Club Nokia show #1

Beck has scheduled two shows at the grand opening of Club Nokia, a new club in downtown Los Angeles. Last night was the first. It was a loud, rocking show, almost ferocious in its attack. It felt like to me that a lot of people were there for the grand opening of LA’s new club, and not Beck, which was a mixed blessing. The crowd was stoked most of the time and really into it, but at the same time it seemed to lack something normal LA club shows have. Anyway, it was fun.

Jenny Lewis opened–I was never a big fan, but her band was amazing, and I’m definitely more interested in her now. I actually would love to hear Beck with a band like that sometime.

The sound quality of the show was maybe a little bass heavy, but I like that myself, and overall thought it sounded amazing. Some of Tron’s keyboard effects sounded brilliant, in a 3D way, they were like circling my head. Because of that, and the crowd response, the Gameboy tracks (“Hell Yes”/”Black Tamborine”/”Clap Hands”) were a total blast. (I generally hate all those songs!)

During “Nausea,” Beck’s son came and stood on stage next to Beck for a bit. Beck didn’t notice at first, but when he did, he laughed and smiled and pointed at him. Then his son was taken back, and given a maraca to shake.

“Orphans” was done full electric, faster… last time I saw Beck, they did it with a mix of electric and acoustic, sounding like the album. “Sunday Sun” was a surprise. “Hollow Log” wasn’t on the setlist–Beck just said “you guys want to hear some fingerpickin’?” and busted it out.

And finally Beck introduced “a very special guest,” and everyone’s favorite dancer, Ryan5000, came out to dance for the 3 encore songs. Welcome back Ryan!

1. Loser
2. Nausea
3. Girl
4. Soul Of A Man
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. Novacane
7. Think I’m In Love
8. Modern Guilt
9. Youthless
10. Que Onda Guero
11. Hell Yes
12. Black Tambourine / Clap Hands
13. Devils Haircut
14. Orphans (all electric!)
15. Sunday Sun
16. The Golden Age
17. Lost Cause
18. Hollow Log
19. Chemtrails
20. Where It’s At (inc. High 5)
21. Gamma Ray
22. Timebomb
23. E-Pro

5 Responses to “Club Nokia show #1”

  1. shayne says:

    Yeah man this show was amazing. I was right up front on the barracade the entire time. I went ape shit when he busted out hollow log. Do you have any idea who the people in his band are?

    The chick is insane on guitar! and her back’n vocals on the songs are awesome, i wanna see if she’s got some solo stuff or is in another band.

    And ryan comin back was a totally welcomed experience, great night.

  2. candy says:

    The guitarist is Jessica Dobson–you can find her on MySpace as Deep Sea Diver. Other band members are Brian Lebarton (keyboards etc.), Bram Inscore (bass), and Scott McPherson (drums).

  3. rcaedic says:

    Wow, Sunday Sun? -ouch, my heart!- and how awesome it all must have been. Nice looking setlist with some really energetic numbers, but a bit of an emotional shift in the middle with that lovely Sea Change trio (plus Hollow Log, of course). It seems as though E-Pro has been a favored encore, just bringing down the house with a perfect ending to a totally kickass show. Bravo.

  4. Mary says:

    This was such a KICK ASS show from the first song to the last. The only bad thing was the delay of the show starting. But it was well worth the wait. I heard this show at Club Nokia blew away the show he did at the Hollywood Bowl back in October. I think any show that Beck puts on is great! He is an amazing artist.

  5. Kaylyn says:

    I’m so glad I found this set list! Such an amazing show, I was directly infront of him! I saw his show at the Hollywood Bowl, which was also pretty fantastic because of his dad and the orchestra. But he and the rest of the band really did a fantastic job. I loved that they played Orphans. Also, Jenny Lewis opened and she was also really good.

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