Just the other day, the Brooklyn Bowl once again played host to the Brooklyn Autumn Guitar Show and I made some time to take a look around and see what was happening for those of you who might not have been able to attend. Let’s get down to the adventure shall we…..
In the annals of Rock & Roll History, there is a chapter of its own dedicated to the mighty Vanilla Fudge and this legendary Heavy Blues-based Rock band was touring once again and hitting the famous B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. On point for the PiercingMetal command would be our own Art Director Joe Kaufman and Skeleton Pete Parrella who handles the writing and photography duties while I caught up on some other things.
Artist: Vanilla Fudge
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Barnaby Bye
Label: Escapi Music
One of the advantages to living in New York City is not only the amount of great shows that come through town but for me in particular is that a visit to B.B. King Blues Club is just a casual walk up 42nd Street. The music fan in me prompts me to try and catch the classic bands whenever possible, especially when you learn that all the original members of the group are present. Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing a reunited Vanilla Fudge perform at the venue this site practically lives at to enjoy some truly classic Psychedelic Rock. It was the chance to see Carmine Appice (drums), Tim Bogert (bass), Vince Martell (guitar) and Mark Stein (keyboard/vocals) perform again on the same stage after so long an absence from doing so together. All members of the band sing as well, adding a certain fullness to the sounds being thrown down. The cool October night would find the band playing to a hometown sold-out crowd and judging by the abundance of gray hair and bald heads you could tell they are long time, highly loyal fans. It was also interesting to observe a fair amount of younger people in attendance, and whether they were family of the loyal fans, the band or just among the curious music aficionados attending – young or old NYC is always a lively bunch to perform in front of and a Saturday night crowd is ready to rock. Tonight the show would find Mark Stein not actually present, having been injured recently. In his place would be Bill Pascali who would do a great job of filling in for the musician.
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