After ABC cancelled The Muppets reboot after just one season, the franchise’s ageing hippy house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, were left temporarily without a gig. So, like any band in their position, they hit the road in their psychedelic van and joined the summer-music-festival circuit — well, one music festival at any rate (you try orchestrating five puppets playing instruments onstage in front of a large audience live). According to Pitchfork, their 25-minute set at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts festival this past weekend was the group’s live debut, but regardless of the new experience, they seemed sufficiently relaxed and “feeling the love” onstage. During the performance, Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, and Zoot delivered mostly covers, including the Mowgli’s “San Francisco,” the Band’s “Ophelia,” and, with the help of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Also, the band talked a lot about their host city and its former flower child-reputation, if you’re looking for San Fransisco–based humor.
This post has been updated. A previous version incorrectly identified Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as Oakland Tabernacle Choir.