The Spotted Pig Serves Pumpkin Salad, Plays ‘Pumpkin Soup’


Jay-Z, a closet Deadhead?Photo: Getty Images

Does the Spotted Pig have music cred? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. Owner Ken Friedman used to be an industry player, and his partner Jay-Z is, well, Jay-Z. We recall being kicked out of the upstairs alcove so that Franz Ferdinand could take it over after a show (front man Alex Kapranos is a fan of the lamb shank with crusted celery root). With these musician types having their run of the place, what’s playing on a quiet Tuesday night?

1. “Beat on the Brat,” The Ramones
2. “Touch of Grey,” Grateful Dead
3. “Pumpkin Soup,” Kate Nash
4. “Back in the Saddle,” Aerosmith
5. “West Coast,” Nighttiming
6. “Violet,” Hole
7. “Little Wonder,” David Bowie
8. “Good to You,” Talib Kweli
9. “Grey,” New Young Pony Club
10. “Every Other Day,” Masta Ace