It’s been a few days and I am still not over the epic performance from Heart that I witnessed on August 3, 2010. In addition to playing my dream set list, the Wilson sisters sounded and looked amazing. We were treated to generous helpings of their catalog past and present, plus a few covers were thrown in. In the video you are about to see, Heart plays the opening notes to “Gimmie Shelter” by the Rolling Stones, goes straight into their song “Even It Up,” and then midway through the song, Ann Wilson starts singing the refrain “Rape – Murder – Is just a shot away” from “Gimmie Shelter.” She sings the s–t out of it and this moment was one of many highlights from a really great show.
Heart have been called “the female Led Zeppelin” on many occasions. I completely agree and on occasions like August 3, 2010 when they played a sold out show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Ann and Nancy Wilson rocked the crowd as hard as ever in their 37 year career! We were treated to a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “What Is And What Should Never Be,” and being the huge Led Zeppelin fan that I am, you know I lost my mind!
The Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, better known as Heart, played a sold out show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on August 3, 2010. Even though they’ve been around since 1973, they sounded and looked as great as they did when they first hit the scene 37 years ago! In my dream scenario, I really wanted to hear “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” They must have read my mind because they played all three songs in a row! I naturally lost my mind. They also did covers of Led Zeppelin’s “What is and What Should Never Be” (and rocked the HELL out of it, I might add); The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and played a snippet of “Gimmie Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. Ann Wilson’s voice is a powerhouse and she sounds as good, if not better than she does on record. It’s no wonder that Heart are commonly referred to as the “female Led Zeppelin.” They rocked hard for the entire show. They dipped into every decade of their back catalog and played 80’s smash hits such as “Never,” “Alone” and “These Dreams.” The new songs from their upcoming album “Red Velvet Car,” which is released at the end of August 2010, were pretty good as well. They played the title track, a track called “Hey You,” which is not the Pink Floyd song, as well as a song called “WTF” which is about looking in the mirror and pondering “what the f–k was I thinking?!” It’s a crime that Heart are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they were and are still amazing nearly 40 years later. A video of “What is and What Should Never Be” will be coming soon, so stay tuned. If they come to your town, you’d be a fool not to see these legends!
See some more pictures of Heart plus the set list, after the jump.
Mr. Brainwash has done it again. On the heels of his extremely successful Icons art show in New York, he’s remixed the exhibit. For those who have already seen this exhibit, you are going to have to go back and see all the changes. The top floor is completely different. The pieces have been traded out for newer models. The Madonna wall, the Matchbox taxi and the extremely large paint can are still in tact, but the images above and below (and many more) have been added to the exhibit. Gone from the bottom floor are the Iconic rock stars made out of broken vinyl record pieces and instead the exhibit has become interactive where cans of spray paint are left out for visitors to make their own art on the walls of the gallery! I attended the exhibit on opening day as I did for the initial “Icons” exhibit and like the first time, it was quite a scene. The first 300 people received a free “Charlie Chaplin Love” print, hand signed by Mr. Brainwash and people lined up as early as 6 o’clock in the morning to get their hands on MBW’s latest work. The print distribution system was slightly better organized than the February opening, but it was still mayhem as New Yorkers stood outside on an extremely windy and cold day. Mr. Brainwash got a chance to mingle during the opening and he was gracious enough to autograph a few pictures that I took of him during the February opening. Once again, he was super nice and he was pretty impressed by my photography skills as he made the comment to me during our encounter. There’s been quite a bit of controversy about MBW in the art world as the movie Exit Through The Gift Shopis being regarded as “Banksy’s biggest prank,” but the great thing about the film is that you can judge for yourself after you see it. Either way, I am one of the many that’s been Brainwashed.