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Robyn & Röyksopp
JBL Live at Pier 97
August 20th

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Dude, Robyn!
Dude, Röyksopp!!
Dude, together they made the bestest song of 2009!!!
Dude, together they made the bestest song of 2014!!!!
Dude, they touring together!!!!!
Dude, we saw them!!!!!!
DUDE, IT WAS SO RÖBYNKSOPPTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

Setlist

Röyksopp – The Drug / Happy Up Here / What Else Is There? (with Zhala) / This Must Be It (with Zhala) / Senior Living / Remind Me / Poor Leno

Robyn – Be Mine! / Love Is Free / Set Me Free / Indestructible / Work It Out / Stars 4-Ever / Call Your Girlfriend / Dancing on My Own / With Every Heartbeat

Robyn & Röyksopp – Sayit / Every Little Thing / The Girl and the Robot / Monument / Do It Again

Encore – None of Dem

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Grahamer Rodeo

Damon Albarn
Irving Plaza
June 8th

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No, that is not a picture of Damon Albarn and two dudes with their mouths gaping open – it’s Uncle Grambo, yours drooly and Grahamorama, reunited like Wu Tang, but with no double LP, but the world was still excited.  Actually the world didn’t really know or really care, but I did.  It’s not often that I get to be in the company of these extra ordinary gentlemen, and on top of that, gettin to pound whatever Miller Fortunes are is, with background music provided by my favorite living artist born post 1960 – Mr Albarn.  The show?  Damn good stuff – including tracks from his not so hot solo album + choice non-Blur project cuts (see set list below) – but what really made the show a show of shows was being with the Bros Graham, and showing them how much I loved them.  I almost humped their thighs to pieces.  Afterwards, we craved Dairy Queen, but it was closed, so instead we all took a rookie spin on a CitiBike bike, and forever changed our thighs/lives

Setlist - Lonely Press Play / Everyday Robots / Tomorrow Comes Today (Gorillaz) / Hostiles / Slow Country (Gorillaz) / Kids With Guns (Gorillaz) / Three Changes (The Good, The Bad & The Queen) / You and Me / Photographs (You Are Taking Now) / Poison (Rocket Juice & The Moon song) / El Mañana (Gorillaz) / Kingdom of Doom (The Good, The Bad & The Queen) / The History of a Cheating Heart / Out of Time (Blur) /
All Your Life (Blur) 

Encore Last Living Souls (Gorillaz) / Clint Eastwood with Vic Mensa (Gorillaz) / Mr Tembo / Heavy Seas of Love

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Stripes & Stars

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colleen moore patriot

bobby brady

Gondoliers

angie dickinson

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toothy

mick

breathless

jay north dennis menace

mary lou

gweny

capone stripes

pizza red shirt

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bardot

urkel

striped bathing suits

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freddy k

elvis

stand by me

REGINALD VELJOHNSON

monroe

troggs

striped time

beatles stripes

stache striped

hamburglar

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rick nelson

olivia newton

bud collins

gary colemam

davy jones

debbie harry

marquette

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zack morris

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foot locker

jane fonda

redford

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bert ernie

cobain

mork mindy

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cindy crawford

peter brady

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Sweet Valli High

Frankie Valli & ‘The Four Seasons’
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
April 25th

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If you’ve seen the musical Jersey Boys, you know the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  If you haven’t, you can join the rest of us this summer in theaters when Clint Eastwood gives it cinematic life.  If you can’t bother with either, try Delaware Fellas.  But if you don’t want any of that, I’ll tell you how it goes – four boys from Jersey meet under a streetlamp and then they’re like, hey, talk like a duck, and then one of them is like, NO – WALK LIKE A MAN!!!  Then another one is like, oh Carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry.  And the rest be like, no, Sherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry!!  And then one is like small girls do cry, and then the others be like, no, BIG GIRLS, THEY DON’T CRY-YYYYYYYYYY.  That’s how all their songs came to be

Frankie Valli still lights the torch that is he and the Four Seasons.  The original seasoners have retired, so Valli hits the road these days with 4 young looking dudes doing all the background singing.  It’s fine, cause they are the background harmonizing to the awesomeness going on in the foreground – Frankie’s unique voice, which apparently can still hit them high notes, and melt ears.  Frankie and the fellas ran thru ALL the hits, and there are a TON.  He opened with his ‘Grease’ theme, and WORD, it was SLICK!!!  He also rocked him some 60s covers, like ‘Spanish Harlem’ and ‘Call Me’ (not the Blondie one).  And it was ALL RAWKIN, in a soft rawkin kinda way.  If you ever have the choice between seeing Jersey Boys or seeing the real thing, see the real thing

But the real star of the show?  The theater itself.  Never had been to NYCB Theatre at Westbury before, and this trip certainly won’t be my last.  It’s not an easy venue to get to from the city without a car, but it was WELL worth the journey.  The stage is in the round, which means every seat is a good one, as the performers on stage slowly rotate on a spinning floor!!!!  I had only seen one other show in the (sorta) round before, and it was Prince and it was glorious (although the shape was a cross, not a circle).  That was at a huge arena, but this Valli show was intimate.  The venue only seats 3,000, and let me tell you, there’s nothing like spending an intimate evening with 2,998 really old Long Islanders, listening to really old music, that still sounds really fcuking great

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