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2009 - Concert Dates

The Presidents Of The United States Of America (PUSA):

Lineup: Chris Ballew (Vocals, Basitar), Andrew McKeag (Guitbass, Vocals) and Jason Finn (Drums, Vocals)

The Presidents continue their These Are The Good Times People tour that started on 2008.

Caspar Babypants:  

Lineup: Chris Ballew, Fred Northup Jr. and Ron Hippe

Chris Ballew releases his first album "Here I Am" as Caspar Babypants, and starts to tour with his live band that has two other members; Fred Northup Jr. (Frederick Babyshirt) and Ron Hippe (Ronald Babyshoes).





2009-01-17 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA

Poster - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew)   Poster - The Vera Project, Seattle - 2009 January 17

Debut gig of Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew).

2009-01-30 Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan

Japan / Kitty / Rot in the Sun / Volcano / Highway Forever / Ladybug / Naked and Famous / Lump / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Back Porch / More Bad Times / Love Everybody / Dune Buggy / Mach5 / Video Killed the Radio Star / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Twist and Shout / We Are Not Going to Make It

2009-01-31 Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan

Setlist

19:00 at Club Quattro
2009-02-03 The Hall, HI

Tiki God / Feather Pluckn’ - Three is a Magic Number - Gin & Juice - Mind On My Money - Free Falling / Rot In The Sun / Lump (country version)/ Ghosts Are Everywhere / Volcano / Peaches / We’re Not Going to Make It

Acoustic show with Chris and Andrew playing regular instruments. Show was webcasted.



Review:

This was a band I was looking forward to like no other. I don’t remember getting this excited about NIN, Tool, or U2 (though when Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day came on stage to sing “The Saints are Coming” in Aloha Stadium was pretty close). It seems weird, but PUSA was one of those bands that really hit a personal high-school cord with me. They were guys that were trying to sound tough or be cool, they just seemed like they were having a lot of fun writing and playing about anything, were from Seattle just like me and my friends, and we were all pretty sure that “Peaches” meant something dirty. As you can guess, I’m heavily biased in their favor for the rest of this review.

So, here’s where my day job in radio really pays off. We have an in-studio venue/lounge for bands to play that’s called simply The Hall and the Presidents were scheduled to perform there for a crowd of maybe 40 people before their show. The Hall performances are usually acoustic and these guys pulled it off by adopting a kind of rock/bluegrass sound that translated very well. The best part of this is that you can call bullshit on me by seeing the performance for yourself and making your own call by going to www.thehall.tv and looking through their past performances.

Matthew
2009-02-04 Pipeline Cafe, Honolulu, HI

Tiki God / Feather Pluckn / Kitty / Rot in the Sun / Dune Buggy / Ladybug / Volcano / Back Porch / Lump / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Boll Weevil / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Froggie - Moving In / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Interlude (Iron Man/Where Have You Been All My Life) / Mach 5 / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams - Shout / Love Everybody / Candy / We Are Not Going to Make It / Ace Of Spades

Audience Tape


Review:

Now a lot of people might scoff at this band so associated with the 90’s making an attempt at a comeback, but I hope that nostalgia will be enough to give their new Album “These are the Good Times, People” a chance. It’s a lot like their first album, but with a natural progression that doesn’t make it sound dated. “Mixed Up S.O.B.” and “Bad Times” are the stand outs for me. As an added bonus, check out their video for “Mixed Up S.O.B.” It’s pretty awesome and directed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The actual concert at Pipeline Cafe had fewer people there than a fan like me was hoping for, but those that showed were die-hard-sing-along types that the band took full advantage of. Here’s where PUSA really shines: they know how to work a crowd and they find ways of sounding even better live than on some of their studio-produced tracks. Quickly, here’s the setlist:

Probably the best part of the show came with their cover of the classic “Shout” in the middle of “Kick Out the Jams.” During the “little bit softer now” part, people were of course singing along and as Chris Ballew got on his knees to sing, he asked the audience to do the same. EVERYONE did. Several hundred people on their knees in Pipeline Cafe singing along with PUSA’s cover of “Shout.” It was the first time I’d seen that level of interaction (aside from an arena show with everyone screaming) and it just fit the mood perfectly.

So the band lived up to my perception of being a lot of fun and please please don’t sell this band short as being “just another 90’s” band. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially when they improve.

