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Set List ♥ photograph by Brody Gary Jarman ♥ photograph by vu Ryan Jarman ♥ photograph by vu
We've mentioned The Cribs previously, so you should be familiar with them by now.
They played here last night (March 26th) at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. I've always liked the Varsity because there's couches and seats, so it's not really an ideal "rock" venue, if you get my drift. They also ulitizes their lights, so it's definitely a lot more exciting to watch than, say, most venues that have no or little light-action.
Unfortunately, there is a missing 35W bridge, so I was a little confused and lost finding the theater and ended up missing the two opening bands, Ra Ra Riot and Jeffrey Lewis. I was told by attendees that Lewis was a one-man folk singer and that the crowd really loved Ra Ra Riot.
I always have the biggest respect for warm-up acts, because they have to rock twice as hard working an audience that's essentially not there to see them (this is why I always try and make an effort to spotlight the openers).
To be honest, I wasn't really into the show, but I can tell that the audience loved The Cribs, dancing and singing along.
The highlight of the show was when (I think) Ryan went to play on a prop piano and started making up some lyrics about the Kooks and something.
The brothers ended the set with "Ancient" and they did the rock 'n roll thing and aped out at the last song.