taggart hosts live band karaoke

May 19, 2015

yards brewery presents for philadelphia beer week
taggart live band karaoke
thursday, june, 4th
johnny brenda’s (1201 n. frankford ave., philadelphia, pa 19125)
8PM Doors / $10 / 21+

here’s your chance to sing onstage at johnny brenda’s with taggart as your live backing band. choose from a list of over 200 songs spanning the history of rock from the classic 60’s (beatles, stones, kinks, who) to the punk/glam 70’s (ramones, talking heads, bowie, blondie) through the pop/college 80’s (go-go’s, tom petty, r.e.m., Replacements) and the alternative/indie 90’s (nirvana, guided by voices, pavement, radiohead) up to current favorites (strand of oaks, decemberists, wilco). and let’s not forget songs along the way by: beastie boys, cheap trick, clash, elvis costello, descendents, flaming lips, husker du, misfits, mission of burma, pixies, elvis presley, sex pistols, smiths, sonic youth, bruce springsteen, superchunk, velvet underground, weezer, neil young and many more. lyric sheets available for all songs.

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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)

abbaye 11th anniversary party 1/18/14

January 18, 2014

this was our 8th year (7th consecutive) performing live band karaoke for our friends at the abbaye. this year we had to really cram in rehearsals due to our december being taken up with the release of our christmas record but we still managed to get the song list up to a record 225 songs. the place was packed full of people celebrating the abbaye’s anniversary by choosing songs and coming up and singing with us. we opened up with one of our own songs and then let the crowd take over. ward’s wife deena became only the second person ever to request to perform one of our original songs and did a great job on “good intentions“. we continued the tradition of having abbaye owner meghan choose a song for us to learn and save off the list for her to sing. this year her pick was “always love” by nada surf which she followed with “anarchy in the u.k.” to bring our first set to a rousing close. becker and ward performed gbv’s “14 cheerleader coldfront” and “kicker of elves” as a duo and we were requested to play “take the skinheads bowling” and sing it ourselves but other then those and “butterfly” all the songs were sung by the abbaye crowd. below is the list of everything that was performed in both sets for what was another amazing year:

butterfly
hot freaks (guided by voices)
gold star for robot boy (guided by voices)
no matter what (badfinger)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
good intentions
seether (veruca salt)
baba o’riley (who)
be my baby (ronettes)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
paranoid (black sabbath)
highway to hell (ac/dc)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
attitude (misfits)
sabotage (beastie boys)
mary jane’s last dance (tom petty & the heartbreakers)
queen bitch (david bowie)
psycho killer (talking heads)
career opportunities (clash)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
always love (nada surf)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)

sliver (nirvana)
web in front (archers of loaf)
have you ever seen the rain (creedence clearwater revival)
can’t buy me love (beatles)
creep (radiohead)
molly’s lips (nirvana)
twist and shout (beatles)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
blitzkrieg bop (ramones)
then he kissed me (crystals)
echos myron (guided by voices)
divide and conquer (husker du)
suspicious minds (elvis presley)
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
14 cheerleader coldfront (guided by voices)
kicker of elves (guided by voices)
song 2 (blur)
low (cracker)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
glad girls (guided by voices)
back from somewhere (husker du)
highway to hell (ac/dc)
here comes your man (pixies)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
roots radicals (rancid)
basket case (green day)
debaser (pixies)
just what i needed (cars)
last caress (misfits)
a salty salute (guided by voices)
misty mountain hop (led zeppelin)
take the skinheads bowling (camper van beethoven)
be my baby (ronettes)
miss world (hole)


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