I’m Not There Concert: We Weren’t There

But some of our friends attended last night’s tribute concert to Bob Dylan, celebrating Todd Haynes upcoming biopic. Apparently Cat Power no-showed the Beacon bill, but My Morning Jacket, Calexico, The Roots, Yo La Tengo, Lee Ranaldo and many others showed up to put on, well, a mediocre performance.


Reports from our sources have been subpar — not that the reports themselves have been subpar, we mean the show itself — with Jim James and Calexico’s Goin’ To Acapulco and The Roots’ Masters of War standing out as some of the few highlights (stream both tunes below). Do you disagree with our intrepid reporter? Feel free to let us know what you think of last night’s pricey show…

I’m Not There setlist:
‘When the Ship Comes In’ (Marcus Carl Franklin)
‘Billy 1’ (Calexico)
‘Goin’ To Acapulco’ (Jim James and Calexico)
‘Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)’ (Joe Henry with Calexico)
‘Long Black Veil’ (Mark Lanegan with Calexico)
‘All I Really Wanna Do’ (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
‘It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry’ (Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty with the Uptown Horns)
‘As I Went Out One Morning’ (Mira Billotte and the Million Dollar Bashers)
‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’ (Ian Ball and Olly Peacock)
‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ (Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks)
‘Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35’ (Terry Adams)
‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ (Yo La Tengo)
‘Fourth Time Around’ (Yo La Tengo)
‘Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You’ (My Morning Jacket)
‘The Times They Are A-Changin”’ (Mason Jennings)
‘Pressing On’ (John Doe)
‘Buckets of Rain’ (Jimmy LaFave)
‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ (Tift Merritt)
‘Can’t Leave Her Behind’ (Lee Ranaldo and the Million Dollar Bashers)
‘Santa Fe’ (J. Mascis and the Million Dollar Bashers)
‘Ballad of a Thin Man’ (John Doe and the Million Dollar Bashers)
‘Masters of War’ (The Roots)
‘All Along the Watchtower’ (The Million Dollar Bashers and guests)

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11 Responses

  1. Can you put the the MMJ stream? That was def a highlight too. I was at this show and thought it was def a mess. The highlights were great, but def too few and far between. The Gomez guys, Dan Hicks, and John Doe were pretty fun. I left the show disappointed overall.

  2. great- tiff merrit,jim james,al kooper,the roots,jimmy lafave,calexico
    mediocre- lee renaldo,j.mascis,yo la tengo
    amusing- dan hicks,edward “i’m too sexy for my shirt” sharpe,and heath “gum-wadd”ledger

  3. Def unorganized and many lame moments the last song was really a disaster and the mics didn’t work. They should have had one emcee for the night instead of throwing radio dj’s and heath ledger out on the stage to announce bands. No cat power.

    MMJ and the Roots were great.

    Tiff Merritt stole the show.

  4. Marcus Carl Franklin, Jim James w. Calexico, MMJ, and the Roots stole the show. with Jim’s voice stealing the night, Everything seemed like a mess and the Magnetic Zeroes ( Zero being a perfect name) and Heath’s come chewing were so unprofessional and a disgrace to Bob. I wanted to leap out and punch ’em. If Bob were dead he would be rolling around in his grave cringing. But lucky he is still alive and hey, WASN’T THERE.

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