Date: August 28, 2013
City: San Francisco, CA
Venue: The Fillmore
Artist: The Breeders
Opening Act(s): Tweens
“Last Splash” was released on August 31, 1993. In honor of its 20th anniversary The Breeders are playing the album cover to cover on the LSXX tour. The entire original album lineup – Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Jim Macpherson and Josephine Wiggs – is on tour. As the album was recorded in San Francisco, CA it seemed very appropriate to see this show at The Fillmore.
I was lucky enough to be the second person back from the barricade during the entire show. It was reminiscent of going to shows at The Fillmore when I was in college. We would always try to get to the show early so that we could be as close as possible to the stage. That is how I got a Better Than Ezra guitar pick. This time there wasn’t a rush of people behind me trying to get closer as soon as the show started. That is the benefit of going to a show where the crowd is a bit older. The Breeders sounded great but didn’t seem to take themselves too seriously; it looked like they were having a great time on stage.
After “Last Splash” they performed their debut album “Pod” in its entirety. I didn’t see The Breeders in the 90s and was happy to have the opportunity to see them on this tour. I just can’t believe it’s been 20 years.
Tweens opened up the show. They describe themselves as a “Nasty Doo Woppy band from Cincinnati, Ohio” on their Facebook page. I’m not sure I would consider their music “Doo Woppy”, but they were fun and energetic. I felt they were a good fit to open up for The Breeders. You can hear their music here.