biscuit (The White Stripes song)

Encore:

  1. My Doorbell (The White Stripes song)
  2. Freedom At 21
  3. Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)Opening for Jack was the Luke Winslow-King Trio with Esther Rose playing washboard and singing with Luke, and Cassidy Holden playing an upright bass. Good music!

    Shout out to the venue…the amazing 1926 Shrine Auditorium.

Ray Davies at The Wiltern July 21, 2012

Opening band was The 88 and front man Keith Slettedahl is so much fun to watch. He plays a big guitar and wears glasses and has a way of standing kind of sideways to the mic and does all these kicks and slides and things with his legs and feet. Loved his voice. Need to download some of their stuff. Keyboardist Adam Merrin sits hunched over his keyboard and really gets into it, doing bicycle maneuvers with his legs and stuff. Lots of energy in those guys.

Ray Davies came out and sat on the stage with another guitarist, Bill Shanley. They did several acoustic-style numbers and then it was time for the full band, which ended up being the guys from The 88!!!!! I didn’t even realize until they were almost through the first song and then I’m like HEY!

Setlist is from this OC Register article.

I Need You
This Is Where I Belong
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
In a Moment
Sunny Afternoon
A Long Way from Home
Waterloo Sunset
Apeman
Lola (Tease)
Dead End Street
‘Til the End of the Day
Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
I’m Not Like Everybody Else
Victoria
20th Century Man
Celluloid Heroes
Come Dancing
You Really Got Me

Encore:
Misfits
Full Moon
All Day and All of the Night
Low Budget

I’m personally not a fan of the song Lola, but I’m curious to know why he didn’t play it.

I liked all the other songs. Really good show!