Matthew

2009-02-05 Rockstarz Nightclub, Kailua-Kona, HI

Setlist

2009-02-06 Hard Rock Cafe Maui, Lahaina, Maui, HI

Mobile Home (Youtube) / Dune Buggy ( Youtube)

Partitial setlist

2009-02-08 Kilohana Plantation, Lihue, HI

Setlist

2009-03-19 Handelsbeurs, Gent, Belgium

Highway Forever / Kitty / Volcano / Mixed Up SOB / Boll Weevil / Warhead / Naked & Famous / Lump / Zero Friction / Back Porch / Poor Turtle / Video Killed The Radio Star / Rot In The Sun / Nuthin But Luv / Mach 5 / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Lunatic To Love / Candy / Dune Buggy / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-03-21 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland

Tiki God / Kitty / Some Postman / Poor Turtle / Back Porch / Mixed Up SOB / Feather Pluckn / Lump / Monkey River / Volcano / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Dune Buggy / Rot In The Sun / Video Killed The Radio Star / Mach 5 / Ladybug / Bug City / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Supermodel / Deleter / Stranger / We're Not Gonna Make It - Ace Of Spades

with De Staat


Review:

Whenever you're feeling down put on one of The Presidents of the USA's albums. It's a definite upper. Their music is full of positive energy and so are their shows. So it's a no brainer when they visit my town to go see them.

So on a Friday night it was time to celebrate the weekend with this feel good band. And they got the party started right from the start. Singer Chris Ballew was cracking jokes in between songs to add to the good vibe. Even when people in the crowd were tossing parts of plush animals onto the stage (the support act of the night was called "Stuffed Animal") he joked about it and even added an additional verse to the song "Kitty" singing about poor old teddy without arms and legs. They told the crew to take it easy on the stage divers and let them take their dive into the crowd. This is a good example of what a PUSA gig is all about.

But let's not forget the music. Of course they were playing their big hits like "Kitty", "Peaches", "Lump" and "We're Not Gonna Make It" but also some more rare songs and songs of their latest album "These Are The Good Times People". They all blend in together nicely making a good set that never falls short. It's also nice to see that all you need is a drum player (Jason Finn), guitar player (Andrew McKeag) and bass player (Ballew) to lay down a solid grooving sound. Maybe the trio setup is one of their strengths: it leaves enough room for everyone to go full force. And full force ahead it is almost for the whole show. Before you know it they have finished their encore to leave everyone in very good spirits. What else can you ask from a band? - Ronald

2009-03-23 Knust, Hamburg, Germany

Poster / Ticket - Knust Hamburg, Germanu, Presidents Of The USA / PUSA

Highway Forever / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Lunatic to Love / Sharpen up those Fangs / Back Porch / Shreds of Boa / Naked and Famous / Lump / Short man (interlude) / More Bad Times / Nuthin but Luv / Monkey river / Mixed up SOB / Body / Love Everybody / Ladybug / Dune Buggy / Peaches / Kick out the Jams / Encore 1: Video Killed the Radio Star / Flame Is Love / Bug City / We're Not Gonna Make It / Encore 2: Boll Weevil / Mach 5 / Twist and Shout (Beatles cover)

with Kongo Skulls

Photos:

Photos #1
Photos #2

2009-03-24 Train, Aarhus, Denmark

Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA

Back Porch / Kitty / Rot in the Sun / Volcano / Dune Buggy / More Bad Times / Lump / Shreds of Boa / Boll Weevil / Flame is Love / Feather Pluckin / Love Everybody / Ladybug / Bug City / Mixed Up SOB / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Video Killed The Radio Star / Ghosts are Everywhere / Tiki God / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-03-25 Posten, Odense, Denmark

Back Porch / Kitty / Rot in the Sun / Volcano / Dune Buggy / More Bad Times / Lump / Sharpen Up Your Fangs / Boll Weevil / Poor Turtle / Feather Pluckin / Love Everybody / Ladybug / Bug City / Mixed Up SOB / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Video Killed The Radio Star / Ghosts are Everywhere / Tiki God / We're Not Gonna Make It

view photos

2009-03-26 Oslo, Norway

Lady Bug / Dune Buggy

Watch on YouTube

Presidents played on TV show called Oslo TV2 Waschera (What's Up!)
2009-03-27 Betong, Oslo, Norway

Highway Forever / Kitty / Lady Bug / Volcano / Bad Times / Bug City / Lump / Munky River / Shreds Of Boa / Dune Buggy / Flame / Boll Weevil / Deleter / Tiki God / Feather Pluckin' / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams

