Led Zeppelin Attend NYC Premiere of “Celebration Day”

Posted by The G on October 10, 2012 under Encounters with G | 3 Comments to Read

Really cruddy photos by G.

Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day” – One Night Only at the Ziegfeld in NYC.

You’d think after meeting Morrissey, my night would not get any better (or hell, the decade for that matter), but it did.  Thanks to a tip (much obliged, Joe!) I found out that Led Zeppelin was in New York to attend the premiere of their concert film “Celebration Day” at the Ziegfeld Theatre, which is footage of their one off 2007 reunion gig.  Knowing (and I was right) that the band would be utterly mobbed, I still decided to stick around to see them in person because how often do you get to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the same place at the same time?  Not very often!  Unfortunately, all the members of Led Zeppelin were surrounded by bodyguards and ran straight to their cars, so these are possibly the worst quality photos I’ve ever posted, but what can ya do?

Also spotted at the premiere were artist Jeff Koons, Paul Stanley from Kiss, Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks.  Whoa!  What a night!

Celebration Day

Celebration Day

See them after the jump.

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Happy Birthday, Robert Plant

Posted by The G on August 20, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is a god to me.  The fact that I was able to stand in the front row and watch him perform for 2 hours is something that I will never get over.  There are of course so many great songs to listen to today, but topping my list will be “The Crunge,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Achilles Last Stand,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You.”  What are your favorite Led Zeppelin songs?  Feel free to ramble on in the comments section.  Happy birthday, Robert!

Jeanne Wilkinson is a Video Alchemist

Posted by The G on June 16, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jeanne Wilkinson.

Jeanne Wilkinson's art

June 15, 2011 was a night of Video Alchemy.  Literally!  Artists Jeanne Wilkinson and Elizabeth Riley presented new works for a special one-night only pop-up art show called “Video Alchemy” at the Creon Gallery in New York.  Both artists showcased new video projects that were a treat for the eyes.  These short films were shown outside as the sun was setting, which enhanced the viewing experience.  The imagery was also extremely trippy and definitely gave our subconscious something to chew on long after the presentation was over.

Video Alchemy

Video Alchemy

On a personal note, one of the films was Jeanne Wilkinson’s reimagining of Robert Plant’s video to “Angel Dance.” She used some of my video footage of Plant that I took last year when I saw him in concert.  It was pretty cool to see that in a gallery setting!  If you weren’t able to make it out last night, never fear – you can see the video here.

Angel Dance with G shout out!

Robert Plant is Touring, Offers Free Download

Posted by The G on January 18, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Robert Plant and Patty Griffin

Robert Plant and Patty Griffin

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are touring!  I saw the show last year and it was amazing!  I highly recommend seeing Robert Plant if he comes to your town.  The Band of Joy tour dates are:

April 8 – Louisville, KY – The Palace
April 9: – Chicago, IL – The Auditorium Theatre
April 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Ballroom
April 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre
April 15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
April 17 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth Theater
April 19 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
April 20: – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
April 22 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
April 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Bowl
April 27 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore

Also, Robert Plant is offering a free download of the track “Central Two-0-Nine,” while supplies last. Grab it below!

A2G’s Top 10 Concerts of 2010

Posted by The G on December 23, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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I estimate that I saw over 200 bands in 2010.  Picking out the top 10 shows that really blew me away was a really hard task because I was privileged to see so much great music.  Believe me, there were way more than 10 shows that knocked my socks off, but for purposes of a top ten list, these are my picks.  Please believe me that if any of these bands come to your town, I cannot recommend highly enough that you go see them!

1. The Flaming Lips at Terminal 5.

The Flaming Lips

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