Perpetual Groove Debuts ELO Cover On New Year’s Eve 2018 In Charleston
Southern jam quartet Perpetual Groove delivered a three-set New Year’s Eve show at The Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday night. The evening included a guest appearance from guitarist Damien Perry as well as the debut of an ELO cover.
PGroove kicked off the evening by pairing “Black String” and “TSMM.” The band then took “Crockett & Tubbs” deep before covering “Do Your Thing” by Isaac Hayes. A lengthy “Teakwood Betz” brought the frame to a close. The four-piece opened the second set with “Andromeda” and went on to treat fans to a massive “Mr. Transistor” sequence featuring “Echo,” “La Casa Bien” and “Man With All The Answers” within. Oldie “Walking In Place” was followed by a take on David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid Of Americans” that bled into a “Glock Jam” to end set two.
The foursome was joined by frequent collaborator Damien Perry (Red Giant) for a series of songs to start the third and final set of the night. Perpetual Groove and Damien used “Mayday” to countdown into 2019. The traditional “Auld Lang Syne” was followed by a debut cover of ELO’s “Long Black Road,” a song notably found on the soundtrack to 2013’s American Hustle. An expansive “Sundog” then led into a take on “The Golden Path” by Chemical Brothers. The crowd-pleasing “TTFPJ” closed the frame before PGroove encored with the beloved “It Starts Where It Ends” and a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” Listen to audio of the concert captured by taper Joel Hudson:
Set One: Black String > TSMM, Crockett & Tubbs, Do Your Thing, Teakwood Betz
Set Two: Andromeda, Mr. Transistor > Echo > La Casa Bien > Man With All The Answers > Mr. Transistor, Walking In Place, I’m Afraid Of Americans, Glock Jam
Set Three: Mayday* > Auld Lang Syne* > Long Black Road*, Sundog, The Golden Path, TTFPJ
Encore: It Starts Where It Ends > All My Friends
* – w/ Damien Perry on guitar
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