Monday, May 30, 2011

Holiday Weekends & Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider: May 29 @ Bowery Ballroo
m, New York, NY

Give folks a three day weekend when it's warm out and two things happen. One, you want to eat and two, you want to party. There was no food at Bowery Ballroom but, Bob Schneider threw a party and served up a feast of music. Folks came to have fun. And fun we had. I dare say, we may have been louder than the last time I was down at the Bowery to see him.

Things were hot, sweaty and at times outright funky. Twenty-three songs (if I counted correctly!) yet, everyone was asking for more. A lot of the songs took on some reggae flavor (a bit more than usual) and there was a little more funk in the mix. "Ready, Let's Roll" well, I'm just going to call that version the 'Lap Dance Remix' ... yeah, funky bump 'n' grind y'all, that's all I'm saying. The hands down highlight of the night was 40 Dogs. When you're making that summer party mix-tape, that live version of 40 Dogs needs to be on it ... loose funk with horns, yeah, need I say more?

I keep saying it, you really have to see this man live. But be warned, you may have to go to BS Anonymous to deal with your Bob Schneider habit because, you will become addicted. Of course, if you're like the rest of us, you won't want to be cured. You'll just continue to happily look forward to your next Bob fix.

More Photos HERE.
Bob did this (did it so well he was a blur in motion)...

And, he always surrounds himself with some seriously talented musicians.

Harmoni did this...
Conrad did this...

Ollie did this and a whole lot of stuff (it's a you had to be there thing)...

Clint did this (way on the other side of the stage)...

  • Penelope Cruz
  • Honeypot
  • Bullets
  • Flinty
  • Gold In the Sunset
  • 2002
  • Country Club
  • Peaches
  • Til Somebody Catches A Feeling
  • Bombanaza
  • Cheaper
  • Band Intro/Let The Light In
  • John Lennon
  • Ready, Let's Roll
  • The Californian
  • The Unknown
  • Everything You Love
  • Come With Me Tonight
  • ?
  • Tarantula
  • Big Blue Sea
  • Boom Box
  • 40 Dogs