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Rhythmically complex grooves.  Pedal-heavy, psychedelic ambience.  Lengthy, experimental improvisation.  Kuh Nives is the combined talents of seasoned instrumentalists, Andrew Turney, Brett Pond, and Douglas Ford.

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Archived Setlists

Friendly Valley - Peoria, IL

June 18, 2022

Soundcheck:  Mirrors in Mirrors

Set 1:  Betta on the Floorboard, Awake, If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > Full Ewoked[1], Trading Force[2] -> Sit There and Like It

Set 2:  The Landlady[3] > Impaired Jerry -> DMN > Are You That Somebody?[4] -> Stash jam -> Septimambo, Mystic Cave Zone[5][6] > Betta Reprise[7]

Encore:  First Tube

[1] Debut

[2] Brett teased "1979" (The Smashing Pumpkins

[3] Kuh Nives debut

[4] Brett teased "Stash" (Phish)

[5] Pup teased "MJB"

[6] Band teased "Sand" (TAB)

[7] Debut

This performance featured debuts of "Full Ewoked" and "Betta Reprise," and the Kuh Nives debut of "The Landlady" (Phish).  Brett teased "1979" (The Smashing Pumpkins) in "Trading Force," and "Stash" (Phish) in "Are You That Somebody?"  Pup teased "MJB" in "Mystic Cave Zone."  The band teased "Sand" (TAB) in "Mystic Cave Zone."  "Trading Force" was unfinished.  Covers included "Awake" (Tycho), "The Landlady" (Phish), "Are You That Somebody?" (Aaliyah), "Stash (jam)" (Phish), "Mystic Cave Zone" (Sonic the Hedgehog 2/Masato Nakamura), and "First Tube" (TAB). 

Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL

May 28, 2022

Soulshine Stage, 12:30-1:30am

Shuffluck -> Turtle Devastation Wave > Fully Wooked

The segue between "Shuffluck" and "Turtle Devastation Wave" included a "Maze" (Phish) tease.

Nola's Rock Bar - Urbana, IL

May 21, 2022

Set 1:  Emarr -> Turtle Devastation Wave -> Sit There and Like It > Fully Wooked -> Tarova -> Sand -> Tarova

Set 2:  Mirrors in Mirrors[1] -> Impaired Jerry[2] -> Awake, Trading Force[3] -> Septimambo

[1] Included intro from "The Captain," (Biffy Clyro)

[2] Debut

[3] Unfinished

This performance featured the debut of "Impaired Jerry," and included the following covers:  "Tarova" (Snarky Puppy), "Sand" (TAB), and "Awake" (Tycho).  "Mirrors in Mirrors" included the intro from "The Captain" (Biffy Clyro).  "Trading Force" was unfinished.

Kenny's Westside - Peoria, IL

May 6, 2022

If I'm Stuck in an Elevator[1] -> Still D.R.E. -> If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > Tarova -> (?3?)[2] > Trading Force[3] -> DMN > (???) > Mirrors in Mirrors > (?2?) -> Eleanor Rigby > Itemized Relapse > 2001

[1] Included intro from "Back in Black," (AC/DC)

[2] Brett teased "Dripfield," (Goose)

[3] Unfinished

This performance included the following covers:  "Still D.R.E." (Dr. Dre), "Tarova" (Snarky Puppy), "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles/Soulive), and "2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Strauss/Phish).  "If I'm Stuck in an Elevator" included the intro from "Back in Black" (AC/DC).  Brett teased "Dripfield" (Goose) in "(?3?)."  "Trading Force" was unfinished. 

Kenny's Westside (Kick the Cat) - Peoria, IL

April 22, 2022

Opening set for Kick the Cat, 10-11pm
Sit There and Like It > Shuffluck > Emarr > Turtle Devastation Wave

Kenny's Westside (Papadosio) - Peoria, IL

March 20, 2022

Opening set for Papadosio, 9-10pm:

Fully Wooked > Mystic Cave Zone > Septimambo, Betta on the Floorboard

This performance featured the following cover:  "Mystic Cave Zone" (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Masato Nakamura).

Kenny's Westside Pub - Peoria, IL

December 3, 2021

Set 1:  First Tube > Mirrors in Mirrors, California Love > Mystic Cave Zone, (?3?) > Trading Force > Turtle Devastation Wave

Set 2:  Betta on the Floorboard > Tarova > Shuffluck > Are You That Somebody? > Stash jam > Fully Wooked > Betta on the Floorboard

Set 3:  Your Pet Cat > Abba Zaba > Love is a Battlefield > Abba Zaba, DMN > (?2?) > Septimambo

Encore:  Eleanor Rigby

This show featured the debut of "Trading Force," and Kuh Nives debuts of "California Love" (2Pac), "Mystic Cave Zone" (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Masato Nakamura), "Your Pet Cat" (Phish, narration sample from Disney's "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House" by Laura Olsher), and "Love is a Battlefield" (Pat Benatar).  "Your Pet Cat" contained elements of "Bad Guy" (Billie Eilish), and "Tube" (Phish).  "DMN" was unfinished.  Brett teased "Your Pet Cat" in Shuffluck," and "A Love Supreme, Pt. 2 - Resolution" (John Coltrane) in the "Stash" jam.

Waldheim 3

October 8, 2021

Set 1:  Turtle Devastation Wave, First Tube, Eleanor Rigby, DMN, Bounce 3.0 > Itemized Relapse, Mirrors in Mirrors

Set 2:  Tarova, Shuffluck, Sand

Encore:  Betta on the Floorboard

This performance featured the following covers: "First Tube" (Phish), "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles/Soulive), "Tarova" (Snarky Puppy), and "Sand" (TAB).  Brett teased "Weekapaug Groove" (Phish) in "Turtle Devastation Wave," and "Bounce," "Turtle Devastation Wave," and "First Tube" (Phish) in "Sand."  Pup teased "Southbound Pachyderm" (Primus) in "Sand."

