I love recording shows here. Great sound.
Recording of Liila that night: http://livefromtucson.bandcamp.com/album/l…
They are opening for Beach House at the Crescent Ballroom in April.
He is merely exercising the age old adage "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." And since when has anything the weakly does ever been confused as legitimate journalism. That being said his aversion of Ms. Savage is completely warranted.
Since when should reporting an event be colored by a writer's likes or dislikes? Very poor journalism.
Maybe the writer didn't LIKE Lee Anne Savage and didn't want to waste valuable column space.
Great summary! I would like to add that the LeAnne Savage band rocked it too!! Loving our music scene here lately.
How about LeeAnne Savage & her band?
Bravo to all the great bands that performed! And how about a big shout out to LeeAnne Savage and her awsome band covering the Dixie Chicks! She certainly nailed the tunes with her energy and a versitile voice!
Props to her and her band...with a slew of gigs and her total commitment to The Huamane Society and various other community projects...her passion for music to aide others prevailed! Rock on Tucson and The Great Cover-Up! Can't wait till next year!
What about LeeAnne Savage and her band. Why no mention of them?
I would imagine that the reasons Fogerty's guitar drowned out everything else are:
a) he's 67 years old and can't hear too well, and as such
b) his stage volume is pretty excessive, and
c) he's the main guy and even if his front-of-house guy tells him to turn down, JF can ignore the engineer and keep playing too loud.
And as for getting the bass and drums "tolerable" (what were they when they were intolerable? Too loud? Too quiet?), my guess here is that his voice isn't as strong as it used to be, so he sings quieter, which means more gain on his vocal channel, which means more of the stage wash (especially drums; the picture doesn't show whether Aronoff's kit was behind a plexi shield or not). Remember always that the loudest sound at the vocal mic wins -- and that sound isn't always the singer!
I agree with most of what you said, especially no tunes from "Blue Moon Swamp"( Blue Boy & Hurricane) & even "Revival". I have the DVD called "Premonition" from 1997 and considering I paid big bucks for this concert ( $90), I thought I'd see backup singers, maybe a backdrop stage setup, but no, just J.F. & his backup band. It was basically all the late 60/early 70 hits. Loved that Kenny Aronoff was drumming. He IS the best F'N drummer in the world. ( also the drummer on the aforementioned "Premonition" DVD. )Thought J.F. was incredibly great with his guitar work, and he played every side of the stage to the crowds delight. I was in row 2 left of stage, & everyone was standing & singing to the songs & having a great time. Yes, it was an expensive concert for me ( double what I paid for George Thorogood & Molly Hatchett 2 weeks earlier) but to see a legend playing so many hits from his heyday, yes, I guess I'd say it was worth it.
This was an epic concert, to say the least!! Jimmy Cliff and his band lifted the audience so high we were levitating above the earth. This was a truly jammin' concert.
I saw that gig, and though I though I liked the CHURCHKEYS' energy and dissonance, I thought that the end result was headached-inducing, because everone (it appeared) to be solo-ing at once; everyone was leader at the same time. DISCOS are great; very original. The head mic doesnt bother me. The NIGHT BEATS had a great drummer who was beating the shucks out of his floor tom with a maracca. Everyone in all the bands were too cool to talk to the audience. A snotty vibe prevailed through-out the night. (Hey Josh, I think your band (Hairspray...etc) are great by the way...)
You perfectly captured what we saw, heard and felt. Thank you!
Three LPs? Which one did I miss besides 'Honky tonk Music' and 'Domino Joe', and where can I get it?
PIKE....you are a diamond in the rough my friend....thanks for the love!! YES!! we do need more features that surround Tucson hip-hop!! It is a thriving scene and culture!! Mad love to all those make it possible to keep thriving!!
great review! wishing i was at the show. "whiskey breath" is a dope track. and gunky knuks is a beast on beats.
id love to hear more about the local hip hop scene in weekly. it's such a large community with not enough shine. thank you tucson weekly for recognizing good talent like Big Meridox!
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I love the photo!
you make it sound like he was on the organ all night, you fail to mention he spent at least a 1/3 of the show from center stage often just singing and digging into his harmonica playing...and you also forget to mention when he picked up the guitar and decided to really rock it out on "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
best Tucson Dylan show since '02!
I saw this show, it was great! Very well written review by Mel Mason.
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