Pinback, Crescent Ballroom, 1/31/13

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Pinback played 2012's Information Retrieved in its entirety, with the exception of "Denslow, You Idiot!" These songs were pretty distributed pretty evenly throughout the set and meshed with songs like "Tripoli" and "AFK" extremely well.

The visuals were a nice addition, as silhouettes of the band melted with pretty landscapes and handwritten lyrics. It was amusing at times, especially as the physical band looked pretty serious during "Good to Sea," but the official music video behind them showed Crow and Smith clowning around outside.

I asked a few folks what they thought of the show, and without exception, everyone said it was the best Pinback show they have seen in years. Some liked the intimacy of Crescent Ballroom and others enjoyed the sound. I'm still surprised by just how much Pinback's songs come to life at their concerts, and now I understand why the same fans keep returning year after year -- Pinback puts on a great show.

See the setlist and more photos on the next page:

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Melissa Fossum
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