Friday, July 22, 2011

Motley Crue at the Susquehanna Bank Center 2011

Mötley Crüe have embarked on an 30th Anniversary tour this summer with New York Dolls and Poison. All four original members (Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee) are over-taking arenas across the U.S...and made a stop at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center on July 16, 2011.

Photos by Joe Ryan/

Remaining tour dates:

Jul. 22 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 23 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Jul. 27 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days **
Jul. 29 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
Jul. 30 - Frederick, MD - Outlaw Jam 2011
Jul. 31 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 5 - Tomah, WI - Fort McCoy


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gathering of the Vibes This Weekend

Gathering of the Vibes starts this Thursday and is set to be a mid summer spectacular.  GOTV is on the waterfront in beautiful Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut with beaches to swim at in the festival!  There are still some tickets available online although with 4 day passes and individual day passes available but VIP tickets are sold out.

Get your tickets to Gathering of the Vibes: here.
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Headlining this year's GOTV will be Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jane's Addiction and Elvis Costello.  Elvis Costello made a surprise appearance with Furthur at Radio City Music Hall on Furthur's spring tour.

Gathering of the Vibes also has Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead billed to perform in a rare appearance of the Rhythm Devils.  Also performing at GOTV are Dumpstaphunk, Toots and the Maytals, moe., Levon Helm Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Big Gigantic and several dozen other bands.  Dark Star Orchestra will be performing with Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead which really means that GOTV is not to be missed by any fans of the Grateful Dead.  Visit Gathering of the Vibes' website for more details:

David Bromberg Quartet and Hot Tuna at Great South Bay Music Festival

-By Bill Kelly
The vein of Americana music that runs through Appalachia, south to New Orleans and the Delta and west along Route 66 to San Francisco stopped on the south shore of Long Island this weekend at the Great South Bay Music Festival. Hot Tuna headlined that night, along with sets from legendary virtuoso David Bromberg and local favorite the Kerry Kearney Band.

Following Kearney’s rousing set, Bromberg took the stage with a four piece string ensemble, romping through old favorites like “New Lee Highway Blues” and several tunes from his new CD “Use Me’, which includes songs penned by Keb’ Mo’ and John Hiatt. Joined by Jorma for the final songs of the set, Bromberg showed how old friends could converse musically and connect through generations of tradition.

Hot Tuna took the stage under a rising full moon powering through a 12 song set driven by Jack’s thundering bass. Casady still has the footwork of a banter weight boxer, charging and spinning around the stage. Jorma’s voice resonated as it did during his Jefferson Airplane days, carrying “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” over the waters of the Great South Bay.

During the heyday of the San Francisco Height-Asbury music scene and following traditional rock explosion, a whole generation became aware that the roots of this great music ran deep through America’s multicultural heritage. On Friday night, a large crowd of Long Islanders were reminded that this great blending of genres was still alive and well, living and breathing though artists like David Bromberg and Hot Tuna.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Darwin Deez

July 12, 2011

Darwin Deez played to a packed house at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

According to his bio:
Some of our finest musicians, the ones most capable of commanding attention onstage or blaring through the speakers of a radio, can often seem aloof and reclusive in real life. They can sometimes seem like total polar opposites to their public demeanour, or, unfortunately, in some instances, they can sometimes be downright disappointing (too many to name). And then there are the true pop stars among us; the ones blessed with rare, innate qualities, who shine just as vibrantly offstage as on, who have the genetic good fortune to be able to write whip-smart, life-affirming, heart-swelling songs, and at the same time say all sorts of funny and clever and entertaining things, and without whom the cultural landscape would be that much greyer and duller. No one illustrates this distinction more so than young Darwin Deez.

photos by Joe Ryan/

Visit Darwin Deez's official website
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