photo by Kirby Glad Stein


This past Friday night, Twiddle brought their winter tour to The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and the band shouted out their host city with the evening’s setlist. The performance also featured some special guests in guitarist Marcus Rezak and reggae act Iya Terra.

Starting with an opening run of “Lost in the Cold” “Orlando’s” and “Syncopated Healing,” the band proceeded to spell out the phrase “Los Angeles Jams” throughout the two sets and encore. At the end of the second set, Twiddle welcomed out Rezak for “Mamunes the Faun,” while their lone encore song, a cover of Sublime’s “Smoke Two Joints,” featured Iya Terra.

There was also a non-performing special guest in the audience, as Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, who has recently discussed his appreciation for Twiddle (in particular, “Jamflowman,” which was included in the second set of the show) and chatted with Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis on his radio show, Time Crisis, when Savoulidis invited Koenig to the LA gig.

See the full setlist below and listen to audio of the performance. Twiddle’s West Coast stint continues this week, starting with a show at San Diego’s Belly Up tomorrow, March 5.


The Troubadour, Los Angeles, LA

Set I: Lost in the Cold> Orlando’s, Syncopated Healing, Apples> Nicodemus Portulay, Gatsby the Great

Set II: Enter> Latin Tang, Earth Mama, Second Wind, Jamflowman, Amydst the Myst, Mamunes the Faun*

Enc: Smoke Two Joints^

Notes: * w/ Marcus Rezak
^w/ Iya Terra




Ezra Koenig and Mihali Savoulidis (photo by Jeff Kravitz)