Post by itrainmonkeys on Jul 23, 2014 17:35:17 GMT -5
Ryan Adams treated fans to five new songs last night when he took the stage for the first time since last year’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Adams made his triumphant return at Portland, ME’s State Theater with a new band that included drummer Freddie Bokkenheuser, bassist Charlie Stavish, guitarist Mike Viola and keyboardist Daniel Clarke.
The group worked its way through live debuts of four songs from Adams’ forthcoming self-titled album—“Gimme Something Good,” “Stay With Me,” “When the Summer Ends” and “Am I Safe”—as well as the first-ever live rendition of “Change Your Mind,” a track that will appear on the singer-songwriter’s recently confirmed 1984 release. Adams also played plenty of older material, including his first “Political Scientist” since 2004.
Adams will return to the stage tonight at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT. He will then head to the Newport Folk Festival for his headlining set on Friday evening.
Ryan Adams is set for release on September 19 via PaxAm Records, while 1984 will be available on August 19 as the second installment of his 7” series.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via selist.fm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Ryan Adams, State Theater, Portland, ME
Gimme Something Good Dirty Rain Fix It Do I Wait Stay With Me Political Scientist Let It Ride Oh My Sweet Carolina Everybody Knows Catherine Peaceful Valley This House Is Not for Sale Beautiful Sorta Shadows Two When The Summer Ends Change Your Mind Am I Safe Crossed Out Name
Yup. One of the best songwriters of the past twenty years, IMO.
His style does change somewhat from album to album, but to start I would recommend:
Heartbreaker Cold Roses Jacksonville City Nights
Heartbreaker was his first solo album, characterized by mostly slower songs with intense emotional undertones. If you only listen to one song, listen to "Come Pick Me Up". If you've ever been in a fucked up relationship you will immediately connect.
Cold Roses is probably the most fully realized album with the Cardinals. Still alt-countryish, but with just a touch of Grateful Dead vibe.
Jacksonville City Nights is substantially a country album, and its FUCKING AWESOME.
I'll also add that while I recommended the above three albums, Ryan Adams' fans vary wildly on what their favorite records are. Though I think Heartbreaker and Cold Roses generally are towards the top of most lists.
Some people just adore Love Is Hell, some people always recommend Gold, and I love both of those too, just not more than Heartbreaker, Cold Roses, and Jacksonville City Nights.
I'm different in that I'm a huge fan of Easy Tiger. I think it just came along at a certain moment in my life and it all made sense.
September 8 Washington, DC—9:30 Club* October 1 Santa Barbara, CA—Arlington Theater October 5 Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Hall October 6 Seattle, WA—Paramount Ballroom October 7 Vancouver, BC—Orpheum Theater October 9 Edmonton, AB—Francis Winspear Theater October 10 Calgary, AB—Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium October 12 Winnipeg, AB—Burton Cummings Theater October 13 Minneapolis, MN—Northrup Auditorium October 14 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater October 16 Chicago, IL—Chicago Theater October 18 Ames, IA—Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center October 19 St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House October 20 Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater November 6 Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre November 8 Columbus, OH—Palace Theater November 9 Detroit, MI—The Fillmore November 11 Cleveland, OH—PlayhouseSquare^ November 18 Boston, MA—Wang Theatre November 18 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theatre
(*) Record Release Party (^) On Sale Friday August 15, 11am local
Hello there record release party in my hood. See you there.
Strangers Almanac Pnuemonia Heartbreaker Gold Love Is Hell Cold Roses Easy Tiger Cardinology 3/4 Ashes & Fire
This might sound odd, but the first introductions to Ryan Adams I had was from Cardinology. Then Easy Tiger was second. So while others might not favor those, I'd rank them higher on my list than most.
So Ryan's new band is rocking. They love to jam - all the new songs sound harder and grittier than on the record. He seems to have fallen back in love with the Cardinals stuff - really jammed the Cold Roses songs - he played Easy Plateau, A Kiss Before I Go and closed with Cold Roses and he hasn't played those songs in a long time. He literally played last night right until 12:01 so we could legally buy the record after the show. Here's the setlist:
Gimme Something Good Fix It Dirty Rain Stay With Me Easy Plateau Am I Safe Peaceful Valley Do I Wait A Kiss Before I Go Shadows Let It Ride Trouble Kim
Encore: My Wrecking Ball When The Summer Ends (this is like a 60 second punk song from the 1984 7", but it was a super fun minute) I Just Might Cold Roses
Post by goldenbrown on Sept 9, 2014 15:10:10 GMT -5
I think "Kim" and "Feels Like Fire" are my favorites from the new record. I've seen him 8 or 9 times, and I wanted to see him again in Columbus, but I'm broke, and the tickets were near $70 after fees. I'd be pumped to see him on the Roo lineup next year.
STEREOGUM: I feel like this record is not quite like anything you’ve done before, but I was wondering whether there was some element of it being self-titled because this summed up a lot of what you thought you were about.
ADAMS: Which aspect, are you asking, does it sum up?