Meat Puppets – 08/05/2016

Wythe Hotel – Brooklyn, NY

Words/Photos/Video – Jay Porks

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Some people get a clown at their birthday party. Some people get bouncy houses and face painters. If you’re a special kind of cool, you get the Meat Puppets.

A private party in Williamsburg featuring the Meat Puppets at the luxurious Wythe Hotel across the street from the Brooklyn Bowl. The spread was phenomenal- some of the best burger sliders I’ve had in some time. Open bar. I have no idea what has happened to my life.


Kicking off at intimate set shortly after 8:30 with a rad version of I Can See Clearly Now, ¬†and I notice I’m standing next to the birthday boy for Whiskey In The Jar. Everyone is coming up wishing him happy birthday and stuff. Made sure to mention to Cris Kirkwood (the new King of Beards) that my birthday is in December, you know, so I can have a cool party too.

Covers galore tonight. And this small acoustic set is just fantastic. Hitting all the right parts of my ears tonight. Tennessee Stud was killer. My videos may be a little dark. That’s because this isn’t a “concert venue” per say. Their lights lighten the room, not exactly a light show with multiple colors bouncing towards the stage. But the sound in here isn’t slacking a bit. I’ve been to places that are owned by Livenation that didn’t sound this good.


Plateau, Up On The Sun, Climbing, Oh Me, Lost, Monkey and The Snake to name a handful of their own stuff that filled out a mixed bag set with lots of cool covers. Keeping things low key tonight. I can dig it.

George Jones is a theme tonight. Color Of The Blues was sweet. Where Does A Little Tear Come From built off that. It was just overall great times here tonight at the Wythe Hotel. Really glad I was able to be inside the building for this.

The Monkey and The Snake closed out the night a little after 9:30.

Happy Birthday Doug!

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Jay Porks here.. I used to be a contributor on here. I\'m a little more than that now. This used to be the place I\'d go spill my rants and raves about artists and music I love and loathe. I still do that. But now I host a weekly podcast to get things off my chest, and since I have you here I\'m gonna tell you about it: Used to talk about fun things like music and pop culture, but these days it\'s all flushing the fascist crime syndicate from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and taking back our country. A hostile foreign nation installed a corrupt racist rapist fake rich criminal to power and now he holds the nuclear codes. We have a lot of work to do to fix this nation and it starts with VOTING. Sometimes we go through the music headlines of the week along with other things I feel strongly about. Like ending Cannabis Prohibition, the sad state of affairs with the tri-state area sports teams, The struggles of an anti-social mess attempting to live in a social media world.
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