After a September residency at local Buffalo dwelling, Nietzches, Intrepid Travelers packed up their sets chock-full of themes and set their sights on new residencies. Week one offered tunes from the British Invasion, spanning from the expected efforts of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, The Who, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix while week two introduced a set list that spelled out”Witty Tarbox.”
Carefully crafted to spell its theme out with the first letter in each track, week two ripped through an eclectic combination of tunes by pairing Pink Floyd, Rush, Talking Heads and Lotus covers in the company of Diana Ross and Dr. Dre. Sam Pavlovich was introduced as the new bassist in Intrepid Travelers and sat in on “Take Me to the River,” “YYZ,” “Xxplosive,” and “Funky Duck.”
The third week of the IT residency treated fans to an intersteller set appropriately in place with Space Junk acting as supporting act. The night unveiled “Space Odyssey,” “Satellite of Love,” “Rocket Man,” “Great Gig in the Sky,” “Standing on the Moon,” and other intergalactic classic rock favorites. The fourth and final week closed out a wildly executed residency with a final theme as a play on “dirt,” with musical support from Dirty Blanket. Also acting as David Neimanis’ last as a member of Intrepid Travelers, the group welcomed covers of musical giants Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Phish, Primus, Lettuce and more, with the help of Ellen Pieroni on saxophone.
IT are already in the midst of their latest residency at Funk N Waffles in Rochester, every Wednesday for the month of October!