I went last night and it was amazing. Dave seemed very giddy, full of smiles and laughing a lot. The band was pretty tight and hand a big sound even as a three piece. He only took questions twice in the set, though nothing was asked/revealed that we didn't already know. He started by saying "It's only a name change, but it feels like something different." His voice sounded a little strained and horse at times so I'm not sure if that's due to a lot of practicing, sickness, age, weed, or a mix. Overall, it was so rad to see Pedro the Lion again. Dave said he almost likes the name now. The set list is below:
Portland Night 1:
Slow & Steady Wins the Race (right next to Steve Bannon...)
When They Really Get to Know You...
Nothing (biggest shock of the set for me)
Criticism As Inspiration
A Mind of Her Own
Priest and Paramedics
Trouble With Boys
Of Up and Coming Monarchs
Bands With Managers (Dave said he changed the name of this song to "Be Careful")
Oh, and Advance Base was amazing as always. He played 3 new songs that I loved and seemed to be really excited about playing these shows.
"I was born with a preacher's mouth and a rock and roll heart."