the Tree appearing at Phyllis' Musical Inn, Oct. 22nd, showtime 10:00 p.m.
First with tribe, and now with the Tree, we've been playing Phyllis' since 1986!
Please join us for 2 big sets, no cover (though we will "pass the hat"). Phyllis'
Musical Inn is a CASH ONLY bar, and one of the more authentic live music venues
Phyllis' is located at: 1800 W. Division St., Chicago, on the corner of Division & Wood, between Ashland & Damen, just West of the Kennedy expressway.
Below, owner Clem Jascot w/drop-in guest, Mr. Spicoli.
Some featured tunes from the upcoming Phyllis' set, where we'll unearth som
politically oriented gems, as it "tis the season":
"Fit For the Fight"
"Mauve & Teal"
"Odium From the Podium"
Releases from new Tree recording:
first songs from "Low Hanging Fruit" are now available! (click
titles for to hear Mp3 or right click to download. Note: unauthorized
commercial distribution is prohibited)
40 Days, Speak Emmanuel" -
chug-a-lug Reggae groove, features narration from Tree bassist Samuel
Salathiel "Cha-Cha" Bradshaw, who taps the Book of Matthew
& the Sermon on the Mount for some radical ethics lessons.
'Radical protest music from an unlikely source.
at the Moon" -
ain't easy to write a really good rock & roll song these days, but
here's one for sure, ready to blast in your car. It's Chuck Berry-style
poetry, the band swingin' away:
"the Wiz-Bang Swami, hair on fire
He's manning the barricades, burning tires"
Protest Music of Andrew Robb:
lots of attention these days on protest music, the legacy of Woody,
saying something... So with this in mind we're posting some of Andrew's
back to tribe in the late 80's (who covered Woody extensively), to the
Tree's forthcoming album, Robb has written & sung out against injustice
& oppression for decades now.
starters, check out 2 versions of Andrew's classic, "I Seen Tom
Joad", written in '87, about the apparition of Steinbeck's hero
in Reagan's America. The song was a staple of tribe's live shows, and
a thematic pre-cursor to Springsteen's "the Ghost of Tom Joad",
released in '95.
Seen Tom Joad" (tribe)- Mp3 download
...this live version is from
tribe's last concert, recorded at the Idful Studios in Wicker Park-Chicago,
by Brian Deck. There were people from the Old Town School of Folk Music
waltzing in the session room as we played it. Features Jimmy Tomasello
on lead guitar, originally appearing on the "as-if" collection.
Seen Tom Joad" (Andrew solo)- Mp3 download
...from 2007's largely unreleased "the
Long Haul", this is a straightforward acoustic version.
from Andrew's Critical-Consciousness archive