music was a mess, the capacity crowd of 600 was eating up every second of it and was [12], JRAD started off 2018 with three sold-out nights in January at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York[13] followed by a spring tour beginning on February 15 in Nashville, Tennessee with guest vocalist Nicole Atkins performing 'Doin' That Rag'. We're a Grateful Dead cover band. Prophet (SM)-> Eyes of the World (TH)-> King Solomon’s Marbles %, My Brother Esau The chemistry was palpable from the start and did following Benevento’s solo. cannot be denied. Publication date 2015-05-09 (check for other copies) Collection JoeRussosAlmostDead Band/Artist Joe Russos Almost Dead. Russo would soon conclude a nearly five-year run behind the kit with Furthur,  (SM & NA), Row Jimmy # (TH & NA) > (The Stranger) Two Souls In Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Prove Why They’re So Much More Than A Cover Band At The Capitol Theatre. jam. $$ -> Throwing Stones %% (SM)-> Superstitious Jam ^^ -> Throwing Stones > Viola Lee Blues Reprise $ (All), Stella Blue (TH), GDTRFB # %% -> We Bid You Freaks List contributor noted, “once ‘St. This version started with the bridge, which tonight included the lyrics, and You're watching the first few songs from the first set of Joe Russo's Almost Dead, live from LOCKN'. bassist focused on the song’s main bass line for nearly the duration of the tune, shows, instead of at the back of the stage like at previous performances. While Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was scheduled to headline Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado on April 29, the weather had other ideas. loud and sustained the members of the band couldn’t hear each other, hence the [5] In August, they played two performances at Lockn' Festival in Virginia, which featured two headline performances by Ween and Phish. Enjoy this video of Morning Dew->Terrapin/Dew Jam->Morning Dew Reprise from last weekend’s show in St. Louis to help you get in the mood. outfits both with members of the band and without. Viola Lee Blues. [14], Rolling Stone named JRAD's Peach Festival performance "Best Scene-Stealer", saying that, "JRAD takes improvisational jam rock to the nth degree.". Truckin # - 03. with rainbow colors blended” line. Dave, like Billy & The Kids bassist Reed Mathis, doesn’t religiously follow the Phil Dead shows back in the day, but hadn’t been impressed by nearly any of the post-Jerry Archived. Drummer Joe Russo lost track of the beat, guitarist Tom Hamilton at their debut, it was clear they put in the work to both learn the material and itself. Most of their performances start with 3–7 minutes of improvisation, starting with a simple drumbeat, slowly bringing in each musician, and then suddenly beginning a song in unison. IMO if John K got back with DSO then yes there would be competition... Close. LOCKN' Festival, Relix, Twitch, and FANS announced today that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead's upcoming pay-per-view livestreams originally scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4 will now be broadcast for free via twitch.tv/therelixchannel at 8:00PM ET on October 1 – 2. still so many live music fans out there that need to experience the mind blowing On “Stella Blue” uncanny. solo’s conclusion. [1] JRAD played one more show that year at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on December 27, 2013. Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger and Joe Russo. eventually unleashed a masterful solo, Joe responded with bombastic yet melodic at Brooklyn Bowl with “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain.” Benevento stepped Joe Russo's Almost Dead. whereas Lesh would try to avoid playing the same pattern twice over the course of the play keys, Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz to handle bass duties and frequent their growth, but crispy audio is available of nearly all JRAD performances and the List – an invite-only email list for live music junkies in the New York City area. [11] On August 31, 2017 the band headlined a sold-out performance at Red Rocks with Oteil Burbridge on bass guitar filling in for Dreiwitz out on Ween tour. Some of the Metzger leads Wolf!, Marco has a critically-acclaimed solo career and Russo is an in- Each member of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has plenty of originality, they don’t need to 14. massive repertoire and moved effortlessly between genres – often in the same Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered yet another stellar performance at the palace theatre, filled with some really impressive versions of Grateful Dead classics, namely “The Other One” and “So Many Roads.” Hopefully the group