Brooklyn-based indie rock band Big Thief played an intimate performance at a sold-out Kings Theater on Friday night. It was the first night of a two-night residency for the band who toured in support of their new double album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in yousince the end of January.
Canadian songwriter and musician, Kara-Lis Coverdale (K-LC), opened the evening with a moody electronic set. K-LC will be touring with Big Thief for the month of April as they head west for a number of shows through June.
Big Thief kicked off their set with the title track “Change” by Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in youplaying a mix of new and old songs throughout the night, including “Not” and “Certainty”. Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you is the fifth studio album by the indie rock band released on February 11, 2022, with 20 tracks. In addition to celebrating the recent release of Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you on tour, guitarist and vocalist Adrianne Lenker announced that drummer and producer James Krivchenia had released his second solo album blood karaoke last week.
The indie rock band took several opportunities to address the crowd during the show, thanking everyone for their support and singing along. One of the standout moments was guitarist and backing vocalist, Buck Meek, reminiscing about his days gone by. party in the parks of new york with Lenker a few years ago to a now sold-out King Theater that seats over 3,000 people.
Another highlight of the night was Lenker inviting his little brother, Noah, on stage for their latest song, “Spud Infinity” where he lends his talents with a jew’s harp to add some twang to the track. Meek commented after the song, “I wish we could keep playing all night, but we’re actually out of time, so good night!”
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Big Thief at the Kings Theatre, Friday April 15 – Setlist
Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you
Secret Side of You (Buck Meek song)
Like a Rose (Lucinda Williams cover)
rock and sing
happy with you
Spud Infinity (with Noah Lenker)
Thank you all for coming here…and Kara-Lis Coverdale…take care of yourself, take care of each other. Thanks for coming. I like You! Goodbye!”
Adrianne Lenker closed the evening with a heartfelt thank you to everyone.