Mates of State live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on July 17, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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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.

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