Thursday, August 2, 2012

Roger Waters The Wall Live

Words and Photos by David Oppenheimer

Rogers Waters has resurrected Pink Floyd's The Wall for a 2012 tour.  Well noted for being an extravagant performance of historic rock and roll combined with top-notch theatrical effects, Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour has amazed fans in four continents across the globe.  This is the first time since 1990 that the full album has been performed by the band or its members.
Roger Waters

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram, and Andy Hess

Bernie Worrell and Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram, and Andy Hess performed together this summer including
 a stop at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, North Carolina.  The small club was packed to see the
 four musicians with diverse musical backgrounds.  Steve Kimock brought a large array of
 guitars including one pedal steel and switched offed frequently.  The quartet melded well with
 Kimock singing melodies with his fingers.  Wally Ingram stayed sharp on drums despite the
 thick hot air in the back of the club by the stage.  Andy Hess put down a subtle yet heavy-toned
 bass.  Bernie Worrell, a true living legend, burned a funky twist into the jams that kept the feet
 moving.  Seeing such a barrage of talent combine for summer night of entertainment was a
 great treat for those who came.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill & Pepper-- Smoke the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in San Diego

Sublime w Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper brought their "A" game to Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in San Diego, California on July 27th, 2012. After not getting to bear witness to these acts in quite a while, the bands dazzled the crowd and played all of the classics from "Rock Superstar" to "What I Got." The bands talked about all of the good times spent in the San Diego area. It was also clear that the San Diego crowd has spent a lot of time listening to them over the years as the entire crowd sings "Summertime."

I was able to see these bands more than a decade ago and honestly thought they sound better now. It was definitely overheard that most people thought Rome has a very amazing and intense voice that sounds very close to the late Bradley of Sublime. This show was a blast from the past in a very good and uplifting way. Check them out at an amphitheater near you!

Images by Doug Siegel

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