Looking forward to the Furthur shows we’re going to at MCU Park (a.k.a. Keyspan Park) at the end of this month, but the last time I’d been to Coney Island was with one of my freshman-year college roommates, who was a born-and-bred Brooklyn girl.
I’ve been seeing the Allmans for as long as I can remember — the first time at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City in the 70s, and tonight at the United Palace in Washington Heights. I got a personal favorite (“Revival”) to end the first set, and Dan got one of his favorites (“One Way Out”) in the second set. Continue reading
We experienced the only high side (aside from all the hilarious late night fodder we had for weeks) of the ending of the Conan O’Brien stint on the Tonight Show when guitarist Jimmy Vivino joined the Al Kooper 66th birthday celebration at B.B. King’s Friday night. Jimmy, member of the seminal New York band Prisoners of 2nd Avenue, one fourth of the excellent Beatles cover band the Fab Faux and a regular at Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles in the barn in homey Woodstock, has been on the wrong coast almost continuously since Al’s 65th celebration last year, and New York has missed him. Continue reading
Had the privilege of being in the audience for the taping — it was quite a special experience. If you get the Sundance Channel, be sure to check this episode out. You won’t be sorry…