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We will not be pigeon-holed into the
Lubavitch/nü-Carlebach/jazz/jam-band/punk genre!

June 5, 2005 - Compilation Release

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March 24, 2005 - Purim

Annual
Purim Masquerade Party
Tannenbaum Chabad House
2014 Orrington
Evanston

6:40 pm - Megillah
7:30 pm - Farbrengiton
8:30 pm - Yaniv and Ra'ashan
10:30 pm - Evën Sh'siyah
11:59 pm - Angry Neighbors Association/Evanston Police riot control
12:00 pm - Megillah

The best $4 you will ever spend.

January 22, 2005 - YIWRPMMM

Young Israel of West Rogers Park Monthly Melave Malka
2706 W. Touhy Avenue
$10 donation requested
8:00 PM

Double bill with Yaniv and Ra'ashan. I'm hoping and pushing for a guest appearance of Heedoosh, with Yahav and Yaniv Tsaidi.

December 25, 2004 - Knishmas

A Kfar music festival at
the HotHouse,
31 E. Balbo, between State & Wabash

Kfar's Knishmas site.

Setlist:
  1. Nafsheinu (Chaim Dovid)
  2. Az Yeran’nu (Ellington/King David)
  3. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  4. Johnny Tzama (Chabad)
  5. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe/Phish)
  6. Hitor’ri
  7. Lo Yechsar
  8. Mi Adir (Evën Sh'siyah - dance mix)
  9. I am a Jew

December 12, 2004 - Agudas Achim

Agudas Achim Channuka party.
A Kfar Production.
5:00 PM
5029 N. Kenmore, Chicago
(773) 561-0435

Setlist:
  1. Nafsheinu (Chaim Dovid)
  2. Johnny Tzama (Chabad)
  3. Az Yeran’nu (Ellington/King David)
  4. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  5. Lo Yechsar
* Latke break *
  1. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe/Phish)
  2. V’Nisgav (Carlebach)
  3. Hitor’ri
  4. Mi Adir (Evën Sh'siyah - dance mix)
  5. I am a Jew
Lineup:
Zev Goldberg, Shneur Nathan, Neer Spinner, Mike Levin, Aryeh Goldsmith.
We lost Yosef to the ever-changing job-market. We added Aryeh on lead guitar.

October 2, 2004 - Avi's Party

Private function.
Acoustic performance without Yosef.
Going away party for a friend, held on an indoor/outdoor rooftop on a downtown high-rise.

I don't remember the actual list of songs played, but here is the original setlist:
  1. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  2. Mi Adir (Evën Sh'siyah - dance mix)
  3. Az Yeran'nu Train (Duke Ellington/King David)
  4. Nafsheinu (Chaim Dovid) we skipped this one
  5. Adon Olam (to the tune of "Heavy Things," by Phish)
  6. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe/Phish)
  7. I am a Jew
  8. Lo Yechsar
  9. Return Again (Moshav Band)

We used no amplification. We could barely hear each other play, and as far as we know, only the people sitting really close could hear the vocals. However, we gave the impression of a good performance.

September 4, 2004 - YIWRPMMM

Young Israel of West Rogers Park Monthly Melave Malka
2706 W. Touhy Avenue
$10 donation requested

Set started at 9:30 pm, motzei Shabbos. On time. Ended about 10:05.

Opened for Ruby Harris

Setlist:
  1. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  2. Az Yeran'nu Train (Duke Ellington/King David)
  3. I am a Jew
  4. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe/Phish)
  5. Lo Yechsar (AKA Gotta Save the Cat, No Money. With additional lyrics and arrangement)

Lineup:
Same as the last show plus Matt Kanter, drummer emeritus, on shofar for Avinu Malkeinu

I have no idea why there were so many people at the show, but I think most of them came for us. Probably close to 120 people. About 100 more than our last/first gig at this venue.

July 31, 2004 - Amir's Party

"Swartz Products, Inc." Warehouse, 1230 School, Chicago

Motzei Shabbat Nachamu. Amir's going away party

Opened for Israeli-style-techno MP3s, with Amir as DJ.

Setlist:
  1. I am a Jew
  2. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  3. Az Yeran'nu Train (Duke Ellington/King David)
  4. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe)
  5. No Money (AKA Gotta Save the Cat)

Lineup:
Zev Goldberg on guitar/mandolin/siren-whistle/vox
Yosef Nathan on guitar/vox
Shneur Nathan on vox/kazoo
Neer Spinner on bass (debut w/FBIO)
Mike Levin on drums (debut w/FBIO)

March 6, 2004 - Purim

Tannenbaum Chabad House Purim party
Opened for Ra'ashan and headliner, Evën Sh'siyah.

Setlist:
  1. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  2. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe)
  3. Mishenichnas/V'Nahafoch medley (with controversial lyrics)
  4. I am a Jew

Lineup:
Zev Goldberg on guitar/vox
Yosef Nathan on guitar/vox
Shneur Nathan on vox
Matt Kanter on drums

February 7, 2004 - debut

Young Israel of West Rogers Park Monthly Melave Malka

Motzei T"U BiShvat.

Opened for the Moshe Skier Band, from Milwaukee. This was their Chicago debut.

This was Farbrengiton's debut gig. Zev booked this gig a few months in advance, before there was a band and before there was a band name.

Lineup:
Zev Goldberg on guitar/vox
Yosef Nathan on guitar/vox
Shneur Nathan on vox
Matt Kanter on drums

Setlist:
  1. I am a Jew
  2. Eliyahu Hanavi (Moshav Band)
  3. Az Yeran'nu Train (Duke Ellington/King David)
  4. Lakel Asher Shavas (Evën Sh'siyah)
  5. Open My Lips
  6. Avinu Malkeinu (Alter Rebbe)
  7. I am a Jew Reprise
Performance History

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