The Crookes Setlist
San Francisco’s Geographer (aka Michael Deni) is back in Minneapolis, as part of his Spring 2016 tour.
With already four albums under their belt, they mostly concentrated on their latest Lucky Ones (Modern Outside), taking up half their set (“The World Is Waiting”, “If Only for Tonight Roman Candle”, “I Wanna Waste My Time”, and “Real Life”). Singer and bassist George Waite does his best rock and roll stance on these newer songs.
Among some of their older songs, they played their first single “A Collier's Wife” and that mini-novel of a song demonstrated why Noel Gallagher once said that The Crookes has “got good lyrics.”
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Deni is joined on stage by Jo on cello, Duncan on keys/guitars, and Cody on drums. Deni noted that he was ecstatic to hear one of his song on Go 96.3 radio, driving up to Minneapolis. He also made sure that he was thankful to see returning fans.
A couple of covers from Endless Motion Vol. 1 made it on their set, including a Paul Simon one (“I Know What I Know”), done early in their set, and an Arthur Russell song (“This Is How We Walk on the Moon”), which required a saxophone.
They ended on a high note with “I'm Ready”, which was followed by a double song encore - older songs “Paris” and “Night Winds”. Despite hearing the “one more song” chant, the show was over.
Remaining tour dates:
04/14/16 Cambridge, MA Middle East
04/15/16 Asbury Park, NJ Wonder Bar
04/16/16 New York, NY HighLine Ballroom
04/17/16 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Geographer at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (08 April 2016)