Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo played an intimate solo concert on Monday night at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen.
The 27-song set was packed with Weezer hits and rarities as well as covers of songs from artists like Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies and even classic rock staples REO Speedwagon, whose “Can’t Fight This Feeling” was Cuomo’s opening number.
Other covers that popped up throughout the set included “Today” and “1979” from the Smashing Pumpkins, the Pixies classic “Where Is My Mind?” plus Green Day hits “When I Come Around” and “Basket Case.” Referring to the frontmen of both the Pumpkins and Green Day, Cuomo told the audience, “Both the Billies are so awesome.”
Among the many Weezer gems sprinkled throughout the show were “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” “Tired of Sex,” “Island in the Sun” and “El Scorcho.”
The night also featured the live debut of “(Girl We Got A) Good Thing,” taken from Weezer’s self-titled 2016 “White Album,” as well as Cuomo’s new solo tune, “Medicine For Melancholy,” which he released last month.
Weezer is expected to release its new “Black Album” on May 25th.