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Silversun Pickups Closed a Tour in Style at 9:30 Club

Silversun Pickups carry out at 9:30 Club on March 14, 2024. (Picture by Marc Shea)

Silversun Pickups not too long ago wrapped a massive tour at 9:30 Club in DC. Becoming the last night of the tour, there was surely an air of anticipation in the viewers. You know the feelingthe band has been on the road for weeks and youre hoping they go all out on the ultimate evening.

The emotion was justified when the opening act arrived out to participate in at 9:30 Club on March 14. Hello there Mary is a trio from Brooklyn, New York. It was apparent that they truly connected with Silversun Pickups throught their time on the road. The band was very emotional as their established wound down. They thanked the band profusely, declaring that their time jointly was existence-transforming. Their set was nine music long and on their ultimate tune of the night, Brian Aubert, the singer and guitarist for SSPU, arrived onstage to be part of them for a excellent variation of “Knowing You.”

When it came time for Silversun Pickups to arise, there was this sort of a buzz in the group! They opened up with the tune “Growing Aged Is Having Old” from their sophomore launch, Swoon. The tune starts off off with bass and drums and builds as it goes. Not only did it build but the band prolonged the jam for a good bit, really working with the tune to get warmed up. They performed under a really severe pink gentle that didnt transform significantly until eventually the next music, “Sticks and Stones” from 2022s Bodily Thrills album.

Check out the formal new music movie for “Sticks And Stones” by Silversun Pickups on YouTube:

This was my 1st time seeing Silversun Pickups, and I was seriously delighted with the way the songs translated to a reside placing. I was also thrilled to hear them play music from every whole duration album in their discography.

In the course of most of the demonstrate, there was not a great deal banter involving tunes. Five tunes into the established, right after the song “Panic Swap,” Brian talked about the bands appreciate of DC and the 9:30 Club in distinct.

The band ongoing to minimize a swath by means of their discography for the subsequent numerous music right until they completed “Dont Know Still.” Thats when band introductions were being finished. So potentially now would be a great time to point out the band users: Brian Aubert on guitar and vocals, Nikki Monninger on bass, Joe Lester performs the keyboards, and Christopher Guanlao sits driving the drum package. The lineup has not changed given that their very first formal release, Pikul, in 2005.

In addition to introducing the customers of Silversun Pickups, Brian also talked about touring with Hi Mary and the effects they had on SSPU. He even experienced the group chanting Good day Mary, Hello Mary by the stop.

The future track, “Mean Spirits,” was launched as a track that designed when bassist Nikki Monninger acquired mad at the town of Boise. 4 tracks following that they shut the demonstrate with “Nightlight” from the Much better Character album. Right before leaving the phase, they took a handful of moments to thank their overall crew, quite a few of them by identify, for trying to keep them delighted and risk-free for the total period.

With that, they exited the stage.

They speedily reemerged onstage for the encore, which started with “Three Seed” from their debut album, Carnavas. The encore was for a longer period than most at five tracks. They wrapped every little thing up with the track that acquired me and most everyone I know into the band, “Lazy Eye.”

The demonstrate was wonderful! I adore it when a band will play songs from every single album or period of their profession. And Silversun Pickups managed to play the songs really close to the album versions but not near sufficient that they were being carbon copies. They are hitting the highway yet again in April, and I hope to catch them when they arrive back to perform the 9:30 Club again on Might 6. And if you skipped them this final time around, do you a favor and make the subsequent demonstrate.

Get your tickets on the web now for Silversun Pickups at 9:30 Club on May perhaps 6!


  • Increasing Aged Is Receiving Aged
  • Sticks And Stones
  • Perfectly Thought Out Twinkles
  • It Doesnt Make a difference Why
  • Worry Swap
  • Fearful Jointly
  • Very little Fans So Polite
  • By itself On A Hill
  • Kissing Households
  • Dont Know But
  • Signify Spirits
  • Circadian Rhythm (Past Dance)
  • Dots And Dashes (Adequate Now)
  • Substitution
  • Nightlight


  • A few Seed
  • Cannibal
  • Empty Nest
  • Not known (Brian solo w/Change You lyrics)
  • Lazy Eye

Below are some more shots of Silversun Pickups performing at 9:30 Club on March 14, 2024. All photos copyright and courtesy of Marc Shea.