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Published: 2005/11/01

String Cheese and PGroove Dress as Jackson

Both the String Cheese Incident and Perpetual Groove celebrated Halloween this weekend by paying tribute to the once (and future?) King of Pop, Michael Jackson. On Saturday, String Cheese Incident closed out its first set at Las Vegass The Joint with a version of Jacksons Thriller, which featured guest dancers dressed like the popular music videos stars. String Cheese Incident also invited out the Panjea horn section of Chris Cuzme and Dan Sears for much of its first set, beginning with Get Down Tonight and Black and White, as well as its encore of Miss Browns Teahouse. During the String Cheese Incidents second set, Umphreys McGees Brendan Bayliss left the poker table for a bit to join the group on Hey Pocky Way.

Perpetual Groove also celebrated with a Jackson themed set at Atlantas The Variety Playhouse last night. After nodding to Jacko with a Jackson 5 cover during its first set,Perpetual Groove returned to the stage as Zombies for a funky cover of Thriller. Foregoing a typical themed Halloween performance, Perpetual Groove offered a slew of gags including inviting Miami Vices Crockett & Tubbs onstage for, fittingly, Crockett & Tubbs. The group also displayed tombstones marking the passing of older PGroove songs and offered new take on several familiar tunes. Fans can see PGroove singer Brock Butler lead fans in the Thriller dance by clicking here.

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