Sunday, March 30, 2014

Teen Angst

Those were my best "Burn" lights ever.
-Cruess, 3/29/2014

What the world needs now is another rock band like I need a hole in my head. These guys are definitely an exception to the rule. Links below for some ferocious playing in "Burn", "Baba" and "Everything's Fine".

Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT

Set 1
Pity with a Vengeance
Camera (1)
Dig a pony>
Against me
Wave> (2)
Everything's fine>
Frankenstein (2)

Set 2
Midnight rider> (4)
Can't go for that > (5)
Will of the Working man
Teen angst (What the World Needs Now)*
The Impression
Whipping Post

Show Notes
*first time played
(1) Dedicated to Darren
(2) Contained "On the Run" tease
(3) Contained ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (Rolling Stones)
(4) Bill on lead vocals
(5) Jim on lead vocals

"Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" (Cracker) was debuted. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ghosts of California

-BC, 3/22/2014

Saturday night brought GM back to home turf for more of the the family style jams we've grown to know and love. Playing for a packed house of friends and loved ones, the band treated the crowd to some top notch playing in my personal faves "Everything's Fine" and "Althea"(vids below).  The main event included the highly anticipated debut of CAPRICORN, the Allman Brothers tribute consisting of all GM and Almost Ancient members. Video highlights from that set are forthcoming.
Can't say enough how much I appreciate sharing experiences like these with close friends and fam; I hope I'm not alone there. My immense gratitude for helping create memories better than sunshine, better than moonshine, and damn sure better than rain.

The Shamrock, Waterbury, CT

Demon Theory
Easy Tiger
Everything's Fine
Wave to the Future

Show Notes
Shared bill with Almost Ancient and Capricorn. No bass fires were reported at this show.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Nog Changes

Playing the first of three consecutive Saturday shows this month, last night brought GM to Parkside Lounge in NYC, the self proclaimed "champagne of dive bars". Playing an abbreviated set and using house gear doesn't always make for the smoothest experience, but we're just fine with imperfections around here. I'm off to BRYAC tonight to check out Uncle Sonny and Duck Helmet and next week takes us back home to Waterbury for the Allman Bros. tribute show. See you there.

Parkside Lounge, New York, NY

Holy Ghost
Easy Tiger
Demon Theory
So Far Gone>
Better Than Before>
Against Me

Show Notes
Shared bill with Chair 13 and Super Gravity. No bass fires were reported at this show.