Flock of Dimes Setlist
11/01/16 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
11/02/16 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
11/04/16 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
11/05/16 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
11/06/16 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
11/08/16 Nashville, TN High Watt
11/09/16 Atlanta, GA The EARL
11/11/16 Dallas, TX Three Links Deep
11/12/16 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
Earlier in her set, Miller’s throat was dry and she asked if someone could buy her a tequila and she would pay them back after her set. Before you knew it, a few glasses were lined up on stage.
Miller constantly thanked fans for showing up early and promised to play some early songs from her EP when they were requested by some fans in the audience (for one fan in particular, Kennedy). It was difficult for Miller to play those older songs, as it would require a full band, but she did manage to play ‘Jekyll/Hyde’, using trickery and loops.
Near the end of her set, Flock of Dimes’ guitarist (but on stage Your Friend's drummer) came on to help Miller finished her set.
Unfortunately, as of yesterday, Your Friend announced that she will no longer be on the Flock of Dimes tour, stating, “It pains me greatly to say that, due to circumstances beyond our control, I will not be continuing this fall tour with Flock of Dimes. It has been so heartwarming to see the support that still exists for live music, and I mean it when I say that those thirty to forty five minutes I'm granted on stage are the most peaceful and grounding moments in my day/year/life. Thank you to everyone that made it out to one of the shows this year and for all of the overwhelming support. Sending love back to you all, and I look forward to seeing you again soon, with new material in tow.”
Little Scream Poster
The Montreal-based band was actually supposed to headlined the Turf Club in St Paul, as you can see from the original poster listing, but smartly the organizers decided to consolidate the two shows.
Highlight of Little Scream’s show was in the middle of their set, they had two dancers joined them on stage for the song ‘Dark Dance’.
The story behind Flock of Dimes is that it started in 2012 when Jenn Wasner moved to Maryland. Flock of Dimes was put on the backburner while Wasner committed to touring and promoting for Wye Oak’s Shriek and Tween (both available on Merge Records).
While Wye Oak is more indie rock, Flock of Dimes relies more on experimental synths and beats. It made sense that Wasner decided to put these new songs in a new band, instead of trying to work them in as Wye Oak songs.
In a typical first-album band, Flock of Dimes played everything from their debut record If You See Me, Say Yes (Partisan Records). I mean everything, including ‘Sometimes It Is Right’ combined with ‘To Have No Answer’. With no more songs they could play, they closed out the show with a Joni Mitchell cover song, ‘Amelia’.
Flock of Dimes at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (25 October 2016)