Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Dunwells - Mercury Lounge NYC

Article and images by Bill Kelly

Hailing from Leeds, England, composed of two brother, two cousins and a close friend, The Dunwells played a crisp set at New York’s Mercury Lounge on their way to being properly discovered by American audiences at the upcoming South By Southwest festival.  Sounding new but firmly rooted in the harmonized traditions of CSN and Mumford and Sons, the Dunwells demonstrated strong roots in the British-American folk rock, blues traditions that have pinged back and forth between the continents since the early days of the British invasion.  Featuring tracks from their premier album Blind Sighted Faith, the young band showcased soaring, five part harmonies and musicianship that would be envied by many more travelled bands.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jane's Addiction Shines On At The Paramount Theater

Images and article by Bill Kelly

Body surfing, scantily clad woman, surging crowd with fists pumping, ahhh for the 90’s....But this was a Sunday night in the sleepy North Shore town of Huntington, a town better known for date-night restaurants and local pubs rather than the center of alt-Rock frenzy.  But, Jane’s Addiction, bringing their eclectic Theater Of The Escapist tour to the Paramount, drove the crowd into a fist pumping ecstasy from the first note.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Boulton Center, Bay Shore Long Island

Article and images by Bill Kelly

Early in their first set,  Dave Nelson explained that the current line up of the band, which includes original pedal steel (post Garcia) player Buddy Cage, guitarist Mike Falzarano, bassist Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski on drums, is the longest tenured in their 40 plus year history.  Even more remarkable, the band is touring behind its new release 17 Pine Avenue, following 2009’s Where I Come From.
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