Beck plays secret show in New York

The star takes audience requests at surprise show

Beck capped a week of New York-area shows in increasingly smaller venues with a secret gig at the tiny Knitting Factory.

The star and his band delivered a stripped-down hour-long set at the Manhattan venue on Thursday (October 26).

Following a DJ turn by Roots‘ drummer ?uestlove, Beck took to the stage wearing a battered fedora and blazer. He barely spoke, except to take requests (including ‘Beercan’ from his 1994 breakthrough album ‘Mellow Gold’).

The plugged-in party set came in ragged contrast to the pop troubadour’s acoustic performance on Sunday at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, a majestic former synagogue. Other New York stops included the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Loews cinema in Jersey City, and mtvU‘s Woodie Awards, held at Roseland Ballroom.

The set was:

‘Black Tambourine’

‘Scarecrow’

‘We Dance Alone’

‘Devil’s Haircut’

‘Nausea’

‘Beercan’

‘Paper Tiger’

‘Where It’s At’

‘E-Pro’

‘Think I’m In Love’

‘The Information’

‘Guess I’m Doing Fine’

–Filed in New York.

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