2012.05.10 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

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2012.05.10 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

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Jane's Addiction Live Setlist from Dallas-05/10/12

Post by Maetthew » Fri May 11, 2012 7:04 pm

Underground
Mountain Song
Just Because
Been Caught Stealing
Ain't No Right
Ted Just Admit It
Twisted Tales
Classic Girl
Jane Says
Chip Away
Up The Beach
Ocean Size
Three Days
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Re: 2012.05.10 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

Post by Mike » Mon May 14, 2012 9:14 am

Jane's Addiction, The Duke Spirit - McFarlin Auditorium - 5/10/12

By Eric Grubbs Fri., May 11 2012 at 7:52 AM

Jane's Addiction, The Duke Spirit
McFarlin Auditorium
Thursday, May 10


Last night's show was definitely a situation where the venue didn't seem right for the band and its audience. Jane's Addiction put on a great 85-minute performance, but McFarlin Auditorium is not a good venue for a rock show, and it's pretty obvious why they don't have concerts of this caliber more often. Why this place -- where alcohol isn't served, the seating arrangements are confusing, and the seats are made for a five-year-old's body -- over others in town?

Frontman Perry Farrell certainly enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. With a bottle of wine in his hand, he invented a nickname ("Donkey Kick"), talked up Deep Ellum and bagged on FTD Flowers. Towards the end, he even befriended a guy named Matt up front, and tried to hook him up with a single lady.

Drummer Stephen Perkins was in his permanent playing position, hunched over his drum stool, pumping out thwacks of tribal hits. Guitarist Dave Navarro made the funky squeals look like warm-up exercises, and bassist Chris Chaney kept the spirit of Eric Avery's basslines alive, even though he's been through the band's revolving door of bassists over the years.

As expected, the over-30 crowd wanted to hear the band's quintessential material from Nothing's Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual more than anything else. After opening with "Underground" from last year's The Great Escape Artist, everyone in the venue was on their feet as Chaney played the intro to "Mountain Song." Other highlights included "Ain't No Right," "Classic Girl," "Been Caught Stealing," "Jane Says" and a sprawling version of "Three Days."

Visually, the four-piece was joined on select songs by two females and one male, swaying along in various costumes. Other songs had the band backed by explicit video footage -- the kind that your parents and Tipper Gore never wanted you to ever see. The chilled-out reggae of "Ted, Just Admit It" was accompanied by a montage of old S&M bondage films with plenty of stripteases and spankings.

After finishing their two-song encore with "Stop!," the whole place was quickly deserted and many had a few smokes on the steps outside. Earlier, London quintet The Duke Spirit (not to be confused with Delta Spirit), put on 40 minutes of late-night glam. Worthwhile, yet the set seemed a little long in the tooth after a while.

Personal bias: I've never been a big Jane's fan, and I seemed to have missed their impact by being born in 1979. I've met people born at least three years before me who had a rebirth after seeing the band in the late '80s. I was a Nirvana kid, so that's my excuse.

Random note: Dave Navarro gave Oliver Peck and Elm Street Tattoo a shout-out, because of his appearance on Ink Master.


http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/201 ... _spiri.php
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Re: Jane's Addiction Live Setlist from Dallas-05/10/12

Post by Mike » Mon May 14, 2012 9:23 am

Maetthew wrote:Underground
Mountain Song
Just Because
Been Caught Stealing
Ain't No Right
Ted Just Admit It
Twisted Tales
Classic Girl
Jane Says
Chip Away
Up The Beach
Ocean Size
Three Days
encore:
Irresistible Force
Stop
Thanks for passing along the setlist. :thumb:
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Re: 2012.05.10 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

Post by Mike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Jane’s Addiction gives Dallas a taste of the theatre

Kristin Lockhart
Alternative Music Examiner

In the midst of a sophisticated venue and middle-aged onlookers, the alternative rockers brought a dramatic flair to Dallas on Thursday night as part of their Theatre of the Escapists tour.

At some point during a prolific band’s career, a decision to step away from the touring cycle must be made, but it is obvious Jane’s Addiction is not fond of musical retirement. The seminal group has gone through several band members and breakups, but instead of slipping into a nostalgic mode, the focus was on celebrating Jane’s Addiction’s newest album The Great Escape Artist, which was released last year.

Though the theme of the escape artist draws parallels to the McFarlin Auditorium’s beautifully decorated theater laden with two balconies, the general admission should have been larger. Its limited size and the vast number of seats caused a gap between the performer and fan’s connection. Singer Perry Farrell did however take the time to shake hands with front row attendees. He even comically pointed out a fan named Matt- trying to find him a date. After several mentions of local businesses, the audience was amused by Farrell’s wacky banter.

It’s clear that in the live setting, attention is purposefully drawn to Perry Farrell. Lighting specifically spotlighted on him, while the rest of the band was partially draped in dark reds and blues for most of the evening. Revered guitarist Dave Navarro’s swirling, quick-paced bursts of riffing gave a poignant reminder that Jane’s Addiction isn’t all about a flamboyant presentation- the music itself has stood the test of more than an astounding twenty years.

Like many other bands in the position of their utmost notoriety belonging to another decade, the crowd reacted enthusiastically and sang along to hits such as “Mountain Song” and “Jane Says,” but during songs from The Great Escape Artist, the overall response was head nodding. One aspect of the show they are never ashamed of is being a dramatic rock band. Scantily clad dancers (including Farrell’s wife), video screens, and for some reason a looming bear were all present.

The Duke Spirit served well as a laid back opener. Vocalist Liela Moss’ husky voice blended well with the blues and soul- tinged instrumentation. Unfortunately, more than half of the audience had not yet arrived. Their subtlety, however, contrasted greatly with what was to come.

Jane’s Addiction may not be garnering the same acclaim and success as the 1980s and 1990s, but the live show proves that the fun isn’t over yet, and shouldn’t be any time soon.
http://www.examiner.com/review/jane-s-a ... he-theatre

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Re: 2012.05.10 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

Post by helicine » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:32 pm

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