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Published: 2014/03/03

Mike Gordon Covers The Civil Wars in Philadelphia

Mike Gordon Band continued their Overstep tour in Philadelphia with a show at Union Transfer. While the first set of the show relied on newer and more familiar MGB cuts (along with the second rendition of Mike Gordon keyboardist Tim Cleary’s “Pretty Boy Floyd”), the second set produced a couple of noteworthy surprises.

The first coming in the form of “Barton Hollow,” a debut cover of the recently disbanded Civil Wars’ first album. The Nashville folk duo called it quits following their second album in 2013 due to irreconcilable artistic differences.

Gordon then dug into the Phish repertoire with “Meat,” a tune played sparingly by Phish nowadays. “Meat” joins “Spock’s Brain” as longtime Phish originals to make it into the setlists on this tour. Mike Gordon Band will continue their tour tomorrow night at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club.

Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:

Mike Gordon, March 2, 2014, Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Set I: Say Something, Horizon Line, Jumping, Sound, Pretty Boy Floyd, Long Black Line, Different World

Set II: Mississippi, Peel, Tiny Little World, Barton Hollow*, Meat, Babylon Baby, Face

Enc: Ether

Notes: *Debut



There are 3 comments associated with this post

Mike fan March 4, 2014, 09:31:35

Man these Mike shows are like old 1970s era Jerry Garcia Band shows. I haven’t missed one and am ready for DC. We stayed out at my buddies in Camden for the Illy show. Got a couple street pickups for some pre show partying and were off on the bus. We got their at noon to get in line. I was hoping Mike would toss me his pic or I could shake his hand for giving me life. I felt like this version of Meat may have been the most important version of a song since the Tahoe tweezer. Scott Murawski looked like a flamboyant jester rubbing his strings as if they were the hairs on Mikes back pre show. When Mike flew into Babylon Baby the crowd was in a frenzy. I saw shirts fly in the air, beers fly across the room and a non descripti Albino midget naked dancing with his face pressed against the wall by the bar. He was later arrested. Every time I see Mike I feel like I am seeing someone that bridges the gap between God and human for us. He gives us droplets of pure genius through movie, film and photo. I am doing the whole tour. I’m hard to miss. I am 6’6 with a half face tatoo and am Japanese with Blonde dreads. Praise Mike.

pasta for breakfast March 4, 2014, 11:07:23

sweet review, Mike fan.

Roose March 5, 2014, 10:28:06

Microdot ^^^

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