Posted in music | pictures on May 3, 2012

by BBG

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends
Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

In the live interview that took place before Hellride East (aka J.Mascis and Murph of Dinosaur Jr, and the guest of honor for the evening Mike Watt) hit the stage, Watt told rock critic Byron Coley about his intense love for John Coltrane ("I thought he was a punk") and how The Stooges changed his life. It was the latter that formed the basis for Hellride East's set at Le Poisson Rouge last night (5/2), as part of a release party for Mike Watt's new book On & Off Bass.

Featuring opening sets from throwback punk rockers Dead Trend and Brooklyn post-punkers Appomattox, the Hellride East set was comprised of 100% Stooges covers along with a shockingly large number of guest appearances. Names like Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Steve Shelley, and a gang of other guests sauntered on stage to help tear through Stooges classics like "TV Eye", "Loose" (with Thurston), "Dirt" (with Sharon), "Not Right", "Down on the Street", "1970", set closer "Fun House" and many more. Though the band was clearly loose and out to have a good time, it was a night of wonderful surprises and, like Iggy would say, a "Real Cool Time".

If you were there last night, you might already have a copy of the book (and signed). If not, you can still order yours. Mike Watt recently completed a tour with his old band fIREHOSE which hit Coachella.

Pictures and the setlist from Le Poisson Rouge, a video from the interview session, and the audio from an interview Mike did on WNYC Soundcheck earlier in the day, below...

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Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Dead Trend

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Appomattox

Mike Watt interviewed by Byron Coley

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt INTERVIEW 5/2/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Hellride East with Don Fleming

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

... with John Petkovic

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

....with Thurston Moore

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

...with Sharon Van Etten
Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

... with Kurt Vile

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

Mike Watt, J Mascis & friends

HELLRIDE EAST SETLIST 5/2/12
Real Cool Time with Don Fleming
TV Eye with John Petkovic
Loose with Thurston Moore
Dirt with Sharon Van Etten and Steve Shelley
Not Right (watt on vocals)
Down on The Street with Thurston Moore
No Fun with Kurt Vile
1970 with Noel (former soundman from the Continental on vocals)
Little Doll (Watt on vocals)
Fun House with Thurston Moore and John Petkovic on sax
LA Blues - with Byron Coley and John Petkovic

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Comments (52)

Tonight : YTIN.ASNIL LIVES. LIKE A PHOENIX, EXCEPT IN NY.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:03 PM

Best show ever. Everyone I grew up on together on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:10 PM

looks/sounds like it was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:12 PM

LOUD RAW and Don Flemming rubbed near my man parts.

Posted by D(!) | May 3, 2012 1:13 PM

Wow, sounds like it would've been an awesome and fun show to see. Great special guests!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:14 PM

Here's the correct setlist:

Real Cool Time with Don Fleming
TV Eye with John Petkovic
Loose with Thurston Moore
Dirt with Sharon Van Etten and Steve Shelley
Not Right (watt on vocals)
Down on The Street with Thurston Moore
No Fun with Kurt Vile
1970 with Noel (former soundman from the Continental on vocals)
Little Doll (Watt on vocals)
Fun House with Thurston Moore and John Petkovic on sax
LA Blues - with Byron Coley and John Petkovic

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:19 PM

Show was a blast. You can add LA Blues with Byron Coley on vocals as the last song of the set.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:20 PM

Fixed the setlist, thanks guys.. did that from memory.

Posted by BBG | May 3, 2012 1:29 PM

when is firehose coming to nyc? fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:29 PM

Funniest thing about 1:03 is that he doesn't have an effing clue who Watt even is. D-bag!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:33 PM

Wow, this should would have been heep big fun time

Posted by Cocheese | May 3, 2012 1:36 PM

Great setlist, great post, but I still don't know WHO IS THURSTON BONING?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:46 PM

Damn, sorry to miss this one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 1:47 PM

1:46 - Call your mom, tell her to lean over in bed and wake Thurston up. He's got better places to be.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:02 PM

I thought that was a clarinet John was playing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:34 PM

Was it sax or a clarinet ?

