Dandy Warhols Setlist
12/01: San Francisco, CA - Great American#
12/02: San Francisco, CA - Great American#
12/03: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom #
12/04: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom #
12/05: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom #
12/07: Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Restaurant #
12/09: Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market #
12/12: Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom #
# - with Miranda Lee Richards
Some of my favorite songs were sung by the girl drummer of the group, including a Shangri-La-esque track "Gun In My Pocket" (revisited version), taken from their forthcoming Better Off Dead (set for release in February 2016 via K Records).
Although last Saturday was the band's final stop with the Dandys, the band will continue to South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and ending their tour in Boise, Idaho at Neurolux on November 25th.
As explained on stage by singer/guitarist/songwriter Courtney Taylor-Taylor, the band's van broke on that fateful night in November 1995 in Minneapolis. Since they had some downtime, the band called around and booked a last-minute house party that well spectacularly well. Since then, the band had a torrid love affair with Minneapolis. It inspired Taylor-Taylor to write "Minnesoter", which they will always perform the song whenever they are in town.
In typical Dandy Warhols live shows, they have a tendency to build up and stretch out songs... and sometime, especially because they started later than scheduled, they will drop songs off their set list. On Saturday's show, the band did not play their popular Veronica Mars song ("We Used To Be Friends").
They also have their famous "Zia McCabe Potty Break" section, where Taylor-Taylor will play a few songs by himself. I think Taylor-Taylor wanted to play a Kirsten Hersh (from Throwing Muses) song, but settled for his traditional "Welcome to the Monkey House" and "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" so that everyone can sing along.
Of course, almost everyone there at the show was there for their most popular song "Bohemian Like You". Once the chorus comes around, everyone in the audience sang back "whoo" and "whoo hooo".
The song finale was "Pete International Airport" and "Boys Better" medley together. The band left the stage to drone-like noises, leaving only keyboardist Zia McCabe to play some funky techno DJ music.
Before closing out the show, Zia said, "Thank you for 20 years of coming out to see us and supporting us. Since this is the last night of the first leg of the tour, I'll sing you a song." With that, in acapella mode, Zia sang a traditional campfire song, "There's a Daisy On My Toe".
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years for The Dandy Warhols. Look, Dandys rule, OK?
The Dandy Warhols at Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis (21 Nov 2015)