Radiohead played the 1st sold out show of the 2017 SBBowl season last night and it did not disappoint. Some say that this is a warm up show to their Coachella dates but I would argue that this is just an “excuse” for Radiohead to play a venue that they really REALLY like. History has shown via their setlists that when they play the SBBowl, for lack of a better term are over the top! Don’t believe me, check it out (with some notes):
Desert Island Disk
Climbing Up the Walls
The National Anthem
All I Need
Like Spinning Plates -SUPER RARE
Subterranean Homesick Alien -SUPER RARE
Identikit - FUNK VERSION
Everything in Its Right Place - extra long live version
Morning Mr. Magpie
How to Disappear Completely
Give Up the Ghost
You and Whose Army? -SUPER RARE
This was not a “greatest hits” setlist by any means, in fact it felt like Radiohead kept playing deep cut after deep cut. Instead of busting out fan favorites like Creep, Karma Police or Paranoid Android they went the other way and pulled out rare tracks from Hail to the Thief and Amnesiac. Spinning Plates, All I Need and You and Whose Army?, Subterranean Homesick Alien are just a few of the rare cuts they got into. They stayed away from Burn the Which and instead funked out Identikit. I could go on and on about this setlist but their are die hard bloggers that will be talking about this show for years to come.
Another small tasty morsel from last nights magical full moon show was the opening act The Kuwaitis with special guest Dudu Tassa. They were fantastic merging traditional music from Iraq, Palestine, and Iran with contemporary rock made for the perfect appetizer before the main course.
I took some whack pictures on my phone, waiting on the SBBowl photos to release, stay tuned here.