For the last time, Formula 5 took to the stage of Putnam Place and performed two sets full of classics with plenty of jams to go around. The band announced in March that they were taking a break, and this being their last club show, fans came out to pack the venue one last time. Songs stretching across the seven years of the band’s existence were performed, with a slideshow of the band in the background in between sets. Albany’s fast-rising Glass Pony opened the night with a set that included a debut cover of “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake and Palmer with Formula 5’s Matt Richards joining on keys.
Formula 5 will perform at Disc Jam Music Festival, Beanstalk Music Festival and their own Rock the Dock Music Festival on July 12 before taking an extended break.
Set 1: Pedro->Albatross and Wolves, Nu-Gen->Birch Tree->Sad Bed->Nu-Gen
Set 2: Drums->Come Along>In the Sand->Trout Waters Pt 1 & 2, Earthbound Tim->Come Along Reprise, Booher’s Pass, Hot Box
Encore: Breaking Glass, Gettin’ Tough Again