Mungion is a relatively new band to the jam scene, having only formed in spring of 2015. However, despite the recent beginnings of the project, the Chicago-based four-piece has become one of the fastest rising acts in the jam scene, quickly earning a legion of fans with their energetic, raucous live shows and wild improvisations. Composed of Justin Reckamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keyboards/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vocals) and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals), the group has crafted ambitious compositions that transform in a live setting, given the band’s penchant for fearless, no-holds-barred jams and fierce onstage demeanor.Most recently, the start of 2018 saw Mungion embark on their first-ever headlining tour, gaining the band more acclaim nationally. During this pivotal tour, the band made a stop on their home turf in Palatine, Illinois for a performance at Durty Nellie’s on March 16th. As Joe Re explained about the show, “It was a great feeling to be back home, capping the tour off by playing for the ones who’ve been with us since day one. The Mung Force was very strong at Nellie’s. We all had an amazing time, and we all really fed off of all of that positive energy!”Matt Kellen elaborated, “Playing for the hometown crowd truly brings out the best in each of the band members. Many of the folks in attendance have been there for us since the very beginning, and that really inspires us to play at the highest level possible. It’s very encouraging to look out into the crowd and see parents, siblings, and longtime friends, all moving in step with the music we work so hard to create.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Mungion’s fiery take on “Nuthead” from the Durty Nellie’s show. The song came early in the first set, segueing flawlessly out of the set-opening fan-favorite, “One Night Stan”. You can have an exclusive first watch of the performance with this pro-shot video below.Mungion – “Nuthead” – 3/16/18[Video: Andy Fabitz]See below for a full list of Mungion’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Mungion | Durty Nellie’s | Palatine, IL | 3/16/2018Set 1: One Night Stan > Nuthead > Basketball, Born From a Compass, Windows > HerbertSet 2: Hung Daddy, Beneath the Shallows, [email protected] > Forgot About Dre$ > McBrides#, Quemaste Tu Cabella > Scrambled Legs > Quemaste Tu Cabella, Justice > BlackBerry Blossom > Justice, MakandaEncore: Baba O’ Reilly*@ – Unfinished | $ – Dr. Dre & Eminem Cover | # – Leahy Cover | % – Who CoverNotes: Second Set Featured Phil Roach on Fiddle Mungion Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:05/19/18 Bedford, PA Domefest05/27/18 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp06/09/18 Island Lake, IL Sideout’s Bar and Grill06/16/18 Earlville, IL Preferably Grateful Friends Fest06/29/18 Bond, CO Beanstalk Music And Arts Festival07/13/18 Scranton, PA Camp Bisco07/18/18 West Lafayette, IN Tippecanoe County Ampitheater07/27/18 Manhattan, IL Down On The Farm07/28/18 Girard, PA The Gathering at Chaffee’s07/29/18 Voluntown, CT Tamarack Lodge08/02/18 Thornville, OH The Werk Out08/10/18 Kenosha, WI Peacetree Music Festival08/11/18 Caledonia, MI Cowpie Music Festival08/16/18 Asbury Park, NJ Jams on the Sand09/07/18 Capon, Bridge, WV Buffalo Gap Retreat09/29/18 Schuylkill Haven, PA Meeting of the MindsView All Tour Dates
Schlupp burst into the box moments later and it needed the combined efforts of three Everton players to stop the Ghanaian. The home fans were unhappy as Everton lacked any pace or purpose going forward. They briefly woke from their slumber when Lukaku collected and went clean through following an incisive pass by Barkley, but the striker was offside. Everton wasted the few chances they had in the first half. Barkley curled a 20-yard free-kick into the Park End and Lukaku did the same moments later. Andrej Kramaric came close at the other end when he curled his shot a foot over Howard’s goal. John Stones then put in a last-ditch block to deny Schlupp in first half injury time. The game was a far more entertaining affair in the second half. Just two minutes after the break, Howard parried Matty James’ shot, but Schlupp dragged the follow-up wide. Boos rang out around Goodison Park in the 53rd minute when Muhamed Besic, who had controlled the game from midfield was replaced by Atsu. Darron Gibson came on for Barkley, who had been far less effective. Any dissenting voices were muted four minutes later when Everton took the lead. Lukaku held the ball up brilliantly and laid the ball off to Naismith, who squeezed his shot between Wes Morgan and Robert Huth and the ball trickled past Mark Schwarzer. Pearson made a double change, bringing Nugent and Jamie Vardy on. Just over one minute later, the pair combined to equalise. Vardy pulled away down the right and drove a low shot goalwards which Howard spilled straight into the path of Everton fan Nugent, who tapped in. Lukaku should have put Everton back in front when he meandered through the Leicester defence, but he somehow contrived to clear the bar from 10 yards. The hosts were punished immediately by the Foxes. Howard was at fault again. He flapped at a cross and Vardy pulled the ball back to Cambiasso, who drilled the ball in from inside the box. The Everton fans groaned as Lukaku wasted yet another chance to score as the former Chelsea striker could only muster a weak shot after being played in by Naismith. The Belgian made a telling impact in the dying minutes, though, when his diving header hit Upson and flew in to steal a fortuitous point for Martinez’s side. Leicester were denied a vital victory in their push for survival as Everton grabbed a last-gasp equaliser at Goodison Park. Lukaku had looked a shadow of the man that bagged a hat-trick against Young Boys on Thursday. The Belgian missed several chances against the Foxes, but he was in the right place at the right time to grab a point for Roberto Martinez’s team although he will be grateful to Upson for deflecting the ball in. Lukaku was not the only poor performer for the hosts on Sunday. Everton were poor all over the pitch and can count themselves lucky to claim a point. Ross Barkley was hooked after 53 minutes following a poor display and Aaron Lennon quickly faded after a bright start. Tim Howard was also poor. The American goalkeeper gave his critics further ammunition by flapping at two crosses, which allowed the Premier League’s bottom club to score twice. Nigel Pearson will be bitterly disappointed not to take all three points from his trip to Merseyside, but he can take heart from the fact that his team are now four points closer to safety, rather than five. Everton took a while to get going in Switzerland on Thursday and it was much the same case at Goodison Park as Leicester started strongly. Jeffrey Schlupp was their most dangerous player in the opening stages, firing a low drive at Howard. Press Association Leicester looked set to register their fifth win of the season when David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso put them 2-1 up after Steven Naismith had broken the deadlock. But with less than two minutes left Christian Atsu crossed for Romelu Lukaku, whose diving header flew past Mark Schwarzer after taking a huge deflection off Matthew Upson and the match ended 2-2.