Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Welcome Stuart Bogie, Debut New Covers with Oteil Burbridge at Brooklyn Bowl
Kicking off their second weekend at Brooklyn Bowl, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead had one change right off the bat—the addition of Oteil Burbridge—who filled in for bassist Dave Dreiwitz as Ween got their Chicago run going this weekend.
In addition to Burbridge, the band added longtime collaborator and friend Stuart Bogie to the fold to add saxophone, with the ensemble teaming up for the whole show. Together, they would work through Dead staples like “The Other One,” “Dark Star” and “St. Stephen” during a particularly expansive opening segment before debuting a cover of Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ “Cinnamon & Lesbians.”
Additional highlights on the night included a run through Lorde’s “Royals” thanks to Bogie and Marco Benevento, who messed around with the tune during a “Black Throated Wind” jam. The crowd took the lead vocals on Lorde’s hit song.
To close the night, Almost Dead offered up a take on Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” not played since New Year’s Eve 2015 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight.
Here’s a look at the setlist:
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Brooklyn Bowl, New York
Set I: The Other One > Dark Star > St. Stephen > Cinnamon & Lesbians > The Eleven > Shakedown Street
Set II: King Solomon’s Marbles, Black Throated Wind > Royals > Black Throated Wind > Touch of Grey > Playing in the Band > Wharf Rat > Truckin’
Enc: Born to Run