Review: Divine Fits Play First Full Show In NYC

Posted by The G on September 10, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Divine Fits

Divine Fits

On September 8, 2012, super-group Divine Fits played their first show in New York, selling out Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.  The band is comprised of Britt Daniel (of Spoon) on vocals and guitar, Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs) also on vocals and guitar, Sam Brown (of  New Bomb Turks) on the drums and Alex Fischel on keyboards.  Their music is a bit like ‘Spoon with synthesizers,’ which according to the crowd is a very good thing.

Alex and Dan of Divine Fits

Alex Fischel and Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits

After every song, thunderous applause could be heard and it seemed to take the band a little by surprise.  With a lineup like they have, it seems hard to imagine it could be any other way.  Divine Fits played every song off their excellent debut album “A Thing Called Divine Fits,” and also played a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” as well as The Wipers’ “Doom Town.”

Britt Daniel of Divine Fits

Britt Daniel of Divine Fits

You could tell the band was having a great time as they would often face each other and jam out with extended guitar or keyboard solos.  Britt Daniel mentioned that although the band had recently done some radio and TV, this was their first full gig in New York City, which Daniel correctly dubbed “the center of the universe.”  If you missed the show last night, never fear – Divine Fits are coming back to play at Webster Hall in Manhattan on October 21, 2012.  Don’t miss them!

Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits

Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits

You can see a pretty cruddy picture of the setlist after the jump, plus photos of my encounter with Divine Fits.

Divine Fits Set List

Divine Fits Set List

For those that don’t want to strain your eyes, the setlist was:

Flaggin’ A Ride / Baby Got Worse / The Salton Sea / What Gets You Alone / Would That Not Be Nice / Civilian Stripes / My Love Is Real / Doom Town (Wipers cover) / Like Ice Cream / Neopolitans / You Got Lucky (Tom Petty cover) / For Your Heart.  Encore: Shivers

Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Britt Daniel of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Britt Daniel of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker. Photo by Britt’s friend.

Sam Brown of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Sam Brown of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Alex Fischel of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

Alex Fischel of Divine Fits and Geoffrey Dicker

In addition to putting on a really great show, the band was super nice.  Thanks so much guys!  Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

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