Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE PETTYBREAKERS AXS TV’S World’s Greatest Tribute Bands Hosted by KATIE DARYL The Whisky 2/24/2014

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Tonight’s show  was the midpoint of Season 3 (show #8 of of 15), as “The PettyBreakers” paid tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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We got a quick glimpse of The PettyBreakers earlier in Season 3 when Ozzie Mancinelli (playing Tom Petty) joined Bella Donna (Michelle Tyler playing Stevie Nicks) onstage for some Petty/Nicks duets.

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The PettyBreakers just recorded the first three songs on the newest AXS TV release available on iTunes (the songs are Change of Heart, Learning to Fly, You Got Lucky):

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The recordings are great (and Change of Heart is my all-time favorite Petty song).

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Katie Daryl introduced the band and the event got underway. MORE PICS OF KATIE    I think I could hear Katie Daryl say that Tom Petty last played The Whisky in 1980, so if I heard that correctly, it’s pretty cool.  In any case, the band came out and jammed some of Tom Petty’s vast catalog, some solo hits and even a Traveling Wilburys tune.  The songs covered about 20 years of Petty’s amazing career and many great songs.  As a huge Petty fan and having seen him in concert many times, they get a definite thumbs up for doing justice to the tunes.

The Main Set

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They started off the set with “I Need To Know”, the first single from their second album, “You’re Gonna Get It!”) all the way back from 1978.  The venue was rocking.

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Next was “Don’t Do Me Like That” – the first single from 1979’s “Damn The Torpedoes” (which The Pettybreakers have performed live in its entirety – I’d really love to see that someday!)

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Then was “Free Fallin’ – the opening track from Tom Petty’s 1989 solo album “Full Moon Fever”.  That’s probably the most popular and well known Petty song to casual fans.

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Next was one of the best Petty tunes ever – “Listen To Her Heart”, the second single from their second album.  They did an outstanding version.

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Next was the classic “The Waiting” – the lead single from 1981’s “Hard Promises” and another mega-classic.   And the hits just kept coming.

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They followed with “Breakdown” – the first single from the first (and self-0titled) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album from 1976 .  DSC08253

“Here Comes My Girl”, the third single from “Damn The Torpedoes” was next.   The band was completely rocking all the songs in the set list.

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They finished the first set with the incredibly popular “I Won’t Back Down” – the first single from Full Moon Fever.   That song was even used in a presidential campaign, if you can remember that.

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Katie Daryl then took the band and wild crowd to commercial break.

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Encore #1

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The encore started off with “American Girl” – the second single from the debut album (I thought about the scene in Silence of the Lambs that uses this song as the soundtrack when they performed this song live).

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“Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, which was a very popular single recorded in 1993 for the greatest hits album, was the next song.   This is another of the most popular songs he’s ever performed.  Heck, there are so many.

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“Refugee” – the second single from “Damn The Torpedoes” was the 3rd song of the televised encore and Runnin’ Down A Dream – the second single on Full Moon Fever closed out the telecast.

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Katie Daryl returned to the stage and called for a few more songs.

Encore #2 (past the close of the live telecast):

The second encore consisted of “It’s Good To Be King” from 1994’s Wildflowers  and “Handle With Care” from the 1988 Traveling Wilburys album.  A great ending to a fabulous show.

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OTHER TRIBUTE BAND STARS AT THE EVENT:

Courtney Cox and Nita Strauss from The Iron Maidens:

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Scotty Kormos from DSB:

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Kenny Metcalf as Elton:

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David Brighton from Space Oddity and Dan Johnson from Which One’s Pink?

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Katie Daryl on TWITTER

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7 REMAINING SHOW THIS SEASON:

• March 3 – Draw The Line – A Tribute to Aerosmith
• March 10 – Wings Band – A Tribute to Paul McCartney
• March 24 – Bruce in the USA – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
• March 31 – Abbacadabra – A Tribute to ABBA
• April 7 – The Nirvana Experience – A Tribute to Nirvana
• April 14 – Bonfire – A Tribute to AC/DC
• April 21 – Mr. Speed – A Tribute to KISS

Below pictures compliments of James Michael Photography

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GREGG BISSONETTE and COBUS POTGIETER LIVE SHOW DRUM CHANNEL DC LIVE DRUMCHANNEL.COM 2/20/2014

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Gregg Bissonette rocked some tracks on from his new album: “Warning Will Robinson” on the live show tonight on  DrumChannel.com.    In addition to playing all kinds of styles of cool drumming and a surprisingly good vocal performance by Gregg throughout, he also has some pretty wild dub step grooves in his tunes, which was a really cool curveball.  He delivered a stunning performance of several selections on the album.   The studio crowd was all smiles.

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After performing two tunes from the new album/ first independent release, he then hopped on the couch to discuss his aforementioned new CD release, his upcoming 3-day Groove Camp in Thousand Oaks, CA from March 14-16, 2014 , as well as other good things he has in the works.

