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12/28/18 | 210 Live | Highwood, IL 

Lunar Ticks Presents [1], No Good Deed, Nervous Record> The Eleven [2], Bunny Fight!, Rain [3], Revolution [4], 10,000 Pounds of Talking [5] 

[1] Playin in the Band-Grateful Dead tease and improv 
[2] Grateful Dead jam
[3] Beatles debut + jam, w/ Janis Wallin from Family Groove Company on Bass 
[4] Beatles cover, Soullive version 
[5] Daytripper tease in intro 

Lou’s Notes: “Presents” improv went to a funk fusion fee and back to “Playin”. Show supporting Family Groove Company. Beatles and Grateful Dead theme.

-Full show recording-https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-12-28/01LunarTicksPresents.wav

11/29/18 | Chop Shop | Chicago, IL 

You’re Not My TV [1] -> LWL [2], Wahwatosa [3], No Good Deed [4], Crash& Burn->Feel Good Inc. [5]- >Crash & Burn 

[1] w/channel change intro, Lost Woods-Zelda tease 
[2] w/intro improv, X Files theme tease 
[3] w/improv 
[4] original debut 
[5] Gorilllaz cover 

Lou’s Notes: “LWL” intro jam had a heavy garage rock feel. "Wah" had an uplifting jam with full band hits at the end. 
First “Feel Good Inc” since 3/10/18 (41 shows). Supporting Aqueous w/Andy Farag.

11/10/18 | Kenny's Westside Pub | Peoria, IL 

Binge Livin'-> Garbaj Rock, Glass Onion [1] A Go Go [2], Lunar Ticks Presents, Psycho Killer [3], Got Time 

[1] The Beatles cover, w/bluegrass jam
[2] John Scofield cover 
[3] Talking Heads cover, w/ Noe Perez of EGI on guitar 

Lou's Notes: Show was played as a 4 piece sans Faz. First 4 piece since Show Fest 2018. "A Go Go" had a psychedelic jam, highly recc'd.

-Full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-11-10

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11/3/18 | The Cafe | Macomb, IL

Set 1 

Binge Livin'> Lunar Ticks Presents> Keep the Car Running [1]-> Sign Language jam[2], Garbaj Rock, Revolution, Maggie's Farm[3] >Wahwatosa 

Set 2 

10,000 Pounds Of Talking, Nervous Record> My Favorite Things [4] , Got Time [5] , Seasons , Octopus Occupations , You're Not My TV [6]> 

e.

Baba O'Riley [7]

 

[1] Arcade Fire cover w/Harry Hood- Phish jam

[2] original incomplete jam

[3] Bob Dylan/ Rage Against the Machine mashup

[4] Rogers & Hammerstien debut 

[5] Garage 2001 full

[6] Favorite Things reprise 

[7[ The Who cover, w/bluegrass jam 

 

Lou's Notes: Lottsa improv in dis one. 

-Full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-11-03/01BingeLiving.wav

10/27/18 | Tonic Room | Chicago, IL 

Atlanta, IL, Bunny Fight!, Statisticks [1], Rock and Roll [2], 5 Years Old, Brave & Bold 

Lunar Ticks Presents [3], Octopus Occupations, Maggies Farm [4], Baba O Riley [5] 

[1] w/improv 
[2] W/ David Levine on bass 
[3] w/ Down With Disease- phish tease and jam 
[4] Bob Dylan cover> Rage Against the Machine version 
[5] w/ bluegrass jam and improv 

Lou’s Notes: Mike Racky played pedal steel on all songs besides Atl, Bunny, Presents and Octopus. "Presents" improv featured multiple unique jam segments including freaky free jazz and beautiful major peak- highly recc'd. Phish pre-show.

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10/6/18 | The Store | Chicago, IL 

Nervous Record [1]>Ultraviolet Phlegm [2], 10,000 Pounds of Talking, Garbaj Rock [3], Octopus Occupations [4], You’re Not My TV [5] 

Happiest Days of our Lives>Another Brick in the Wall pt.2 [6], Lunar Fate Nite [7] 

[1] w/improv + ryan carter breakdown 
[2] w/heavy + spacey improv 
[3] funk improv 
[4] Little Mermaid jam 
[5] Reelin’ in the Years- Steely Dan Jam 
[6] w/ Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee for the jam 
[7] Second set was all improvised covers (Fate Nite). 

Lou’s Notes: Big Weekend after-show. Recc jams- Phlegm, Garbaj and Brick

-Full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-10-06.lunarticks2018-10-06_30

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10/5/18 | The Wisco | Madison, WI 

Got Time [1]>Octopus Occupations, Lunar Ticks Presents>Happiest Days of our Lives>Another Brick in the Wall pt.2 [2]->LWL,

10,000 Pounds of Talking [3]->Wahwahtosa>Bunny Fight! 

[1] w/key change improv 
[2] w/improv-band trading solos 
[3] w/improv 
Lou’s Notes: Segue jams were on point. Umphreys after-show.

-Full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-10-05.lunarticks2018-10-05_385

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10/3/18 | Drunken Donut | Joliet, IL 

You’re Not My TV [1], Ultraviolet Phlegm->Bunny Fight [2], Wahwatosa, Nervous Record [3], One More Saturday Night [4] 

[1] w/ Reelin in the Years-Steely Dan jam 
[2] first time w/improv 
[3] w/ improv and Groovy Louie 
[4] w/ LA on guitar, Grateful Dead cover 

Lou’s Notes: LA’s Bday show. First “Bunny” improv had a bounceback funk jam. “Record” improv went through multiple unique sections and had members of Groovy Louie replace the Ticks. First “Saturday Night” since 9/9/17 (62 shows).

