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Published: 2011/07/19
by Sam Davis

Jon Gutwillig, The Slip and Many More Celebrate with Mike Greenhaus

Photo by Phrazz

On Friday, several musicians appeared as part of a private party at Tribeca’s Theater Bar in New York City. The event—a 30th birthday celebration for Relix Executive Editor Mike Greenhaus—featured a rare performance by The Slip, jam scene fixture Wyllys and both a DJ set and short acoustic performance by Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon Gutwillig. A handpicked lineup of musicians was also assembled for a freeform jam session that included guitarist Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine), keyboardist Rob Marscher (Addison Groove Project, Matisyahu), bassist Danny Tamberelli (Jounce, Richard Lloyd) and former Real Estate drummer Etienne Duguay.

The night kicked off shortly after 9PM with a DJ set from Wyllys before Cohen, Marscher, Tamberelli and Duguay took the stage for an open improvisation that lasted the better part of an hour. The Slip performed shortly after 11, playing a celebratory set that included an extended “I Hate Love” tribute to Greenhaus’ 30th. For the second night in a row, Cohen also joined The Slip for a few songs, including “Motherwolf,” “I Hate Love,” “Get Me With Fuji” and “Heartbreaker.” Gutwillig closed out the night with a DJ set followed by an acoustic performance that featured stripped down versions of “Kitchen Mitts,” “M.E.M.P.H.I.S” and a fitting take on “Happy Birthday,” among others.

Here’s a look at The Slip’s setlist

7/15/11 Theater Bar, New York NY
Private Party – Mike Greenhaus’ 30th birthday

Even Rats
I Hate Love
What’s So Funny (‘bout Peace Love & Understanding)
Lost Man in a Foreign Country
Take The Bus
Before You Were Born
Motherwolf
New Tune (catch a villain? played the previous night)
I Hate Love
Get Me With Fuji (with substantial headshot jams)
band intros/part of pre-recorded Even Rats plays briefly/short wipeout jam/Mike Greenhaus speaks
Heartbreaker
7 Seconds

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