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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 12:20 AM
This writer may want to do some fact checking as well as spell check


The Allman Brothers take back the Beacon
Let's Talk about Rock
By Eli Cohen

The Allman Brothers, the celebrated Georgian jam band, have played at the legendary, beautiful Beacon Theater in New York City every year for more than 20 years.

That is to say, they had played there every year until 2010, when the Upper West Side theater decided to rent the space out to Cirque Du Soleil's show "Banana Shpeel."

After several delayed openings, the circus act finally opened, only to close quickly after receiving overwhelmingly poor reviews.

MSG Entertainment, the company that owns Madison Square Garden, was not only willing, but eager to apologize for this clear mistake.

"Earlier this year we undertook a programming experiment with our friends from Cirque du Soleil," MSG president Jay Marciano said at a press conference. "We all know how that little experiment turned out," he continued.

On March 10, the Allman Brothers returned for a 13-show run that will last until Saturday, March 26.

I caught the Friday, March 18 show, which the Bros. opened their first set with the words, "It's good to be home," appearing on the giant monitor behind the stage.

The first thing I noticed about this show (alright, the second thing I noticed after the 80-year-old hippy stealthily smoking a bowl in the next row) was, simply put, that the Allman Brothers still rock.

They replaced their two fallen greats, Duane Allman and Dickie Betts (both guitarists who have passed away) with Warren Haynes from Government Mule and the Dead and Derek Trucks, the heart and soul of the aptly named Derek Trucks Band.

Trading solos back and forth all night, the two seemed in perfect sync with one another, and more so with the original and still present member Gregg Allman.

The real surprise, and one of the best aspects of an already great performance, was the appearance of Susan Tedeschi, Trucks' wife.

A Grammy-winning, well-respected presence herself, Tedeschi quickly stole the show with her powerful singing and facemelting solos, some of which put Haynes to shame (though she still was not quite able to top her husband).

Also making an appearance was John Scofield, a jazz guitarist by trade who is also known for his many performances with jazz trio Medeski, Martin, and Wood.

The setlist consisted mostly of originals, with classics such as "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Come in My Kitchen," but there were also several covers, mostly of Bob Dylan songs.

They played Dylan's classic "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry," as well as his all-but-unknown "Blind Willie McTell," a story of the legendary bluesman who wrote such staples as "Statesboro Blues" and "Delia," songs most known for being played by Bob Dylan and David Bromberg.

The only real disappointment offered by the show was the self-righteous security guard who kept kicking people out for smoking weed.

The Allman Brothers proved that they are still worth the $75 they are asking for tickets with an amazing show, and a light display on the monitor behind them that looked like a mushroom-themed iTunes visualizer on acid and from Hell.

Literally, most of the pictures were of mushrooms. And that's how it's done, 70s style.



[Edited on 3/27/2011 by BrandonP]

 
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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 12:29 AM
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Tedeschi quickly stole the show with her powerful singing and facemelting solos, some of which put Haynes to shame


Right....

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 12:44 AM
you should really change your subject headline, not cool.
we know the writer is an a** but you can do better than that.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 04:05 AM
The topic name scared the **** out of me. Not familiar with Skidmore News over here so i thought it was a death report / rumour. Please change it!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 06:01 AM
Please change the title of this post!!!
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 06:11 AM
Brandon can you change your topic heading, it is not a cool one at all.. not even funny.. and in very bad taste..

For a writer or journalist to NOT have facts correctly is a certain departure from that Craft,, do your homework , and then do it again about 5 more times, facts , facts ,facts, get that wrong and you have a DEAD STORY and career.

[Edited on 3/27/2011 by rainy]

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 07:00 AM
Brandon...Please change this heading!!!

I appreciate your posting this and yes...the journalist is totally clueless, but that heading just jolted me real bad...

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 08:17 AM
Change the heading. My heart just sank to the Ground!
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 08:33 AM
WTF....he spelled his name wrong taboot! What a handjob.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 09:43 AM
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Literally, most of the pictures were of mushrooms.


No! Don't say it's true! This guy really needs to check his facts!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 10:25 AM
So Dickey's dead, Warren is "from" "Government" Mule and the Dead, and Come into My Kitchen is an Allmans original. Nice work.
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 10:33 AM
I'm not amused by your stupid play on the title of this thread.
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 10:43 AM
How old was this writer, 9? That's some dumb sh*t right there.....

And, yes the thread title was quite a freaking shock on this old heart this early in the a.m.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 10:48 AM
Lazy journalism

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 11:05 AM
It amazes me how anybody can be a writer. That is just horendous.
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 11:10 AM
Hey now, this is just an article in a student run paper at a small college. It's not by a professional journalist, just some kid, a sophomore music major, probably 19 years old. The writing isn't bad, but he certainly needs to learn to check his facts.

[Edited on 3/27/2011 by bob1954]

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 11:21 AM
The definition of "hack"
 
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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 12:11 PM
change the effing title dude

my heart hit the damn floor

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 12:16 PM
This just in: Almans Brother band violinist Grag Alman, who is Cher's brother, was recently seen on stage with former member of Kiss, Arlo Guthrie. Guthrie, who wrote the Star Spangeled Banner, has been know to hang out with former Styx drummer Eddie van Halen, and his brother Bruce Sprigstone.
The original members of the Mamas and Papas, George, John, Paul and Ringo, are soon to be doing a concert tour of New York Delis. And, Mitch Ryder of the band Flatt and Scruggs, who wrote the song I"ve Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates", will be attending the funeral of recently deceased actor Charlie Sheen. Mr. Sheen did not actually die, but his career is terminal.

hardy har har....

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 01:16 PM
I find it hard to believe such a hack would get paid for an article like that!!! What ever happened to research???

And yes, the thread title should be changed. Very disturbing title.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 01:17 PM
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Brandon...Please change this heading!!!

I appreciate your posting this and yes...the journalist is totally clueless, but that heading just jolted me real bad...


x2! I felt like I got kicked in the stomach when I read the title.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 01:29 PM
Sorry for the title being "misleading"...
 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 01:33 PM
Thank you, Brandon.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 02:09 PM
I missed the original heading but assume it had something to do with the mis-information about "Dickie"? Anyway of all the ridiculous things Tedeschi put Haynes to shame is probably the silliest. I mean perhaps "Was surprisingly good" "held her own" "rocked out with Haynes and Trucks" would have been appropriate. Obviously the "Dickie" thing was far and away the stupidest of the errors. At least he liked it. I thought this was going to be one of those "anti-jam" reviews that complained about a song lasting more than 4 minutes.

 

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I find it hard to believe such a hack would get paid for an article like that!!! What ever happened to research???

The kid is a sophomore music major writing for his school paper. I doubt if he got paid. He got his facts wrong. I wish that was the worst thing I did when I was 19 or 20 years old.

 

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