penn treaty park, philadelphia, pa 7/2/15

our third year performing outside in penn treaty park before the city fireworks and this year we had special guests with us. halfway through the set we turned our instruments over to riot, featuring pete’s sons calvin and myles, who performed a green day song as their first public performance. our set was a big mix of originals and covers.

i need to know (tom petty & the heartbreakers)
surrender (cheap trick)
goshen 97 (strand of oaks)
my best friend’s girl (cars)
outtasite, outtamind (wilco)
friday i’m in love (cure)
none of them
growin’ up (bruce springsteen)
good intentions
basket case (green day)(performed by riot)
don’t change (inxs)
starting now
psycho killer (talking heads)
baba o’riley (who)
radio radio (elvis costello & the attractions)
movie star (cracker)
sabotage (beastie boys)
helter skelter (beatles)

abbaye 13th anniversary party 1/16/16

for the 10th year (9th consecutive) our friends at the abbaye asked us to join in their anniversary celebration by performing live band karaoke and it was just as fun as ever. this year’s list reached 235 songs that people could choose from to come up and sing with us as their backing band which we all did for four and a half hours. this year went seamlessly and everyone did a great job singing. as in every other year abbaye owner meghan choose a secret song ahead of time which we learned and kept off the list just for her to perform. her song this year was “don’t change” by inxs and it was definitely a highlight of the evening. as usual we started the night off with two of our original songs and then we let the crowd take over. here is everything that was performed in both sets:

good intentions
miss world (hole)
tired of sex (weezer)
creep (radiohead)
academy fight song (mission of burma)
breed (nirvana)
saving my ticket (superchunk)
the seeker (who)
fuck & run (liz phair)
gold star for robot boy (guided by voices)
song 2 (blur)
molly’s lips (nirvana)
last caress (misfits)
attitude (misfits)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
be my baby (ronettes)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
twist and shout (beatles)
fell in love with a girl (white stripes)
don’t want to know if you are lonely (husker du)
(love is like a) heat wave (martha reeves & the vandellas)
queen bitch (david bowie)
psycho killer (talking heads)
glad girls (guided by voices)
basket case (green day)
hey hey, my my (neil young)

all day and all of the night (kinks)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
don’t change (inxs)
gigantic (pixies)
buddy holly (weezer)
range life (pavement)
last caress (misfits)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
a salty salute (guided by voices)
motor away (guided by voices)
happiness is a warm gun (beatles)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
just like heaven (cure)
radio radio (elvis costello & the attractions)
mary jane’s last dance (tom petty & the heartbreakers)
creep (radiohead)
suspicious minds (elvis presley)
smells like teen spirit (nirvana)
seether (veruca salt)
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
here comes your man (pixies)
color me impressed (replacements)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)
roots radicals (rancid)
girl who lives on heaven hill (husker du)

ortliebs, philadelphia, pa 9/18/15

great show with friends howling fantods and sick panda. we went way off set list so this is an approximation of what happened:

attitude (misfits)
good intentions
know my name
everything pales
my valuable hunting knife (guided by voices)
alison’s starting to happen (lemonheads)
weekend politics
none of them
wrong (archers of loaf)
happiness is a warm gun (beatles)
last caress (misfits)
movie star (cracker)