Watch on Youtube

With Hiawata!
2009-03-28 Folken, Stavanger, Norway

Lunatic to Love / Kitty / Ladybug / Volcano / More Bad Times / Bug City / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Lump / Munky River / Mixed Up SOB / Dune Buggy / Flame is Love / Boll Weevil / Deleter / Tiki God / Feather Pluckn / Shreds of Boa / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed the Radio Star / (Love Everybody - on setlist, not played) / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-03-29 Garage, Bergen, Norway

Lunatic to Love / Kitty / Ladybug / Volcano / More Bad Times / Tiki God / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Naked & Famous / Lump / Munky River / Mixed Up SOB / Dune Buggy / Flame is Love / Boll Weevil / Deleter / Feather Pluckn / Bug City / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed the Radio Star / Love Everybody / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-04-01 2 Club (B2), Moscow, Russian Federation

Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA - 2009 Tour

Lunatic to Love / Kitty / Ladybug / Volcano / More Bad Times / Tiki God /Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Lump (YouTube) / Munky River / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Dune Buggy / Flame is Love / Back Porch / Deleter / Feather Pluckn / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed The Radio Star / Body / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-04-03 Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

Poster / Ticket - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA

Lunatic To Love / Kitty / Ladybug / Tiki God / More Bad Times / Love Everybody / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Lump / Froggie / Mixed Up SOB / Dune Buggy / Volcano / Back Porch / Flame Is Love / Feather Pluckn / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed The Radio Star / Deleter / Mobile Home / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-04-04 HMV Forum, London, United Kingdom

Poster / Ticket - Presidents Of USA

Lunatic to Love / Kitty / Rot in the Sun / Dune Buggy / Highway Forever / Ladybug / Volcano / Back Porch / Lump / Munky River / Mixed Up SOB / Tiki God / Boll Weevil / Bad Times / Love Everybody / Candy / Deleter / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed the Radio Star / Ghosts are Everywhere / Nuthin but Luv / We're Not Gonna Make It

2009-04-15 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

Poster - The Presidents Of USA / PUSA / POTUSA 2009 tour

We're Not Gonna Make It / Kitty / Mixed Up SOB / Volcano / Ladybug / Dune Buggy / Flame Is Love / Back Porch / Lump / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Boll Weevil / Bad Times / Love Everybody / Feather Pluckn>I've Got A Feeling tease>More Than A Feeling Tease>Gin and Juice Tease>Free Fallin' tease / Nuthin But Love / Mach 5 / Video Killed The Radio Star / Peaches / Tiki God / Candy / Kick Out The Jams

with Oppenheimer

Audience Tape

2009-04-16 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT

Love Everybody / Kitty / Mixed Up SOB / Volcano / Ladybug / Dune Buggy / Flame Is Love / Back Porch / Lump / Bad Times / Boll Weevil / Poor Turtle / Feather Pluckin / Nuthin' But Luv / Mach 5 / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Tiki God / Candy / We're Not Gonna Make it

with Oppenheimer

Audience Tape

2009-04-17 House Of Blues, Boston, MA

Intro / Lunatic To Love / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Highway Forever / Volcano / Ladybug / Back Porch / Lump / More Bad Times / Love Everybody / Dune Buggy / Deleter** / Froggie** / Nuthin But Luv / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Jennifer's Jacket / Video Killed The Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / encore break/banter / Tiki God / Flame Is Love / Feather Pluckn-I've Got A Feeling tease-More Than A Feeling Tease - Gin and Juice Tease - Free Fallin' tease / Mixed Up S.O.B. / We Are Not Going To Make It / T.V. Eye

** "Mr Dana Colley, ex-Morphine. Lent major alto action for 3 songs to our action tonight." - Jason Finn

with Oppenheimer

Audience Tape

2009-04-18 The Filmore @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY

Kitty / Lump / Peaches / Dune Buggy / We Are Not Going To Make It / Kick Out The Jams / Body / Back Porch / Volcano / Mach 5 / Bug City / Tiki God / Video Killed The Radio Star / Nuthin But Luv / Love Everybody / Jennifer's Jacket / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Ladybug / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Flame Is Love / Poor Turtle

