Do you ever get those nostalgic feelings at a concert? Maybe it's from a band you used to listen to, maybe it was a song that you played when you had your first kiss (or other)? Monday night brought back all kinds of feelings for me courtesy of The Jesus and Mary Chain. After destroying Austin this past weekend for the Levitation Festival (Austin Psych Fest) the band rolled into the Mile High City to play for a near sold out crowd at the Ogden Theatre. For this particular tour, the band is reaching deep into their catalog to play the well acclaimed Psychocandy in its entirety. Throw in a few extra hits and you have yourself all the pieces for a great concert. The band is currently on tour and will be wrapping up this weekend in San Francisco.
The band opened with with "April Skies" to the tone of dim blue lights and fog - creating the perfect ambiance for a band known for their dark melodic tones and ambient noise sets. It was a different feel than most other shows, in part thanks to the older audience who came to help celebrate one of the most influential bands of the decade. The group's decision to play the entire Psychocandy album from front to back had many in the crowd feeling those same nostalgic vibes I had as well.
Setlist: April Skies | Head On | Some Candy Talking | Psych Candy | Up Too High | Reverence | Upside Down | Break | Just Like Honey | The Living End | Taste The Floor | The Hardest Walk | Cut Dead | In A Hole | Taste of Cindy | Never Understand | Inside Me | Sowing Seeds | My Little Underground | You Trip Me Up | Something's Wrong | It's So Hard