Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays Secret Acoustic Show In Brooklyn To Less Than 100 People [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgWith the group scheduled to play Brooklyn Bowl tonight, followed by a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre to ring in the New Year, this pop-up show was the perfect way to kick things off.Show #92 | Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Threes Brewing | Brooklyn, NY | 2016-12-28I Know You Rider @ (All – requested by MB)Loser (TH – requested by TH)Casey Jones (TH – requested by SM)Viola Lee Blues (All – requested by DD)Estimated # (SM – requested by JR) ->Ruben & Cherise (TH) ->Let It Grow $ (SM) ->Jam % ->“Let Terrapin Grow” Jam ^ ->Let It Grow Reprise & (SM) ->Ramble On Rose (TH)Jam * ->Uncle John’s Jam +! ->The Wheel ! (All) ->Uncle John’s Band ! (All) ->The Wheel ! (All) ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise ! (All) ->Crazy Fingers (TH) ->Truckin’ @@ (SM) ->Born Cross Eyed JamEnc: Brown Eyed WomenEntire show was acoustic, with Marco on Upright Piano, Tommy & Scott on Acoustic Guitars thru their amps, Dave on Upright Bass & Joe on a small kit, with Kick, Snare, Hat & 1 cymbal. Only the piano & vocals were sent thru the PA. The performance space holds about 60 or so people & there were probably 75 or so there. The band started out with each member choosing a song from stage right (MB) to stage left (JR), hence the “requested by” notes for the songs up through Estimated. Every song except Uncle John’s Band (played Acoustic on 2016-10-06) was the First Time Played Acoustic by Almost [email protected] – With an “LA Woman” (The Doors) Tease (MB)# – With Terrapin Station & Ruben & Cherise Teases (Band)$ – With a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Tease (JR)% – With multiple teases/themes, including “Careless Whisper” (Wham) & On The Road Again from Marco, Terrapin Station & Let It Grow Teases (Band)^ – Basically the band weaved the 2 songs together & went back & forth between them& – Not played since North Coast Festival 2015-9-4, a gap of 48 shows, with a Terrapin Tease (TH)* – With a tease of an American Babies Tune from their first album – will ask TH the title+ – First Time Played by Almost Dead! – This was basically a mash up of the 2 songs, sometimes with the band playing both tunes simultaneously, if that makes [email protected]@ – Contained multiple Other One Teases & Jams (Band)[photo via @fugknuckle] The last two nights have been quite interesting at Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing. On Tuesday, the Benevento Russo Duo played their first show in six years, after subtle hints led to the not-so-secret announcement of a free show. Then, last night, as most of New York was en route to Madison Square Garden, came another clue. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead would play an acoustic free show at the same joint, and were already billed as “Data Models”, an anagram for Almost Dead. Those not able to see Phish last night were lucky enough to see Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento, and Joe Russo in an intimate room on a Wednesday night to about 75 people.The band dug through Grateful Dead classics, with the acoustic debut of every song played last night with the exception of “Uncle John’s Band”. It was very much a public rehearsal, as the night started with the song request of each member of the band. With Benevento on the upright piano, Hamilton and Metzger rocking the acoustic guitars, Dreiwitz on the upright bass, and Russo on a small kit (with kick, snare, hat, and one cymbal), only the piano and vocals were sent through the PA — and the rest was left to hug the room with their innately special talents. The band played one full set, with covers, originals, teases, and the debut of a mash-up between “Uncle John’s Band” and “The Wheel”.Social media will lend some small treasures from last night’s spectacle, but none will compare to the real thing. Check out the clips below, courtesy of Instragram users @joerussosalmostdead and @justinzafran:last_img

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