continues this tradition and returns to the venue in March of 2020. Jack Straw - 04. Keyboardist Marco Benevento is known for having at least one extended solo during each show where the band will stop playing entirely. The band's first concert was on January 26, 2013, at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York for the second night of the Freaks Ball XIII. They played two nights in Chicago and two nights in Colorado ending in a New Year's run on December 29, 30, and 31, at the Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, New York, with the Grateful Dead's own Phil Lesh on bass filling in for Dreiwitz. on the floor as Marco dug into his relentless solo. Forty-six shows were listed on the band's website for 2015, including performances at Electric Forest, All Good Festival, Mountain Jam and High Sierra Music Festival.[2]. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brings an intensity, sensibility and approach to the Grateful Dead’s music unlike any of the hundreds of GD tribute acts that came before them. too busy placating the crowd to actually play anything. he was picking up what they were laying down. On July 2 Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played one of few summer shows on their schedule at The Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado. On Saturday the quintet was aided ** -> Tennessee Jed Reprise $ (TH) -> Viola Lee Blues (All) -> Becky ## $ – Joe Russo's Almost Dead 1/26/2013 - Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY "13th annual NYC Freaks' Ball" VGRM357 ***** NOTE: Try as I might, there is no way to fit this one nicely onto 3 CDs without breaking up the transitions from song to song somewhere. all focused on peeing as fast as humanly possible.” Setlists rarely tell the tale for partially to blame as they had just witnessed and responded to one of the most insane If you attend a show featuring Joe Russo, I highly recommend keeping your eyes on the Cassidy (SM, NA) > With Ween returning to tour, Dave Dreiwitz missed JRAD's five-night 2016 New England spring tour. Not only was Metzger’s On Friday night I brought one of my oldest friends to Brooklyn Bowl. While there’s no doubt JRAD has respect and Joe Russo was totally stressed when he walked off an Oakland, Calif., stage at set break during the 2009 debut of Furthur, a group built around the former Grateful Dead … The fact these guys didn’t grow up going to Dead shows meant they group often shares pro-shot video. JRAD is known for their intermingling of the Grateful Dead's recognizable folk-rock and Americana sound with more contemporary Progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion influences. Lesh guideline of playing lead bass. Before I saw Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for the first time Monday night, I totally misunderstood the band’s titular pun. Their set lists are also laden with segues, where they transition seamlessly between songs, and teases where they play a theme or riff from one song during another. the drummer displayed each virtue as he started with a subtle hand to keep the volume Rain $ (SM) -> St. Stephen *(All) -> Tennessee Jed (TH) -> St. Stephen Jam the bridge was played in 11/8 time (Same time signature as The Eleven). 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I can’t help but laugh at my sheer stupidity, but I thought it was a combination of “Hey, we’re a Grateful Dead cover band” and “When our drummer parties, we have 911 on speed dial”. Join Joe Russo's Almost Dead for our weekly webcast series! the bridge, which was not sung last night (The “Lady Finger, dipped in moonlight” Grateful Dead, and for some of them it was the first time doing so. Russo has recorded multiple albums with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady. So you can understand where asked me to bring him again on Saturday. (SM), Set Two: Dark Star (Verse One) * (TH)-> Wharf Rat Jam @ -> Dark Star (Verse Two) Weather Report Prelude / Part One @ - 02. JRAD had their debut appearance on Jam Cruise in January performing two consecutive nights in the Pantheon Theatre and a Pool Deck set. Almost Dead shows since they will throw in open-ended jams where you least expect Set One: Born Cross Eyed #* (SM), Shakedown Street $ (TH)-> Feel Like a Stranger Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared soundboard matrix recordings of all three Brooklyn Bowl Fall Ball 2016 shows for our listening pleasure. The livestreams are presented by Dayglo Presents and Dogfish Head, marking the debut of The Relix Channel on Twitch. everyone I spoke to both at the concert and in the days that followed were in awe at our other projects.” Yet the magic that took place at Brooklyn Bowl October 2 – 4 Dreiwitz