Meat Puppets brought out Gibby Haynes at Bowery Ballroom stop of their tour with Soul Asylum (pics / video)
photos by Greg Cristman
Meat Puppets (w/ Gibby Haynes) / Soul Asylum @ Bowery Ballroom
There was an Up On The Sun a bit earlier in the set and it lasted over 10 mins. It included Cris and Elmo bumping into the speaker and it almost falling over followed by Cris's best Urkel impression ("Did I do that??). That was some epic shit right there. Curt and Elmo bouncing those spicy riffs back and forth of one another while Cris lays down some, as he called them, direct quote: "Tasty fucking bass licks!". Quite accurate. And Shandon. Shandon has to watch all this unfold in front of his very eyes and keep up with the Kirkwood Guitar Noise Expo. Anyone who can drum in this band is someone of serious talent. Killin' it back there.
Somewhere after 9:30 Soul Asylum hit the stage and Dave Pirner had on an Aquaman shirt. File that under "Hashtag: Rad". These dudes are way more than just Runaway Train, and this being my third time seeing this band I can say that they've proved that with every set. Somebody To Shove brought the crowd back to life from it's short intermission real quick. Shut Down preceeded two personal favorites of mine, Just Like Anyone and Misery. Such a tight band these dudes are. - [Concert Confessions]
Soul Asylum and Meat Puppets' co-headlining tour brought them to NYC for two shows: Brooklyn Bowl on 6/20 and Bowery Ballroom on 6/22. At the Bowery show, Meat Puppets (who got the early slot that night) brought out Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes for a cover of Freddy Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights." Video of that below.
No special guests during Soul Asylum's set, just a lot of favorites from the '80s and '90s, and a few from their upcoming new album. Pictures from the whole night continue below.
In related news, Meat Puppets' Cris Kirkwood recently launched a new podcast. So far there's episodes with Keith Morris, The Black Lips, Neil Hamburger and more.