Neighbor Brings Three Evenings of Teases, Debuts and Sit-ins to Nectar’s
Photo via neighbor’s Facebook
Over the weekend, Boston-based jam band Neighbor took their sound north to Burlington, Vt.’s legendary institution Nectar’s. Over the three nights, the band explored multiple debuts and welcomed sit-ins from Dopapod’s Chuck Jones, Cool Cool’s Craig Brodhead and Ryan Montbleau.
Her stay at Nectar’s began on January 26th and kicked off with a four-song jam consisting of “Words On A Line” > “The Unknown” > “Point of No Return” > “Love Like Stone”. They also shared several teasers during their performance, including “Cucamonga Carl” during the closer “Carmelita” of the first set and Dick Dale’s “Misirlou” during “Granddaddy Said” in the second set. Other highlights of the evening included the live debut of their song “UFO” and an encore of “Wait Another Day”.
The second night of their stay at Nectar’s, January 27th, was also replete with teases and highlights, none as exciting as Dopapod’s Jones, who played along on bass for their opening movement “Move Along Little Jimmy,” which also featured teases from “Lonely Rider.” “ contained. and “Into the Sun” along with a jam of “Shitstorm”. The second set of the night began with a four-song jam from “Chickens” > “Eleven O’clock” > “Ulsa” > “Lonely Rider”. From there they shared the debut of Warren Zevon’s Werewolves of London, which featured Brodhead on guitar. The evening ended with an encore of Phish’s “Bouncing Around The Room”.
On the third and final night of their short but very sweet stay in Burlington, Neighbor once again released several debuts and nods to the songs that bound and formed them as a musical family. After several favorites with references to iconic songs such as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’, they closed the first set with the debut of their live cover of the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’, performed as an instrumental piece in the arrangement by Joe Cocker. They also teased several Phish songs throughout the night, including “Tweezer,” “Mike’s Song,” and “Bathtub Gin.” During the second set, they rounded out the performance with a debut of Sly and the Family Stone’s “If You Want Me To Stay” with Ryan Montbleau on vocals and a penultimate debut of The Who’s “Squeeze Box.”
For a final affectionate nod to their musical influences, they slipped in a few nods to Phish’s classic 1996 song “Talk” during their encore while playing “Mighty Apple Tree.”
read Relax‘s piece with Neighbor here.
January 26, 2023
Set I: Words On A Line > The Unknown > Point of No Return > Love Like Stone, Trippin’ in a VanSitting on top of the world, High Five Gauntlet, Carmelita
Set II: Pine Tree > Isla, I saw you, Grandfather said > Headrush > UFODux > Mary and Martha > Great Barrier Reef
Attachment: wait another day
 Buttah quotes. Hey, my name is Lyle Jam.
 Cucamonga Carl tease.
 Misirlou (Dick Dale) teases.
January 27, 2023
Set I: Milwaukee Talkie > Broadway, Magic Marble Crew > Dux > Shitstormshamrock > Sail on, move along Little Jimmy
Set II: Chicken > Eleven o’clock > Ulsa > Lone riderWerewolves of LondonCrash > Cuba Street
encore: Jump around the room
 She quotes from Soft and Buttah.
 Stash (Phish) tease.
 Chuck Jones (Dopapod) on bass. Lonely Rider and Into the Sun tease and shitstorm jam.
 Upside down quotes.
 Upside Down and Chickens Teases and Upside Down Quotes.
 Tease Into The Sun, Somerville Shuffle and Life in the Fast Lane (The Eagles), Steel, Pine Tree, Cucamonga Carl and One For The Hoop.
 Tequila (The Champs), Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty) and Back In Black (AC/DC) tease.
 Played for the first time (Warren Zevon). Craig Brodhead on guitar. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) tease.
 Funky style. Chickens tease and quote upside down.
 Played for the first time (Phish). Lyle solo instrumental.
January 28, 2023
Set I: You Could Be Mine > Upside Down > On My Mind, Into the Sun > Engine, Cucamonga CarlHe’s not me > With a little help from my friends
Set II: Dux > Strange part of town -> Hey, my name is Lyle -> Strange part of townThe Longest Day, Nature vs. Nurturingif you want me to staystoleWhy I Like You Squeeze BoxWhite flag
Attachment: Mighty apple tree
 Cucamonga Carl and Steel teasing.
 Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) tease.
 Played for the first time (The Beatles). Instrumental arrangement by Joe Cocker.
 Cucamonga Carl, Somerville Shuffle, Tweezer (Phish) and Mike’s Song (Phish) tease.
 Bathtub Gin (Phish), Into The Sun and Hey My Name Is Lyle teases. Hey my name is Lyle quote.
 Just Ricky and Lyle.
 Played for the first time (Sly and the Family Stone). Ryan Montbleau on vocals. Crashing Down tease.
 Into The Sun, Cucamonga Carl and If You Want Me To Stay (Sly and the Family Stone) tease.
 Played for the first time (The Who).
 Talk (Phish) teases.