Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Best of the Marah Videos Blog

Marah was one of my favorite bands and this site is dedicated to David and Serge Bielanko and the small army that joined them on their amazing records and all those great shows over the years. Thank you guys.

Here are some of the best videos on this blog. There are many more so if you like what you see here, feel free to investigate further.

"Formula, Cola, Dollar Draft" From the first album Let's Cut the Crap and Hook up Later on Tonight. Video made by Serge's wife, Monica Bielanko.

"It's Only Money, Tyrone" from the 2nd album Kids in Philly. Video from a televised gig at the Rockpalast Festival in Bonn, Germany, October 18, 2006

"The Dishwasher's Dream" from the last album If You Didn't Laugh You'd Cry. From the same gig at Rockpalast on 10/18/06.

"Firecracker" from July 28, 2006 at Schuba's in Chicago.

Marah: "Firecracker"

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"Catfisherman" and "Walt Whitman Bridge" from the same show on 7/28/06.

A stripped down version of "Roundeye Blues" and then "Barstool Boys," which is dedicated to Bruce Langfeld, a musician who played on Marah's first few records and who had recently passed away. From Glen Ridge, NJ on April 28, 2007.

Dave, Serge, & Kirk playing "Faraway You" to close the show at the Barfly in London on September 28, 2005.

"Pigeon Heart" from 2004's 20,000 Streets Under the Sky at a Christmas show from Irving Plaza in NYC on December 9, 2005.

"The Hustle" from "A Night of Phidelity" in Brooklyn, NY in September of 2006.

"Body" from 20,000 Streets. In Philadelphia on February 21, 2007.

"Pizzeria" from Barcelona, Spain on March 11, 2007.

"Reservation Girl," an unreleased gem from the official dvd Sooner or Later in Spain.

"This Time" the bonus track from the last album If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry at the Abbey Pub in Chicago on February 17, 2006.

Covering the Replacements' classic "Can't Hardly Wait" at the same Chicago show.

"Float Away" A much slower version from the official dvd Sooner or Later in Spain

"Sooner or Later" from the official dvd.

A nicely filmed clip of "Angels on a Passing Train" during the November 2007 tour of the UK.

"City of Dreams" also from IYDLYC. Another excellent video by Serge's better half, Monica Bielanko.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Birmingham, Alabama - 7/28/07

Dave, Serge, Christine, and Kirk played a stripped down set at the Bottletree Cafe in Birmingham, AL on 7/28/07. A good soul going by the name of Birmingham Steve on YouTube filmed many of the songs that night and was nice enough to post them recently. Thanks a million Steve. I really enjoyed these. Here are 12 songs from that night in the order that they were played.

"Faraway You"


"Baby Love" & "The Closer"

"Point Breeze"

"For the Price of a Song"

"City of Dreams"

"Roundeye Blues"

"So What If We're Outta Tune"

"Pigeon Heart"

"Sooner or Later"

"Walt Whitman Bridge"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"Body" in Balenya, Spain - 4/05/08

A great performance of "Body," one of the best tracks from 2004's cinematic classic 20,000 Streets Under the Sky in Balenya, Spain on April 5, 2008.

Marah 2008 @ Balenya – Body from Paul Murff on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

3-15-08 - Weert, Netherlands - Full Show

Here is a clip of the full show of Marah from Bosuil in Weert, Netherlands on March 15, 2008. Thanks to PaulMurff again for the great stuff that he shot here. Check out the rest of his stuff on

Marah 2008 @ Weert from Paul Murff on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

5/15/08 - Dave & Christine in London

Dave Bielanko & Christine Smith wrap up their European tour in support of Jesse Malin in London on May 15, 2008. Here's four videos from their set.

"Formula Cola, Dollar Draft"

"Roundeye Blues"

"Can't Take It With You"

"Where the Dark Horses Go" & "Lullaby of London"

You can download the audio of the full set here:

4/05/08 - Els Hostalets de Balenya, Spain

The final night of the Angels of Destruction! European Tour at Rockodrom in Els Hostalets de Balenya, Spain on April 5, 2008. Some nice footage from Paul Murphy here on a tripod from the back of the venue. Thanks for the great stuff here and all around Europe on this tour, Paul.

"Coughing Up Blood"



"City of Dreams"

"Angels on a Passing Train"

"The Dishwasher's Dream"


Marah 2008 @ Balenya – Body from Paul Murff on Vimeo.

3/27/08 - Zagreb, Croatia

Some very cool black & white footage of Marah performing ""Walt Whitman Bridge" and "Santos De Madeira" at Galerija in Zagreb, Croatia on March 27, 2008

"Walt Whitman Bridge"

After the end of "Round Eye Blues" and some talk... "Santos De Madeira"