I saw the best show (almost) ever at Club Midway (the old Save the Robots spot) on Avenue B!!! If you are a manic Bob Dylan fan like I am, you'd have been in heaven! Dylanâs 66th birthday is creeping up on May 24 (a Gemini) so a bunch of hip cats got together on Friday night to sort of restage Dylanâs Rolling Thunder Revue as the Rolling Thunder Reborn Band.
I must say, for a venue as small as Midway, and a cheap $5 door charge, there was a lot of star power there. But more impressively, really good vibes and awesome music. There were many, many rotating guest musicians, as is the tradition with RTR. Russell Simmons (Blues Explosion) came on to play drums on âHighway 61â and stayed for a few more. AG blew the hell out of a little bazooka on âHighwayâ and later did a rocking rendition of âBaby Let Me Follow You Down.â David Mead sang âRainy Day Women #12 & 25â and âJust Like a Woman.â The Pierce Sisters came on to sing back up on âChanging of the Guardsâ from the Street Legal album (one of my favorites) with this hot dude who I didnât know, who also sang his heart out on âSomeday Babyâ and âShe Belongs to Me.â The Pierces also covered âThe Man in Me,â which was on the Big Lebowski soundtrack. Seriously, this was one of the funnest shows Iâve been to in a long time! The crowd was really mixed -- young and old as you can imagine. But unfortunately I had to cut out to go to my friend Gemmaâs engagement party at China Chalet by Wall St. Oh, I really hope that they do at least one more Reborn show -- it's to die for! And Happy Birthday, Bob!!!