TAB @ Chicago

2.27.2011 The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois

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2.25.11 (M.Stein)

I: Backwards Down the Number Line, Theme From the Bottom, Farmhouse, Gumbo, Kill Devil Falls, Halley’s Comet, Dirt, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Wedge, Let Me Lie*, Water in the Sky*, Wading in the Velvet Sea*, Heavy Things**, Liquid Time**, Hey Ya!**, Push On ‘Til the Day^

II: Gotta Jibboo, Ocelot, Valentine, My Problem Right There, Cayman Review, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Clint Eastwood, Money, Love and Change, Small Axe, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ether Sunday, First Tube

E: Sultans of Swing

*w/ Jen and Natalie, **acoustic, w/ full band, ^electric, w/ full band

Source: Neumann skm140 > Sound Devices Mixpre > Olympus LS-10(24/48)

Money, Love and Change


Night Speaks to a Woman



Reader Review: TAB @ AE Stage, Pittsburgh, PA: Casey Boire

2.25.11 - Pittsburgh (M.Stein)

Nestled in the shadow of Pittsburgh’s Three-Rivers Stadium, Trey and his Classic TAB line-up rolled into Stage AE on Friday night and laid down an impressive show that was arguably the best of the tour so far. Upon walking in around the scheduled show time, I was surprised to see the place packed from wall to wall considering that it was one of the few shows to not sell out beforehand. Trey came onstage around 8:30 pm and opened his acoustic set with Backwards Down the Number Line. Everyone was in good spirits and as Trey sang the final part of the song, the crowd joined in by providing the backing lyrics of “All my friends, Backwards Down The Number Line.” The sing-along continued throughout the first set and included well-played versions of Gumbo, Farmhouse, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, and The Horse > Silent in the Morning…Read On Here!

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1,129 Responses to “TAB @ Chicago”

  1. garretc Says:


    Yeah, definitely recommend the Gardner. Has a lot of stream of consciousness-y elements, I saw a lot of similarities to Kesey (although I think Gardner was slightly pre-Kesey, if not contemporaneous) style wise.

    Hell, now that I think about it, the plot had a lot of similarities to Sometimes A Great Notion, thematically too… Interesting…

    But yeah, it’s a bit hard to get your bearings at first, but just ride it out and everything will come together.

  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah I see what you’re saying.

    I wonder if it would be different if it was all women on the island rather than all boys. Maybe something about the primal, “hunt-and-kill” instinct of boys vs. the caring qualities of women. But I’m just speculating…

  3. BrandonKayda Says:

    The Sunlight Dialogues sounds interesting @garretc – I’ll have to check it out sometime. But sadly I’m in the middle of like 4 different books right now, so it’ll be awhile. Thanks for the rec though

  4. garretc Says:

    Yeah, I could see women giving a little more uncertainty to the outcome, but I don’t think there’s really enough of a natural psychological difference to make things turn out differently…

    But yeah, anywho, hope you enjoy! Having to read bad books is the worst… Especially when there’s so many better options out there!

  5. garretc Says:


    Yeah, Sunlight Dialogues will definitely take a time dedication… But might even be for the better, no need to go crushing your spirited optimism too soon!

    I won’t go into too much detail on this since no one would know what I was talking about, but reading the book at this particular time in my life definitely fucked with my head in a lot of ways that I’m curious as to whether are actually age-specific. I’m sure in general it varies, but I can definitely see this book hitting you differently depending on where you’re at in your life.

  6. dognamedwilson Says:

    Gonna weigh in on the LOTF talk as someone who read it a bit later in life.

    Helped a lazy little brother write a paper some years back and assumed that it would have meant more to me if I had read it at age 12 or 13.

    Maybe late adolescence is too late for required reading. I found it to be pretty eye-opening when viewed through the mind of a tween.

    Life is brutal

  7. JeffieM Says:

    BK, It’s a pretty long book, and not terribly fast.

    $ Story, $$Philosophical stuff, $$$$ random irrelevant humor. Laugh out loud funny every 40 pages or so.

  8. dognamedwilson Says:

    Agree the outcome would likely be the similar if the characters were all females instead of all males. But co-ed stranded island that believes they won’t be rescued could make for some good tv.

    Or Gilligan’s Island

    Either way, life is brutal

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah @garretc – it just sounds really interesting the way you’re describing it – Any book that can make me think differently is worth reading IMO. I’ll certainly let you know what I think but it’ll take me awhile to get to that one.

    I wish more people read – missing out. Or, maybe Huxley was right.

  10. JeffieM Says:

    Garret, I had never really thought about gender and LOTF. FWIW, David Hume argued that the natural and necessary relationship between man and woman is really what moved us into a civil society. We develop sympathetic relationships with a mate that cause us to have sympathetic relationships with families and the conventions within the family teach us how to live in societies and states.

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    evenin folks

  12. JeffieM Says:

    How’s it going Lycan?

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    pretty good.. just hangin, thinkin about hitting up the jazz improv open mic tonight

  14. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sounds fun Lycan – you should check it out.

    Since it’s open mic does that mean you can perform if you want?

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh its open to anyone with some skills

  16. BrandonKayda Says:

    Cool. You think you’re gonna play?

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    perhaps.. i am doin the trio on friday and tuesday.. i don’t want to overkill em with AK lol

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    Haha good point.

  19. JeffieM Says:

    Is your new band coming along nicely?

  20. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh well the trio is anyway..

    we wrote four new ones yesterday

  21. voopa Says:

    lol @ Paper Planes

  22. Aquaman Says:

    So like a douche I was on here a few hours ago talking about how the wings are going to win tonight. And I gooned it. Wings lose.

    -Aqua the home team killing superhero-

  23. albert walker Says:

    here is that vinyl pull of the 1983 Unicorn Records release Tidal Wave

    Bobby Culture, Louie Rankin, Brimstone and Fire, and Nicodemus

    recorded in New York. pretty hot rare reggae on vinyl only. good stuff.

  24. albert walker Says:

    Detoilet Sucks!

    we are chasing your asses. six straight.

  25. voopa Says:

    Yay stream!

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