8:15 start….9:48 finish. Home by 10:08p. It’s my dream night. No openers. No encores. No bullshit in between. 40 years of music — from the 70s to present. How these voices and faces don’t change is beyond me. These guys were performing before I was even born, which makes sense why I might have been one of the youngest in the audience.
But the night was nostalgic. Philip Bailey can sing effortlessly and he hits those high notes that people probably heard on the east side of town.
Verdine white was all deck out in his 1970s glittery jump suit and I swear it’s 1976 when you watch him. Still the energy of the band. He does not disappoint. A smile from year to year or he was high as a kite. Either way.
Ralph Johnson is the smooth operator but together with all the horns, that saxophone that I love, the percussionist, the banjos, the guitars and the dance moves that never change – the show did not disappoint. The beacon was on its feet all night with everyone dancing in the aisles. These guys put on a show!!
Here is the setlist:
- Boogie Wonderland
- Sing a Song
- I’ll be there for you
- Shining Star
- Serpentine Fire
- Saturday Nite
- On Your Face
- Sun Goddess
- Kalimba song
- Keep Your Head to the Sky
- Love Is Law
- That’s the Way of the WorldPlay
- Beijo (Brazilian Rhyme)P
- After the Love is Gone
- Got to Get You into My Life
Good times at the Beacon tonight!!!
The White Buffalo is at the Regent Theater
from Dermot to Nickelback is a highway to hell
seven days later she falls to earth
emotional vocals crooning over a gently plucked acoustic guitar
nostalgia as the last exit to oblivion
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-25-22 – 12-1-22, Jimi Hendrix And Zayn’s “Angel” Reviewed
I can’t see how it can be a hit but it sure deserves to be
Thank you readers, thank you Alanis, thank you, thank you, karma.
a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1980 (Volume 12, Number 4)
excellent work by future editor John Kordosh
let’s share the music, laughter and love of this past year