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

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

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)

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

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.