The Cribs Setlist
09/21/15 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
09/22/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09/23/15 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
09/25/15 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
09/26/15 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/19/15 Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle
10/20/15 Glasgow Barrowland
10/21/15 Manchester Albert Hall
10/24/15 Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield
10/25/15 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
10/26/15 Nottingham Rock City
10/28/15 London Roundhouse
10/29/15 Oxford O2 Academy Oxford
10/30/15 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Farao with drummer
Anyway, we were very happy to have caught her spooky, atmospheric, and not to mention, very first ever US show, at the Turf Club. Her slightly under 30 minutes set featured some tracks from her critically acclaimed album Till It's All Forgotten (Arts & Crafts), including "TIAF" and her set closer "Hunter".
I think it's best summed up by The Cribs' guitarist/vocalist Ryan Jarman as he exclaimed, "Let's rock like it's 2007!" referring to their first St Paul show. The trio, featuring twins Ryan & Gary, and younger brother Ross Jarman, are currently touring in support of their sixth studio album For All My Sisters, which came out last March 2015 via Sonic Blew / Sony RED UK.
Early in their set, Ryan noted that his monitor wasn't working, but instead of waiting for the sound engineer to rectify the problem, the Ryan just said, "F*** it, let's just do this f**** thing. The Beatles didn't need monitors!"
We were treated to "Hey Scenesters!" in their middle of their set, which is now kind of rare, since they don't normally perform this song on many of their other US appearance. The song, although not one of their stronger song (let's just admit it: it's a simple song with simple lyrics), it does hold a special place in our hearts because it's the first Cribs song we wrote about in 2007.
Older favorites, hit singles, "I'm a Realist" and "Men's Needs" went over well with the audience jumping up and down.
The actual closing song "Pink Snow", will probably land in our new favorite songs from the Cribs. As they exit, the twin brothers created a little chaotic feedback, while Gary climbed on the drum kit and jammed his bass into the Turf Club's ceiling. What a way to end the show, I guess we'll just see them in another "eight years or so."
The Cribs' For All My Sisters is out now.
The Cribs at Turf Club, St Paul (15 September 2015)