Bustle in Your Hedgerow Cover Black Sabbath, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Duo, Ween, Motorhead and More
Instrumental Led Zeppelin cover band Bustle in Your Hedgerow celebrated their 10th anniversary this weekend with a three-show run at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. The run came to a close last night with a special two-set show where the quartet performed covered material by artists besides Led Zeppelin—or “other shit” in the band’s words—for the first time in their decade-long career.
Keyboardist Marco Benevento, drummer Joe Russo and guitarist Scott Metzger formed Bustle for a show celebrating longtime New York promoter Jake Szufnarowski’s 30th birthday aboard his Rocks Off Concert Cruise in 2003. Soon after, Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz joined the ensemble.
Last night, Bustle opened their show with a complete performance of Black Sabbath’s 1970 heavy metal classic Paranoid. The seminal album includes Black Sabbath anthems such as “War Pigs,” “Paranoid” and “Iron Man,” among many others.
For their second set, the quartet nodded to a number of their varied influences as well as their individual projects. The set opened with “Becky,” the Beck-inspired signature song of Benevento and Russo’s dormant Duo project, and moved on with a cover of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper.” The song segued into a jam based around Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til Your Get Enough,” The Allman Brothers Band’ “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and the Grateful Dead’s “King Solomon’s Marbles,” a song Russo has mastered through his time with Furthur. From there, Bustle nodded to Dreiwitz’s former band with a take on Ween’s “I Fell In Love Today,” and they closed their set with a cover of Motörhead’s 1980 classic “Ace of Spades.” Bringing things back home, Bustle returned for an encore of Led Zeppelin’s “The Wanton Song” from the 1975 album Physical Graffiti. The show served as the exclamation mark on busy day for Benevento and Dreiwitz, both of whom performed at The Felice Brothers’ Felice County Fair near Woodstock, NY earlier in the day as part of the keyboardist’s trio.
_Saturday, August 31, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Set I: War Pigs, Paranoid, Planet Caravan, Iron Man, Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom, Rat Salad, Fairies Wear Boots
Set II: Becky, Day Tripper>Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough>In
Memory of Elizabeth Reed>King Solomons Marbles, I Fell In Love Today, Ace of Spades
E: Wanton Song