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10/05/2007 Matthew Good, Drew Smith (Buffalo NY @ Club Infinity)

By Eric | October 5, 2007 11:36 pm

I rolled in from Buffalo, found a quick parking spot behind the club, and got in the already lengthy line. We got into the place in a quick and orderly fashion, and I grabbed a beer and just kind hung in the back for awhile, when I was spotted by a friend I hadn’t seen in a good long time. One of my classmates in the Harrison Co-Op program, Christine, recognized me, and along with her husband Matt, we pretty much hung out all night and caught up, so that was pretty cool, because the opener didn’t really hold our attention much. Drew Smith was two guys from Hamilton with guitars, and I have to confess to being one of “those people” that didn’t pay attention to them much at all. Ah well, Once Matt Good came out though, pretty much everyone was at rapt attention all night. This being a solo acoustic show, it was just Matt and a guitar, and occasional backing samples. He certainly can carry a show by himself, and the show was fantastic, but I still think I’d rather see him all plugged in. However, the fact that I haven’t seen him or his band live since March of 2001 might contribute to that (not that he didn’t come around, it just never worked out for me to go). In any event, as expected, the show was heavy on songs from his solo work rather than with MGB, and at that, heavy on the new Hospital Music Album. It was certainly an enjoyable show, and Matt was definately in fine form with the playing and singing, even with a comment about nasal drip during one song, which pretty much served to remind that this indeed was a live show. I really want to see him plugged in sometime soon!

Setlist:
North American For Life
I’m A Window

99% Of Us Is Failure

Show Banter

Born Losers

Avalanche

Strange Days

Load Me Up

Silent Army In The Trees
Black Helicopters

Alert Status Red
She’s In It For The MoneyIn A World Called Catastrophe

Generation X-Wing

Primetime Deliverance
Metal Airplanes

Apparitions

Encore:
Girl Wedged Under the Front of a Firebird (word)
Champions of Nothing

Suburbia
Pledge of Allegiance

The Fine Art of Falling Apart

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