On the day "the bridge fell", White Rabbits and The Cribs delivered a classic performance. Jesus, what a day; and what a show.
White Rabbits were absolutely brilliant. I wouldn't even call them an opening band. They were more of a co-headliner. They reminded me of a mixture of Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse. A lot of percussion, and very engaging to watch. These guys will be huge. They'll be back here with Tokyo Police Club 10/9/07 in the 7th Street Entry, so if you missed 'em, catch them then...
As for The Cribs... holy shit, they absolutely @#$% destroyed Turf Club. Wakefield's favorite brothers Gary, Ryan, and Ross Jarman really tore it up. They're everything I love about rock 'n' roll. Great tunes, raw, loud, fast, crazy. I still can't believe they're not one of the biggest bands on the planet. One of my favorite gigs of the year...
The Cribs setlist:
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Vids from the show:
White Rabbits - "Kid On My Shoulders" (opening tune):
White Rabbits - "Maggie's Farm" (Bob Dylan Cover) / "I Used To Complain Now I Don't"
The Cribs - "Our Bovine Public":
The Cribs - "Men's Needs":
The Cribs - "The Wrong Way To Be"
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