City Arts Fest 2010: The WeepiesPosted by Suzi Pratt
There couldn’t have been more love in The Crocodile than last night when three beloved bands took the stage as part of the second night of the City Arts Fest. LA-based Lucy Schwartz, who has been supporting The Weepies during the latest tour, kicked off the evening with her sweet indie pop songs that undoubtedly won the hearts of many in the audience (which allegedly included Dave Matthews). Local buzz band The Head and the Heart were next, and many audience members sang along with many of the band’s well-known songs, including “Down in the Valley” and the spine-tingling finale, “Rivers and Roads.” Finally, the band everyone was there to see, The Weepies, came out onto their cool, decorated stage setup, which included candles and bright lamps reminiscent of enlarged nightlights. The Weepies, like their opening bands, are known for making heartfelt, folky music that has earned quite the cult following, many of whom were in attendance at The Croc, and they displayed their love for the band proudly, singing along to many popular songs. Deb Talan and Steve Tannen were in cheerful spirits, telling short stories and jokes between songs, including the origin behind the song “Riga Girls” (hint: it has to do with porn), and life with their two young sons. There was so much love both on and off the stage that there undoubtedly wasn’t a single person in the venue who didn’t leave without a pleasureful grin on their face by the end of the night.
The Weepies set list: Please Speak Well of Me // Hideaway // Can’t Go Back Now // I Was Made For Sunny Days // Orbiting // Riga Girls // Gotta Have You // Painting By Chagall // Hard to Please // There in Love // Be My Thrill // Citywide Rodeo // Sing Me to Sleep // Antarctica // World Spins Madly On // Just Blue // Not a Lullaby // ENCORE: Nobody Knows Me At All
The Head and the Heart