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Marco Benevento & Moon Hooch played Bowery Ballroom twice (night 2 pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After six shows with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl, keyboardist Marco Benevento is out on his own, performing from New York to Florida through the end of October. Launching the tour at the Bowery Ballroom with two shows (October 18 and 19), Marco was joined by long-time drummer Andy Borger and now-regular bassist Karina Rykman…

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead began their Brooklyn Bowl run (night 2 pics & review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In addition to performing high-energy interpretations that remain faithful to the originals without succumbing to all-out tribute, JRAD honors many of the traditions that helped establish the Grateful Dead as a unique live act…

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Pete Townshend played ‘Quadrophenia’ w/ Billy Idol & an orchestra (review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The audience cheered when the first recognizable thread of Quadrophenia — the mournful horn outlining the phrase “Is it me, for a moment?”— emerged from the overture that replaced the album’s opening sound effects. British tenor Alfie Boe took the stage in front of the massive orchestra and immediately removed all doubts with his powerful voice and energetic presence…

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Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar was auctioned off at Brooklyn Bowl for $1.9 million (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The auction included live music by Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, Neal Casal, Cass McCombs, John Scofield, Nels Cline, Jon Shaw, and more.

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