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Published: 2012/11/01

Greensky Bluegrass Revisit the ’80s on Halloween

Greensky Bluegrass celebrated Halloween last night with a performance at San Francisco’s The Independent. The group’s second San Francisco Halloween show in a row, the evening celebrated the ’80s with two full sets of covers from the decade. As a twist to both the decade and the nearby Golden Gate Bridge, the band dubbed the performance a tribute to the “Golden ’80s.”

With the exception of a “Halloween Breakdown” first set, Greensky performed only covers during their two-set show. Their setlist nodded to a diverse mix of ’80s icons, including Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Dire Straits, The Cure, The Police and Bruce Springsteen, among others. Then, they returned during their encore for the original “Don’t Lie.” A matrix audio recording from Greensky Bluegrass’ 1st annual ’80 Halloween Party from last year can be streamed online

The band will wrap up their West Coast tour at The Mint in Los Angeles on November 2 and Winston’s in San Diego on November 3 this week. Greensky then heads home for a two-night Thanksgiving stand.

Wednesday, October 31, The Independent, CA

Set I:
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
Maneater (Hall and Oates)
Still Rock and Roll To Me (Billy Joel)
The Power of Love (Huey Lewis)
When Doves Cry (Prince)
With Or Without You (U2)>
Where The Streets Have No Names (U2)
I Ran (So Far Away) (A Flock of Seagulls)
Halloween Breakdown (A. Beck)>
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty) >
Dancin’ In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)

Set II:
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
Rio (Duran Duran)
On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)
Hungry Like A Wolf (Duran Duran)
Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Driven To Tears (The Police)
You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)

Don’t Lie (A. Beck, P. Hoffman)

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