Saturday, October 26, 2013

Getting then Led Out

Caught the boys with Get the Led Out at the second oldest theatre in the United States, the Oneonta Theatre in Oneonta, New York. Camera in hand, I had the view of a lifetime, watching the band stage side, the crowd at my back. I've seen and reviewed Get the Led Out twice before, in Milwaukee last year, and at Irving Plaza in New York two years ago. They were excellent both those times, they may have gotten better in the interm.

My thought at shows end, after having audience members jump over my head to dance on the stage, was that Get the Led Out is likely the best tribute band out there.  I've since revised my view,  Get the Led Out is likely one of the best performing bands right now, of any kind, on any circuit.

That said, the plan on this occasion was to let the picture's do the talking, and as I got close to 200 good pictures (of the 1,500 taken), this is to be a picture post.

Note: This show was on October 5th. Sometime around October 17th, long time GTLO crew member, Andrew Cattaneo, passed away.

Here's Andrew, contributing musically to the bridge of Fool in the Rain.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fleecing Led Zeppelin Crowdfunding Campaign

Filmmakers Jackie Maw Tolliver and Gabriel Tolliver have created a movie about the 1973 robbery of $203,000 ($1,069,302 inflation adjusted dollars) from Led Zeppelin's safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York. The robbery features prominently in The Song Remains the Same, a concert movie filmed at the 1973 New York shows.


 The Tolliver's movie has completed shooting and now needs to go into post production. The post production will cost $35,000 and they are attempting to raise that money through a crowd-funding campaign.

The campaign in 10% done, and they are hoping to raise the money by November 3rd. If you donate $20, or more, you will get a digital copy of the movie when it's released next March.