The String Cheese Incident Welcome Guests In Vegas

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Last night, The String Cheese Incident concluded a three-night run of “Sin City Incidents” at the Las Vegas outpost of Brooklyn Bowl. SCI’s visit to Las Vegas featured a pair of guest spots and plenty of covers including the debut of a Sin City favorite and other Vegas-themed tunes.

[via @SCI_Official]

Friday night’s opening show started off with “Close Your Eyes” and “Little Hands” followed by the first performance of Gram Parsons’ “Ooh Las Vegas” since October 4, 2006. The first set of the run also included SCI’s beloved cover of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads. The second set of the run was highlighted by a “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” > “Chameleon” > “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” > “Birdland” sequence and also included a cover of The Beatles’ “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.” The String Cheese Incident paid tribute to birthday boy Peter Gabriel by encoring with “Shakin’ The Tree” on Friday.

On Saturday, SCI tipped its hat towards Valentine’s Day by covering Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” in the first set and working in other love-themed songs into the evening’s setlist. Turntablist DJ Logic emerged at the beginning of the second set for a jam that led into “Let’s Go Outside.” When The String Cheese Incident returned for the encore, Bill Nershi told the story behind the original “Las Vegas” before the band performed the tune complete with Nershi leading them through a lounge-y rendition of the Tom Jones favorite “It’s Not Unusual” in the middle -a SCI debut. Last night’s finale featured a number of fan favorite originals such as “Search,” “Rosie” and “Jellyfish” as well as a handful of fun covers including “Viva Las Vegas,” “Get Lucky” and “Symphathy For The Devil.” Mike Rempel of Lotus helped out on guitar during “Galactic” as part of a two-song encore that brought the run to a close.

Watch the “Las Vegas” > “It’s Not Unusual” > “Las Vegas” encore from Saturday:

Setlists

February 13

Set One: Close Your Eyes, Little Hands > Ooh Las Vegas, Sweet Spot, Song In My Head, Best Feeling > This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) > Beautiful

Set Two: Can’t Stop Now, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Chameleon > Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Outside and Inside, She Came In Through the Bathroom Window, Bumpin’ Reel > Drums > Just One Story

Encore: Shakin’ the Tree

February 14

Set One: Shine, Lost > Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik > Mouna Bowa > Could You Be Loved, Sirens, Colorado Bluebird Sky

Set Two: DJ Logic Jam* > Let’s Go Outside*, It Is What It Is > Rivertrance, Hotel Window, Born On the Wrong Planet > Way Back Home > Rollover

Encore: Las Vegas > It’s Not Unusual > Las Vegas

* -w/ DJ Logic

February 15

Set One: Search > Black Clouds, Sometimes a River, Betray the Dark, BollyMunster, Round the Wheel > On the Road > Viva Las Vegas > On the Road

Set Two: Desert Dawn, Valley of the Jig, Can’t Wait Another Day, Sympathy For the Devil, So Far From Home, Dirk, Jellyfish, Rosie > Get Lucky > Rosie

Encore: Galactic* > Restless Wind

* -w/ Mike Rempel from Lotus on guitar