mogwai @ primavera sound festival, poble espanyol, barcelona, spain
kids will be skeletons
mogwai fear satan
you don't know jesus
hunted by a freak
ratts of the capital
i know you are but what am i?
2 rights make 1 wrong
thanks to david and seb.
primavera sound festival website
stage time 00:15, between sonic youth and the white stripes.
line-up also included television, belle & sebastian, yo la tengo and wire.
martin was supposed to drum for arab strap during their show on 24th may, but it appears that this didn't happen.
i saw arab strap (actually it
was on friday may 23rd not the 24th, great show btw)
and either i was sleeping or martin didn't drum for
them at all. aidan had a drum machine w/ remote and
the only other people were malc and the two girls
playing keys, cello & violin.
then mogwai... they played after midnight on
saturday may 24th under the pouring rain. good show,
not as loud as usual but they managed to be the only
band of the two days to get a near-perfect sound on
the main stage. they opened with helicon 1, then
played a new (and short) one that went into a very
reworked mogwai fear satan. they followed with more
new songs (i don't have the new record yet, i resisted
the soulseek temptation :p), then a rocking 'you don't
know jesus' and a couple more new songs (barry sang
into his vocoder during one). they ended with 2 rights
make 1 wrong, the set lasted about 70 minutes with no
encore and the guys seemed relaxed and enjoying the
show. stuart was rather chatty and thanked us several
times for staying despite the rain and praised the
festival's lineup as well.
this was my 6th mogwai gig and my only complaint is
they always play the same old tunes, wish they would
change the setlist around a bit more and play some
other older stuff for a change. looking forward to
some of that later in the year when they come back to
play smaller venues on their own (hopefully).