Rye Grill & Bar 8/14/14: Post-Mortem

“The Train Kept A-Rollin'” is what song we should have played, as it was the theme of the evening. The band performed a ‘Jake-A-Thon,’ pushing for over 3 hours without any break– with one minor detour for a round of shots, courtesy of Monith (friend and drummer extraordinaire).

Electric and eclectic describes the extra-long mega-set. The crowd was a tad sparse, but those present made themselves heard. If the band wasn’t loud enough to puncture eardrums, our fans did their best to assist. Some RG&B regulars had some odd requests, we did our best to oblige– although Jimmy Buffett remains off the table at this time. Seriously, people?

This show was in jeopardy of being cancelled as a certain unnamed lead singer neglected to recall the gig that he, himself, booked half a year before double-booking himself on a European vacation (Big Ben, Parliament, etc.). Luckily the wonderfully accommodating staff at the RG&B agreed to shift the date, allowing us to perform with our fabulous frontman. Yes, we’re clearly still giving him a hard time about it– it’s only fair, right? And now let’s wax lyrical about him for a moment because, even while fighting jet-lag, Mussels put on a killer performance– hitting all the right notes and getting right in there to fire up the audience.

The same can not be said about Jake, himself, as he was again absent– this time allegedly suffering from something known as ‘Pink Sock Disease’. We urge you– please do not Google it. We did, and we can’t unsee what we’ve seen. Please, just trust us on this one. Get well, Jake!

The “Jake-A-Thon” Mega-Set
Midnight Rider
Just Like Heaven
I Wanna Be (500 Miles)
Love and Memories
Santeria
Like a Stone
Better Man
Wonderwall
Circle the Drain
Just What I Needed
Hurts So Good
Beds are Burning
Take Me Out
Counting Blue Cars
All Along the Watchtower
Billie Jean
Life on a Chain
American Girl
Radio, Radio
Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Sex On Fire
Dancing in the Dark
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Last Night
It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Low
She
Working for the Weekend
Brian Wilson
Hey Ya!
Easy Lover
Blister in the Sun
Laid
In the Meantime
New Age Girl
867-5309/Jenny
Panama

Rye Grill & Bar 1/9/14: Post-Mortem

When I come home, cold and tired, it’s good to warm my bones beside the fire…“– ‘Time,’ Pink Floyd

Thank you, all of you, who braved the polar vortex to come rock out with us at the Rye Grill & Bar! Let’s not mix words, it was really fucking cold that night. So cold, in fact, that Jake himself didn’t make it to the show since the door to his cabin in the mountains was frozen shut. Whatever, he always seems to have some excuse.

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Photos ©2014 Ashley Covelli

The crowd response was a bit ‘chilly’ during the first set, but towards the end of the evening everyone seemed to be catching that warm and fuzzy feeling that Jake was churning out. However, by that point the band was out of material and began to take requests. “Rhiannon!” shouted an overzealous fan (who likely just saw Stevie Nicks’ cameo in the most recent episode of American Horror Story: Coven). Jake obliged. Yes, we freakin’ played Rhiannon. (Well, sort of.) But who are we to say no?

While it did eventually take an interpretive dance from Mussels to warm up the crowd, hearing them chant “ONE MORE SONG!” at the end of the night concluded the show on a high note.

We’ll see y’all again when this frost has finally melted! Cheers!

Set 1
Stuck in the Middle
Wonderwall
Night Moves
Take It Easy
Everyone Wants to Rule the World
I’ve Got a Name
No Matter What
Dark Hollow
Solsbury Hill
Beds Are Burning
Midnight Rider
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Just Like Heaven
Wild Night
Africa

Set 2
Last Night
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Love Shack
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Hurts So Good
The Joker
Beverly Hills//Here I Go Again/Pour Some Sugar On Me (Medley)
Life on a Chain
Jesse’s Girl
Hey Ya!
Blister in the Sun

Encores
867-5309/Jenny
Message in a Bottle
Laid
Working for the Weekend
Rhiannon (Tease)
Take Me Out
Everlong
Dancing With Myself
I Wanna Be Sedated

The Cos Cobber 11/2/13: Post-Mortem

We at Jake consider Pete, our live sound engineer, to be a full-fledged band member. If you were at the show this past weekend you probably learned that Pete was on vacation- and well, we really missed him!

The show was off to a somewhat rocky start as no able-bodied individuals could figure out how to get sound coming out of Pete’s board. After pressing every combination of buttons we could think of (including frantically texting and calling Pete) we eventually figured out a hack that worked pretty well. Massive props go to Mike Griffiths for running sound for us in Pete’s absence. He was dealt a pretty shitty bad hand and handled it well- with a few beers and a big smile.

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Photos ©2013 Ashley Covelli

After a “fashionably late” start, we got right into the business of hard rocking. Acoustic guitars can’t hold Jake back from melting faces [photo gallery]! The venue was packed with our regular fans and quite a few locals who, admittedly, may have only stuck around to see if we’d ever be able to get the sound system working… Nonetheless, we made some brand new fans, rocked hard, and played loudly- the only way we know how.

Jake!

Set 1
Last Night
Better Man
Won’t Back Down
Midnight Rider
No Excuses
Wonderwall
Signs
Dark Hollow
Brian Wilson
My Best Friend’s Girl
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Life on a Chain

Set 2
Wild Night
Just Like Heaven
What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding)?
It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Night Moves
Beds Are Burning
American Girl
Hurts So Good
867-5309/Jenny

Encore
Blister in the Sun
Laid

Rye Grill & Bar 8/1/13: Post-Mortem

What a great reunion this turned out to be! The band hadn’t played an official live show since 2009, and this was the first time doing an acoustic set in front of a large audience. The crowd tried to eat their food and pretend like we were background music, but by the time we busted out “It’s the End of the World…” they couldn’t resist jumping out of their seats to dance and sing along with us. The energy level never dropped and we were begged for encores. We obliged.

