4/29/08, Pomona: MMMMM...Breeders. Playing to an all-ages joint that was only about 3/4 full, and dealing with some pretty significant sound issues, Kim and Kelley Deal and their partners in crime still softly kicked some ass at the Glasshouse on Tuesday.
Playing selections from all of their full-lengths (Pod only repped two songs though), they seemed gun-shy about playing new tunes until the end of their set and the encore. New single "We're Gonna Rise" sounds awesome, with it's slow, smokey qualities and "German Lessons" was a hoot with Kim Deal singing in Deutsch. They wrapped their warped pop sensibilities around two covers: Beatles' "Happiness is a Warm Gun" (found on Pod) and Guided By Voices' "Shocker in Gloomtown" (issued as a single in, what, 1993?).
About halfway through, during "No Aloha" and again on "Pacer," the sound went kablooey, with Kim Deal's guitar and mic cutting out. The audience (sort of) filled in on vocals on both songs before the band took a little break. During that time, Kelley Deal cracked some jokes to the peeps in the first few rows, until the sound was fixed and things came roaring back to life.
Good times, especially "Divine Hammer" and set-closer "Saints."