Rogue Wave Secret Show Report/Pics!

 

Performing as “Endless
Shovels” with up-and-comer guests Frances.

By Lavinia Jones Wright 

 

In the midst of a whirlwind festival tour, Rogue Wave used a
rare night off to play a secret show Saturday night at Brooklyn’s
Union Hall, just because, as frontman Zach Rogue told the crowd, “we heard this
place was cool.” And BLURT was on hand for the special event.

 

Billed as Endless Shovels, the band that has recently been
playing to huge festival crowds serenaded a tight cluster of around fifty
fans.  “Nothing’s secret anymore,” Rogue
joked eyeing up those who had somehow figured out they would be playing.

 

Despite a little feedback the band was stunning in a small
setting, with Rogue’s shimmery voice echoing through the small room.  They played album versions of songs that
they’ve recently been altering for festival settings, like the set-opener “Bird
on a Wire” and set-closer “Lake Michigan.”

 

BLURT was able to grab Rogue Wave’s full setlist:

 

Bird
on a Wire

Endless
Shovel

Publish
My Love

Lullaby

Desperate

Like
I Needed

Ghost

Eyes

Phonytown

Postage
Stamp World

10:1

Love’s
Lost Guarantee

Seasick
on Land

Kicking
the Heart Out

Chicago X 12

Lake Michigan

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Man-Revolutionary!

Birds
(Neil Young Cover)

Harmonium

 

 

Main support band, Frances, was kind enough to lend
Rogue Wave their gear for the gig.  The
band is due to release their debut effort via Gigantic Records soon, and judging
by their set, it will be filled with sweet and sparkly orchestral pop gems.  Saturday’s show included album preview tracks
“Cousin,” “The Brain,” and “Telephone,” as well as a fun cover of Elvis
Costello’s “Green Shirt.”

 

 

 

 

[Photos Credit: Lavinia Jones Wright]

 

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