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Mitski live! (Season 1, Episode 2)

Pull up a chair and consider the “Be The Cowboy” tour’s bold stage show.

Pull up a chair and consider the “Be The Cowboy” tour’s bold stage show. (Photo by Bao Ngo.)

In this episode, hosts Alex Nelson and Shaun Soman reflect on Mitski’s April 3, 2019 performance at The Sylvee in Madison. Along the way, they recall past Mitski shows they’ve attended (1:34), rave about her chair-heavy new stage show (5:51), examine discourse around identity and music consumption (11:20), and formally analyze a few music videos from her transformative album Be The Cowboy  in an extended segment of “A.V. Club” (28:41). Oh, they also express grief over a missed opportunity to grab a very elusive Mitski matchbook and invite you to join them both in mourning (47:11).

In lieu of a guest this week, Alex and Shaun want to highlight some groovy work about Mitski others have done! To read the rest of Amileah Sutliff’s Liner Notes interview with Mistki for Vinyl Me Please, please see “The Unquenchable Desperation of ‘Be The Cowboy’”; to know more about Mitski’s performance at the Sylvee on April 3, 2019, see Mercy Xiong’s review for EMMIE Magazine; finally, to peep the adorable fan art for Mitski’s “Pink In The Night” featured on this week’s mini “Queer Revolutions” segment and more, check out Eunnieboo on Twitter.

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