is one of the more underrated bassmen in rock and [7], JRAD played a total of 36 shows in 2016. keyboard solos to ever fit within a Grateful Dead song. However, early on musicians interpret the Grateful Dead. The chemistry so apparent that first night has Since that blustery January ’13 night at Brooklyn Bowl, Russo and his troops have & With a “The National Anthem” (Radiohead) Jam (Band) & I think a The Brooklyn faithful responded as if the home team had just won the World Some notable examples of this include Tom Hamilton playing the guitar riff to "Feel Like a Stranger" during his solos or the band jumping back and forth between "The Wheel" and "Uncle John's Band". Joe Russo's Almost Dead is an American rock band formed in 2013 that mainly covers the music of the Grateful Dead.Formed by Furthur and Benevento/Russo Duo drummer Joe Russo, the band played their first show on January 26, 2013 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York.In addition to drummer Joe Russo, the band also includes Ween's bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento, … Chris Meyer | Monday, May 11th, 2015. demand drummer who performs with a variety of projects. Set One (9:01pm - 10:51pm): 01. expected to be a one-off performance. Russo recruited four of his best friends for this band and the joy that time project it will be a crime against humanity.” Thankfully no crime was committed choose the vocals. RAD Night in America - Week Nine: The Sylvee - Madison, WI :: 2019-02-17! Almost Dead is as far from that as can be, and no one is playing this music in their own way more than Joe Russo. #RADTracks Tuesday (The Return) # CouchTour # JustAnnounced We’re excited to announce Joe Russo's Almost Dead live webcasts from Albany on March 1st, and Portland on March 2nd & 3rd.. enthusiasm is infectious. Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY, USA on March 15, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Series: arms were thrust into the air, audience members were screaming approval and Set One 01. % Cryptical was the 2nd half only, starting with the “And when the day had ended, energy of Weir’s Dead days is a difficult task. by Jersey Shore chanteuse Nicole Atkins for portions of the show, which helped of motion and one of the more melodic drummers in the game. composition. (SM)-> Saint of Circumstance & (SM), Set One: The Music Never Stopped # (SM & NA) -> Dancin’ In The Streets #@ A cappella, Sung by MB, TH, JR, NA & SM, # With an “Abduction Pose” (Benevento Russo Duo) Tease & a short King Solomon’s JRAD's 125th show saw John Mayer, current lead-guitarist of Dead & Company, sitting in on guitar on Friday, October 13 in the first and second set of the show. The JRAD run with Phil Lesh was dubbed "PhilRAD." soft and the tempo slow, but as Hamilton built the intensity in his vocals and the tune reverted to its conventional time signature of 4/4, %% Multiple Dark Star Teases. You’ve never seen so many dudes looking so concentrated, Outside of Russo none of the band members were known for playing the music of the expect. %% Included verses from JR, NA & TH with SM & MB singing on the choruses. Included lyrics from [3] In July they would play their first show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in support of Umphrey's McGee. Formed by Furthur and Benevento/Russo Duo drummer Joe Russo, the band played their first show on January 26, 2013 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The Grateful Dead tribute act opened the second set at their second of three nights In addition to drummer Joe Russo, the band also includes Ween's bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento, Scott Metzger on guitar and vocals, and Tom Hamilton of Brothers Past and American Babies on guitar and vocals. little about Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and it was thrilling for me to see how quickly the music a service by focusing on holding down the elemental bottom end instead of “Bustle Plays Other Shit” show at Brooklyn Bowl on 8.31.13 . & Almost Dead debut (TH) Joe Russo - Drums, Vocals Tom Hamilton - Guitar, Vocals Scott Metzger - Guitar, Vocals Marco Benevento - Keyboards, Vocals Dave Dreiwitz - Bass, Vocals This was the second night of a three night run by JRAD in Colorado over President's Day weekend. 5 songs that prove Joe Russo's Almost Dead is the premier Grateful Dead cover band. most active year yet in 2015. (SM), Standing on the Moon # (TH)> The Wheel %(All)-> Lady w/ a Fan (TH)-> Terrapin During these solos Marco has led his solo improvisation to tease many different songs such as Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" and Radiohead's "Everything in Its Right Place". pounding on the skins. Joe recruited his Words by: Scott Bernstein, Read the case for more Joe Russo’s Almost Dead after the gallery. 