Mates of State live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on July 17, 2010 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Mates of State

On July 16, 2010 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Kansas’ favorite married couple and indie pop band – Mates of State– played a sold out show.  Their music is cute and upbeat and they are touring in support of their recent album of covers of fellow indie acts called “Crushes.”  It was definitely a night of eclecticism as the opening acts were a sword swallower, comedian Nick Thune(who was beyond hilarious), and hallucinogenic pop band The Stepkids.  Mates of State generously pulled out songs from their extensive 7 album back catalog and some of my favorite songs of the night were “The Re-Arranger,” “You Are Free,” as well as a cover of Tom Waits’ “Long Way Home.”

See pictures of husband/wife duo, Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, aka Mates of State as well as the set list after the jump.

Kori Gardner of Mates of State

Jason Hammel of Mates of State

The set list was:

Re-Arrange Us
Get Better
True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)
Whiner’s Bio
Think Long
You Are Free
Long Way Home (Tom Waits Cover)
For the Actor
At Least/Total Serendipity
Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie Cover)
Laura (Girls Cover)
My Only Offer
Sleep Around the Clock (Belle & Sebastian Cover)
I Will Dare (The Replacements Cover)
Goods (All In Your Head)

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