The Raconteurs are back and if you were in New York City or paying any bit of attention to the music news cycle in the past week, you were very aware of the release of their new album Help Us Stranger, their first album in 11 years (of course released via Third Man Records). The band was in town to promote the record and spent the weekend playing a whole bunch of cool surprise underplays and small clubs and record shops (such as Rough Trade NYC) and on June 23 they performed a show at the impossibly small Coney Island Baby.

Essentially a bar, the venue probably would fit about 50-75 people comfortably but 200 lucky fans were packed into the venue to witness The Raconteurs shred. While the Rough Trade NYC show was more of a brief run-through at some of the finer cuts off the new album, this performance was closer to a full set from the band.

The 14-song set featured almost all of the new album played (nine songs) but also three songs from Consolers of the Lonely (“Top Yourself,” “Old Enough,” “Consoler of the Lonely” and two from Broken Boy Soldiers (“Level” and “Steady, as She Goes”). The crowd never lost sight of how ridiculous it was to see a band of this stature playing in a room this tiny and the band clearly fed off of their energy and delivered an unforgettable performance that will be become the sort of show that people are talking about years down the line and you can proudly say, “I was there.”

Find the setlist posted below along with one more (iPhone) shot from the performance.

The Raconteurs setlist:

1. Consoler of the Lonely
2. Bored and Razed
3. Live a Lie
4. Old Enough
5. Only Child
6. Help Me Stranger
7. Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)
8. Don’t Bother Me
9. Level
10. Top Yourself
11. Sunday Driver


12.Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) (Donovan cover)
13. Now That You’re Gone
14. Steady, as She Goes

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