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Billy Gibbons live & rawkin @novacks & AFITC* is right on the ZZ Top show plus PIX

- November 5th, 2012

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So the beardless Zed-man, Frank Beard, does have a mustache . . . thanks to Paul Breau for this fine photograph of Sunday’s show

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Billy Gibbons, during the encore at Sunday’s show, thanks to Paul Breau

 

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Dusty Hill, left, & Billy Gibbons rawkin the RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens courtesy of Paul Breau

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Sharp Dressed Man sighting at Novacks: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top stopped by the store yesterday, and here’s the proof!

Thanks to Novack’s for sending this great snap out into the Twitterverse . . . who is the cool-looking dude to Bill G’s side? JBNBlog would have  been going slightly nuts at proximity to the man without his shades.

At the show, Billy G talked about Novack’s as a good place for “hot clothes” . . . meaning, he explained, clothes that keep you warm not that “hot” fashionable wear. Celeb endorsement of  the year, etc.

Thanks to good friend to London music & class Paul Breau for sharing some of his Facebook photos of the show.

Meanwhile, good friend to London music & JBNBlog, A Face in the Crowd* offered some thoughts about Sunday’s RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens. ZZ Top played for 75-80 minutes (some of that encore, lead-in, “movie” credits) . . . is that enough? or should headliners play a minimum of 90 minutes? . . . over to AFITC for reflections & a kewl EOA reference missed by JBNBlog.

Take it away, Face . . . .

You’ve probably already made the same observations, but what the heck…
Zed Zed Top started at 9:00 p.m., stopped for a short encore break at 10:00 and finished at 10:15.  It was one of the shortest shows in recent memory.
The sound was really awful for the first song but the instruments came on strong for the duration.  The vocals, however, were inconsistent for the entire show.
Thank You
Waitin’ For The Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago (first mention of London, similar to Eric Idle in “Nudge-nudge” – “Your wife, where’s she from?  If you must know, she’s from east of Adelaide!”
Pincushion (after this blast of 4 in a row, some old patter about 40 years, same 3 guys, same 3 chords, and mention of visiting cool Richmond Avenue and Novack’s for “hot” clothes.)
Heard It On The X
I Gotsta Get Paid (new)
Gimme All Your Lovin’
Vincent Price Blues
My Head’s In Mississippi (or in “London, Canada, more audience singalong)
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Chartreuse (new)
Stages
Sharp Dressed Man (audience singalong)
Legs (with fuzzy/furry guitars)
ENCORE (Billy and Dusty changed to sequined jackets)
Tube Snake Boogie (audience singalong)
La Grange/Sloppy Drunk/Bar-B-Q
 Tush (slide guitar)
JD & the Straight Shot, the opening act played 8 songs for about 30 minutes.  For once I was glad that the audience chatter and inattention was often louder than the and.  Sheesh!
Late addition from Face about the fiddler in Straight Shot, a really good band who would be fun to hear in a club.
Here’s the note:
The lovely Lorenza Ponce’s website hasn’t any info, but I believe that she performed with Bon Jovi on the Friday night NBC fundraiser concert for Hurricane Sandy relief.

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