Among the many changes around here in the next several weeks will be an increased focus on offering more multimedia content, especially audio and video. Our goal is to be a hub of sorts for streams and iPod ready downloads for notable Chicago area shows -- both out in the burbs and all around town. To kick things off, here's a treat from Phish bassist Mike Gordon's trip to Lincoln Hall in November.
Mike's trademark thump can be felt throughout this recording and he and his band put together a songlist that mixes the best of his solo work (Idea, Pretend) with some well-chosen and eclectic covers (Little Feat's Sailin' Shoes, Tower of Power's Down To The Nightclub). Mike regales the intimate venue with some chatter about his first ever visit to Chicago and his relationship with Chic'ago blues, before kicking into the oft covered by Phish Son Seals nugget, Funky Bitch.
The stream (click to activate):
Set One: Andelmans' Yard, Horizon Line, Willow Tree, Suskind Hotel > Swing Town > Suskind Hotel, The Outdoor Type, Hap Nappy*, Hand In My Pocket, Only A Dream*
Set Two: Dig Further Down, The Void^, Sailin' Shoes > Crumblin' Bones, Pretend, Rock On, Down To The Nightclub, Idea
Encore: Funky Bitch
* with Steve Miller Band "Swing Town" teases
^ with an impromptu dance competition on stage with members of audience
We've added a video of the band shot the day before in Madison courtesy of Jordan Liebowitz.