bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ bimbo's 365, san francisco, ca 19/03/2001


  • mogwai fear satan
  • helicon 2
  • you don't know jesus
  • cody
  • helicon 1
  • christmas steps
  • stanley kubrick
  • small children in the background
  • secret pint
  • (sample of iggy pop from punk rock)
  • 2 rights make one wrong


  • jewish hymn

    note: this differs from the 'published' setlist - helicon 1 and xmas steps were reordered by the band mid-set.

    thanks to bob demetter and tyler chamberlain

    support from preston school of industry

    misc. info

    support from preston school of industry (spiral stairs, ex-pavement)

    visit the venue website.

    preview from san francisco newspaper

    preview from the 'bay guardian'

    although rock may appear to be dead (witness the rise of electronic music and teeny-bop pop bands), mogwaithankfully persist in their dedication to the art of guitar music. their last lp, 1999's 'come on die young', began with a sample of iggy pop, most likely spoken sometime in the late '70s, praising johnny rotten and the new punk movement. yet mogwaiare no retro outfit trying to relive rock 'n' roll's gloried past. they take the best bits - the roar of punk, the ambitious grandeur of prog rock - and, with a keen sense of pop melody, weave together something all their own. listening to a mogwai song is like watching some epic movie. it begins quietly, then slowly builds to a stormy balance between chaotic guitar and achingly beautiful melody. mogwaibring you up on a tidal wave of noise and emotion before gently lowering you back down again, often in the space of nine minutes. not bad for a primarily instrumental band.
    (Joe Salas)

    visit the sf bay guardian website.

    thanks to tyler chamberlain.