Joe Russo‘s newest project, Boyfriends, played at Nublu in New York City for the second time ever on Friday, February 8th, following their debut in June 2018 at the same venue. The new group sees the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead drummer and bandleader team up with multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, drummer/percussionist Ben Perowsky, and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie for two sets of straight improvisation.

Previously, Josh Kaufman toured with Bob Weir during last year’s Campfire Tour, and he’s toured with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter for a number of years. Ben Perowsky has worked with a diverse array of artists, including Rickie Lee Jones, Trey Anastasio, Walter Becker, and The Wood Brothers. Stuart Bogie, on the other hand, is a member of Antibalas who has work with artists like Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Massive Attack, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, and has regularly collaborated with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the past.

Thanks to taper McRoberts, you can listen to Boyfriends’ second-ever live performance below:

Boyfriends – 2/8/19 – Full Show

[Audio: McRoberts]