Saturday, September 28, 2013

Number Forty Two

"A moment of silence for Mariano Rivera"
-BC, 9/27/2013

Playing for one of the most beer-soaked audiences I've seen in quite a while (that's saying a lot for your usual GM crowd), Waterbury's hometown heroes played some all-out smokers with "Whale", "Baba O' Riley" and "Dragging Me Down".  But they set the bar at an all new level with Friday night's awe inspiring "Burn"(posted below). I post a lot of versions of this tune on here, and there's a good reason for that-it never ceases to kick major ass. Right around the 9 minute mark, the tune changes pace from it's usual dark and dirty to some bright and beautiful jamming. If you don't like "Burn", it's pretty clear that this is not the blog for you. There's the fucking door.

The Shamrock, Waterbury, CT

Set 1
Lost on Me (2)
Little Bit of Soul
Dig a Pony>
Psycho Killer>
Against Me
Without a Trace
Easy Tiger
Demon Theory
Tell My Muse
Holy Ghost
Whale (slow)>
Enter Sandman*>
Whale (slow)

Set 2
Baba O' Riley(3)
So Far Gone (4)
Mookie Wilson
Bring it on Home
Dragging Me Down (5)
Dragging Me Down (6)
Whipping post> (7)
Hot For Teacher> (7)
Whipping Post (7)

Show Notes
*first time played. Played in honor of the great Mariano Rivera
(1) Dedicated to Modeen
(2) Featured sections of "Lion's Mane"
(3) Contained the ending section to "can't you hear me knocking?"(Rolling Stones)
(4) Alternate lyrics "I watched baseball history..." The band took a moment of silence for Mariano Rivera
(5) Aborted
(6) Contained a "Spirit of Radio" (Rush) tease
(7) Featuring Bill on lead vocals

"Enter Sandman" (Metallica) was debuted. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Bravo, Guy Malone!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spin Me!

Newtown's The Screw Ups

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Connecticut Transit Authority

A few vids from Saturday night's performance. How is my family so talented? I'm a half-assed blogger, at best.
Thanks for a great weekend!



Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I'm in a Fall State of Mind

"We're a Guy Malone tribute band"
-BC, 9/20/2013

Waterbury's favorite sons, GM and Uncle Sonny performed at the "So Long Summer" Festival Friday night at the Ponte Club. I don't know about you guys, but as far as I'm concerned, Summer ended about 4 weeks ago. I knew Summer was really over when a student pissed all over my classroom and played around in it. But that's a blog for another time.
Some highlights from both bands can be found below. I'm lucky to know these guys.

So Long Summer Fest, Waterbury, CT

Holy Ghost
Against me
Tell my Muse>
Better Than Before (1)
So Far Gone> (2)
On the Run>
Ooh Child>

Show Notes
(1) Contained an "Easy Tiger" tease
(2) Contained alternate lyrics "it's 8pm, I can't find my debit card", "Michael Vick only scored me 19 fantasy points. Fucking asshole!", "I'm in a Fall state of mind"

This set was played at the So Long Summer Festival. The band shared the bill with Uncle Sonny, Lazy Way Out, Fight the Fear (when asked the name of the band, Merc replied "I think they're called "Fear my Balls, or something") and Twin Berlin. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Burn>Rant>Ooh Child>Burn

Valley of the King

Against Me

Big Grown Woman

Tush>On the Run>Tush

Don't Stop Lover

Thumbs up, Guy Malone and Uncle Sonny!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Your Crystal Ball Ain't So Crystal Clear

"I don't sing that shit. You Sing it."
-BC, to bartender's frequent "Wonderwall" requests

The artists formally known as "The Foreskins" unleashed a bevy of choice cover songs on the Brass City Wednesday night and taught us all one very valuable lesson: learning to play Oasis and Gotye songs will undoubtedly get you laid.
Highlights include the MJ classic "Black or White" (Aunt Dor's personal fav), Matty's vocal debut on "Sabotage", "Down Rodeo" (video below) and some solid jamming in "Moma Dance">"Tomorrow Never Knows" (also below). Did this band just cover Ray Lamontagne and The Butthole Surfers in the same set?
Isaac, Brett, Matt
The Turf, Waterbury, CT

Set 1
On Your Way Down
Loving Cup
Somebody That I Used to Know (1)
Black or White (2)
Down Rodeo
Where is My Mind?

Set 2
Down by the River>
Helter Skelter>
War Pigs>
The Moma Dance>
Tomorrow Never Knows> (3)
Manic Depression
Wonderwall (1)
Up on Cripple Creek
Sabotage (4)

Set 3
Wonderwall (1)
Somebody That I Used to Know (1)
Psycho Killer>
Mellow Mood

Show Notes
(1) Played by bartender request; unfinished
(2) Contained a "Split Open and Melt" jam
(3) Contained a "The Moma Dance" tease
(4) Matty's vocal debut
The Moma Dance>
Tomorrow Never Knows
Down Rodeo

Saturday, September 07, 2013

"I'm Just Looking for that Beef"

"You guys make me feel inadequate"
-Guitarist from opening band, to GM, 9/7/13

Today, I sampled 12 varieties of chili, took in 2 sets of Guy Malone and 2 sets of Uncle Sonny. I'll be sure to post pics of the toilet bowl tomorrow morning, stay tuned! 
Much congrats to Dave, Becky, Jake and Liz. Very glad to have some live GM back in rotation. The Summer wasn't the same without you. Something very cool about having the little ones at the shows.

John's Camera

Winding Trails, Farmington, CT

Set 1: Chili Verde
Movie Star
My Way Gone (1)
Baba O' Riley (2)
Against Me
You're the Sun
Cold Roses>
Better Than Before > (3)

Set 2: Red Chili
Wave to the Future (4)
John's Camera (4)

Show Notes
(1) Contained an "On the Run" tease
(2) Contained the ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (The Rolling Stones)
(3) Unfinished
(4) Played for John C.

This show was GM's second appearance at the International Chili Society Festival sponsored by Abilities Without Boundaries. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Dom's second chili fest!

Movie Star

Also, be sure to check out videos from UNCLE SONNY'S post-Brass City Brew Fest performance. This band gets better and better every time I see them- tonight was no exception. Brett swung by to shred on "HLB":

Crosstown Traffic

Red Head Lady

Thumbs up, GM and Uncle Sonny!