The Decemberists (left to right): Chris Funk, Nate Query, Jenny Conlee, Colin Meloy, John Moen, Petra Haden
The Decemberists' Setlist
The Legionnaire's Lament
Song for Myla Goldberg
We Both Go Down Together
The Bagman's Gambit
The Sporting Life
From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)
Sixteen Military Wives
The Engine Driver
Los Angeles, I'm Yours
The Chimbley Sweep
California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
Of Angels and Angles
The Mariner's Revenge Song
This show originally Web cast live on NPR.org on May 6, 2005. It's the latest in a new series of live concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered and the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Previous live shows are listed at right.
The Decemberists are an indie pop group from Portland, Ore., known for their fun, clever lyrics steeped in world history and modern fiction. The band is currently on tour to promote its latest CD Picaresque.
Rebecca Gates got her start in the Portland rock group The Spinanes in 1991. Gates later relocated to Chicago where she was involved with the city's underground music scene, working with artists like John McEntire of The Sea and Cake, and Brian Deck of Califone. Gates' debut solo release was Ruby Series in 2001. She's currently at work on a new album.