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Re-Viewed: Pete Yorn at The Vic

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 3, 2005 6:51PM

Friday night the free concert event of the evening was Pete Yorn at the Vic brought to us by Fusion Flash Concerts. Chicagoist missed the actual indoctrination (sorry, advertising) part of the night regarding the new Ford Fusion, but still rocked out to Yorn.

The Vic was not full to capacity, which created an even more intimate show for those who got in (by the way we haven't seen that many passes handed out since Intonation). Pete started with “Broken Bottle” and didn’t really waste much time before playing a lot of the set from Musicforthemorningafter including “Closet”, “Life On A Chain” and “Just Another”.

Pete then clued us in that the next song “Search Your Heart” was new and it didn’t stray much from the sound that has become his own. A cover of The Smiths’ “Ask” , “For Nancy” and “Strange Condition” all came before the end of the set. After a brief intermission, Pete Yorn came back on stage for a couple of songs solo and acoustic before the rest of the band joined back in to create a wall of sound effect in “Sense” and “Crystal Village”.

Pete played a long show encompassing the “hits” as well as some new songs and a few covers. This set up tends to be how Pete generally plays live and that’s fine with Chicagoist. We like getting the most bang for our buck and Friday we didn’t even have to spend a dollar to get the baby Jesus to cry.