A Memory of Music: November 2010

Speaking of the late night events, it was left up to Florida natives the Heavy Pets to close Halloween Weekend in fine style, playing to the fans until 5AM on Halloween in Atlantic City. The Heavy Pets return to the Northeast this weekend with their opening gig for U-Melt at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Friday, November 26th.

[Jeff Lloyd at Bally’s Casino, photo by Andy Hill]

At the beginning of November, Blues Traveler swung by Brooklyn Bowl for a soldout, guest-filled weekend of shows.   Saturday night’s concert included Chris Barron, formerly of the Spin Doctors, on How Could You Want Him When You Know You Could Have Me, Lisa Bouchelle on 100 Years, and John Cusimano of The Cringe on I Want You To Want Me.  John’s lovely wife Rachel Ray was also in attendance and according to a tweet by the band was amazed by the venue’s deviled eggs.

[Blues Traveler and guests at Brooklyn Bowl, photos by Jeremy Gordon]

The following images find Grace Potter walking the Red Carpet at the premiere of Disney’s new animated film, Tangled, and goofing off on the floor while trying on Rapunzel’s extensions. Grace supplied the song Something That I Want for the closing credits of the film for its U.S. release, although it’s rumored the French release will feature I Wish by a French songstress.

[Grace Potter photos courtesy of @GracePotter]

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds have been busy of late. First, they opened for Pimps of Joytime and Rubblebucket at the Highline Ballroom on Nov. 5th. Then, they followed that up with an album release party at Sullivan Hall a few nights later. Those in attendance at Sullivan Hall got treated to a great night of music, including a sit in from Richie Cannata, the saxophonist for Billy Joel. Sister Sparrow continued their busy schedule by opening for The Radiators at Oneonta Theater this past weekend, while Richie Cannata joined up with Yankee great Bernie Williams at The Iridium.

[Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, photo by Jeremy Gordon]

And finally, although we rarely cover Hip Hop on Hidden Track, I would be remiss not to mention The Blurock Festival Tour that came to the Highline Ballroom on Nov. 10th. Artists for the event included Dynasty Electric, Skibeatz, Jim Jones and Curren$y. The mixture of Hip Hop and indie music came from Dame Dash’s (co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records) work with MGMT and The Black Keys, as well as the Disco Biscuits work with Tu Phace on their most recent album and sit ins with Curren$y. All of the shows were filmed extensively by Dash’s DD172 media collective and the founders of the event plan to return to the road early next year.

[Curren$y at the Highline Ballroom, photo by Jeremy Gordon]

This week, a special thanks goes out to contributors Chris Monaghan, Andy Hill and Seth Eisenstein. If you have a photo you would like to share with us for next month’s column, let us know.

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