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Tag: Savages

Friday, July 22nd

summer in the city

Savages, “Fuckers,” live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/16/16

Monday, July 18th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Savages, live, England (Bristol), 2016*


*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):

1. I Need Something New
2. The Answer
3. Sad Person
4. Evil
5. Surrender
6. Hit Me
7. Husbands
8. T.I.W.Y.G.
9. Adore

Friday, February 12th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Savages, “The Answer,” 2015

Friday, September 26th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Savages, live, Italy (Milan), 2013

Monday, September 23rd

only rock ’n’ roll

Here’s something from the show I saw the other night.

Savages, “She Will,” live, Chicago (Metro), 9/16/13

In the hope-I-die-before-I-get-old department, it occurred to me, as I was driving home from this show, that I’ve been doing variations on this particular theme—going out into the dark night to hear live music—for at least, uh, let’s see, yeah, it must be at least forty-five years, since it was 1968, when I was fifteen, that my brother Don and I, after seeing the Velvet Underground at Chicago’s Kinetic Playground, were arrested and taken to the police station. The charge? Curfew.



musical thoughts

The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it’s essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

—Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, September 17th

last night*

Savages (Jehnny Beth, vocals; Gemma Thompson, guitar; Ayse Hassan, bass; Fay Milton, drums), live, England (Glastonbury Festival, Somerset), 2013

*I saw them at Metro, a club on Chicago’s north side, near Wrigley Field. The way drummer Fay Milton rode the beat, like a wave that kept surging, surging, surging, reminded me at times of Keith Moon. Is there any higher compliment?

Monday, September 9th

Why not start the week with a slap in the face?

Savages, “City’s Full,” “Shut Up,” “She Will,” “Husbands,” live (studio performance), Seattle, 2013

Friday, August 9th

summer in the city

Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago (Union Park), July 19-21

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), “36” Chain”


Swans, “Oxygen”


Savages, “She Will”



found words

More are surviving crash landings

—front page headline, USA Today, 8/9/13

Friday, May 10th

what’s new

Savages, “Shut Up,” 2013

Friday, March 22nd

only rock ’n’ roll

Savages, “City’s Full,” live, London, 2012

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