Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Evening in Greenwich Village: Acoustic Pop-Up Concert by Dispatch at Washington Square Park

Today at 6 p.m., we were lucky enough to be at Washington Square park when Dispatch had a pop-up acoustic concert celebrating the release of Circles Around the Sun, their first studio album in twelve years.
The three band members, wearing Statue of Liberty gowns and sometimes the crowns, stood on a park bench and played without any amplification to an excited crowd of rabid Dispatch fans and curious parkgoers for about half an hour. It was pretty awesome to be in the middle of this show, announced on the band's Facebook page just a few hours earlier. (Thanks to the friend who alerted us.)
As Jambands wrote in its coverage,
Dispatch opened their set with three songs off their new album—“Circles Around the Sun,” “Get Ready Boy” and “Not Messin’”—before offering their signature number “The General” and the early bongo workout “Elias.” For the latter two songs, guitarist Pete Francis held his baby son while he sang. Then, the band encore with “Flying Horses,” with Brad Corrigan playing a harmonica he grabbed from a fan in the crowd.

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