Mickey Hart Band - The Independent 8.6.11

Mickey Hart Band

Mickey Hart, drumz, beam, RAMU, vocalsTim Hockenbery & Crystal Monee Hall - Mickey Hart Band
Tim Hockenberry, vocals, keys, trombone
Crystal Monee Hall vocals, guitar, hand percussion
Greg Ellis, drumz, djembe, hand percussion, etc.
Vir McCoy, bass, and other bass like instruments
Gawain Mathews, guitar
Ian “INKX” Herman drumz
Sikiru Adepoju, talking drum, djembe

August 6, 2011
The Independent
San Francisco

(note: we did our best with the song titles we didn’t know*!  Grateful for new music, thank you Mickey!)

Let There Be Light*
Build Your House*
Scarlet Begonias > 
drums >  
Fire On The Mountain
Let’s Fly Away*
Supersonic*Mickey Hart Band - The Independent 8.6.11
Slow Train*
Casey Jones

Heartbeat (instrumental)*
Slo Jo Rain
Djinn Djinn
Who Stole The Show
Brokedown Palace
Iko Iko

Encore:  Down The Road Again

Photos by DHLmonte who says “It was fuckin’ great! I literally got to worship at the feet of Mickey”

Really liked the new songs, lots of cool layered intros.  Hope I got the names right, or close.  I had some help in the second set. Winking smile

The groove from Mickey’s band:  Solid real percussion from Greg Ellis and Ian Herman mixed with lush electronically enhanced audio waves created by Mickey’s various toys.   Most of the new songs hit a solid groove, that made it easy to move.  Cool and sensual sounds.

for those concerned, Mickey did not take lead on anything other than Iko Iko, though he had a few raps, meditations and verses.   Tim Hockenberry took the lead duties on Fire On The Mountain, and Crystal Monee Hall sang us a beautiful rendition of  Brokedown Palace.

Mickey was making his music, dancing and playing and enjoying himself all around.  I strongly recommend checking this new band out, and I think this band is going to kill at Bella Terra and Hoxeyyville Festivals  in a couple weeks! 

Mickey Hart Band shows:

08/18/11 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl     Add
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $20.00. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 61 Wythe Ave. Buy tickets

08/19/11   Stephentown, NY  Bella Terra Festival    Add
Time: 9:15pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15898 Route 22. Buy tickets

08/20/11 Patchogue, NY  Blue Point Brewing Co.   Add
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 161 River Ave. Buy tickets

08/21/11 Wellston, MI  Hoxeyville Music Festival