RECAP: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead MAR 16-18 2017 at Brooklyn Bowl NY

Posted on Monday March 20th in

This past weekend saw Joe Russo’s Almost Dead close out the second half of their sold out 6-night run, this time with Oteil Burbridge on bass subbing in for Dave Dreiwitz who was in Chicago playing with Ween. This run also saw multi-instrumentalist, Stuart Bogie, sit in for several songs. Check out the beautiful photos of Lou Montesano from 3/16 and Steve Olker on 3/17 below along with the annotated setlists:

Above photos courtesy of Lou Montesano | stillrock.net​

Above photos courtesy of Steve Olker | StephenOlker.com | @OlkerPhoto

Show #103
2017-03-16
Set One (8:45PM – 9:57PM)
Jam @ ->
The Other One @& (SM) ->
Dark Star #& (OB) ->
St Stephen $ & (ALL) ->
Cinnamon & Lesbians %* (JR) ->
The Eleven @ (TH/JR) ->
Shakedown Street #+ (TH)
Set Two (10:31PM – 11:53PM)
King Solomon’s Marbles @
Black Throated Wind Jam % ->
Royals Jam % @@ ->
Black Throated Wind % (SM) ->
Jack Straw Jam ->
Touch Of Grey @ (TH) >
Playing In The Band @ (SM) ->
Wharf Rat ^ & ## (TH) >
Truckin # & (SM) ->
Born Cross Eyed Jam
E: Born To Run @ (TH)
Dave Dreiwitz is on tour with Ween.
Entire show with Oteil Burbridge on Bass & Vocals.
Entire show with Stuart Bogie on horns & percussion.
See below for specifics.
OB is Oteil Burbridge Lead Vox.
@ – With Stuart on Tenor Sax
# – With Stuart on Percussion & Tenor Sax
$ – With Stuart on Tenor Sax, Flute & Bari Sax
% – With Stuart on Bari Sax
^ – With Stuart on Tenor Sax & Flute
& – With Born Cross Eyed Teases (TH) – This may have happened even more.
* – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead
+ – With a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Jam – I think (mostly MB), Dark Star Teases (TH) & Feel Like A Stranger Teases (Band)
@@ – Lorde Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead (Mostly Marco & Stuart), crowd sung the lyrics
## – Also with Tennessee Jed Teases (TH)
$$ – Bruce Springsteen Cover, Not Played since 2015-12-31 at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA, a gap of 44 shows.
Numerous “Mountain Jam” (Donovan/Allman Brothers Band) teases through out the show.

