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Live Review: Get Out and Vote '08

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Get Out and Vote '08 w/ Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Santogold

Amos' Southend

Dec. 27, 2008


The Deal: Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Santogold play short sets, urge sold-out Amos' to "Get Out and Vote."


The Good: I'm not quite sure what her backup singers were about — think Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls that did more dancing than singing — but her set was lively and got the night off to a good start. Her 30-minute set was made up of songs from her self-titled debut album. She reminded me of a low-key M.I.A. — dancing and singing with a DJ, but not quite as hectic and all-over-the-place.


Sheryl Crow hit the stage for a 45-minute set of eight songs. She alternated between sitting and standing and playing acoustic guitars and a bass, but sounded (and looked) fantastic. She opened her set alone with "God Bless This Mess," before her band came out and they rumbled through a variety of her hits — "A Change Would Do you Good," "Can't Cry Anymore" and "If It Makes You Happy" among them.


Beastie Boys hit the stage at 9:15 p.m. after a quick intro from Mixmaster Mike. The trio hit a variety of their hits from over the years, including "Pass the Mic," "Check It Out" and "No Sleep Til Brooklyn." All three appeared to have a great time and constantly moved around the stage. They did a short chat about getting everyone and their friends to vote, but the focus was definitely on the music. Mike D, in a suit for most of the show, was asked by Adrock, "Did you have a job interview earlier today?"

The trio gathered by Mixmaster Mike before playing "No Sleep" to discuss a possible setlist change, but they stuck to "Plan A" instead of making any changes. After "No Sleep," they joked that they would invite Crow and Santogold up on stage for a rendition of "We Are the World," before jumping into "So Whatcha Want." As the show ended, after a one-hour set, MCA said, "Get everyone you know to get out and vote. Enough already!"

The Bad: Short setlists from Sheryl Crow and Beastie Boys led to a show that ended at 10:15 p.m.


The Verdict: A quick-hitting, high-energy show that you'd rarely see in a small club.


Sheryl Crow Setlist

God Bless This Mess

Shine Over Babylon

Love Is Free

A Change Would Do You Good

Can't Cry Anymore>Bright Sunshiny Day

If It Makes You Happy

Out Of Our Heads

Everyday is a Winding Road


Beastie Boys Setlist

Super Disco Biscuit

Triple Trouble

Skills to Pay the Bills

Sure Shot

Alright Hear This

Pass the Mic

Check it Out

Do It

Body Movin'

Root Down

3 Mics & 1 DJ

Right Right Now Now

No Sleep Til Brooklyn

So Whatcha Want


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