Today, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has added a new installation to their “Taper Tuesdays” series, sharing the full audio from the fantastic closing show of their recent stint on their home floor, Brooklyn Bowl, on March 10th, 2018. The show was full of incredible improvisation (including must-listen explorations of “Shakedown Street”, “The Other One”, “Throwing Stones”, and more) and setlist surprises (like debuts of songs by Led Zeppelin and The Band worked into the performance).
Most notable, however, may have been the song that started the show and appeared later in the set as a jam, seemingly to drive home a point: The band opened with their first-ever rendition of The Rolling Stones‘ “The Last Time” which many have speculated held a deeper message for the band. Many fans have speculated since then that this song selection might signal the end of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl. Since debuting the project there in early 2013, JRAD has consistently sold out every show they’ve played there. While they have transitioned to much bigger venues in many markets (they even headlined an arena date in Colorado last year), Brooklyn Bowl has remained their go-to stop in NYC, making tickets for the “home” shows increasingly difficult to get. It may finally be time for JRAD to outgrow Brooklyn Bowl and move on to bigger venues that can accomodate the demand. The fact that their next Brooklyn date is an outdoor performance in Prospect Park this summer seems to support that theory.
Was JRAD’s 3/10/18 performance at Brooklyn Bowl indeed the “Last Time?” We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, you can listen to the show in all its glory below:
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Brooklyn Bowl [Full Audio] – 3/10/18
[Audio: Recording by Peter Costello & Eric McRoberts – FOH mix by Peter Costello – Monitors by Aaron Gittleman – Uploaded by Eric McRoberts]
Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/10/2018
Set One: The Last Time @ > Shakedown Street # -> The Other One -> Mission In The Rain % -> Crazy Fingers ^ -> Last Time Jam & -> Truckin’ -> The Other One Jam *
Set Two: Jam + -> Slipknot! @@ -> Foolish Heart ## -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! $$ -> I Need A Miracle %% -> Franklin’s Tower ^^ -> Throwing Stones && -> Good Times Bad Times ** -> Throwing Stones -> Chest Fever ++ -> Throwing Stones Reprise
ENC: One More Saturday Night
@ – Rolling Stones Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by SM
# – Unfinished, With “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band)
$ – With Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band) and an Estimated Prophet Tease (Band)
% – Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-17 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 41 shows.
^ – With a MB/TH duo Jam
& – Short Instrumental version to connect Crazy Fingers to Trucking, First Time Played By Almost Dead
* – Short Instrumental version to end Truckin, Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-11 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 43 shows.
+ – With a Scarlet Begonias Tease (Band)
@@ – Short Instrumental version to connect Jam to Foolish Heart
## – First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by TH
$$ – with a short Marco Solo, more “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band), a DD Bass Solo and a “Havana” (Camila Cabello) jam
%% – With an Unknown Tease (TH) and a “Fastso’s Last Stand” (WOLF) Jam,
^^ – With Foolish Heart Teases (Band) and Throwing Stones Teases (Band)
&& – With a Franklin’s Tower Jam and Foolish Heart Teases (Band)
** – Led Zeppelin Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, done Bustle Style (instrumentally) with no lyrics song
++ – The Band Cover, Partial version – 1st & 2nd verse I think & 2 refrains, First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by JR, with some help from TH
The whole show had numerous teases, jams & quick returns to Myxomatosis, Foolish Heart, Slipknot!, The Other One, Terrapin, Throwing Stones and probably a ton of other tunes I missed.
See below for a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming performances. For more information, head to the band’s website.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Upcoming Tour Dates
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Saturday, April 21, 2018: SweetWater 420 Festival ~ Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 4, 2018: Mardi Gras World Ballroom ~ New Orleans, LA
Saturday, May 5, 2018: Mardi Gras World Ballroom ~ New Orleans, LA
Friday, July 13, 2018: Targhee Fest ~ Alta, WY
Saturday, July 14, 2018: The Depot ~ Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, July 15, 2018: The Ride Festival ~ Telluride, CO
Thursday, July 19, 2018: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival / Prospect Park ~ Brooklyn, NY
Friday, July 20, 2018: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ~ Boston, MA
Saturday, July 21, 2018: The Peach Music Festival, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
Friday, August 10, 2018: Showbox Presents ~ Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 11, 2018: McDonald Theatre ~ Eugene, OR
Sunday, August 12, 2018: Athletic Club of Bend ~ Bend, OR
Thursday, August 16, 2018: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Thursday, August 23, 2018: LOCKN’ Festival ~ Arrington, VA
Friday, August 24, 2018: Lockn Festival ~ Arrington, VA