PHOTOS: Liam Gallagher plays both angel and devil at The Warfield

Liam Gallagher

Photos: Alessio Neri

SAN FRANCISCO — Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, brought his solo show, supporting material from the recently released album As You Were, to the Warfield Monday evening, and the oft-controversial singer-songwriter played up to his dichotomy: The angry, defiant artist who would throw a tambourine to the stage after successfully hitting the high notes, and the soft-spoken friend who would invite a young fan to the stage to introduce a song and take the same tambourine home as a gift.

Gallagher kicked off the San Francisco show with Oasis tunes “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Morning Glory” before hitting songs from As You Were, which is also his first solo album following project Beady Eye.

Tracks like “Wall of Glass,” Greedy Soul” and “For What It’s Worth” made up the meat of the 14-song setlist. The crowd appeared split between Oasis fans curious to hear the new material live and those who already knew the album from the bottom up. The former group also went home happy, as Gallagher went on to perform five additional Oasis songs including “Some Might Say,” and “Be Here Now.”

After a short encore break, Gallagher and his band came back for two more songs. Although the setlist listed “Wonderwall” as the closer, Gallagher asked the crowd if it preferred “Live Forever,” and the new song was chosen.

Los Angeles rockers The Warbly Jets opened the show with a 30-minute set that rolled through seven or eight songs, including better-known songs like “Alive” and “The Lowdown,” and concluding with the newer “Head Session.”

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