Setlist not in correct playing order

with Oppenheimer

2009-04-21 Lee's Palace, Toronto

Lunatic To Love / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Mobile Home / Ladybug / Bug City / Dune Buggy / Tiki God / Flame Is Love / Back Porch / Lump / More Bad Times / Volcano / Mixed Up SOB / Feather Pluckn / Mach 5 / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Video Killed The Radio Star / Body / Were Not Gonna Make It

with Chikita Violenta


Review & Photos

2009-04-22 Westcott Theatre, Syracuse, NY

Love Everybody / Kitty / Flame is Love / Dune Buggy / Ladybug / Bug City / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Back Porch / Lump / More Bad Times / Zero Friction / Volcano / Rot in the Sun / Feather Pluckn / Froggie / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Video Killed the Radio Star / Body (the setlist has 'Ghosts Are Everywhere' written here, but they actually did 'Body' instead) / We Are Not Going to Make It

Read the review of the show here

with Oppenheimer

2009-04-24 The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA - 09 tour

Setlist

with Oppenheimer

2009-04-25 The Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA

Lunatic To Love / Kitty / Volcano / Dune Buggy / Ladybug / Boll Weevil / Back Porch / Lump / More Bad Times / Tiki God / Flame is Love / Nuthin But Luv / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Shreds of Boa / Ghosts are Everywhere / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams // Video Killed The Radio Star / Body/ We're Not Gonna Make It

thanks Michelle for setlist

with Oppenheimer

2009-04-26 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Boll Weevil / Kitty / Volcano / Dune Buggy / Ladybug / Tiki God / Flame is Love / Some Postman / Back Porch / Lump / Munky River / Sharpen Up Those Fangs / Love Everybody / Ghosts are Everywhere / Feather Pluckin - More Than a Feeling - Gin and Juice - Free Falling / Mach 5 / Video Killed The Radio Star / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Lunatic To Love / More Bad Times / Nuthin But Luv / We're Not Gonna Make It

with Oppenheimer

2009-04-28 PEPS 11TH Annual Fundraising Luncheon, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle, WA

Poster - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from Presidents Of the USA / PUSA) - PEPS Annual luncheon

Babies Little Self (YouTube)

PEPS 11TH Annual Fundraising Luncheon
FREE SHOW with RECESS MONKEYTHE SPRUCE STREET SCHOOL MARIMBA ENSEMBLE

Caspar Babypants
2009-05-02 The 2nd Annual DENNY A GO-GO Festival, Denny Park in Seattle, WA

 

Poster - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from the presidents of the usa / pusa)

Setlist

Caspar Babypants


Press:

Play-area opening celebration, music, games, sidewalk chalk art, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle

2009-05-06 The Orange Peel, Ashville, NC

CANCELLED!

Due to a band member’s family health concerns, The Presidents of the United States of America unfortunately have to cancel their upcoming show on Wednesday May 6, 2009 at The Orange Peel. All tickets purchased can be refunded at the point of purchase. The band is sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

2009-05-07Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Poster 2009 - Presidents Of THE USA / PUSA - GIG

CANCELLED!

2009-05-0840 Watt Club, Athens, GA

CANCELLED!

2009-05-09 Ancient City Crawfish Boil – Francis Field, St. Augustine FL

Setlist

2009-05-16 Alphabet Soup, Seattle, WA

Fuzzy Wuzzy / Kitty / Little Broken Truck

Partial setlist taken from this Review

Caspar Babypants

2009-05-17 Town Hall, Seattle, WA

Little Broken Truck (YouTube) / Island Hop (YouTube) / Kitty (YouTube)

Partial setlist taken from YouTube

Caspar Babypants


Press:

"Get a taste of Town Hall Seattle's eclectic lineup in one afternoon! The concert hall celebrates nearly two decades of community building with a cool slate of performers; families will especially dig the family concert with Caspar Babypants at 1 p.m., and Seattle Kokon Taiko's thundering drums at 6 p.m. It's all free, but visit brownpapertickets.com to register. Late seating isn't guaranteed."
2009-05-22 Moe Bar, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Dudley Manlove Quartet 80's Prom Dudley Manlove Quartet 80's Prom :: Doors at 8 pm :: $14 adv :: Advance tickets on sale now at: Moe Bar, www.ticketswest.com, select QFCs, Rudy's Barbershops [Buy Tickets Online] :: 21+ :: Presented by JACK FM 96.5 :: with guest vocalists Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States of America) and Kim Virant (formerly of Lazy Susan):: Prizes for King and Queen, Ugliest Prom Dress, Biggest Hair, and more

2009-06-13 Live Wire! Radio, Alladin Theatre, Portland, OR

Setlist


Press:

"David Carr, Katherine Dunn, musical guest Chris Ballew

Author and journalist KATHERINE DUNN. Best-selling author of Geek Love one of the country's preeminent boxing writers. She joins us to talk about her latest book of boxing essays, One Ring Circus.

