Watch Big Thief's Full Performance At Gateway City Arts During an intimate show by the canals of downtown Holyoke, Mass., the band played songs from both Masterpiece and Capacity.
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Watch Big Thief's Full Performance At Gateway City Arts

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In September, WGBH traveled a few hours west on the Mass Pike to capture Brooklyn-based Big Thief performing live at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass.

Guitarist Buck Meek was not able to make the show, so the band's set took on a particularly intimate vibe interspersed with moments of full-volume energy. Shortly before taking the stage, Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia spoke with us about becoming a band, touring and the importance of being present, among the backdrop of late summer cicadas by the canals of downtown Holyoke.

SET LIST

  • "Velvet Ring"
  • "Humans"
  • "Mythological Beauty"
  • "Shark Smile"
  • "Shoulders"
  • "Those Girls"
  • "Magic Dealer"
  • "Masterpiece"
  • "Great White Shark"
  • "10 Miles Away"
  • "Paul"
  • "Capacity"
  • "Mary"