penn treaty park, philadelphia, pa 7/3/15

June 23, 2015

our second year in a row performing at penn treaty park on july 4th weekend. cover song heavy set!

good intentions
goshen 97 (strand of oaks)
she loves you (beatles)
spotlight
when will i be loved (everly brothers)
daydream believer (monkees)
angels of the silences (counting crows)
butterfly
movie star (cracker)
highway to hell (ac/dc)

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live band karaoke – johnny brenda’s, philadelphia, pa 6/4/15

June 4, 2015

a live band karaoke event for philadelphia beer week sponsored by yards brewing. we had a list of 232 songs which people were invited to choose from to come onstage at johnny brenda’s to sing with us. Everyone that came up did an amazing job and there are a few video links in the set lists below to prove it.

left of the dial (replacements)
miss world (hole)
detroit has a skyline (superchunk)
today (smashing pumpkins)
she don’t use jelly (flaming lips)
song 2 (blur)
wrong (archers of loaf)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
have you ever seen the rain? (creedence clearwater revival)
creep (radiohead)
up in arms (foo fighters)
just like heaven (cure)
cut your hair (pavement)
dreaming (blondie)
ziggy stardust (david bowie)
psycho killer (talking heads)
celebrated summer (husker du)
tired of sex (weezer)

(what’s so funny ’bout) peace, love and understanding (elvis costello and the attractions)
harnessed in slums (archers of loaf)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
femme fatale (velvet underground)
tractor rape chain (guided by voices)
your little hoodrat friend (hold steady)
the bends (radiohead)
unfair (pavement)
basket case (green day)
helter skelter (beatles)
motor away (guided by voices)
kicker of elves (guided by voices)
fell in love with a girl (white stripes)
elevate me later (pavement)
happiness is a warm gun (beatles)
sabotage (beastie boys)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
paranoid (black sabbath)
drain you (nirvana)
that’s how i escaped my certain fate (mission of burma)
game of pricks (guided by voices)
debaser (pixies)
frances farmer will have her revenge on seattle (nirvana)
then he kissed me (crystals)
tractor rape chain (guided by voices)
seether (veruca salt)

the fire, philadelphia, pa 4/11/15

April 27, 2015

great show with silver screams making the trip from boston and local band assemble. the exact set list was lost in a beer induced haze but it included a brand new song, know my name, and a few boston-centric tunes to make silver screams feel at home. the songs performed were:

good intentions
you never seem to mind
little builder
starting now
weekend politics
sweet tenderness
deep end
that’s how i escaped my certain fate (mission of burma)
butterfly
stock
spotlight
infinite space
nutso
my impression now (guided by voices)
tell me twice
even
know my name
skin i’m in
whole wide world (wreckless eric)
u-mass (pixies)

abbaye 12th anniversary party 1/17/15

January 17, 2015

for the 9th year (8th consecutive) our friends at the abbaye asked us to take part in their anniversary celebration by performing live band karaoke. this year’s list contained 234 songs which people were encouraged to choose from to come up and sing with us as their backing band. We played for four and a half hours with one twenty minute break and once again everyone did a wonderful job singing. we even fulfilled two requests which weren’t on the list but were easy enough for us to work up and perform on the spot. two of the highlights of the night were performances by the abbaye’s two owners. marc was the only person to come up and play an instrument and performed the who’s “baba o’riley” on drums with steve and pete singing. meghan, as is tradition, choose a song in the weeks before the party which we learned but kept off the list just for her to sing. this year her selection was “start choppin'” by dinosaur jr. and it brought the house down. we started the night off with our two newest original songs and then we let the crowd take over. the karaoke started with the most newly released song on the list and eventually came to a close with an amazing rendition of “suspicious minds” that had everyone in the bar singing along. below are the lists of everything that was performed in both sets:

even
tell me twice
goshen ’97 (strand of oaks)
buddy holly (weezer)
just what i needed (cars)
baba o’riley (who)
basket case (green day)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
tired of sex (weezer)
seether (veruca salt)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
cut your hair (pavement)
100% (sonic youth)
echos myron (guided by voices)
fell in love with a girl (white stripes)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
wagon wheel (old crow medicine show)
queen bitch (david bowie)
gigantic (pixies)
dumb (nirvana)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
i’m allowed (buffalo tom)
attitude (misfits)
web in front (archers of loaf)
last caress (misfits)