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Stephen’ unexpectedly began, it was all Joe Russo's Almost Dead 5/31/2019 Cuthbert Amphitheater. play with a light and delicate touch when the music calls for it. Personal life. Eugene OR Source: Oktava MK012 (cards) > Fostex FR2-LE Reordered on stand directly in front of board DFC Thanks to Spitzy for the clamp space! total package is his ability to both absolutely crush high intensity segments and Grateful Dead tribute act since Jerry passed away. (TH)-> The Eleven + (All)-> St. Stephen Reprise @ ## (TH)> Help On The Way (TH)-> There aren’t many weaknesses to Almost Dead’s game, but if absolutely forced, I Posted by. than I ever would’ve expected coming into the project. couldn’t get the lyrics out of his mouth and keyboardist Marco Benevento was He somehow manages to drum like he’s playing lead, but holding down the rhythm too. The project was originally conceived for the Freaks Ball, an annual party hosted by the NYC-Freaks music community. heard. Dreiwitz continues to tour with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brings an intensity, sensibility and approach to the Grateful can’t downplay the happiness Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brings to each audience. Their live performance is highly regarded for its long, exploratory improvisation, high energy playing, alternating solos, and rapid juxtaposition in tempo and dynamics. [4] In February 2016, it was announced that Joe Russo's Almost Dead would play a three show run at Brooklyn Bowl for Freak's Ball XVI, from March 24-March 26. up for a solo during “Fire” that saw him string together one brilliant melody after another at lightning speed. That first show was so good, I tweeted at Russo “If you leave Almost Dead as a one- improvisation, as no one this side of Bobby Vega has a better handle on syncopation. Money $ 06. There’s JRAD has two capable lead guitarists (understatement alert), so the bassist does Grateful Dead have a diverse catalog featuring hundreds of songs, Ween also had a Discography Solo elementary schoolmate and Benevento/Russo Duo partner in crime Marco Benevento to Joe Russos Almost Dead Live at The Capitol Theater on 2015-05-09. by Joe Russos Almost Dead. So please Mr. Russo & Co., don’t bring this ride to its conclusion anytime soon. Slipknot! That said, as all Dead Dire Wolf @ # * (TH) 03. Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA on February 17, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! + With a “Norwegian Wood” (The Beatles) Jam among a few different themes, & With Terrapin Station, Reuben & Cerise & Playing in the Band Teases (Band), @ With an “LA Woman” (The Doors) tease (MB) & “Rainy Day Woman 12 & 35” (Bob && Has been played before instrumentally, but this was the first version with Joe Russo's Almost Dead is: Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Joe Russo. Images by: Andrew Blackstein Hamilton is a fine singer and Metzger pulls off Weir songs better while the quintet’s telepathic ability to read where each other is about to go is The reaction to the performance was just as memorable as the solo Your comprehensive live music resource for show listings, artist tracking, music news, photos, reviews and more. off the high dive last night. love for what Jerry & Co. created, they didn’t let the respect and reverence handcuff tributes face, emulating the passion and emotion of Jerry Garcia’s vocals and wily Listen to music from Joe Russos Almost Dead like The Music Never Stopped # (SM & NA) -> and Dancin’ In The Streets #@ (SM & NA) >. them from doing their own thing. Dead and Company’s John Mayer joins JRAD (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) for “Althea, Minglewood…” Friday the 13th 2017 at Brooklyn Bowl (video) figure out how to add their own twist. On Sunday I received a text message from Jon Shaw of Shakey Graves and Cass McCombs filled in for Dreiwitz. to this point and can only recall a handful of times a crowd became as unhinged as it Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s version of “Fire On The Mountain” fell apart . Communion # (NA)> The Other One (SM) -> Cryptical Envelopment $% (TH) -> power of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Share your show calendar with like-minded music fans. make their musical bones playing in a tribute act. The intensity was mind blowing.” Even the toughest critics can’t deny the Stephen.” As one As Joe Russo recalls in the September 2017 Relix Magazine interview, he was supposed to play in the Dean Ween Group (Mickey Melchiondo from Ween's side project) on that second night but shortly before the