New York Times Columnist DAVID CARR. In his memoir, Night of the Gun, Carr approached his own life as reporter, interviewing hundreds of people to find the real story of the years he lost due to crack addiciotn. Watch Stephen Colbert ask David which is more damaging to society: crack addiction or The New York Times, here.

Have you changed how you do things since the The Not-So-Great Recession started? JULIE SABATIER, the charming host of the Destination DIY podcast will be talking to some people about things you can start doing yourself to save money (home funeral, anyone?).
Our musical guests will be:
CHRIS BALLEW, formerly of the Presidents of the United States of America, who has been making great kids' music of late, under the very swanky moniker Caspar Babypants. (He'll also be performing grownup songs, tho his kid songs work for young and old alike.)
THE OLD BELIEVERS, the warm and breezy folk duo of Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle who will be appearing with Laura Viers and Cataldo in California in July...but we get them first!

Performers LOREN HOSKINS (Hoskins and Breen, The 3rd Floor) and SHELLEY MCLENDON (The Liberators, Eastland Academy) will be joining us for some onstage shenanigans. We're also very much enjoying having Mr. Hoskins as a guest writer on the show this month. He is, what they refer to in the comedy biz as, "Extremely effing funny."
And as always, the comic stylings of Faces for Radio Theater, house band Ralph Huntley and the Mutton Chops and host Courtenay Hameister.
...plus more to come!"

2009-06-27 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA

Poster caspar babypants - vera project

Setlist

Caspar Babypants

with Recess Monkey, The Not-It's, and Board Of Education



Press:

Recess Monkey, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its and Board of Education are the kid-friendly acts playing at this children's music festival today at the Vera Project. Doors open at 11 a.m., with goody bags for the first 100 kids. Ticket sales — $8 per person or $25 per family — benefit the fight against juvenile diabetes. The Vera Project, at the corner of Warren Avenue North and Republican Street, next to KeyArena, Seattle
2009-07-04 Red Cat Summer Stage, Watkins Glen, NY

 

Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA Watkins

Highway Forever / Video Killed The Radio Star / Candy / We're Not Gonna Make It

Incomplete setlist from youtube


Review:

theglen.com


Press:

Multi-platinum recording artist The Presidents of the United States of America will take the Red Cat Summer Stage on the 4th of July, during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen. The high-energy concert is included with the price of weekend admission to the IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International, July 3-5. Fans looking to attend the concert only have the option to buy a Sunday admission ticket. The track will allow access to Sunday ticket holders after 5 pm on Saturday, July 4th.

Prior to one of the largest fireworks displays in western New York, fans will need to get ready for one of the biggest names to ever appear on the Red Cat Summer Stage, sponsored by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards and Winery. The Presidents of the United States of America debuted their new release titled "Movin In" on NPR's Weekend America in January. The song was also played in concert during the Presidential Inauguration celebration in Washington, D.C. on January 20th. It can be downloaded at www.presidentsrock.com.

"We continue to focus on the fans' experience which includes both on and off the track entertainment throughout the weekend," stated Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International. "Having IndyCar Series qualifying, followed by a concert and the largest 4th of July fireworks display - not to mention our annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 viewing party later that night live from Daytona - makes this the best 4th of July party in Upstate NY."

2009-07-11 Alaska Stage, West Seattle Summer Fest

Kitty (YouTube)

Incomplete setlist.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Caspar Babypants
2009-07-22 The Vixen, Provincetown, MA

Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA   Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA - 2009

CANCELLED

Provincetown Rocks: The Festival
2009-07-23 The Vixen, Provincetown, MA

CANCELLED

Provincetown Rocks: The Festival
2009-07-24 The Vixen, Provincetown, MA

CANCELLED

Provincetown Rocks: The Festival
2009-07-25 The Vixen, Provincetown, MA

CANCELLED

Provincetown Rocks: The Festival
2009-07-31 The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH

Setlist

Show review: 7/31 @ Grog Shop - The Presidents of the United States of America

with The Holes, and Picklefight!
2009-08-01 Smoke on the Water at Promenade Park, Toledo, OH

Tiki God / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Volcano / Highway Forever / Ladybug / Boll Weevil / Flame Is Love / Back Porch / Lump / Video Killed The Radio Star / Dune Buggy / Love Everybody / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Mach 5 / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams / Toledo Rocks (Cleveland rocks) / Mixed Up SOB / Feather Pluckn’ / We Are Not Going To Make It

Audience Tape



Press:

Smoke on the Water - Ribs for the Red Cross Features Presidents of the United States of America, Chuck Wicks as Headline Entertainment

The American Red Cross Toledo Area Chapter is proud to announce the headline entertainment for the 2009 Columbia Gas Smoke on the Water - Ribs for the Red Cross event.