free fallin’ (tom petty)
eight days a week (beatles)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)
debaser (pixies)
dreaming (blondie)
that’s how i escaped my certain fate (mission of burma)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
radio radio (elvis costello and the attractions)
your little hoodrat friend (hold steady)
start choppin’ (dinosaur jr.)
motor away (guided by voices)
lounge act (nirvana)
range life (pavement)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
song 2 (blur)
last caress (misfits)
drain you (nirvana)
bad moon rising (creedence clearwater revival)
creep (radiohead)
she don’t use jelly (flaming lips)
get off of my cloud (rolling stones)
here comes your man (pixies)
psycho killer (talking heads)
suspicious minds (elvis presley)

bourbon & branch, philadelphia, pa 11/28/14

November 28, 2014

awesome holiday season show with dentistthe silence kit and sink tapes

good intentions
spotlight
finders
even
wishmas
shattered leaves
little builder
tell me twice
infinite space
brand new love (sebadoh/superchunk)
nutso
starting now
growin’ up (bruce springteen)
christmas vacation (descendents)
butterfly
anarchy in the u.k. (sex pistols)
skin i’m in

halloween party, the estate at monroe, williamstown, nj 11/1/14

November 1, 2014

for the third year in a row we performed two sets of covers at the charles d. folker memorial foundation masquerade party fundraiser, this year as a front man super group featuring bruce springsteen, kurt cobain, tom petty and axel rose. as in the past years we were also joined on a few songs by our friend lisa as nico. sprinkled throughout the sets were new songs that we specifically learned to represent each of our costumes: “growin’ up”, “smells like teen spirit”, “yer so bad”, “patience”, and “femme fatale”. it was another successful year raising money towards scholarships in the name of charles folker.

milkboy, philadelphia, pa, 8/1/14

August 1, 2014

amazing night playing between ken and howling fantods.

humpty
spotlight
even
good intentions
starting now
infinite space
stock
tell me twice
butterfly
back from somewhere (husker du)
weekend politics
skin i’m in

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penn treaty park, philadelphia, pa, 7/5/14

July 5, 2014

the weather was perfect for this outdoor performance at penn treaty park  before the fireworks over the river. We tried to play a little something for everybody. Cover songs are followed by the original artists’ name in parenthesis.

good intentions
no matter what (badfinger)
when will i be loved (everly brothers)
even
chasing heather crazy (guided by voices)
just like heaven (cure)
humpty
whole wide world (wreckless eric)
tell me twice
she loves you (beatles)
butterfly
back from somewhere (husker du)
spotlight
suspicious minds (elvis presley)
surrender (cheap trick)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)

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bourbon & branch, philadelphia, pa, 5/17/14

May 17, 2014

for our first show at the new venue bourbon & branch opening for the blurry nights record release show we played an hour long set that included two brand new songs (“even” and “tell me twice”), reached back to 1998 (“lemonade”) and touched on all of our albums in between.

good intentions
even
spotlight
infinite space
starting now
tell me twice
skin i’m in
lemonade
humpty
weekend politics
yeah, it’s beautiful here too (superchunk)
pictures
100% (sonic youth)
butterfly
stock
highway to hell (ac/dc)

 

sean koepenick – razorcake

February 4, 2014

snow day (take it easy) – what more could anyone ask of the big, fat jolly dude than some new xmas-themed vinyl? well, these two bands have just answered your wish list. taggart hits you up with three covers and one original for their side. “wishmas” is cool and will make it into a wintry playlist mix with ease. but it’s on their cover of the kinks “father christmas” where they really nail it. ray davies would be proud and I doubt bad religion’s recent take kicks as much ass. the successful failures come at from another angle: three originals and one cover. although their ramones cover is heartfelt, i think i’m feeling “christmas morning (yellow canary)” a bit more. either way this is best enjoyed loud, then go back and search out other releases by both bands as well. (razorcake)


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