Unum - Morton, IL

September 25, 2021

(???) > If I'm Stuck in an Elevator, Abba Zaba, Awake, DMN, Cissy Strut, Itemized Relapse, Eleanor Rigby, Fully Wooked > Betta on the Floorboard

This performance featured the Kuh Nives debut of "Cissy Strut" (The Meters).  Other covers include "Awake" (Tycho), and "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles/Soulive).  Pup teased "Low Rider" (War) in "Cissy Strut," and Brett teased "Itemized Relapse" in "Fully Wooked."

Kenny's Westside Pub - Peoria, IL

September 24, 2021

Set 1:  Emarr, Sit There and Like It > Septimambo, Awake, Shuffluck

Set 2:  Turtle Devastation Wave > Fully Wooked > (?3?) > Tarova

Set 3:  Sand, If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > Still D.R.E. > If I'm Stuck in an Elevator, Mirrors in Mirrors, 2001

This performance featured Kuh Nives debuts of "Awake" (Tycho), and "Tarova" (Snarky Puppy).  Other covers include "Sand" (TAB), "Still D.R.E." (Dr. Dre), "2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Strauss/Phish).  Doug teased "Heavy Things" (Phish) in "Sand," and Brett teased "Martian Monster" (Phish) in "2001."

Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL

August 20, 2021

Mirrors in Mirrors [1], Eleanor Rigby > Betta on the Floorboard, Turtle Devastation Wave > Fully Wooked [2] > (?3?) [2] > (?2?) > Septimambo, Sand [3], Shuffluck, If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > Still D.R.E. > If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > 2001

[1] Doug teased intro to "Mound" (Phish)

[2] Debut

[3] Kuh Nives debut

Honored to open Friday morning of the 20th Anniversary of Summer Camp Music Festival, Kuh Nives performed from 10am-12pm on the Kenny's Westside Pub Welcome Stage.  This performance featured debuts of "Fully Wooked," and "(?3?)."  Covers included "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles/Soulive), "Still D.R.E." (Dr. Dre), "2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Strauss/Phish), and a debut of "Sand" (TAB/Phish).  Doug teased "Mound" (Phish) as an intro to "Mirrors in Mirrors."

Kenny's Westside Pub - Peoria, IL

June 18, 2021

Set 1:  DMN > (???) > DMN, Betta on the Floorboard, Mirrors in Mirrors, (?2?) > Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles/Soulive) > Septimambo

Set 2:  First Tube (Phish), If I'm Stuck in an Elevator > Still D.R.E. [1] (Dr. Dre) > If I'm Stuck in an Elevator, Emarr > Danger Zone [1] (Kenny Loggins) > Emarr [2], Bounce 3.0, Untitled [3]

Set 3:  One of These Days [1] (Pink Floyd), Itemized Relapse, Shuffluck, Abba Zaba, Are You That Somebody? [4] (Aaliyah) > Stash jam [1], Sit There and Like It

[1] Kuh Nives debut

[2] Brett teased Hot Tea (Goose)

[3] Debut

[4] Brett teased Stash (Phish)

This performance featured the debut of a new untitled original, as well as Kuh Nives debuts of "Still D.R.E." (Dr. Dre), "Danger Zone" (Kenny Loggins), "One of These Days" (Pink Floyd), and a "Stash" jam (Phish).  Brett teased "Hot Tea" (Goose) in "Emarr," and "Stash" (Phish) in "Are You That Somebody?" (Aaliyah), thus dubbing the mashup "Are You That Somebody?..Maybe So, Maybe Not."

Waldheim

June 4, 2021

Set 1:  Sit There and Like It, DMN > (???) > DMN, Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles/Soulive), Abba Zaba > Bounce 3.0 > Abba Zaba, Shuffluck[1]

Set 2:  2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss/Phish), Betta on the Floorboard, Itemized Relapse[2][3], Emarr[4], Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah), MJ's Bad

[1] Brett teased Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)

[2] Debut

[3] Brett teased Tweezer (Phish)

[4] Brett teased Hot Tea (Goose)

The band's second Waldheim private event marked the release of their new album, Default Mode Network, and welcomed light designer, Eric, to the team.  This performance featured the debut of "Itemized Relapse."  Brett teased "Eleanor Rigby" in "Shuffluck" as a callback to the cover earlier in the first set.  Brett teased "Tweezer" in "Itemized Relapse," and "Hot Tea" in "Emarr."  The second set closed with a bust out of the long-lost original, "MJ's Bad," last performed 12/22/17.

Kennel Lake.

May 8, 2021.  Morton, IL.

Set 1:  Betta on the Floorboard, Shuffluck[1], Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles/Soulive)[2], (?2?) > Septimambo, DMN. 

Set 2:  First Tube (Phish)[3], If I'm Stuck in an Elevator, Sit There and Like It[4], Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah)[5], Mirrors in Mirrors[6].

[1] Debut.

[2] Kuh Nives debut.

[3] The band teased the intro to Wilson with crowd chant changed to "Willow."

[4] Debut.

[5] Kuh Nives debut.

[6] Doug teased the intro to Mound.

After a block party show was cancelled due to inclement weather, the band went rogue and performed to family and friends at Kennel Lake in Morton, IL.  This show featured debuts of Shuffluck and Sit There and LIke It, and Kuh Nives debuts of Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles/Soulive) and Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah).  The intro to Wilson was teased by the band with the crowd chant changed to "Willow" before Set 2 opened with First Tube as a tribute to recently passed TAB bassist, Tony Markellis.  Doug teased the intro to Mound before clicking off Mirrors in Mirrors. 

 
 

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