Saturday, August 1- Presidents of the United States of America

This twice Grammy-nominated alternative rock band is best known for the songs "Lump" and "Peaches" from their 1993 triple-platinum self-titled debut CD. The Seattle based trio rose from the post-grunge scene of the mid-90's with a unique sound and humorous lyrics. They also achieved chart success with the singles "Kitty," "Mach 5," and "Some Postman." In addition, several tracks from the band have been featured in Rock Band 2 and several major motion pictures. Their rendition of "Cleveland Rocks" served as the theme song for "The Drew Carry Show." Presidents of the United States of America have released six studio albums, including their most recent, "These Are the Good Times People."
2009-08-09 North Park Music Thing, San Diego, CA

Setlist

New this year is a Sunday street fest, set to happen on El Cajon Boulevard in front of the Lafayette from noon to 7 p.m. Confirmed lineup includes The Night Marchers, The Presidents of the United States of America, Scott Russo & the Big Big Bang, Black Heart Procession, Uncle Joe's Big Ol Driver, Steve Poltz & the Rugburns, Avi Buffalo and El Vez.

2009-08-13 Izilla Toys, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2009-08-22 Bowl at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville

Setlist

PEPS Childrens Music Festival

10am-2pm

Caspar Babypants
2009-08-23 Arts In Nature Festival, Camp Long, Seattle, WA

 

Poster - Caspar Babypants - Arts In Nature Festival 2009

Kitty (YouTube)

Incomplete setlist.

11th Annual The Arts In Nature Festival

"I will be playing solo from 11:00am to 6pm in cabin number 4 the band will be playing at 2:00pm in the big dome in the meadow a very cool festival!!! fun al day in the woods with music and arts." - Caspar Babypants


Press:

This funky and eclectic little festival will showcase an impressive number of locally renowned performing artists, sound artists and ensembles such as: Chris Ballew - lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America performing as Caspar Babypants, Lelavision, Hollow Earth Radio, Musicians’ Emeritus Symphony Orchestra (MESO), The Early Music Guild, The Beaver Deceivers, Nyamuziwa Marimba Ensemble, Heimish Klezmer, The Asterisk Project, The Cabiri, Dass Dance, and many others.

Performances take place in 5 different venues throughout the park: the Lodge, the forested grove by the Pond, the climbing Glacier, the Meadow and in the Geodesic Dome near the Fire Circle. The festival offers a wide array of eclectic and traditional music offerings ranging from experimental & improvised to classical, early, jazz and Americana. Dance troupes perform in various locations throughout the park, and wandering musicians roam the forested landscape between the cabins.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins house the "museum of sound" where artists take up residency for the weekend and create multidisciplinary installations that blend sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. Most of the cabins have an interactive, hands-on component, allowing attendees to enter and interact with the artists' work. This year’s Museum of Sound artists will include: Chris Ballew (on Sunday), Hollow Earth Radio, Gust Burns, Kristin Tollefson, Ruthie Tomlinson, Craig Snyder and NC Youth Art Program students..

The festival includes lots of interactive and hands-on activities such as EcoRhythm Instrument Building, EcoArt Mask Making, Printmaking and Naturalist activities in the Interactive Arts/Family-Kids area. This year’s food and drink will be provided by Taco Flair, served with reusable plates, cups and cloth napkins. With a serious commitment to conservation, all festival marketing materials are printed on 100% post consumer waste paper. Admission is by donation ~ $5.00 per person.

Caspar Babypants
2009-08-29 Kids Quest Museum

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2009-08-29 Ronald McDonald House, Metropolitan Market

Setlist

Caspar Babypants
2009-09-01 Alki Community Center, Seattle, WA

Poor Dust Bunnies (YouTube) / Kitty / Poor Little Broken Truck

Incomplete setlist and incorrect playing order.

