Dan and Matt Wilson at Pantages Theatre, 2/1/13
Close to the end, "Never You Mind" was brought out. The song had Matt and Dan trading vocals, opening once again with Dan tinkling on the piano and announcing the piece with, "Let's do it now..." The fast-paced piece had Matt using his guitar pedal which he dubbed "Box of Rock" and Dan stumbling on the lyrics, playing into it and laughingly saying, "Wait, wait, let me do that again."
|Photo by Stacy Schwartz|
An interesting choice to open their encore was "Could We Start Again, Please," a song from Jesus Christ Superstar that the two listened to a lot as kids. If Matt was sheepish before about "Kiss Away the Tears," then Dan was even more sheepish about "Act Naturally," a poignantly sweet love song that Matt had to urge him to include in the set. Left to the last song, since Trip Shakespeare was such a huge part of their lives, "If You Miss Me" was the perfect choice with its lullaby-like lyrics. Not to be outdone in gratitude, Dan replied to someone's shout of "Thank you" with, "Thank you so much. It goes both ways." It sure does, Dan.
Critic's bias: I'm a big fan of both brothers and was quite impressed with the stripped-down versions of the songs. Plus, who knew they were so funny?
The crowd: An older audience demographic -- some who tapped their feet and bobbed their heads politely and some who were drunk and liked to shout out requests.
Overheard in the crowd: "Dan is so sexy."
Random notebook dump: For those that missed the show, the brothers recorded the performance and will have a download up for grabs.
Random notebook dump 2: John Munson was in the crowd. Sans mustache but with a fur coat.
Random notebook dump 3: I missed writing down the lyrics on the second set, so I wasn't not sure on some of the titles. Some of them were newer songs that weren't introduced with titles.
Today You Move
Someone Like You
Kiss Away the Tears
Love Without Fear
Never You Mind
Could We Start Again, Please?
If You Miss Me