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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Cure played Boston (setlist, new songs)

I've got many thoughts rolling around in my brain about last night's Cure show here in Boston at BU's Agganis Arena, nearly all good ones, but I'll let them settle in before I write up a proper post to go with the full live recording. Regular 'Nac visitors know that it can take me awhile to edit down and share up sets, and given that the now-four-piece band played for nearly 3 hours, this one's surely going to take some time. But seeing as I'm still on a bit of a high (my first Cure show in 15 years, making it an even 10 times I think, and this was easily the most varied and surprise-filled setlist), that the band premiered a brand new song, and that today marks the official release of the first of four singles from their out-in-September next album, I thought I'd post up the setlist, a couple photos, and two live tracks to tease ya.

The first, titled "Sleep When I'm Dead", made it's live debut early in the set, and the other is "The Only One", the new single that's streaming at P4K, and now available to buy via iTunes (and sometime soon on both cd and 7", with "NY Trip" as the non-album extra track).


The Cure
Live at BU's Agganis Arena
in Boston, MA
on Monday, May 12th, 2008

01. Plainsong
02. Prayers For Rain
03. alt.end
04. A Night Like This
05. The End of the World
06. Lovesong
07. Sleep When I'm Dead (new)
08. Pictures of You
09. Lullaby
10. The Perfect Boy (new)
11. From The Edge of the Deep Green Sea
12. Hot Hot Hot!!!
13. The Only One (new)
14. The Blood
15. Wrong Number
16. The Walk
17. Signal To Noise
18. Push
19. In Between Days
20. Just Like Heaven
21. Primary
22. Us or Them
23. Never Enough
24. 100 Years
25. Disintegration

---encore 1---
26. Lovecats
27. Freakshow (new)
28. Close To Me
29. Why Can't I Be You?

---encore 2---
30. Play For Today
31. A Forest

---encore 3---
32. Boys Don't Cry
33. Jumping Someone Else's Train
34. Grinding Halt
35. 10:15 Saturday Night
36. Killing An Arab

For the most up-to-date Cure info, be sure to check out the Chain of Flowers Cure news blog, and for the thoughts of fellow fans on last night's Boston show, visit this thread at

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