COURTNEY BARNETT +STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS + WAXAHATCHEE @ THE GREEK THEATRE

October 7th, 2018 | Photos

Photos by Maximilian Ho

Courtney Barnett headlined The Greek Theatre in support Tell Me How You Really Feel. One of Barnett’s special skills is her lyrical style and relatable stories she weaves. The crowd was singing along to every word and hopefully Barnett felt the warm support of the many fans she has acquired since the smaller venue days.

At the start of the encore, Barnett was solo on stage with a single spotlight for a cover of Gillian Welsh and Dave Rawling’s “Everything is Free” which had us completely drawn in and silent aside from a few in the back who must have ordered the bottle versus the glass. It was followed by another favorite, “Anonymous Club.”

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks was a perfect precursor to Courtney Barnett. The band brought its uplifting energy and even had special guest Kim Gordon on “Refute.” Gordon sported a “Beto for Texas” shirt and bassist Joanna Bolme was wearing a Beto supportive shirt as well.

Waxahatchee started everything off and was a special guest on Barnett’s set for “Houses.”

I don’t know a lot about you but
You seem to know a lot about me so
I take a little time out, I take a little time out

I’m sorry that I lost my patience
You deserve better it’s true
I need a little time out
I need a little time out
From me
And you

Open up your insides show us
Your inner most lecherous
I’ll rip it out carefully
I promise you won’t feel a thing

Everybody wants to have their say
Forever waiting for some car crash
I need a little time out
I need a little time out
From me
And you

Shave your head to see how it feels
Emotionally it’s not that different
But to the hand it’s beautiful
(Yeah to the hand it’s beautiful)

You seem to have the weight of the world
Upon your bony shoulders well hold on
You need a little time out
You need a little time out
From you

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Setlist:
Hopefulessness
City Looks Pretty
Avant Gardener
Need a Little Time
Nameless, Faceless
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence
Small Poppies
An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
Small Talk
Depreston
Play Video
Are You Looking After Yourself?
Elevator Operator
Houses (Elyse Weinberg cover) (with Waxahatchee)
Charity
History Eraser

Encore:
Everything Is Free (Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings cover)
Anonymous Club
Pedestrian at Best