The Cribs Kick Off New York City Residency With the Hits
It's been three years since the Cribs have played in New York, but they came back in a big way with an energy-packed set at Mercury Lounge last night (March 12).
With their new album, For All My Sisters, set for release in a couple of weeks, the Brothers Jarman kicked off their three-night New York residency with a strong start and a setlist filled with many of their hits, including some choice tracks from the new record including “Different Angle," "Pink Snow" and "Burning for No One." Regardless of the song, the crowd ate up every second of the gig.
While they fed off the energy coming from the audience, what really made the night special was when they asked how many were actual "OG fans." All cheered, of course. When someone mentioned the time the band played the Siren Festival back in 2006 (this is a small room and it was packed), Ryan Jarman smiled at all the support and said, "When we first played Mercury Lounge in 2004, there wouldn't be as many people as there is right now."
Bassist Gary Jarman shared his thoughts later that evening. "Anyone who loves me and my brothers," he said, "me and my brothers love them back."
With all the jumping and dancing, the Cribs made the crowd -- especially this writer -- feel like we weren't just watching the show, but were actually a part of it. And after the 17-song set, Ryan ended things in true rock fashion by throwing his guitar at the band's vintage Orange amp. This was, without a doubt, a massively strong start for their three nights in New York. After Mercury Lounge last night, they will be playing tomorrow (March 13) at Baby's All Right and closing things out at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on March 14.
Check out the photos and set list from last night's gig below:
The Cribs -- New York City's Mercury Lounge
The Cribs -- Setlist, March 11, 2014
"An Ivory Hand"
"Come On, Be a No One"
"You Were Always the One"
"Our Bovine Public"
"Burning for No One"
"Glitters Like Gold"
"We Share the Same Skies"
"I'm a Realist"
"City of Bugs"