-Full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-10-03.lunarticks2018-10-03_5556

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9/29/18 | Bear Fam Jam | Earlville, IL 

Binge Livin’-> Lunar Ticks Presents [1]->Ultraviolet Phlegm, Gimme Some Lovin’ [2], Octopus Occupations, Bertha [3] 

[1] w/multilayered improv, Chameleon-Herbie Hancock tease, Shakedown Street fakeout 
[2] Spencer Davis Group cover, w/psych funk improv, my Sharona- The Knack tease 
[3] w/ David from Arbor Creek and Kyle from Alabaster on guitar 

Lou’s Notes: Presents improv went through multiple unique sections. First Bertha- Grateful Dead cover since 9/9/17 (61 shows). 
RECCS: Presents and Gimme Some Lovin

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-29-18 

9/29/18 | Block Party | Chicago, IL 

 Binge Livin'> Octopus Occupations, You're Not My TV [1],Wahwahtosa, 10,000 Pounds of Talking [2], Bertha 
Nervous Record [2]> Lunar Ticks Presents

[1] Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan jam

[2] w/improv

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9/28/18 | Mackeys Hideout | McHenry, IL 

Bunny Fight!, You’re Not My TV [1]->10,000 Pounds of Talking, Garbaj Rock [2], Octopus Occupations, Lunar Ticks Presents [3], Wahwahtosa 

[1] w/improv 
[2] josh and carter intro 
[3] Shakedown Street-Grateful Dead fakeout, w/ latin improv 

Lou’s Notes: TV improv segued right into 10k. First Octopus with Josh. RECCS: TV, Garbaj and Presents.

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-09-29

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9/22/18 | Tom's Driveway | Wheaton, IL

I Fought the Mermaid> Five Years Old, 10,000 Pounds of Talking, I Wanna Be Sedated> Garbaj Rock, Bunny Fight! Nervous Record,

Hey Bull Dog> You're Not My TV, Another Brick in the Wall> Seasons 

Lou's Notes: Because of the police parked out front and improvised mash up of "I Fought the Law" and "Under the Sea" was performed. "Another Brick in the Wall" contained "Revolution" teases.

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-09-22

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9/21/18 | Fuzz Fest | Brookyln, IL 

 LWL, Garbaj Rock, Keep The Car Running [1], You're Not My TV [2], House Is Rockin' [3], Got Time 

[1] Arcade Fire, w/ Harry Hood Solo

[2] w/improv                           

[3] Stevie Ray Vaughn, Debut 

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-09-21

                                    

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9/15/18 | Independance Park Beer Fest | Chicago, IL

Destination West, Brave and Bold [1], Day Tripper, Seasons [2]> Revolution > LWL, Statisticks> Nervous Record> A Go Go> Nervous Record 

[1] With Eddie Torres on Accordion 

[2] unfinished 

Lou's Notes: "Destination West" had a rockabilly/bluegrass jam intro. Brave and bold featured accordion by Eddie Torres. "Seasons" was unfinished. "Statisticks" contained the first verse and chorus of Franklin’s Tower (Grateful Dead) A Go Go, was a debut played with the whole band together. The jam was interrupted due a raffle and was finished after.

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-09-15

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8/31/18 | Shoe Fest | Manteno, IL 

Binge Livin’-> Five Years Old [1], Rick and Morty Theme [2], Garbaj Rock [3],Nervous Record->Lunar Ticks Presents [4], Psycho Killer [5], Got Time 

[1] Aaron Marsala handpan intro, Bird Song- Grateful Dead tease 

[2] Soca jam 

[3] intro improv w/elements added in the song 

[4] w/ improv and Bird Song tease 

[5] Talking Heads cover w/ funk jam 

Lou’s Notes: First “Binge” since 3/2/18 (29 shows). First “Rick and Morty” since 1/30/18 (33 shows). Aaron Marsala on handspans and percussion from “5YO” through “Rick and Morty”, and “Presents” through “Time”. Whole show without Faz because of the children.

-full show recording- https://archive.org/details/lunarticks2018-08-31

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8-17-18 | Subterranean | Chicago, IL

 

Neon Hearse, 10,000 Pounds of Talking-> LWL,Garbaj Rock, Jerry Was a Racecar Driver [1]>Subliminal Massage, Got Time [2],Four [3]-> 

Wahwahtosa, Tell Me Whats Inside Your Heart [4], Ultraviolet Phlegm->War Pigs [5], Noise in M'Head->noiseinmyhead, I Wanna Be Sedated [6] 

E. Lunar Ticks Presents [7] 

 

[1] debut, Primus cover 

[2] w/improv and Millionaire- Queens of the Stone Age Jam 

[3] Miles Davis cover, Think- Aretha Franklin tease 

[4] Ty Segall cover w/jam 

[5] debut, Black Sabbath cover w/ Mike and Kyle from Bronson Rock on guitar + Ozzy Osborne 

[6] debut, Ramones cover, key change version 

[7] Kashmir fakeout

 

Lou’s Notes: First “Subliminal” since 3-3-18 (30 shows), “Time” had a garage improv section that bled into a heavy breakdown. “War Pigs”,  featured a four guitar assault and Ozzy Osborne on vocals (when he remembered the words). Both “Noises” were original debuts. “Sedated” saw the band changing key and speeding up. Unknown Gnomes/Neon Hearse EP Release show w/ Bronson Rock and Rotten Mouth. 100th show.