Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cobra Starship @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL - 01.29.08

I was in Chicago earlier this week on business for the job that pays me and caught Cobra Starship on Tuesday night for a sold out show. The show was, in one unnecessarily hyphenated word, A-mazing.

The venue was small which was nice, maybe a couple hundred people. Most of which had the black X of forced sobriety. The crowd erupted into two handed cobra symbols when the band began to take the stage.

I'm not the guy that takes a sheet of paper to write down the set list so from what I can remember the songs played, but not necessarily in this order were (with notes when needed):

The City Is At War

Guilty Pleasure

One Day, Robots will Cry - This is a beautiful song and when it was performed live the whole vibe in the room changed. Good stuff.

Kiss My Sass - Round one of the hormonal riot with the lyrical declaration of "I can be a nasty guy."

Damn You Look Good And I'm Drunk - This song is hilarious. Period.

The World Has Its Shine

Smile for the Paparazzi - This was accompanied by a story about how they were going to sell it to Papa John's (a Louisville-based pizza company) with lyrics featuring Pep-pep-pepperoni instead.

Prostitution Is The Worlds Oldest Profession - This song is fairly forgettable on the album and live.

My Moves Are White (White Hot, That Is) - He selected to sing one round of "girl I'm gonna make you sweat" as "girl I'm gonna make you wet" which needless to say incited hormonal riot #2.

Being From Jersey...

Send My Love To The Dancefloor

Keep It Simple

Hollaback Boy

Bring It (Snakes On A Plane) - William Beckett from The Academy Is... made a special appearance to sing his part of the song. Sunshine, he's cut the Bay City Rollers hair. It's still Bay City, but not quite as Rollers.

Watch some videos from the show below. The quality ain't great but you get the idea. No, these are not mine - I yanked them from YouTube.



1 comment:

Matt said...

I miss Midtown :-(

Gabe still rules though, anybody that can pull off an "Everything God Can Do, I Can Do Better" sticker on their guitar is OK in my books.