Me First and The Gimme Gimmes played Webster Hall with Masked Intruder & PEARS (pics)
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes released a greatest hits this year and they're on tour now playing their beloved pop punk covers of non-pop punk songs. They hit NYC's Webster Hall on Sunday (4/23) and treated the crowd to punked up versions of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," "Sloop John B," "Country Roads," "Jolene," "I Believe I Can Fly," "Over the Rainbow," "I Will Survive," "Sweet Caroline," and 15 others (setlist below).
Gimmes members Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) are sitting this tour out, and they were replaced by Bad Religion's Jay Bentley and Chris Shiflett's brother Scott (of Face to Face). Perhaps as an ode to Fat Mike's absence, Zach Quinn of openers PEARS joined openers Masked Intruder for a cover of "Linoleum."
The rest of the regular Gimmes lineup, Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and Spike Slawson, were there. Spike also has a ukulele-based project called "Uke Hunt" and he broke out the uke for a song and had the crowd chant "Uke! Hunt!" Juvenile, but fun.
Pictures of the Webster Hall show are in the gallery above. Fat Mike will make it over to this area with NOFX play Asbury Park's Punk Rock Bowling.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes at Webster Hall - 4/23/17 Setlist (via)
Summertime (George Gershwin cover)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver cover)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Paul Simon cover)
Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) (Barry Mann cover)
Science Fiction/Double Feature (Richard O’Brien cover)
Sloop John B ([traditional] cover)
Danny's Song (Loggins & Messina cover)
Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover) (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones and his Death Valley Rangers cover)
Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
Crazy for You (Madonna cover)
I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly cover)
Mandy (Scott English cover)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder cover)
Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen cover)
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) (Elton John cover)
Straight Up (Paula Abdul cover)
Different Drum (Michael Nesmith cover)
You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra cover)
All My Loving (The Beatles cover)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond cover)
End of the Road (Boyz II Men cover)
photos by Stephanie Augello