Rock icon Iggy Pop played a sold-out show at the Masonic in San Francisco, in support of his latest record, Post Pop Depression. Joining the Stooges leader on guitar was Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who collaborated with Pop on the record at recorded it as his Joshua Tree, CA studio. Also in Pop’s band were Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Zwan, Superwolf), QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
After a solo opening set from Brooklyn guitarist Sarah Lipstate, aka Noveller, Pop’s band took the stage decked out in matching shiny red tuxedo jackets, and hit the first notes of Pop’s classic “Lust For Life.” Iggy charged onto stage in a black suit (sans shirt, of course) and launched right into being Iggy Pop, whirling around the stage with an insane amount of energy for a regular person, let alone a 68-year-old garage rock legend. Surprising to absolutely no one, the jacket didn’t last for long and it was only a few minutes until Pop was in his natural state, shirtless and dancing and singing, pausing occasionally to mug to the crowd. Though this was for some reason a seated show, it certainly didn’t appear that any of the seats were actually in use, and the crowd remained fairly nuts for the duration of the 14-song main set and 8-song encore, which included most of Post Pop Depression along with Pop’s classics “China Girl,” “Nightclubbing,” and “The Passenger.”
Iggy Pop @ The Masonic in San Francisco, CA, March 31, 2016
Lust for Life
In the Lobby
Some Weird Sin
Break Into Your Heart
Fall in Love With Me