1) Disco Biscuits -4/20/2002 @ Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI
Even if it’s not April 20th, Marc Brownstein often tells a hilarious narration or story during tDB’s “Nughuffer,” but 2002’s version from Madison’s Barrymore Theatre is a doozy. Have a listen to the magical night where Brownie met his “best friend in the entire world.”
2) Yonder Mountain String Band -4/20/2013 @ The McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
Last year, YMSB busted out “Two Hits and The Joint Turned Brown” and also posted a picture to their Facebook page of a stage setlist with every song title aptly modified (see image above).
3) Umphrey’s McGee -4/20/2002 @ Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
UM original “Weed Rap” was performed nine times before being permanently shelved, on some occasions was paired with Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive” (of which it borrows musical elements) and thankfully was once performed at one of UM’s many 4/20 shows. For most recent UM 4/20 hijinx, check out 2013’s “Burning Down The House” cover. Head to the track marked “Xxplosive” to hear the “Weed Rap” from 4/20/2002.
4) Keller Williams -4/20/1999 @ Murphy’s in Steamboat Springs, CO
Some 4/20 nods are more subtle than others. Keller Williams lays it on pretty thick in this show hitting on such tunes as “It’s A Plant,” “Inhale To The Chief,” “Blazeabago” and more.
5) moe. -4/20/2001 @ State Theatre in Portland, ME
On the surface a cover of “I Wanna Be Sedated” on 4/20 seems like a pretty clear nod to the “holiday” but as the timing so happened in 2001, Joey Ramone had also just passed away earlier that week. Perhaps “Recreational Chemistry” is also a nod as moe. seems quite fond on playing that one on 4/20 over the years. moe. also worked in “Hi and Lo,” “Cocaine” and “Opium” to the drug-reference heavy setlist on 4/20/2002.
6) Perpetual Groove -4/20/2004 @ Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA
Some song titles leave little to the imagination, like PGroove’s first time played cover “Marijuana In Your Brain” by Lords of Acid. Also check PGroove’s 2011 cover of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”
7) Leftover Salmon –4/20/2013 @ Old Settlers Music Festival in Driftwood, TX
8) The Motet -4/20/2013 @ The Fillmore in Denver, CO
In celebration of Colorado becoming the first state to pass legalized marijuana legislation and an “acknowledgement that nature is not, and should never be illegal,” The Motet, along with special guests, play a special “Weed Medley” featuring “Pass The Dutchie,””Legalize It,” and “Mary Jane.”
9) Greensky Bluegrass –4/20/2010 @ Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO
A few years back, Greensky Bluegrass put in the extra effort to learn not one, but many holiday appropriate tunes for their show in Colorado. Check out “Hits From The Bong” by Cypress Hill and “Because I Got High” (with new lyrics) by Afroman and more.
10) Phil Lesh & Friends -4/20/2001 @ Independence Hall in Charlotte, NC
When Phil Lesh & Friends and the famous “Q” lineup came through Charlotte in 2001 for 4/20 they were sure to jam on Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” as well as perform a full rendition of Van Morrison’s “And It Stoned Me.”
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