Premiere: Pylon at Athens PopFest 2005 — watch full hour-long reunion set

For the second premiere in our series of archival videos from Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga., we explore a more recent vintage with the debut of this full, hour-long set from the hugely influential Pylon, performed at the fabled 40 Watt Club in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2005, during the annual Athens PopFest.

The video, which comes to us from the Athens PopFest Archives via Wuxtry, features the college-rock icons’ full 16-song set (see setlist below) and was shot by Eric Hernandez.

The performance comes about a year after the band — Randall Bewley, Michael Lachowski, Curtis Crowe and Vanessa Briscoe Hay — first reunited after a 13-year break-up. The band would go on to play shows in 2007 and 2008 before tragically losing Bewley, who died after suffering a heart attack while driving in Athens in February 2009.

Check out the full hour-long performance above, and, if you haven’t seen the first installment in this series — rare footage of R.E.M. performing in Atlanta in February 1981 — head over here. And watch this space for more of Wuxtry’s archival performance footage in the coming months.

 

Setlist: Pylon, Athens PopFest 2005, 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, 8/13/05

1. “Read A Book
2. “Cool”
3. “Italian Movie Theme”
4. “Human Body”
5. “Working is No Problem”
6. “Gravity”
7. “Danger”
8. “3X3″
9. “Crazy”
10. “Volume”
11. “Sugarpop”
12. “Beep”
13. “Feast On My heart
14. ” M-Train”
15. “K”
16. “Stop It”

 

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