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Joe Russo's Almost Dead Stories

The Great JRAD Brooklyn Bowl Media Roundup

Photo: Silver SandormanOne beautiful and reliable thing about JRAD is their steady stream of free, high quality video and audio recordings of their recent shows.  While we're so grateful for them, sometimes it hurts just a little to wait, especially after runs like the Brookfyn Bowl March extravaganza that  graced two mid-March weekends....

Oteil Burbridge Joins JRAD At Brooklyn Bowl 3/16/17 [Setlist / Videos]

Oteil Burbridge filled in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass for the first of three JRAD shows while Dave is in Chicago with Ween.It's a nice fit.Longtime collaborator Stuart Bogie also joined on tenor and baritone sax, flute and percussion for various parts of the show.  Almost Dead continues to move beyond...

VIDEO / SETLIST | JRAD Debuts Original Song "Keeping It Simple" at 100th Show

When Joe Russo's Almost Dead kicked off a six night Brooklyn Bowl residency with their 100th show, did you expect them to phone it in?Ha! As if that's even possible with this group.  After starting things off with a 100 beat "Beat It On Down The Line", their execellent first set ended with the...

Jim Pollock Unveils JRAD Brooklyn Bowl Prints

Poster artist Jim Pollock has produced a diptych set in his signature linoleum cut style for the six pack of Joe Russo's Almost Dead shows at Brooklyn Bowl which are taking place over subsequent weekends.He has shared photographs of the matched pair via his facebook profile, while YouTuber Travis Lord has showed some...

Pro-Shot VIDEO | JRAD Serves Multi-layer Sandwiches In Port Chester

This is just amazing.On December 30th, 2016, Joe Russo's Almost Dead played at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.They just released this 25 minute, 8 camera video of the squence of "Viola Lee Blues" > "Uncle John's Band" > "Becky" > "Uncle John's Band" > "Viola Lee Blues".  "Viola Lee" features Cochemea Gastelum (of the...

JRAD / Lay's | Betcha Can't See Just One! T-Shirt from Apparel Thee Well

See More Designs from Apparel Thee WellBetcha Can't See Just OneThere's not a lot of JRAD Lot-style merch out there, so thought we'd give one a shot.Please allow 5-8 business days for printing / delivery.Have special requests with this design (hoodies, childrens, ladies, special colors)? Just shoot us a message and we can accommodate!$20 (...

Lockn' In Review | Thoughts, Photos, Video & Audio From The Four Day Festival

By: Aaron Stein (@neddyo) | Photos: Adam Miszewski (@adjomi)Go To: Full Photo Gallery | Setlists & Media - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - SundayEvery year they play an NBA All-Star game and every year basketball fans look at the line-ups -- the amassed talent almost incomprehensible in its limitless possibilities -- and...

Stayin' Peachy | Tasty Jams & Thunderstorms Descend on Montage Mountain

By: Faraz ChaudryDrooling over festival lineups is a common pastime for many concertgoers come spring, yet there were few as saliva-inducing as the Peach Fest lineup for 2016, its 5th anniversary.  Yes, the musicians make the 12-hour trek to beautiful Scranton, PA worth it, but with this year's edition taking place on Montage Mountain,...

Worth The Wait, JRAD Drops Media Bomb From Freaks Ball 2016

In the days after Joe Russo's Almost Dead performed for three nights at Brooklyn Bowl for the Freaks Ball, I searched high and low for top quality media of the affair.  After all, between the setlists, the guest appearances, crazy antics, prolific teases, debuts, (non-Dead) covers and sold out goodness of a three...

What We Talk About When We Talk About JRAD

By: Aaron Stein - @neddyoThis originally appeared in Aaron's excellent weekly newsletter Noted:: Nedsday. Sign up here.So... you may have noticed that I seriously dig on the Almost Dead thing.I'm certainly not alone, almost everyone that sees them is rightfully blown away. But, there are a nontrivial number of folk that are basically...