The Ego Band emerged from a nearly three-month hiatus last night to raise money for the Tompkins County SPCA (we’re a band that loves puppies and kitties) at Rogues’ Harbor Inn. This is definitely the way to get back together: tight spaces, high energy, and an appreciative crowd.
Songs by Lupowitz except where noted.
Long Tall Sally (Penniman/Johnson/Blackwell)
Care of You
D’Yer Mak’er (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham)
Jayne in a Bubble with the Devil Inside
Verses and Choruses
Use Me (Withers)
Land of Peace and Love
The Weight (Robertson)
Lensful of Molly
Wild Horses (Jagger/Richards)
You Can Call Me Al (Simon)
Trampled Under Foot (Page/Plant/Jones)
The Haunt (Lupowitz/Goldman)
Sympathy for the Devil (Jagger/Richards)
Spilling Down All Over the Place
The Letter (Thompson)
I Will Survive (Perren/Fekaris)
Our next performance is also a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation along with Thru Spectrums and Spacetrain. And our record release show will be announced soon… looking forward to it!
It’s my distinct pleasure to introduce this new music endeavor to the world. Our first performance is Saturday, February 7th at The Nines at 10pm with Harry Nichols Band.
Hello, all! Wanted to let you know about a few upcoming performances that I’ll be a part of during February and March in Ithaca.
Saturday, February 7th, I’ll be at The Nines for the debut of a new project that I’m very excited about. Luminous Beings is a dark, groovy, art-rock trio featuring longtime friends and collaborators Mark Hennessey (guitars, vocals) and J.P. Feenstra (drums, percussion, vocals). I’ll be playing bass, keyboards, and keyboard bass as well as singing and patting my head while rubbing my belly. We’ll have a few special guests joining us for our debut performance. Plus, Harry Nichols Band is also on the bill, and I just may be making an appearance with them…
The following weekend, celebrate the afternoon of Valentine’s Day at Sunny Days of Ithaca! Between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, February 14th, a number of local musicians will be performing acoustic sets of love songs. I’ll be performing a mix of covers and originals with Ego Band vocalist Mandy Goldman at 4pm. Also on the bill: original folk music by Jeremy Betterley (2pm), spoken word by Remanu Phillips (3pm), and a solo set by Ithaca singer-songwriter mainstay Alan Rose (5pm). Hang out, listen, snack, and shop for the afternoon, then go have dinner with your sweetie (or ice cream in your comfies with Netflix) after!
Finally (for now), the Ego Band will make a triumphant return at The Dock on Saturday, March 14th for a St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser. We take the stage at 9, followed by Thru Spectrums at 10 (I’ll also be on keyboards) and Spacetrain at 11. At midnight, heads will be shaved (but probably not mine). Prepare to groove.
Stay tuned for more performances as our record release approaches!