Caspar Babypants with The Not-Its
2009-09-13 Hudson Library, Hudson, Ohio

Brown And Lonely Worm / Small Black Ant / Baby bear / Three Blind Mice

Partial setlist taken from YouTube.Watch the 4 songs mentioned

Caspar Babypants
2009-09-18 Covington Library, Covington

Setlist

Caspar Babypants


Press:

Sing-Along with Caspar Babypants

10:30 a.m. Friday, September 18 - Ages 2 to 5 with adult

Join Chris Ballew, lead singer of the Seattle based rock and roll band The Presidents of the United States of America, for songs that reinforce concepts related to Early Literacy.
2009-09-18 Wallingford, Seattle, WA
Setlist

Presidents play a surprise show at Wallingford Steps.
2009-09-19 Town Hall, Seattle, WA

Setlist

Caspar Babypants - 2 shows: 11am and 1pm



Press:

Mom and Dad might recognize Chris Ballew as lead singer of Seattle rockers The Presidents of the United States of America, but now he’s got a gig for the kids, too: Caspar Babypants. Ballew realizes that parents of very young children might need a tiny bit of help every now and then, so his goal as Caspar is to offer “real organic musical relief” with “simple sing-along music for baby brains and parent ears.” With titles like “Little Broken Truck” and “Bug in the Cuff” Caspar’s songs are just as clever as The Presidents’—and just as catchy, no matter how old you are. , Tickets are free for kids 12 and under/$5 for adults. No children without adults, no adults without children. Tickets are required for children and adults and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006. LEARN MORE: http://babypantsmusic.com Caspar on MySpace watch Caspar and friends perform "Little Broken Truck" at Town Hall. Saturday, September 19, 2009, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
2009-09-20 West Seattle Farmers Market

Three Blind Mice / Poor Dust Bunnies / Run Baby Run

Partial setlist taken from Youtube (watch all three songs mentioned on setlist)

Caspar Babypants
2009-09-24 VooDoo Beach at Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Poster - 2009 - Presidents Of The USA  / PUSA - Las Vegas

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with The Ataris


Press:

'The Presidents of the United States of America' and 'The Ataris' at VooDoo Beach Sept. 24

September 12, 2009 by VegasNews

The Presidents is an alternative three-piece rock band comprised of members Chris Ballew (basitar and lead vocals), Jason Finn (drums) and Andrew McKeag ( guitbass). The Presidents have received two Grammy nominations and are best known for their hits “Kitty,” “Peaches” and “ Lump” while “Cleveland Rocks” was chosen as the theme song for “The Drew Carey Show.” Their website is www.presidentsrock.com.

The Ataris is a pop punk band formed by Kristopher Roe (vocals and guitar) in 1995 and includes Chris Swinney (guitar), Bryan Nelson (bass) and Jake Dwiggins (drums). The group is best known for their 2003 remake of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.” A new studio album titled “The Graveyard of Atlantic” is expected this year.

WHAT: Voodoo Beach’s rockin’ summer concert series. The poolside shows take place one Thursday per month through September. Free and open to the public, based on capacity, guests must be 18 and older with valid ID.

WHERE: VooDoo Beach at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.

WHEN: Thursday, September 24

2009-09-25 Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs, West Siloam, OK

Poster - 2009-09-25 - Setlist - Presidents Of USA / PUSA

Tiki God / Kitty / Rot In the Sun (youtube) / Volcano / Boll Weevil / Ladybug / Bug City / Back Porch / Lump / Flame Is Love / Mixed Up SOB / Dune Buggy / Love Everybody / Naked & Famous* / Ghosts Are Everywhere / "Andrew solo" - Mach 5 / Video Killed the Radio Star / Peaches / Kick out the Jams - Shout - Ace of Spades / Shreds Of Boa / Feather Pluckn / We're Not Gonna Make It

* Fan request - not on original setlist.

2009-09-26 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, OK

Tiki God / Kitty - Superstitious / Rot In The Sun / Volcano / Ladybug / Bug City / Back Porch - Dueling Banjos / Lump / Monkey River / Video Killed The Radio Star (Lead In With Let The Good Times Roll - Sedated - Don't You Want Me Baby ) / Mobile Home / Love Everybody / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Dune Buggy / Deleter / Boll Weevil / Peaches / Kick Out The Jams - Shout / Jennifer's Jacket* / Cleveland - Tulsa Rocks / We're Not Gonna Make It

*Fan Request - Not on original setlist

2009-09-30 The Battle For Seattle Fundraiser, Crocodile Cafe,  Seattle, WA

2009 - Poster - Presidents Of The USA / PUSA with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) + Dave Dederer

Mike McGinn for Mayor - The Battle For Seattle Fundraiser, Crocodile Cafe,  Seattle, WA

Miserlou (Dick Dale cover)* / Walk Don't Run (The Ventures cover* / Kitty / Peaches** / Video Killed The Radio Star / Lump***

* Krist Novoselic - Guitar (Hello Kitty)
** Krist Novoselic - 2-string Basitar
*** Dave Dederer - 3-string Guitbass

PUSA with Dave Dederer, and Krist Novoselic

Incomplete setlist, and setlist lineup details. More info wanted!


