An Evening with Patti Smith, Austin, Texas 4/30/2013

ImagePunk rock isn’t dead…. and this kid proves it. 

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She has a better vest than I ever had. 

Stuubs, the barbecue sauce guy, has a restaurant in Austin with a “amphitheater” in the back and that’s where Patti Smith played this Tuesday night.  I got there early enough so that I could get in close but, by the end of the night, there was a perfect storm 6’6″ guys standing directly in front of me. 

I was expecting a to hear most of Banga that night since the tour was to support that album.  I was pleasantly surprised at the play list:

Redondo Beach

April Fool

My Blaken Year

Fuji-San

Land

This is the Girl

Shake out the Ghost

Beneath the Southern Cross

Wing 

Dancing Barefoot

Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan did a meddle that included The Night Time is the Right Time and Cry Baby Cry

Patti came back for

Because the Night

Pissing in the River

Gloria

and the encores were

It’s Dream

Banga 

People Have the Power

Patti was energetic and interacted with the crowd. I was happy to hear a few of my very favorites Blaken Years, Shake Out the Ghost, and Redondo Beach. She became complete absorbed in Pissing in the River and I could have sworn she turned twenty years younger following up with Gloria. People Have the Power was the perfect closing song as the Stubbs is in the shadows of the Texas State Capitol. All and all a very amazing night.

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One response to “An Evening with Patti Smith, Austin, Texas 4/30/2013

  1. Love Patti Smith!! Fell in love with her through her books first, the music later… Just Kids is a must read and Horses is a must hear!

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