Friday, October 05, 2012
In support of his achingly gorgeous new solo LP, "Palindrome Hunches", Neil Halstead returns to the scene of his last Boston-area appearance tomorrow night, Saturday, October 6th, for another intimate show at at the Lizard Lounge. Not sure who's traveling with him this time around, but 4 years ago the Mojave 3 (and ex?-Slowdive) frontman was joined by bassist Ben Hall and guitar/mandolin player Adam Parfitt for most of that whiskey-fueled Cambridge set.
Below is the setlist from that November night in 2008, along with live MP3s of a few of the songs. Despite Neil's apologies, the performance was made no less entrancing by a mid-set coughing fit ("I guess I'm not too healthy at the moment") , though he promised he'd be in a healthier state when he returned. Guess we'll find out tomorrow night (and if he's not, don't offer him more whiskey... he wasn't sure that helped). Get advance tickets here, but hurry. If there's any justice, it'll be a sell out.
Acidgalore and Nine Dots Boston were both at the 2008 show, and shared their thoughts. More of my photos from that night are here.
Neil is at the very start of a lengthy tour across the US before he heads to the UK and Europe to finish out the year. Stream "Palindrome Hunches" below, where you'll also find the new video for "Hey Daydreamer", the beautiful piano-based track that closes the album, and a link to download a free 4-song tour EP.
with Ben Hall & Adam Parfitt
November 14th, 2008
at the Lizard Lounge
in Cambridge, MA
01. Martha's Mantra (For The Pain) [MP3]
02. Driving With Bert
03. Oh! Mighty Engine
04. Witless or Wise
05. Sometimes The Wheels
06. Yer Feet (Mojave 3)
07. Sleeping on Roads [MP3]
08. Two Stones In My Pocket
09. Between The Bars (Mojave 3)
10. No Mercy For The Muse
11. Prayer For The Paranoid (Mojave 3)
12. See You On Rooftops
13. Who Do You Love? (Mojave 3)
14. Paint A Face
16. Hi-Lo and Inbetween
17. A Gentle Heart [MP3]
18. unknown * (lyric - "Jimmy Could You Lay Another On Me")
19. Queen Bee
20. unknown * (lyric - "She Won't Let You Cause Her No Pain")
* Didn't recognize those two songs (cover songs, perhaps?), and a search let me down, so let me know if you think you do.
Download a free 4-song Neil Halstead tour EP courtesy of Noisetrade. Order "Palindrome Hunches" direct from Brushfire Records or digitally on iTunes. Catch Neil Halstead on tour near you.
live in cambridge, ma
on november 14th, 2008
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