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11/19 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
11/20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
11/23 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
Sylvan Esso was pretty stoked to be playing with Minor Alps, having mentioned it a few times on stage. Although the band is fairly new, they did an old song that they claimed was "first time the track is played in a while" called "Modern Wolf". By this time Meath took off her "smelly" sweater to rock the mic.
For the finale, they dedicated "Play it Right" (their latest 12" single with a-side "Hey Mami") to Becky.
Personally, if they had billed the show as "Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws (from Nada Surf)", that there will be more interests, but then again I suppose they wanted their show to be a Minor Alps show. If you look over the setlist, he majority of their set consisted of tracks from their album Get There ("If I Wanted Trouble", "Far From The Roses", "Buried Plans", "Wish You Were Upstairs", "Maxon", "Lonely Low", "Waiting For You", "I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands", and "Away Again").
Making out the rest of their set were Nada Surf and Juliana Hatfield songs, who alternate singing duties on their respective songs (although Caws started and sang on the majority of "Candy Wrappers", which he said was his favorite Hatfield song).
Highlight from their banter during the inevitable guitar tuning was Caws calling out all the various Minneapolis venues they've played at, 7th Street, Fine Line, 400 Bar (no longer around), The Quest (no longer around). When someone shouted, "Triple Rock", Caws replied, "We've never played there, but that sounds awesome!" One thing was for sure, Caws can now add The Cedar to his resume.
Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws) are currently on tour in support of Get There, out now on Barsuk Records. The duo plays Chicago tonight.
Minor Alps at the Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis (11/16/13)