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The Music of the Rolling Stones, Carnegie Hall, 3-13-12

Posted on 13 March 2012 (0)

Michael Dorf presents
The Music of the Rolling Stones
Carnegie Hall, March 13, 2012

This was the most star-studded Carnegie tribute benefit show out of the five I have attended (Springsteen, R.E.M., The Who, Neil Young). The announced performers were strong from the outset, it didn’t feel like the organizers were scrambling for talent (which is what it seems like sometimes, with the lineup only filling out a few weeks before the actual show). That’s why it was so surprising that it was so uneven and ultimately unsatisfying.

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happy birthday, gavin friday

Posted on 05 October 2009 (7)

An Evening With Gavin Friday and Friends
Carnegie Hall, 4 October 2009

I went to this show because the lineup was kind of randomly and delightfully eclectic and the chance to see the members of U2 in an extra-curricular activity is not something I generally get to see, and the whole Gavin-Bono-Guggi trinity is fascinating. I really believed that all four members of the band weren’t going to appear onstage as U2 tonight. They were listed individually by name in the event listing.

I am also an idiot who was woefully unprepared for the wonder that awaited me.

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