MMW and Antibalas Channel "Dracula"
Medeski Martin & Wood and Antibalas played two additional shows together over the weekend. On Friday, the two bands performed at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory while on Saturday the New York-based groups appeared at New York’s Terminal 5. Like Thursday’s performance at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club, both nights featured a solo performance by each group as well as a third collaborative set featuring members of both bands.
All three collaborative sets opened with MMW’s “Uninvisible,” later moved into some music from Antibalas’ repertoire and finally closed with the second part of “Uninvisible.” The two bands also encored each night with Antibalas’ “Indictment.” As a Halloween treat, the longtime friends also inserted MMW’s “Dracula” into their collaborative set. MMW’s 20th anniversary tour continues with a show at Harrisburg, PA’s The Abbey Bar on Wednesday.