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I don’t get to near as many Ed Schrader Shows as I would like, primarily because his shows are usually performed on a weeknight and I rarely go to shows on weeknights anymore. But seeing as how The Ed Schrader show is a monthly event (sometimes bi-monthly), I should make it more of a priority. Or maybe I should make it a priority because it’s such a damn funny show?

I kind of surprised myself by going to this show this past Thursday evening at The Metro Gallery. I had planned on it, but when I learned the day of the show that the 9pm time on the flyer was for doors, I started to backpedal on going. If doors were at 9pm, I wouldn’t expect the show to start until 9:45pm (which it did), making for a later night for me (pretty much like everyone else, I have to go to work in the morning, but I’m not as young as I used to be). I’m glad I made the extra effort.

Show started at 9:45pm with a short but sweet opening Monologue from Ed, followed by a sketch parody of the comic strip “Marmaduke.” The unexpected technical difficulties of this sketch proved to be one of the finer selling points of comedy. The first guest of the evening followed, Baltimore club music legend Scottie B (see video below). It was both an informative and entertaining listen to the evolution of Baltimore club music, as well as the unintentional hilarity of many of Scottie’s answers (what kept Scottie B in Baltimore?).

Following Scottie’s spot was the return of a crowd favorite, “Look At That Cat!”, a bit where Ed shows slides of cats and the audience decides which one is the best. Not being a cat-person, I didn’t get as much enjoyment out of this sketch, though the rest of the audience didn’t have that problem. Upon selecting the night’s winner (not the one I would have chosen), the show took a smoke break-intermission for about twenty-five minutes. I’ve seen Ed Schrader shows where they’ve done it without the intermission, and I prefer it that way. Besides, the format is based on the late night talk shows on tv and you never see Conan or Dave taking a long smoke break.

Back from break, a giant white ball with yellow spots jumped on stage and started telling egg jokes. I didn’t realize who it was for a couple of minutes (I thought it was Ed), so the video (found below) doesn’t start from the beginning. Turns out, it was Adam Endres as “Egg Schrader”. Adam is hilarious! This was even funnier than the Christopher Ree-view from March, which was fantastic! Adam’s participation in these shows is definitely one of the main reasons why I keep going back. This was my favorite bit from the show.

Next followed some advertisements of sponsors, like The Depot and The Ottobar. I’m glad they’re sponsors and not hosts. I love taping at both venues, but neither is an ideal setting for The Ed Schrader Show. The Metro Gallery is perfect!

The show started to go downhill after “Egg Schrader” (to be fair, unless Chris Rock was coming up, the show had to go downhill from that masterpeice!). Cullen Stalin’s a really nice guy, a DJ and one of the main guys for putting on the fantastic Taxlo shows at Sonar and The Talking Head, but I didn’t really like the interview and thought it went on alot longer than it should have (almost 20 minutes). One of the things that bothered me was when Ed asked Cullen a question and Cullen’s response was to tell Ed to read his blog (I couldn’t find it, but now I don’t really care enough to ask). Basically, it just wasn’t all that funny, but watch for yourself below.

The next guest, Papa T, wasn’t all that funny either, but Ed managed to get some jokes in and not at the expense of Papa T (the bit on Sting is great…speaking of which, I missed hearing some David Bowie, one of Ed’s better impersonation sketches). Papa T wrapped up the show with two songs. I didn’t care for the second, but the first has a sound and style similar to Jimmy Cliff. Check the video below as well.

Overall I thought this was the best Ed Schrader Show that I’ve seen (I’m a rookie at four).

The Ed Schrader Show
The Metro Gallery
Baltimore, MD
May 22, 2008

House Band:
Connor Keizer-emcee
Benny Beoldt-keyboard, vocals
William Cashion-keyboard
Andy Abelow-sax
April Camlin-saw
Jana Hunter-percussion, vocals

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Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)

CD1:
1. Intro
2. Ed’s Monologue
3. “Marmadick” (video slides)
4. Guest: Scottie B
5. “Look at That Cat” (video slides)
6. (blank space-set break)
7. “Egg Schrader”*
8. Advertisements**
9. Guest: Cullen Stalin
CD2:
1. Guest: Papa T
2. All I Wanna Do Is Just The Zoom Zoom Zang***
3. My Eyes Have Seen So Much***

