November 12, 2007

The Weakerthans, Elixir, Kingston, 6 November 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 1:02 pm by rgsc

photo of the Weakerthans at the Elixir by TheSkyIsMadeOfRock who has a bunch of photos from the night.

The Weakerthans blew through Kingston on their Reunion Tour tour last week. I think I’ve talked before how I always enjoy seeing them live as they are rock solid performers who never fail to sound great on stage but that they don’t always have the most magnetic stage presence. This time it was the same great sound and they even seemed to come alive, if only a little bit. They even occasionally hammed it up for us pulling out some classic rawking moves. The set list was pretty much as perfect as you could want, playing all the old favs. About 1/3 of the show featured material off Reunion Tour which melded pretty much seamlessly with their older material. Since seeing the songs played live and spending more time with the album my opinion of the album is improving (although I never disliked it, just don’t like it as much as their earlier work). The songs feature all the elements we love in The Weakerthans – extraordinary lyrics backed by amazing music. Below you will find my recording of the show. Aside from some rattly moments I think it is pretty rad and I hope you do too.

The Weakerthans, Elixir, Kingston, 6 November 2007

1. Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call
2. needs to see his hands (talk)
3. Civil Twilight
4. Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961)
5. our friend Sarah (talk)
6. Benediction
7. Reconstruction Site
8. Aside
9. new recording (talk)
10. Night Windows
11. Relative Surplus Value
12. Sun in an Empty Room
13. false start (talk)
14. Left & Leaving
15. our ssssss (talk)
16. Tournament of Hearts
17. The Reasons
18. Time’s Arrow
19. History to the Defeated
20. Plea From A Cat Named Virtute
21. encore break (talk)
22. Bigfoot!
23. One Great City!
24. Pamphleteer
25. Confessions Of A Futon-Revolutionist
26. free on the interweb (talk)
27. Virtute The Cat Explains Her Departure
28. (Manifest)

Be sure to pick up Reunion Tour and grab a hoodie while you’re at it.


  1. Craig said,

    We caught them in Toronto at the Phoenix. Despite being ridiculously crowded and trying to find somewhere where my gf could see from the sound was phenomenal. I wish that other venues would take the time and care in making sure vocals were audible. Thanks for the recording.

  2. sharon harbeck said,

    My son turned me on to the weakerthans and it’s the best thing he has ever done (so far) I can’t stop listening to their 2nd, 3rd and 4th CD’s. I’d give a lot to see them in concert, but they’ve been (in Chicago) and gone. I’ll keep following them, though. They are AWESOME!

  3. […] Also, these guys have an entire live show from 11/6/07 @ the Elixir  […]

  4. Tom Bush said,

    Thanks for this… glad this page is still up 🙂

    Just saw them at The Garage in London, amazing gig.

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