Costello here, back again here at Live for Live Music, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Brooklyn Bowl Weekend HQ, with the set list & notes from Saturday night. There’s a lot of ground to cover here, so let’s get started…

Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 10/3/15
(Night Two of Three)

Set One (9:25pm – 10:50pm)
The Music Never Stopped # (SM & NA)->
Dancin’ In The Streets #@  (SM & NA)
Row Jimmy # (TH & NA)>
(The Stranger) Two Souls In Communion # (NA)>
The Other One (SM)->
Cryptical Envelopment $% (TH)->
Truckin’ ^ (SM)

Set Two (11:28pm – 1:06am)
Scarlet Begonias &(TH)->
Fire on the Mountain (TH)
Looks Like Rain $ (SM)->
St. Stephen *(All)->
Tennessee Jed (TH)->
St. Stephen Jam ** ->
Tennessee Jed Reprise $ (TH)->
Viola Lee Blues (All) ->
Becky ## $ ->
Viola Lee Blues Reprise $ (All)
Stella Blue (TH)
GDTRFB # %% ->
We Bid You Good Night # $ &&(All)

One More Saturday Night (SM)

# With Nicole Atkins on Vocals
@ With an “LA Woman” (The Doors) tease (MB) & “Rainy Day Woman 12 & 35” (Bob Dylan) tease (Band)
$ Almost Dead Debut
% Cryptical was the 2nd half only, starting with the “And when the day had ended, with rainbow colors blended” line.
^ Included a short Cryptical Jam (band)
& With a “The National Anthem” (Radiohead) Jam (Band) & I think a “Bubblehouse” (Medeski Martin & Wood) tease (MB)
* First 3? verses only
** The Bridge only, but unsung. St. Stephen was unfinished
## Benevento Russo Duo Original, not played by Joe & Marco since the since the “Bustle Plays Other Shit” show at Brooklyn Bowl on 8.31.13 . Included lyrics from Viola Lee Blues
%% Included verses from JR, NA & TH with SM & MB singing on the choruses.
&& Has been played before instrumentally, but this was the first version with lyrics. A cappella, Sung by MB, TH, JR, NA & SM

I’ll spare you all the hyperbole, but I want to add one final thought:
I’ve worked at Brooklyn Bowl for nearly 6 years, & I have never heard a crowd react louder in their appreciation for a band than the reaction tonight to Marco’s solo in Fire on the Mountain.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Tour Dates

October 28, 2015: Orange Peel, Asheville, NC (Tickets)
October 29, 2015: Hulaween Pre Party, Live Oak, FL (Tickets)
October 30, 2015: Music Farm, Charleston, SC (Tickets)
October 31, 2015: The Ritz, Raleigh, NC (Tickets)
November 27 & 28, 2015: Paradise, Boston, MA (Tickets Night 1) (Tickets Night 2)
December 11, 2015: Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV (Tickets)
December 12, 2015: Fox Theater, Oakland, CA (Tickets)
December 19, 2015: Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO (Tickets)
December 31, 2015: The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Tickets)
January 1 & 2, 2016: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (Tickets Night 1) (Tickets Night 2)
January 6-11, 2016: Jam Cruise, Miami, FL & the High Seas (Tickets)