The Dandy Warhols are one of those rare bands who have managed to transcend their origins to become one of the must-see rock bands. While strongly rooted in psychedelic rock, the group has garnered enough cross-genre appeal with appealing songs and a strong stage presence to make one forget they were best known for doing a certain kind of thing.
The Dandys have been reminding their fans that they did that certain kind of thing pretty well on a tour of their classic album 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia, which they are appropriately playing in its entirety to mark its 13th anniversary. Capitol Records will release an extended 13th anniversary edition of the album on Tuesday, June 11. The Dandy Warhols swept through the east coat last week, including a stop at the 9:30 Club last Wednesday, and soon continue across the country with stops in Cleveland, Chicago, and onward.
The band got straight to work when they opened their show at the 9:30 Club, leaping into the 13 Tales with little fanfare. As they played through the 13 songs largely in tracklist order, the nearly sold-out crowd was transported to a certain state of mind as they were awash in the mellow psychedelia of the band’s third album, which started with slow, ponderous songs like “Godless” and “Mohammed” before truly culminating in the band’s most successful chart single, “Bohemian Like You.”