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
Like a Stone
Better Man
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)
Working for the Weekend
Brian Wilson
Hey Ya!
Easy Lover
Blister in the Sun
In the Meantime
New Age Girl

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