Jack’s Mannequin @ NYC 6/19

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On a warm Friday afternoon, Andrew McMahon headed into Midtown’s City Winery to play a handful of Jack’s Mannequin songs acoustic in front of a private audience. I was seated for lunch at the lovely restaurant around 12PM, ordered a glass of wine, and waited until McMahon came on stage near 12:30. Mixing up a set of old favorites, new songs, and even a cover of New York’s MGMT, McMahon sounded great. The full set:

Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon

The Resolution
The Mixed Tape
Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby)
La La Lie
Kids (MGMT cover)
Swim

Even without the rest of the band, the songs sounded big; a few hitches aside (an improvised “La La Lie” solo fell apart), the performance was near perfect and showcased exactly why McMahon is one of the strongest pop songwriters alive. I spoke briefly with McMahon after the set; we discussed his first tour, which I caught in Philadelphia before he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Sparked by the news that Jack’s Mannequin recently played the Something Corporate b-side “Watch the Sky” for the first time, I let Andrew know that my iPod was filled with his b-sides, acquired illegally. Without hesitation he smiled, put his arm around me, and said “as long as you’re listening, man”. He then signed my iPod, signing off that he was okay with that fact–not too surprising, since he angered his own record label by releasing a holiday EP for free on his website a few years back.

Jack’s Mannequin will open for The Fray in New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center later tonight. The show is not yet sold out, and lawn tickets can be acquired from LiveNation’s website for about $25. Black and white photograph of Andrew McMahon is courtesy of the lovely Sara Brodster, who provides many pictures to inTuneMusic.

Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin

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20 Responses to Jack’s Mannequin @ NYC 6/19

  1. M says:

    YES! thank you!!!

  2. jesse says:

    omg thanks :) hahaha he was ok with his song downloaded illegally just as long as u were listening lol ILOVE JM!

  3. ReaganRiot says:

    oh my god thank you so much.

  4. Linda says:

    Thanks! I see them next week at Jones Beach. Can’t wait!

  5. Peter says:

    Oh man! That was killer! Andrew McMahon is my friggin hero. I love JM!

  6. andrew says:

    Hey, thanks so much. I love jack’s mannequin :)! they are the best..

  7. Kim says:

    Fantastic!!

  8. h0sepipe says:

    Thank you so much!

  9. xpbp says:

    this is amazing. lovely article, thanks for the download.

  10. ashley says:

    thank you so muchhh :)
    I will be seeing andrew for round 8 on tuesday.. can’t wait <3

  11. robertLA says:

    it’s also cool to buy some of their music or merch if you love them…that way, the music keeps coming and this gifted artist can make a decent living. thanks for sharing!

  12. anni says:

    woow, awesome :)
    thank youu :)

  13. herald says:

    thx sooo much for the link .it’s freaking awesome (:

  14. greg says:

    than you dude, you’re the best, this concert is awesome
    Merci beaucoup ;)

  15. Brandy says:

    That is so awesome!! I love Andrew McMahon…met him at Warped Tour last year – he’s the nicest guy ever!

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Elie says:

    Oh my gosh! Yay ^^

    Thank you so much!

  17. Jenn says:

    Omg! I totally saw you there getting that ipod signed! It was so amazing…thanks for putting this up!!!

    - The Psychic Chick (not really) haha!

  18. [...] by Punk Rock Feedmeister on Jul.27, 2009, under Reviews California kids, get your tickets.. it’s $20-50 depending on where you sit. A little expensive, but Andrew solo is amazing. [...]

  19. Ginny says:

    Hey, it says that I need a password. What should I do?

  20. Charleston- it’s the greatest, ain’t it? ;)

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