Posted by ME | May 3, 2012 2:36 PM

WHY IS THE GUY FROM THE EVERYMEN NOT IN THESE PICS?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:45 PM

That Kurt Vile chick is dope.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 2:56 PM

how does kurt vile continue to be involved with indie legends. he blows and i've heard his shtick before.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 3:48 PM

the photos 3rd through 5th from the bottom...is that Noel singing, the Dino Jr tour manager/sound guy?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 3:53 PM

it is Noel... wasnt there a third drummer too? i didn't catch his name

Posted by Will | May 3, 2012 4:10 PM

Well 3:48, I guess that settles it then!

Before I waste my time and money, I was going to get some chicken tonight for dinner ... is that acceptable, or rather do you approve?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 4:26 PM

It was the best show ever

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:04 PM

3:48 - you are pretty dimwitted, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:05 PM

3:48 wants you to know he DID NOT spend his parents' check on this concert

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:21 PM

this was a great concert. I'd hit it again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:40 PM

who is thurston banging?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:48 PM

i need a boot*leg of this

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 5:50 PM

Indeed, who was the third drummer with the Kurt Vile shirt?

Posted by D. Proper | May 3, 2012 6:50 PM

This was an amazing show (I was standing to the right of the photographer). I couldn't believe so many of my heroes were sharing a stage. Watt was super friendly at the signing table afterwards (no surprise there). Looking forward to Hyphenated Man tour later this year...

Posted by Ralph | May 3, 2012 7:48 PM

show of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 8:44 PM

We recorded this, it will be up in a few days.

Posted by nyctaper | May 3, 2012 10:30 PM

was a great show....even though the opening bands were HORRIBLE

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 11:12 AM

yeah, that deadtrend band sucked...like what an unoriginal schtick/lead singer looks like he's having a BM the whole show.

Posted by anan | May 7, 2012 12:58 AM

Third drummer plays with Thurston, Sunburndec Hand of the Man. Can't remember his name. Maybe John.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 3:40 PM

Dead Trend are probably the worst "punk" band I've ever heard. I know them personally, and its a bunch of hipsters who wouldn't be caught dead without their crystal castles shirt 2 years ago, and ironically play punk... Also, their lead singer's a frat bro, literally.

Posted by anon | May 7, 2012 8:08 PM

This show was freaking awesome. Don't remember having that much fun at a show in long, long time.

Posted by Jay Porks | May 8, 2012 12:57 AM

Maine haters gonna hate.

Posted by Anon | May 8, 2012 2:15 AM

We recorded this, it will be up in a few days.

Posted by mobawab | May 8, 2012 11:46 AM

Don't really get all the fuss about Vile. Good for him though. Gettin to hang with all these dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 8:03 AM

appomattox is a good show, i digs their music.

Posted by the jim | May 14, 2012 5:02 PM

Who's the old guy?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:11 PM

was a great show....even though the opening bands were HORRIBLE

Posted by inchirieri auto | September 26, 2012 7:57 AM

Best show ever. Everyone I grew up on together on stage.

Posted by Car Rental Arad | September 26, 2012 7:58 AM

Mike Watt please come to my city. I love your singing. You're amazing.

Posted by ontario honey | October 24, 2012 6:47 PM

We recorded this, it will be up in a few days.

Posted by cartoon network arabic | March 13, 2013 8:15 PM

I have to go to a show this year this wonderful band! I'm crazy for it! was a friend and was dazzled

Posted by Casa de Massagem | April 24, 2013 7:32 PM

Yea! good jobs, I know them personally,thanks!

Posted by Automotiva | April 25, 2013 8:53 AM

I love this band, can not wait to go to a show of them, the problem is when, when will they come to Brazil? That is if it comes

Posted by Sexo Amador | May 9, 2013 2:58 PM

mike watt rules.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 5:26 PM

Maine haters gonna hate. http://www.r43dsgloble.com/

Posted by jimmy | March 20, 2014 9:54 PM

Dirt with Sharon Van Etten and Steve Shelley

Posted by R4i Gold For 3DS | March 26, 2014 2:02 AM

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