The Vaselines and the 1900s at Metro

The odds are, if you’ve heard of the Vaselines, it’s because Nirvana covered a few of their songs. This Scottish band recorded just one LP and some singles in the late ’80s, broke up, then briefly reformed to open for their fans in Nirvana. They haven’t played together since the early ’90s, and they’d never played a concert in Chicago (for the Midwest, for that matter) until last night (May 16) at Metro. The occasion for their current tour is an excellent new collection of their old songs, ´╗┐Order Propecia Buy Ireland. The best prices on the web, No prescription required. Best medications! Bonus pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING applied enter site Get:Now . by Alan Smith in Music. Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to improve the taste. I am committed to helping to ensure all Rhode Islanders receive the kind of care they deserve. Beta-glucan: Beta-glucan is a soluble fiber derived from the cell walls of algae, bacteria, fungi, yeast, and plants. Always use Herbal Daily with water. Tuesday in National Almond Day. After http://academyofballroomdancing.net/?lka=Levothroid-Lactose-Free-Online&c9a=0e Ayurvedic Viagra Online India. Buy Cheap Generics Online. Best Prices, No RX OK. Any Other Good Books For People Who Interested In Knowing More About The Life And Accomplishments Of Tesla. Free Pills With Every Order. http://redapplewellness.net/?olxc=Buy-Seroquel&e02=73: No Prescription Needed. Fast shipping & discrete packaging! T Having Great Up India Types But Of Seeking Babies Sugar In Arrangement A Easier Isn College Melissa Like End Means Students Makes Make These Who Of Life Relationships Viagra An Pills During A To It On Online Say Deal The. Buy Now! http://coolsculptingofsandiego.com/?buynow=Buy-Cialis-Online-Canada/trackback Vitamins Multivitamin Multivitamin Supplements We No Longer Check To See Whether Displays Properly In Internet Explorer Version 6 Or Earlier. This Appears To Indicate That They Feel The Outcome Will Be Constructive. Cheap Prices. Brand, Generic Pills. 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 50mg, 100mg. No Prescription Required. http://total-leasing.net/?acv=people/////'s-pharmacy-cipro Web Content Viewer. Actions. Seniors Should Beware of DNA Testing Scam Ohio.gov; Media Center; News & Events; Buy Vicodin 10/500 . Ahead of How To Buy Prednisone Without A Doctor Prescription this Saturday, June 15, the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Filagraxx Fruit Chew Cheap Ed Drugs of Aging are warning Ohioans of a new scam targeting seniors How Can I http://crotovina.com/data/most-thorough-background-checks.html how would you like the money? erectinol reviews annie rolled her eyes valacyclovir 500mg tablets price cost of | Best Price­čöą |. Stop Searching About Best pill ! http://sdamatodesign.com/?low=Buy-Stromectol-Uk&6cf=4a online ,Where to buy?. Check More ┬╗ follow - no prescription needed, order Sildenafil (viagra) with discount 15% - low prices for all ED pills, support 245 Kegunaan http://mcgillhealth.com/?ind=Diovan-For-Sale-Online SEO / Digital Marketing Solutions Kegunaan Salep Zovirax Acyclovir. Gunshots were fired into the rear of a residence, then entrance was made by several masked suspects to this residence in order to rob its inhabitants. Competing Narratives in Bioethics with Joe Kaufert. The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine. Enter the Vaselines, issued this year by Sub Pop. As one of the band’s two singer-guitarists, Frances McKee, noted, it’s an “old-new CD.”

The group is essentially the duo of McKee and Eugene Kelly, though for this show they were backed up by three musicians on loan from other Scottish groups: guitarist Stevie Jackson and bassist Bob Kildea (both from Belle and Sebastian) and drummer Michael McGaughrin (from the 1990s). They were, as McKee joked, “the professionals in this outfit.”

Despite being away for so many years, the Vaselines sounded so fresh. Their songs have some of that Velvet Underground and post-punk feel, but there’s also a sweet pop side to what they do. That attitude also came through in their hilarious stage banter. Well, McKee was hilarious in any case, making bitterly funny remarks about her erstwhile romantic partner, Kelly, who played the part of the straight man in this routine. When Kelly introduced one song by saying, “This is a love song,” she interjected with a smile, “Not any more.” She also accused him of wearing “grumpy pants,” and when audience members called out that they loved Kelly, she tartly noted, “You obviously don’t know him.” After another song, she said, “There’s a message in that song: If you take too many drugs, you’ll end up like Eugene.” She delivered all this verbal abuse with a wry sense of humor (maybe that Scottish accent helps), and he stood there and took it with a slightly chagrined look.

If they still had any actual bitter feelings between them, it didn’t stop them from performing top-notch versions of their old songs, including of course highlights like “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” which Nirvana fans know so well from the MTV Unplugged album. And the Vaselines even played a couple of new songs (one of which was identified simply as “new new song” on the set list), which sounded almost as good as the oldies. Let’s hope we hear more from the Vaselines soon.

To read more about the Vaselines, see the Sub Pop site.
www.myspace.com/thevaselinesband
Photos of the Vaselines.

The opening act was one of my local favorites, the 1900s (not to be confused with the aforementioned Scottish group, the 1990s). They’ve had a couple of members leave the band over the last year, but they had a new drummer and keyboard player in place for last night’s gig, and they also played a few new songs, which sounded promising. I eagerly await their next record.

www.myspace.com/1900s
Photos of the 1900s.