Waves, sunshine, big mansions, and early morning dancing in your polka dot boxers, favourite ironic graphic tee, and bathrobe.
This is the first thing I think about when I think of The Dandy Warhols and if you didn’t know, the above description is what happens in The O.C. when Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) dances to “We Use To Be Friends”. It’s also one of the songs I anticipated the most when The Dandy Warhols performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Friday, April 8th.
They did, in fact, play that song and I was completely satisfied after that dose of nostalgia on a Friday night. But that one song surely wasn’t the only highlight of the night. They also played a ton of great tracks from their discography including “Holding Me Up” (Odditorium or Warlords of Mars), “Bohemian Like You,” and “Godless” (Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia). Not to mention, the band celebrated the release of their ninth studio album Distortland with Toronto that night.
Let’s not forget opening act Seratones as well. They completely blew me away with their soul-infused rock as frontwoman AJ Haynes exploded with energy hyping up every soul in the venue. It’s unquestionable that these Louisiana rockers will be an unstoppable force in years to come with their fantastic musicianship and AJ’s spunk.
It was a great show. Now where's my early 2000's Paul Frank shirt to mope in for the rest of this gloomy Monday?
Check out all our concert photos from both the Seratones and The Dandy Warhol’s set below:
The Dandy Warhols Setlist:
2. Crack Cocaine Rager
3. Get Off
5. Holding Me Up
6. The Last High
7. Plan A
8. All the Girls in London
9. Search Party
10. Everyday Should Be a Holiday (Courtney solo)
11. Good Morning
12. They're Gone
13. You Are Killing Me
14. We Used to Be Friends
15. Pope Reverend Jim
16. The Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Truckers a.k.a. the Ballad of Sheriff Shorty
17. Bohemian Like You
19. Pete International Airport / Boys Better
Photography by: Steve St. Jean