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
butterfly
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
finders
spotlight
everything pales
my valuable hunting knife (guided by voices)
stock
humpty
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)

abbaye 12th anniversary party 1/17/15

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)