Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 16th gig at The Palms

I flew back to Vegas Monday afternoon from San Francisco after a great time with my sweetie all week over in Walnut Creek (we capped off the week with brunch in Sausalito on Sunday, hopped the BART to Embarcadero and then the ferry across the bay and back, whereupon we found a cool wine bar within which to hang and run our mouths before jumping back over to Walnut Creek).

Cheryl says "hi" and sends her love, btw.

Just had time to cop a bit of rest and prep stuff for the gig. Lots goin' on this night, and I'm getting a late start blogging. The band played 'til about ten to 1, and then everyone just wanted to hang. It was slammin' once again. Thanks to everyone for comin' out.

Jimmy McIntosh (Lon Bronson All Stars, Jersey Boys) opened for Jerry tonight on guitar. Thanks, Jimmy!

Our Boston friends the Corvinis were back in town, and, of course, that meant Amanda had to sit in again. "Brother to Brother," "Salvation" (she'd never seen that chart before; no problem), and "Ain't That Peculiar?" no less. Pressure? What pressure?

For those who don't know the backstory, Amanda is about to graduate from the Berklee School of Music, where both her Mom and Dad are alums. She's the bari player in the Berklee Tower of Power ensemble, under the direction of Wayne Naus. Check out the YouTube vids on her MySpace page (click her name).

Wonderful people. Thanks for comin' back.

We had a real photographer in the house tonight. Christopher Sedgwick, a friend of Phil Wigfall's. Click his name for his site and portfolio. Great stuff. Really nice cat. Can't wait to see what he came up with. He was sportin' some big lense artillery.

Told him I'd for sure post some of his gig shots on the blog with attribution and a link if he so wished. It ain't about me; it's about the band. No problem. I just do this because it must be done, by someone.

Also in the house tonight, we gotta give a shout-out to Kenny Loggins' MD, Scott Sheriff and his posse. Thanks for comin', bro'.

More shots...

Above, Jamie's tune "This Time" is so fine.

Below, Andy Ebon again ascends to his rightful throne on The Seat of Funk, whereupon he artfully throws down the Nast.

OK, almost 4:30 a.m., I'm outa gas. I have some notes to post about upcoming stuff this week. After some Zzzzz's. So, check back.



From Mundo:
We will be opening up the Amos Glick Variety Show with a 40 minute mini concert this Wednesday night at 10:00 pm! The venue will be The Square Apple located at 1000 E. Sahara, LV NV 89104 (702-650-0432). After our set, there will be a artists of all different disciplines - (Clowns, Comics, Contortionists,Vocalists, and the occasional Electric Bassonist.) showing you what they do best! Many of these performers will be from the Cirque Du Soleil camp. We hear this is a wildly popular event and we'd love to see you there!!!

- Mundo


We had a couple of these players at the gig last night. From the press release:

Music comes alive in this concert experience combining rock, audience interaction and a freaky circus atmosphere inside the legendary Hilton Theater

LAS VEGAS – February 3, 2009 – Platinum Masters’ Monster Circus takes over Sin City beginning Thursday, March 19 inside the legendary Hilton Theater.

A truly unique spectacle, Monster Circus combines a high-octane live rock concert with sexy dancers, human circus acts, aerialists, freaks and of course, a tour bus full of platinum certified rock stars. An irreverent ringmaster along with Monster Circus’ mascot, a sinister clown, lead the audience along the 75-minute journey through the powerhouse rock and metal anthems of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

“The great rock ‘n roll stars from some of the great bands of the last three decades in a circus atmosphere. . .it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Ken Ciancimino, executive vice president, Las Vegas Hilton. “Las Vegas has never seen a show like this.”

Rock star debauchery begins with an all-star lineup of the jaw-dropping Monster Circus band featuring artists Rudy Sarzo (DIO and formerly of Whitesnake, Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne), John Corabi (formerly of Mötley Crüe and Ratt), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Bruce Kulick (formerly of KISS) and Tony Montana (formerly of Great White). Various guest artists will “join the circus” and perform the hits they personally rock out to, creating an evolving set list. In addition to these rock and metal masters, special theme nights will be dedicated to the songs of a single legendary band.

“I’ve toured all over the world and this is the most fun I’ve had,” said Monster Circus Creator Tony Montana, who conceived the show. “This show gives rock fans an up-close and personal encounter better than any backstage pass,” added Montana.

Monster Circus opens to all rock fans on Thursday, March 19 inside the legendary Las Vegas Hilton Theater where the biggest names in music, from Elvis Presley to Barry Manilow, have performed. The circus is in town six nights a month on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with an 11 p.m. show time. March dates are: 19-21 and 26-28. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. A nightly after-show party will keep the circus going.

Tickets can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office, online at www.lvhilton.com, www.vegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Guests 12 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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