Live Exclusives: Avett Brothers, Bambaataa/Kuti

 

Reviews of the Avetts
in NYC July 9, Afrika Bambaataa & Seun Kuti in NYC July 5

By Blurt Staff

 

We’ve got more you-are-there live reviews from the front
lines for ya. The Avett Brothers tore it up Wednesday night at Stuyvesant High School
in New York,
and Anthony D’amato was there to smell the greasepaint and hear the roar of the
crowd. “By the time the Avetts hit the stage there were nearly 1500 people in
the auditorium (whose capacity was 900!),” writes D’amato. “At the end of the night when the Avetts
returned to the stage for an encore, the crowd reached an ear-piercing volume,
and while hyperbole is the enemy of any levelheaded concert review, I would be
amiss to describe the atmosphere as anything but euphoric.” (We’ve got
exclusive Avetts photos too, courtesy Crackerfarm.)

 

Meanwhile, mighty Mike Edison was on hand July 5 to catch an
installment of NYC’s Summerstage concert series, this one featuring hip-hop
godfather Afrika Bambaataa (manning the digital wheels of steel) plus Afrobeat
upstart Seun Kuti (son of the late Fela, and brother of Femi). “Brutal in funk
and force,” summarizes Edison, of the latter’s
band.

 

Check ‘em out in our Concert Reviews section:

 

 

 

 

Avett Brothers 7-9-08

 

Bambaataa/Kuti 7-5-08

 

 

[Photo Credit: Crackerfarm]

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