On April 12, 2019, TAUK continued their spring tour with a stop at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall. With support from Big Something, the New York act found plenty of opportunities to welcome their tour mates to join them throughout the performance. Now, the group has released pro-shot video of their complete second set.
At the end of TAUK’s headlining first set, the band welcomed Big Something guitarist Jesse Hensley, saxophonist Casey Crawford and drummer Ben Vinograd to join them on a rendition of The Allman Brothers Band’s iconic “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” The cover established the tone for the night’s second set, which saw members of Big Something join TAUK during the last three songs of the frame.
After takes on Shapeshifter II: Outbreak‘s “Recreational Outrage” and Sir Nebula‘s “Program Select,” the band drew from their 2014 release Collisions for a nine-and-a-half-minute performance of “On Guard.” A pairing of two more Sir Nebula tracks followed, featuring “Waver” and “Shenanigans.” For the first collaboration of set two, TAUK welcomed out the entirety of Big Something, including the addition of guitarist and vocalist Nick MacDaniels and keyboardist Josh Kagel, for a cover of Mac Miller’s “What The Use?,” off the late rapper’s 2018 release Swimming. Big Something stayed on for subsequent covers of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” and Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” to end the set, before TAUK alone offered an encore of “In The Basement Of The Alamo.”
Watch TAUK and Big Something collaborate during the second set of their mid-April stop at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall below:
Set One: Horizon, Convoy, Afro-Tonic, Pioneer, Time’s Up, Upside Down, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Set Two: Recreational Outrage, Program Select, On Guard, Waver, Shenanigans, What’s The Use, Closer, Sledge Hammer
Encore: In The Basement Of The Alamo