Press:

Join hosts Krist Novoselic, Mike McConnell, Jerry Everard, Kerri Harrop, Jason Finn, Chris Ballew, Andrew McKeag, David Meinert, & Neumos.

For the music community fundraiser for Mayoral Candidate Mike McGinn, County Executive Candidate Dow Constantine and City Attorney Candidate Pete Holmes.

Featuring music from
The Presidents of the Unites States of America
with special guest Krist Novoselic

and others TBA

7:00 - 9:00 PM - VIP Reception at Via Tribunali Belltown with Host Committee, food and wine
8:00 - 11:00 PM - Concert, speeches and party

VIP tickets $350
General admission tickets $200


Reviews/Notes:

"I had a great time at the music-community candidate fundraiser last week at the Crocodile. The Maldives rocked, and I had the opportunity to join The Presidents of the United States of America onstage. We did a couple of surf tunes, and I played bass on "Peaches." We also continued a time-honored ritual at the Crocodile--closing the bar!" - Krist Novoselic

Battle for Seattle fundraiser 9/30; Presidents reappearance- Examiner


Photos:

Flickr #1 - musicmagik (fantastic photos)
Flickr #2 - Battle For Seattle Set
Flickr #3 - asherblue

2009-10-02 Taste of St Louis, Soldiers Memorial Park, St Louis, MI

Tiki God / Kitty / Rot In The Sun / Volcano / Highway Forever / Dune Buggy / Ladybug (Youtube)/ Boll Weevil / Love Everybody / Back Porch /  Lump (Youtube) / Flame Is Love / Shreds Of Boa / Ghosts Are Everywhere / Mixed Up S.O.B. / Video Killed The Radio Star (Youtube) / Peaches / Kick Out the Jams / Cleveland (St. Louis) Rocks / Feather Pluckn / We Are Not Going To Make It

Audience Tape


Press:

The Presidents of the United States of America and Tonic are among the musical headliners at Taste of St. Louis, taking place Oct. 2-4 at Soldier’s Memorial downtown.

The event is free, and will feature celebrity chef Hubert Keller.

Here’s the rundown on the concerts:
6:30 p.m., Bud Light Tasty Band Finals (Band 1)
7:45 p.m., Bud Light Tasty Band Finals (Band 2)
10 p.m., the Presidents of the United States of America



Review:

#1 -  Riverfront Times



Photos:

Photos #1
2009-10-04 Woodinville Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-09 Federal Way Regional Library WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-10 The Crocodile, Seattle, WA

I Often Dream Of Trains / Kingdom Of Love / Brenda's Iron Sledge / Adventure Rocket Ship / What You Is / Saturday Groovers / NY Doll / Television / Vibrating / Beautiful Queen / I'm Falling / Creeped Out / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Madonna Of The Wasps / Up To Our Necks / Goodnight Oslo / Sometimes A Blonde / The Ballad of John and Yoko / Queen of Eyes * / I Wanna Destroy You * / (A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs *

* Chris Ballew - backing vocals and guitar

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3

Audience Tape
2009-10-14 Snoqualmie Public Library WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-16 Redmond Regional Library WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-17 Sammamish Public Library WA

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two sets
Caspar Babypants
2009-10-19 Phinney Neighborhood Center, Phinney Romp, Seattle, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-21 Bothell Regional Library WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-25 Fall Festival - Private Event, Spruce Street School, Seattle, WA

Poster - 09 - Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew from Presidents Of the USA / PUSA)

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Caspar Babypants
2009-10-27 Des Moines Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-11-12 Wine Rocks Fundraiser, Palace Ballroom, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-11-13 Kingsgate Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-11-14 Bellevue Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-11-24 KKNW (AM Radio), Seattle, WA

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The show is called THE MENAGE and its on a 6am.

Caspar Babypants
2009-11-25 TV, KCPQ 13, Seattle WA

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Caspar Babypants - TV set round 9:15am with Mark Wright.
2009-12-05 Holiday Open House, Wellspring Family Services, WA

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Caspar Babypants - 10:30am set time
2009-12-05 Alphabet Soup Books, WA

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Caspar Babypants - 1:30pm set time
2009-12-08 Algona-Pacific Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-12-15 Kirkland Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants
2009-12-23 Auburn Public Library, WA

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Caspar Babypants

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