L.A. brought the decade-old NYC Petty Fest to it’s El Rey Theatre in November to a sold out audience. Of course the surprise celeb guests were brought in, and in LA that included Johnny Depp, Keisha, Justin Bartha, and Sarah Silverman, as well as members of The Strokes, The Black Keys, Guster, and Alberta Cross to join in solos and tracks within the solid line-up of bands to play Tom Petty albums. The 2012 NYC Petty Fest saw the likes of Albert Hammond, Cyndi Lauper, and Father John Misty. Here, at The Fillmore, the Cabin Down Below Band will again be the backbone of the tunes but performances will feature Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips, The Strokes, and more (to be a surprise)! Any Tom Petty fan, or appreciator, is sure to have a blast at this concert. And 100% of proceeds go to benefit Sweet Relief – a musicians fund to help disabled or ill music veterans. Tickets will sell out!
UPDATE: MORE ARTISTS CONFIRMED!
Aimee Mann//Catherine Pierce//Danny Masterton & Adam Busch//Parker Gispert of The Whigs//Two Gallants and Paul Sprangers os Free Energy//Ryan Miller of Guster//Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne///and still more tba!
Petty Fest San Francisco @ The Fillmore – 1805 Geary
Wednesday February 27th
Doors @ 7pm // Show @8pm
$25 ($35 with fees) tickets
Posted in San Francisco
This week, the West Coast edition of Petty Fest, a concert event paying tribute to the great Tom Petty, will hit the El Rey on Wednesday 11/14 and Thursday 11/15.
Slated to appear include the following: Pat Carney of the Black Keys, Fabrizio Moretti & Nick Valensi of the Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Butch Walker, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Jesse Malin, Jenny O., and many more (as seen above in the flier).
More about the event:
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will be directing all funds raised from Petty Fest West in LA to The Eastern Musicians Fund to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. A special limited edition poster of the event has been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.
Weds 11/14, Thurs 11/5
Doors: 8 PM
The El Rey
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036
Posted in Los Angeles
Pearl Jam Curates Festival of Friends
It seems the faster rumors spread, the less likely they are to be true. Rumors flew this weekend during PJ20, Pearl Jam’s two-day festival marking twenty years since the release of their debut album, Ten. While the festival was a model of non-stop entertainment and convenience (once you arrived in the beautiful, yet remote, setting of Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI), fans couldn’t help from wondering what surprises the band had in store. Some rumors were plausible: a Temple of the Dog reunion, which seemed likely given an auspicious tweet by Temple lead singer Chris Cornell announcing his arrival in nearby Chicago the day before the festival. Others were exciting, if unlikely: guest appearances by Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen. A few rumors just seemed silly–do we really want to hear Bono sing “Even Flow”?
While the Silver Like and Echo Park communities scrambled to fill vacant venues in wake of Sunset Junction’s cancellation, back across the pond is England the Reading Festival went off without a hitch. Amongst the performers and surprises for the fans that made their way to Reading, The Strokes invited Jarvis Cocker of Pulp on stage covering The Cars classic, “Just What I Needed.”
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