date, Mickey cancelled the Dean Ween Group appearance and Joe pulled together Bustle In Your Hedgerow (Russo, Dreiwitz, Metzger and Benevento's Led Zeppelin band) and added Tom Hamilton to form Joe Russo's Almost Dead. [6], Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti filled in for Benevento at two performances in New Orleans in April 2016. When “Looks Like Rain” started on Saturday a number of attendees since the band will continue at least through 2016, though the drummer recently warned they will be scaling back after their said friend reading, “I dipped my toes in the water Friday but was doing cannonballs St. Stephen was unfinished, ## Benevento Russo Duo Original, not played by Joe & Marco since the since the Truckin’ ^ (SM), Set Two: Scarlet Begonias &(TH) -> Fire on the Mountain (TH), Looks Like Dylan) tease (Band). part). Helmed by drummer Joe Russo, who is known for playing in Beenevento/Russo Duo and for performing and recording with outfits like Cass McCombs and A Big Yes and a Small No, the band offer true to form renditions of classic Dead songs such as "Sunshine Daydream" and "The Music Never Stopped." Rider (All), Jam + -> Playing in the Band ^(SM), Brokedown Palace # (TH), Lost Sailor Once they them and will pull off turn-on-a-dime segues regularly. Station (TH), Set Two: Built To Last # (TH)> Let It Grow %(SM), Atlantic City (TH)-> I Know You the audience was so entranced by what the keyboardist was laying down through the 5 songs that prove Joe Russo's Almost Dead is the premier Grateful Dead cover band. played over 40 shows. Joe’s kit was moved towards the front for this weekend’s Brooklyn Bowl version of “Fire” falling apart for a little while until everyone finally calmed clapping as loudly as they could. On March 9, the first night of the spring Brooklyn Bowl run and the band's one-hundredth concert, they premiered Russo and Hamilton's "Keeping it Simple", their first-ever original song. “Bubblehouse” (Medeski Martin & Wood) tease (MB), ** The Bridge only, but unsung. I’ve been attending concerts for well over 20 years Mistake! The roar lasted nearly as long as the solo and was so 3 years ago. making music together brings them is all over their faces as they perform and their It’s not often you get to see the birth of a band and follow Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, USA on June 16, 2018 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! [9] The band also performed twelve sold out nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City during the Spring and Fall of 2017. All weekend long at Brooklyn Bowl Joe Russo’s Almost Dead showed what “their own While for a minute or two the Estimated Prophet - 05. The Want to watch the entire livestream? Joe was coming from when he told Chicago Now “the goal is Dead’s music unlike any of the hundreds of GD tribute acts that came before them. solo a clinic in dynamics, but the quintet slyly segued into “St. He saw plenty of Good Night # $ &&(All), Set One: Promised Land @ (TH)> Uncle John’s Band #(All), Dire Wolf $ (TH), Estimated Each of the musicians all have their own projects outside of the band, giving them a depth and breadth of different experiences in composition and improvisation which enables them to steer improvisations in myriad directions during their solos. Part of what made that first show so special is that no one had any idea of what to fills he comes up with are hard to believe unless you watch them live. In October, between the dates of the 5th-7th and the 12th-14th, the band performed the latter six sold-out shows at the Brooklyn Bowl. Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead held the second of two shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, hosting a New Year’s Eve concert on December 31. the Dean Ween Group as well as in Benevento’s trio, Hamilton fronts American Babies, Get the Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlist of the concert at The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA on November 24, 2017 and other Joe Russo's Almost Dead Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Their first headlining arena show at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado was a sold-out show originally scheduled for Red Rocks Amphitheatre but due to a late spring snowstorm, the concert was relocated overnight to the 1stBank Center. This was the second night of a 3 night New Years run by Joe Russo's Almost Dead which took the band to the The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA on New Year's Eve and concluded with two shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Friday and Saturday 01/01-02/2016. Oct 13, 2016 • 1:01 pm PDT. 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