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The new CD is cool in that there are 2 discs – the second of which has the music sans the drum tracks.   To accompany the purchase of the album (which can be purchased on iTunesCD Baby and Amazon), Gregg has also included the CHARTS for all the songs.    Very cool!

Later in the second segment, Cobus Potgeiter joined Gregg on the couch and they talked about his new band, Ventura Lights and they took some viewer questions from the audience on the Internet.  Cobus actually has a pretty convincing Southern accent.

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Gregg also acknowledged and gave some kind words to his buddy Dean Zimmer (of “Drummer Wanted” fame and DW endorsee), who was in the studio audience.

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After the break and to close out the show, Gregg and Cobus hopped on their drum kits and rocked the title track “Warning Will Robinson”.  

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Another fantastic Drum Channel performance!   This will be a great one to watch over and over again. 

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GREGG BISSONETTE and COBUS POTGEITER LIVE SHOW DRUM CHANNEL DC LIVE DRUMCHANNEL.COM 2/20/2014

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Gregg Bissonette rocked some tracks on from his new album: “Warning Will Robinson” on the live show tonight on  DrumChannel.com.    In addition to playing all kinds of styles of cool drumming and a surprisingly good vocal performance by Gregg throughout, he also has some pretty wild dub step grooves in his tunes, which was a really cool curveball.  He delivered a stunning performance of several selections on the album.   The studio crowd was all smiles.

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After performing two tunes from the new album/ first independent release, he then hopped on the couch to discuss his aforementioned new CD release, his upcoming 3-day Groove Camp in Thousand Oaks, CA from March 14-16, 2014 , as well as other good things he has in the works.

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The new CD is cool in that there are 2 discs – the second of which has the music sans the drum tracks.   To accompany the purchase of the album (which can be purchased on iTunesCD Baby and Amazon), Gregg has also included the CHARTS for all the songs.    Very cool!

Later in the second segment, Cobus Potgeiter joined Gregg on the couch and they talked about his new band, Ventura Lights and they took some viewer questions from the audience on the Internet.  Cobus actually has a pretty convincing Southern accent.

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Gregg also acknowledged and gave some kind words to his buddy Dean Zimmer (of “Drummer Wanted” fame and DW endorsee), who was in the studio audience.

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After the break and to close out the show, Gregg and Cobus hopped on their drum kits and rocked the title track “Warning Will Robinson”.  

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Another fantastic Drum Channel performance!   This will be a great one to watch over and over again. 

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ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA The Canyon Club 2/7/2014

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    SET LIST:

    The Torture Never Stops
    Roxy & Elsewhere Set:
    Penguin in Bondage
    Pygmy Twylyte
    Dummy Up
    Village of the Sun
    Echidna’s Arf (Of You)
    Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?
    Cheepnis
    Son of Orange County
    More Trouble Every Day
    Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen’s Church)

    Second set:
    Filhy Habits
    Teen-Age Wind
    Teenage Prostitute
    The Black Page #1
    The Black Page #2
    Florentine Pogen
    What’s New In Baltimore
    Zombie Woof

    Encore:
    Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow
    Muffin Man 
    Cosmik Debris

Infectious Grooves The Whisky-A-Go-Go

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Infectious Grooves have been a real favorite of mine since 1991.  I’ve seen them several times over the years in concert and still listen to the albums pretty regularly.  Every one of their albums is great.  Killer bass playing, drumming, funky and meal guitar, funny lyrics…. awesome.

I was at the Drum Channel when Stephen Perkins said they were doing the one-off reunion show at the Orion Festival last year, so it was very  exciting to hear that they were doing a show for the 50th anniversary of The Whisky.   After completing lagging when the show went on sale, it sold out before I could get tickets.   Luckily, I was able to get a ticket for the show.  

The band came on around 11:00  with Sarsippius and friends.   It took a minute to register that I was really seeing this show.   They did tunes mostly off the first two albums.  It was great to hear their versions of “Fame” and “The Immigrant Song” some 20+ years later.   Robert Trujillo and Stephen Perkins are an incredible rhythm section.   They just smiled and shredded all set long.  Dean Pleasants and Jim Martin (replacing Adam Siegel) made a fine, funky/ heavy guitar team and Mike Muir can still deliver on the vocals.  He never stopped moving during the set.  I have the blurry pictures to prove it.    It was a great show and I am very happy I could attend. 

SET LIST:

These Freaks Are Here To Party
Turtle Wax
You Lie …And Yo Breath Stank
Immigrant Song
Stop Funkin With My Head
Punk It Up
Fame
I’m Gonna Be My King

Green Eyed Lady/ Lights
Monster Skank
Violent & Funky
Boom Boom Boom
Do the Sinister
Therapy?

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