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String Cheese Incident Jams With The Floozies, Debuts New Talking Heads Cover [Watch]

first_imgOn the second night of their three night New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center, The String Cheese Incident came out firing on all cylinders. After an opening set by the brotherly duo The Floozies, which showcased some straight up funk with some serious electronic leanings, the CO-based act left it all out on the table for those in attendance.Keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth may have broken his wrist over the last few days, but as evidenced during the “One Step Closer” opening, you wouldn’t have noticed a thing. The group immediately went into the fairly new song “Hi Ho No Show” which showcased some vintage Cheese early on in the set, foretelling of things to come as the night rolled on.Watch “One Step Closer” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.“Dijbouti Bump” led into a debut cover of the Talking Heads‘ “Nothing But Flowers” from the band’s 1988 album Naked, a song that fits the SCI repertoire perfectly. “Shine” was the right choice to end the first set, as the song is the quintessential Cheese song, down to its core, front to back, showcasing an uncanny synergy amongst each band member and their ability to elevate a room to next level heights.After a brief set break, SCI opened the second set with a solid “Valley of the Jig” that featured brothers Matt and Mark Hill of The Floozies on guitar and percussion, respectively, letting things open up and getting the dance party started once again. “Come As You Are” may very well have been the MVP song of the evening, as Hollingsworth toyed with the crowd with his one-handed stylee, due to his dealing with a broken left wrist.Watch “Valley of the Jig” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.2001’s Outside and Inside number “Sing a New Song” featured Billy Nershi giving his best Western-style leads with the perfect amount of twang to pique our interests. Quite possibly the best performed song of the weekend, thus far. “Land’s End > Glory Chords” featured a righteous groove from Michael Travis and Jason Hann, while Michael Kang took things to a whole other level on the mandolin. “Let’s Go Outside” kept things rolling along, and “Restless Wind” ended the second set in proper fashion, as everyone in attendance responded with plenty of vigor.Cheese has an innate ability to make certain cover songs entirely their own, and the encore of Peter Gabriel‘s “Shakin’ The Tree” was no exception, as SCI completely owned it. If last night was any indication, the group’s New Year’s Eve celebration is going to be something very special this evening.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/30/16Set 1: One Step Closer, Hi Ho No Show, Until The Music’s Over, These Waves> Djibouti Bump> Nothing But Flowers1, ShineSet 2: Valley of The Jig, Come As You Are, Sing a New Song, Falling Through the Cracks> Land’s End > Glory Chords, Let’s Go Outside, Restless WindEncore: Shakin’ The Tree1 First time played, Talking Heads cover[Thanks to Chris Hermann for the setlist]last_img

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