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Published: 2014/03/02

Mike Gordon Band Deliver More Debuts in New York City

Mike Gordon Band took the stage last night at New York’s Webster Hall for the second show of their tour in support of their latest record, Overstep. Kicking the night off with “Tiny Little World,” a debut off of the new album, MGB then settled into more familiar material with cuts such as “Yarmouth Road” before debuting another Overstep track, “Surface.”

Gordon leaned heavily on his 2008 effort The Green Sparrow throughout the show, particularly in the first set which saw “Radar Blip” and the set closing “Another Door” show up. Between the two, MGB also managed to mixed in “Loon” along with a surprise debut cover of The Flaming Lips’ “Are You a Hypnotist??”

The second frame opened up with a debut of Mike Gordon keyboardist Tom Cleary’s “Pretty Boy Floyd” before Mike Gordon broke the “Spock’s Brain” drought, becoming the first Phish member to play the forgotten tune since Phish last played it on July 30, 2003. The rest of the seven-song second set relied on newer cuts such as “Face” and the set-closing “Long Black Line.”

The penultimate tune, “555,” was also featured during Phish’s Wingsuit set. Gordon commented in a recent interview that he and guitarist Scott Murawski wrote the song during the same sessions that produced most of Overstep. The show closed with a one-song encore of another Green Sparrow track, “Voices.”

Mike Gordon Band will play at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer tonight.

Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:

Mike Gordon, March 1, 2014, Webster Hall, New York, NY

Set I: Tiny Little World, Yarmouth Road, Caught Up, Surface, Radar Blip, Loon, Are You a Hypnotist??, Another Door

Set II: Pretty Boy Floyd, Spock’s Brain, Morphing Again, Mrs. Peel, Face, 555, Long Black Line

Enc: Voices

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