The Mountain founder and famed guitarist will bring an evening of their classics and solo material to life right here in Times Square. Support for the show will come care of Jared James Nichols.
Leslie West is most famously know for being the guitarist of the legendary Mountain. You don’t want to miss his performance at the famous Times Square venue if you can help it. Amanda Ayala will support and for the interested fans there is a paid meet and greet available at the box office. This is in addition to your ticket price.
Artist: Uli Jon Roth
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Leslie West
Label: SPV Records
Tonight was going to be an interesting one to say the least and how could it not be the case when you consider how the great Leslie West from Mountain was going to be sharing the stage with the one and only Uli Jon Roth from the legendary Scorpions. Fans might recall how this pairing was originally supposed to be a part of a “Three Guitar Heroes” triple bill that would also feature Michael Schenker but issues in getting proper transport for the recently operated on West proved to be impossible to secure and found the events postponed. Fast forwarding a few months to where we are now found Schenker on a tour of his own and unable to commit to the original plan for the foreseeable future which left us all with only West and Roth. “Only” I say. Like this is actually a bad thing. For tonight’s show I decided to approach the coverage differently since I was attending the event with my whole cadre of creative support and not only had “Joltin’” Joe Kaufman with me but also the “Stupendous” Skeleton Pete. Each were decade’s long fans of the axe slingers on the stage so I said “let’s all write about this one” and that is what we did. Check out the scoop if you somehow missed out on this incredible night of music.
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Mountain was in NYC dishing out a kick ass Rock show which was documented in full on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the photos that were taken during this great gig by “Skeleton Pete” Parrella.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: The Lizards
Label: Sony Music
Genre: Hard Rock
The Legends of Rock music Mountain would be continuing their 35th Anniversary Tour with a stop at the famous B.B. King Blues Club in NYC. Supporting the show this evening would be The Lizards (a band that now features Mike DeMeo from Riot and Bobby Rondinelli from Rainbow/Blue Oyster Cult). Lizards would be featuring tunes from their last year release “Cold Blooded Kings”, and this music will appeal to any fan of Blues oriented Rock and Roll. There was some great Led Zeppelin feel to the piece and I am happy to report that it conveys very well in a live setting. I was able to briefly talk to the band before they went on and was sad to find out that they would only be playing for 45 minutes this evening. Still, despite this dilemma a good 6 tunes would be performed as well as a drum solo from Bobby Rondinelli. Mike’s voice is crystal clear in a performance and given he also plays the keyboards, the music is full at all times during the set. Patrick Klein had a great guitar tone the entire brief set and he is a stylish player who seems to have a very blues based origin. Bassist Randy Pratt holds it all in place and totally surprised me with the skill he demonstrated on harmonica during one of the numbers. Looking on Bobby Rondinelli I can say that he really needs no words. This man is perhaps one of the best Rock drummers in the business today and any day. His legendary work with Rainbow and most recently the Blue Oyster Cult has made him a welcome addition to the Lizards lineup. I am sure that The Lizards are on an even better path of success based on the addition to these two guys. The crowd reception of them was largely positive and that was nice to see since everyone was a diehard Mountain head in the sold out club. Sometimes those types are not too receptive of the opening acts so this was a great sign for me to observe. The Lizards are set to do some opening slots for UFO when the group returns to the States so if you are a fan of this kind of music I advise you check them out as well. You will not be disappointed.