Music, Went There

WENT THERE: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Frankie Rose, Ablebody @ Sinclair


Opening the show were Pains’s old buddies Ablebody. They have toured with TPOBPAH before and they share a couple of band members. Other than their touring with Pains, Ablebody aren’t really that well known outside the LA area. The two founding members of Ablebody are twin brothers. They used to play with The Depreciation Guild who were a grossly underrated shoegaze/dreampop band from a few years ago. They have a similar sound to Pains but are more minimalist in the fact that they only have 3 members.

Post-punk veteran Frankie Rose was up next. You may remember her from her past bands such as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and Beverly. She has been performing with a band under her solo moniker for a while now. Frankie is touring for the first time in a while in support her upcoming album which I think is her first in about 3 or 4 years. The new songs sound deeper and darker than her past stuff but still have a lilt to them. She also did some old favorites such as “Know Me” and “Night Swim”. Frankie will be back in the fall so try to catch her then.

Last tonight were The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart aka Jay Reatard’s favorite band, (or maybe not). The Pains have been doing it for about 10 years. I’d say I definitely prefer their older stuff which has more shoegaze elements. The new songs they did sound pretty good though. Their lineup has changed over the years. Longtime members Peggy and Kurt are no longer with them. They still sounded great though. I was disappointed at the lack of attendance at this show. This was the first time I’d ever been to Sinclair where they closed the balcony due to low turnout.


The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart setlist:
My Only
Until The Sun Explodes
Heart In Your Heartbreak
The Garret
Come Saturday
Young Adult Friction
A Teenager In Love
When I Dance With You
Everything With You
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Living Dead   (Suede cover) (Kip  solo)
This Love Is Fucking Right!

Frankie Rose setlist:
Know Me
Dyson Sphere
Into Blue
Cage Tropical
Love In Rockets
Night Swim
Moon in My Mind
Street of Dreams

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