Patrick Watson stopped by the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, last night, June 2nd.
Highlight of her set was the closer song, a cover of The Cure's "Love Song". No music was involved; it was just her vocals that carry the song.
Seeing Patrick Watson, it was like seeing some old friends as they play their music around a campfire. I'm convinced that they had their own people working the lights, because often the music was in synced with the lights (which were minimally used throughout their set). They also brought their own light rig, which brought a bit of a drama when used correctly.
I thought they really pick up near the end of their set, starting with "Big Bird in Small Cage" (a song he's written for Dolly Parton), followed by "Adventures in Your Own Backyard" and "Noisy Sunday" (which closed out their set). You really couldn't follow "Noisy Sunday", because that song builds and builds and builds and then ends. It's a great song to end the show.
There were three songs for the encore. I believe they were "Drifters", "Where the Wild Things Are" (yes, it was dedicated to the recently deceased Maurice Sendak), and a fan request of "Build a Home".
Patrick Watson is currently on tour for his recently released album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, via Domino Records. Come see him on tour, and come early to check out Cat Martino. Martino's album, Yr Not Alone, is coming out this Fall 2012.
BONUS: The Set at the 400 Bar, Minneapolis (06/02/12)
Didn't really know The Set, they seem like a fairly new band. I thought they were really loud. They did one of their recorded songs, "The Safety" early in their show.
According to their biography, they think of themselves as more than a band, they are "a revolution".