We went to see Golden Smog at the Bowery Ballroom last night. This is a “supergroup” featuring members of The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and sometimes Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Last night they played without Jeff but had a number of good stand-ins.
I wish The Jayhawks were as fun in concert as Golden Smog. Something about this lineup brings out the best in Gary Louris. They clearly have a lot of fun up on the stage and it makes for a more entertaining concert.
They played most of the songs on their two albums, but the highlight of the night were the covers.
The best was a fantastic rendition of The Talking Heads’ Life During Wartime which mid-song turned into Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain.