Monday, August 02, 2010

McLovins Video -Gathering of the Vibes 7/31/10 -Purple Trees - Rappers Delight- Tweeprise

Purple Trees is a McLovin original from the Conundrum CD. An ode to phantasy tour and social media. With the notes of Purple Trees as the sample, drummer and lead vocalist, Jake Huffman then launches into a perfect rendition of Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight which then sequed into Tweeprise.

Now, I may be biased since I know the boys but this was easily one of the best performances of Gathering of the Vibes. Before the McLovins set I marched with "Uncle Dave" Smith and a bunch of other McLovin fans in the 1000 Hippie McLovin March to get people over to the Green Vibes tent. I had told my friend Meredith of the View Skewed blog to make sure she didnt miss the McLovin's set which she had at Nateva. Meredith looked at me and said "You said they are good, but boy they are really really good"

Here is how one festival goer described Ax Lovin: Jeff Howard

... It's not that he is just technically good, he plays with a tremendous amount of soul.. He is bleeds every note up their on stage...

After watching him, I was kind of disappointed with Umphrey's McGee.

McLovins - 7/31/10 - Green Vibes Stage - Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT.

01. Dancin in the Streets (cover)
02. Tokyo Tea
03. Purple Trees > Rappers Delight > Tweezer Reprise (covers RD, TR)
04. Milktoast Man
05. Virtual Circle
06. Beadhead Crystal Bugger
07. Break On Through (Cover)
08. Deep Monster Trance (DMT)
09. Crowd > Thank You
10. Land Down Under - Men at Work (cover)

click here to download the McLovins Set from GOTV.

Catch the Mclovins at one of their next North East shows.

8/5 Granby Park
8/12 Canton Park
8/13 LCMF Burlington, VT
8/14 Nectar's Burlington, VT
8/20 Bella Terra Festival, Stephentown, NY.
8/21 The Kate Old Saybrook, CT
8/28 Harley Davidson CT
9/19 Wormtown Music Festival
9/25 Narragansett RI
10/30 Infinity Hall
11/21 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY
12/26 Killington VT


Uncle Dave said...

thanks so much for the thoughtful and perceptive write-up. It is a bit hard not being biased when talking about this band, they bring so much to the table and they give back so much during their live performance.

Phishentine said...

Any chance there might be some floating MEGAS for these shows?!

aegert said...

hey I pulled the Soundboard at this show.. here is Virtual Circle: