Quick listing of tunes from my notes and memory. I'll try to write something more specific later, but I'm not making much sense with the written word today.
Warm up - Local favorite Todd Weidmer (sp?). "A robust Townes van Zandt" - me from last years show here after he opening for Fruvous. Still true.
Nowhere man Lakia Can't be to Careful When She Talks Boss (? - not sure if I have this in the right place) You Go to the Moon Ash Hash Pisco Boo Time Jockey Disco Barganville Independence Day Present Tense Tureen Saucepan I Will Hold On Nuits River Valley Get in the Car Your New Boyfriend Dancing Queen/Walk on the Wild Side E1: M. Militia E2: Ziggy Stardust(Brought up Todd Weidmer to sing lead and play guitar - "The band didn't bring out their lead singer until the 2nd last song" - Jian (I think)
Early Morning Rain - First time I saw them do this. It's great!
Quick take - eclectic? laid back? thoughtful? I don't know how to describe it, but the guys were very "on", musically tight, very unforced yet very effective. Hmmm - see my comment at the beginning of this note about not making sense. The audience was there to listen as well. A few places where well lubricated fans shouted out during the expected long pauses in b-ville (when judging if the "TWO" was lound enough to continue, for example, also during Boss). Well handled by the band - was not a problem as the show went on, very little talking during the quiet songs - at least, very good for a bar.
Mike, J and Mur came out afterwards. Were able to wander the bar and talk to folks in a more relaxed manner then I've seen lately - that is, people gave them space.
Thats more than a quick setlist! Better stop before word police come after me!
Hey there! What did everyone think of the Dayton show?!?! I thought it was great! I was in the back on the movie theater looking seats (What a sweet little tavern), right next to the sound man, and he gladly gave me his setlist. Here it is:
Nowhere Laika Too Careful When She Boss Moon Ash Early Pisco Booty Jockey Video Indy Tureen/Sauce Hold Nuits River Car Boyfr Dancing --------- Mich --------- Splatt:Zig
I believe they basically followed the setlist pretty well with no suprises except they did not play Splatter Splatter in the encore. They brought up the lead singer from SHRUG (local Dayton Band) and he sang Zig with them. Then they played another song I was not familiar with. (Only second Fruvous show).
The show seemed similar to the Nov. 6th Bogarts show in Cincy. That was my first show. They did however play Boss at this concert, and well, I made my singing debut during Jian's nice long pause at the end of the song. Heh...That was interesting and their reactions were interesting as well! Anyway, lemme know what you all thought of the show. I took pictures, but they didn't come out at all. The roll was blank. I am VERY much interested in a copy of the show if anyone has it. Lemme know! What a show!
Hmmm. No exact set list from me right now. Maybe later. Here's some of the songs though in the best order I can do on my memory right now.
NOT IN ORDER, though kinda in order.
Nowhere Man Laika Video Bargainville Too Careful When She Talks I Love My Boss You Will Go to the Moon Ash Hash Independence Day Boo Time Jockey Full of Bourbon Present Tense Tureen Johnny Saucep'n I Will Hold On Nuits De Reve River Valley Get in the Car Your New Boyfriend Dancing Queen Medley Encore 1: Michigan Milita Encore 2: Ziggy Stardust (damn, this was great. Tod Weidman sat in and sang and played guitar. Fruvous almost sounded like a real band for a song) Early Morning Rain
On Sunday, Feb. 27, I found this tidbit in the "Seen & Overheard" column in the Entertainment section of The Dayton Daily News:
Just A Bunch Of Nutty Guys From Canada.
Moxy Früvous, the manic musical foursome from Toronto, at a quickie sold-out show at Canal Street Tavern last Tuesday, voiced a major complaint about the Gem City, "There's no place to get a decent cup of coffee at night," Jian Ghomeshi wailed. Accosting uniformed strangers, they were directed to the Oregon District- "A District. Four bars on a cobblestone street." -where they gratefully inhaled espresso at the Oregon Emporium. If you've seen them, you know one thing this band doesn't need is more caffeine. Crowd loved 'em.
by Hal Davis
Thought this should be shared. Jian told the crown that coffee
is his only addiction; he must have coffee, and downtown Dayton is all
closed up after 6pm. Actually, he's right! It is Dead in Downtown Dayton
Some other tidbits from the performance include: