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Published: 2013/01/11

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Set for Freak’s Ball XIII

The Freaks Ball is an annual event hosted by the influential Yahoo! group the NYC Freaks. Over past years, the event has featured a variety of bands who would go on to gain national notoriety, including: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Benevento-Russo Duo, Apollo Sunshine, RANA, New Mastersounds and many more. A number of the musicians from the aforementioned groups will come together in late January when the event returns to New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on January 25 and 26.

On January 25, Bustle in Your Hedgerow will headline the Freaks Ball and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies will open the night. Bustle is a Led Zeppelin tribute project featuring Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Joe Russo and Scott Metzger. Since Russo, Metzger and Dreiwitz are former members of American Babies, additional collaborations are entirely possible.

Then, on January 26 many of the same players will come together to headline the Freaks Ball’s second night as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Featuring Russo, Benevento, Dreiwitz, Hamilton and Metzger, the group will perform the music of the Grateful Dead (Russo currently drums in Furthur and the members of Bustle also served as the house band at a Levon Helm tribute which took place at the Bowl this past June). Tickets are now on sale.


There are 2 comments associated with this post

playin_allston January 12, 2013, 13:22:34

this sounds like a fuckin’ HOOT
I hope they all come around Boston, we LOVE Marco

FU@K BECKY? February 2, 2013, 20:41:27

This will be most good and interesting and likely turn out to be one of the better Dead tributes ever. That said I gotta wonder if Becky is so played out why Uncle Johns Band or Stairway to Heaven is the thing to be doing? Im glad to see these awesome awesome awesome players making a living and lord knows they deserve it but if its gonna be a greatest hits scene PLAY BECKY!

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