Show #104
2017-03-17
Set One (9:43PM – 10:51PM)
Sitting On Top Of The World (TH) ->
Easy Wind @ (SM)
Eyes Of The World # (TH) ->
Drums ->
Samson & Delilah (SM)
Mission In The Rain ** (TH) ->
Loser $ (TH) ->
LA Woman Jam % ->
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ^ (All)
Set Two (11:31PM – 12:56AM)
Jam & ->
Alligator & * (SM) ->
Fame + (MB & TH) ->
Brown Eyed Women (TH) ->
They Love Each Other @@ (TH) ->
Brown Eyed Women Reprise ## (TH)
Not Fade Away $$ (All) ->
Turn On Your Love Light (OB)
Cream Puff War (TH) >
My Brother Esau %% (SM)
Scarlet Begonias (TH) >
Fire On the Mountain ^^(TH)
ENC:
The Weight && (All)
Dave Dreiwitz is on tour with Ween.
Entire show with Oteil Burbridge on Bass & Vocals.
OB is Oteil Burbridge Lead Vox.
Oteil played 4 string bass for the majority of the night,
but played 6 string bass on Eyes. (& I think that’s it.)
@ – “Flipped” Version – Opened with the last verse sung first. With a Black Throated Wind Tease (SM). Proceeded by blues jam connecting Sitting on Top with Easy Wind that probably included a “Vampire Blues” (Neil Young) Tease (Band)
# – With a “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye) Tease (SM), a “Jessica” (Allman Brothers Band) Tease (TH) & an Oteil Bass Solo
** – Not played since 2016-03-24, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 2016-03-24 a gap of 35 shows.
$ – With a Tennessee Jed Tease (MB)
% – Doors cover, first time played by Almost Dead (Has been teased before). No lyrics sung.
^ – With a “Duo Jam” & without the usual instrumental “We Bid You Good Night” ending
& – With Marco Crowd Surfing
* – With a Truckin’ tease (SM)
+ – David Bowie Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, Partial Version. (Has been teased before.)
@@ – Partial Version, 2 verses(?) sung
## – Not Played since 2015-10-29 at Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL, a gap of 53 shows
$$ – With a “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (MB), China>Rider Transition Tease (TH), a “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Jam (MB), a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB), an “I Want Candy” (Bow Wow Wow) Tease (MB) & probably more, including for sure an ‘80s tune by a female vocalist that I can’t quite place that’s driving me nuts. 🙂
%% – With a “Flash’s Theme aka Flash” (Queen/Brian May) Jam (MB)
^^ – With a “Borderline” (Madonna) Tease (MB)
&& – TH – Verse One (pulled into Nazareth), SM – Verse Two (picked up my bags), OB – Verse Three (Go down, Miss Moses), JR – Verse Four (Crazy Chester) & All – verse five (Catch the Cannonball)

Show #105 – Night 6 of #MarchRADness

2017-03-18
Public Sound Check (5:30PM – 6:00PM)
Such A Night % (MB)
Ophelia % (SM)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down % (TH)
Set One (9:41PM – 10:52PM)
Promised Land @ (TH)
Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion (TH) >
Hell In A Bucket (SM) ->
Jam ->
Here Comes Sunshine (TH) ->
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed # ->
Here Comes Sunshine Reprise $ (TH) ->
Duo Jam ->
Ruben & Cherise % (TH) ->
Viola Lee Blues ^ % (All)
Set Two (11:25PM – 1:09AM)
Jam ->
Casey Jones & (TH) ->
Jack A Roe (TH) ->
Dancing In The Streets * % (SM) ->
Franklin’s Tower % (TH) ->
Let It Grow Jam ->
That’s The Way Jam + ->
Let It Grow (SM) @@ ->
Girlfriend Is Better Jam ## ->
Let It Grow Reprise (SM)
I Know You Rider (All)
ENC:
“Thank You Sean” $$
Brokedown Palace (TH)
We Bid You Good Night %% (All)
Dave Dreiwitz is on tour with Ween.
Entire show with Oteil Burbridge on Bass & Vocals.
Oteil played 4 string bass for the majority of the night,
but played 6 string bass on Ruben & Cherise. (& I think that’s it.)
@ – Not on the set list as written – for the late great Chuck Berry – RIP. Not played since 2015.10.31 at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC a gap of 52 shows. With a “Never Can Tell” (Chuck Berry) tease (SM)
# – Allman Brothers Band cover, not played since 2016-03-24 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 36 shows
$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016-02-13 State Theater, Portland, ME, a gap of 38 shows
% – With Stuart Bogie on Tenor Sax
^ – With a China Cat Sunflower Jam
& – With a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB)
* – With a “9 to 5” Tease (MB), a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (MB), a “Shake Your Body” (The Jacksons) Jam, and a “I Want a New Drug” (Huey Lewis & The News) Jam that could become its own track, With Stuart Bogie on Tenor Sax
+ – Led Zeppelin Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, instrumental
@@ – With a “Chest Fever” (The Band) Tease (MB)
## – Talking Heads Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, Instrumental
$$ – With Pete Shapiro, honoring Sean Aiken, a long time Brooklyn Bowl manager working his last night.
%% – Sung a cappella, at the front of the stage, not played since 2015-10-03 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 57 shows​

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