Jake forever.

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Set 1
Midnight Rider
I Won’t Back Down
My Best Friend’s Girl
Wonderwall
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Sister Golden Hair
Just Like Heaven
Dark Hollow
Dire Wolf
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Beds Are Burning
Times Like These
Signs
Better Man
Take It Easy
The Man Who Sold the World
Hurts So Good
The Joker
Beverly Hills/Here I Go Again/Pour Some Sugar On Me (Teaser Medley)

Set 2
Wild Night
No Matter What
No Excuses
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Melissa
What’s So Funny (About Peace Love & Understanding)?
Man on the Moon
Brian Wilson
Night Moves
Holiday Road
Blister in the Sun
867-5309/Jenny
Squeeze Box/Life on a Chain (Medley)

Encores
Jesse’s Girl
Working for the Weekend
Laid

We’ve Been Hacked!

Well folks it appears that, like Burger King, our Twitter account has been hacked. Apparently we’ve been hijacked by a jealous and inferior cover band. We assure you that we’ll get to the bottom of this, and the appropriate heads will roll.

Thanks,
The REAL Jake

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UPDATE 2/24/2013: Great news! We have regained control of our Twitter account!

The hackers appear to be a local cover band who also stole our setlist and (according to a reliable source) have completely butchered it. Aside from being hackers, they’re also apparently a bunch of hacks!

We believe that as punishment, these guys should be forced to watch video of their heinous, second-class set on loop for 48 hours.

Thank you for sticking with us through the constant barrage of insults on Twitter and here on our Facebook page. We hope to see you soon!

Jake’s New Digs

New Rehearsal Space

TSM pounding the skins

Hello mountaineers!! The Mountainmen have acquired a new rehearsal space and are eager to “dust off those strings” for another round of rocking!

Contract negotiations with Jake went extraordinary and have closed at this time. We look forward to seeing him on the tour again!

So clear your calendars, put those baby sitters on standby, and grab some earplugs in anticipation of a whirlwind Fall tour, cause we’re gonna crank it to 11!!

Stay tuned for details!!

Rock on!!

Stay “Tuned”…

Exciting Jake news is coming…

Holy Smoke 6/6/09: Post-Mortem

Jake played encores after finishing up a five-hour show. Take that, Springsteen!

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Photos ©2009 Ashley Covelli

Set 1
(What’s So Yummy ‘Bout) Beef, Pork & Barbecuing
Help!
Bar-B-Que City
New Age Grill
Just What I Seasoned
The Boys Like Blackened Trout
Charcoal Killed the Propane Star
Bloody Holly
Sangria
Jesse’s Grill
Nom Nom Nom, De Da Da Da
Life on Propane
I Melt With Bleu (Cheese)

Set 2
Surrender
Handle With Flare
Counting Blue Flames
Gasoline
Aero-Propane
Crazy Chicken Wings I Love
Stuck in the Metal
My Best Friend’s Grill
Wish You Were Seared
Brian Wilson
Like a Stone
Radio, Radio
Pulling Mussels (From the Grill)

Set 3
Dani Carolina (Pulled Pork)
Tastes So Good
Last Bite
American Grill
It’s the End of the Feast As We Know It (And I Feel Full)
Smoke Me Out
Rock the Cash Bar
Everybody Wants to Rule the Grill
Lager in a Bottle
867-5309/Jenny
Bite Moves
Rub Meat Two Times
Working for our Dinner
All Along the Slow-Cooker
Under Pressure (Cooker)
Delicious Minds
Brisket in the Sun
Bar-B-Que O’Reilly
Dancing with Myself/I Wanna Be Sedated (The Deadly Medley)

Willy Nick’s 5/23/09: Post-Mortem

Jake just played a show at Willy Nick’s in Katonah… NAILED IT!

Set 1
Help!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Last Night
American Girl
Counting Blue Cars
Dancing with Myself
I Wanna Be Sedated
Night Moves
Creep
Wish You Were Here
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Dani California

Set 2
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?
It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Are You Gonna Go My Way
My Best Friend’s Girl
Life on a Chain
Suffragette City
867-5309/Jenny
I Melt With You
Selling the Drama
Video Killed the Radio Star
Say It Ain’t So
Jesse’s Girl
All Along the Watchtower

Set 3
Santa Monica
Hurts So Good
Blister in the Sun
Laid
Baba O’ Reilly
Superstition (Tease)
Love Shack (Tease)
Suspicious Minds
Hey Ya (Tease)
Highway to Hell
Working for the Weekend

Vintage 3/20/09: Post-Mortem

Thank you to everyone who came out to the show last night! Your support means the world to us! The show rocked; we had a blast and we hope you did too! Next time we’ll hand out earplugs. Seriously. We did warn you that we were Westchester’s loudest cover band.

Set 1
Suffragette City
Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Last Night
Take Me Out
Life on a Chain
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Rock the Casbah
American Girl
New Age Girl
Down with Disease
Vasoline
Dani California
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Set 2
Selling the Drama
Video Killed the Radio Star
Buddy Holly
Jesse’s Girl
Hurts So Good
Santeria
Possum Kingdom
When You Were Young
Melt With You
Counting Blue Cars
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
Brian Wilson
All Along the Watchtower

Set 3
Dancing With Myself
I Wanna Be Sedated
Blister in the Sun
Laid
Under Pressure

Encores
Working for the Weekend
Highway to Hell