Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the first of three shows at New York's Irving Plaza. The sold-out gig, for which tickets were being scalped outside fo

Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the first of three shows at New York's Irving Plaza. The sold-out gig, for which tickets were being scalped outside for upwards of $500, began with six Jam songs, including "Shopping," "Tales From the Riverbank," "Carnation," "English Rose" and the classic "That's Entertainment."

"Enough nostalgia," Weller said before launching into "From the Floorboards Up," from his 2005 solo album "As Is Now." The middle portion of the show was further highlighted by "Running on the Spot," an epic cover of Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" and the strutting "Paper Smile."

The crowd clapped along with Weller's tambourine whacks on "Broken Stones," and the enthusiasm remained high through the fast rocker "Come On/Let Go" and "Foot of the Mountain," which closed the main set. A three-song encore concluded with arguably the Jam's best-known song, "A Town Called Malice," with Weller yielding almost all of the vocals to the audience.

Industry personnel mingled post-show at the Gramercy Hotel with film stars Sienna Miller and Jimmy Fallon (fresh from the New York premiere of the film "Factory Girl"), as well as "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen.

Weller's New York run continues tonight with a show expected to feature a heavy dose of material from his post-Jam band, the Style Council. The artist is in the States to promote a series of retrospective releases bearing the name "Hit Parade," including a four-disc boxed set and a DVD.

Here is Paul Weller's set list:

"Shopping"
"Tales From the Riverbank"
"Carnation"
"English Rose"
"That's Entertainment"
"Man in the Cornershop"
"Thick As Thieves"
"In the Crowd"
"From the Floorboards Up"
"Paper Smile"
"All the Pictures on the Wall"
"Above the Clouds"
"Running on the Spot"
"Porcelain Gods"
"I Walk on Gilded Splinters"
"Wild Wood"
"Savages"
"Fly Little Bird"
"The Pebble and the Boy"
"Broken Stones"
"You Do Something to Me"
"Come On/Let Go"
"The Changingman"
"Foot of the Mountain"

Encore:
"I Wanna Make It Alright"
"Sunflower"
"A Town Called Malice"

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