Notes:
Lineup: The Ed Schrader Show w/ Scottie B, Cullen Stalin, & Papa T
*w/ Adam Endres
**w/ Connor Keizer
***w/ Papa T
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Guest: Scottie B (part 1 of 3):

Guest: Scottie B (part 2 of 3):

Guest: Scottie B (part 3 of 3):

“Egg Schrader”:

Guest: Cullen Stalin:

Guest: Papa T:

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Susan Alcorn
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
May 18, 2008

Susan Alcorn-pedal steel guitar

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1. The Heart Sutra

Notes:
Lineup:Full House Festival
Black Vatican>Caguamas>Susan Alcorn>Afternoon Penis>
Tickly Feather>Cluster>Blues Control>Keith Fullerton
Whitman>AXOLOTL>Daniel Higgs>Eric Copeland
Alot of ambient noises (beer cans, sirens, chatty audience,
and creaky wooden floor).
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Caguamas
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
May 18, 2008

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8. -

Notes:
Lineup:Full House Festival
Black Vatican>Caguamas>Susan Alcorn>Afternoon Penis>
Tickly Feather>Cluster>Blues Control>Keith Fullerton
Whitman>AXOLOTL>Daniel Higgs>Eric Copeland
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Cluster
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
May 18, 2008

Band:
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Dieter Moebius

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Notes:
Lineup:Full House Festival
Black Vatican>Caguamas>Susan Alcorn>Afternoon Penis>
Tickly Feather>Cluster>Blues Control>Keith Fullerton
Whitman>AXOLOTL>Daniel Higgs>Eric Copeland
Tracking is arbitrary
Soundman: Rob
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Black Vatican
Floristree-side stage
Baltimore, MD
May 18, 2008

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1. I Don’t Wanna
2. Night Is Come
3. Doggerel
4. Gentle Look
5. Wordless Phenom*
6. Now You’ve Been Told

Notes:
Lineup:Full House Festival
Black Vatican>Caguamas>Susan Alcorn>Afternoon Penis>
Tickly Feather>Cluster>Blues Control>Keith Fullerton
Whitman>AXOLOTL>Daniel Higgs>Eric Copeland
*minor distortion at start
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Andy Abelow
Floristree
Baltimore, MD
May 14, 2008

Band:
Andy Abelow-guitar, vocals
Bob Keal-guitar
Austin Stahl-drums
Sine Jensen-violin
Andy Stack-bass

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Taper: Jeff Mewbourn (jm292@yahoo.com)

1. Beginnings*
2. dialogue/tuning
3. Green Rocky Road**
4. MARC Train Abelow’in
5. Oh The Rain
6. Little Bastard Ants
7. Boundless Box
8. While You Were Sleeping
9. On The Road

Notes:
Lineup: AA>Viking Moses>Golden Ghost>Noble Lake
*14 min of tuning cut
**Traditional cover
Audience was chatty, lots of cell phones not turned off,
and a woman sat under my mics eating from a bag of M&M’s
(that’s the crinkling in the first three tracks)
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One of the better sounding shows I’ve seen at Sonar, main stage or club. Despite being held on the Club Stage at Sonar, the show was presented by The Talking Head (which is currently being remodeled in the former lounge of Sonar). I’m kind of surprised I actually made it to this show, seeing as how I literally cracked my head open the night before in this very room. Then again, I really like this band, despite their tendency to turn their backs on the audience, so it’s not hard to imagine why I’d come out.

Moscow Telephone
Sonar-Club Stage
Baltimore, MD
May 13, 2008

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1. Intro
2. Low Fly
3. Driver Revelry
4. End Theory
5. King Alcohol
6. March of the Yeti
7. Mia Farrow

Notes:
Scheduled as a Talking Head show.
Tracking may be off.
Soundman: Chris Freeland
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Video of “Driven Revelry”:

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Imperial China
The Velvet Lounge
Washington, DC
May 10, 2008

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1. Intro
2. Drum Intro
3. Ghost Bear
4. All That Is Solid
5. Radhus
6. Discreet Carryon
7. There Is No Translation

Notes:
Lineup:Homes For Our Troops Benefit:
Moscow Telephone>Appomattox>Imperial China
The Prisoner’s Dilemma>Len Bias
My first show at the venue
Tracking almost certain to be off
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