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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

AIC review (sort of)

Gene Stout, the Seattle PI "POP MUSIC CRITIC," was kind enough to write up a review on last night's AIC show. You can read it here. While I don't consider Alice in Chains "pop music" per say, this concert was pretty big news on the local music scene, which has been kind of stagnant of late. Stout is the senior music guy at the PI, so it figures they'd pull out the bigshots for this concert.

Actually, I'm glad that the paper had a review. Lew didn't get home until sometime past midnight, and our conversation went about like this:
LL: drool (I was asleep)
L: That was about the best concert I ever saw.
LL: Did you have fun?
L: Did I have fun? Many more comments I didn't quite catch due to my semi-sleep state
LL: That's nice
L: And they had Ann Wilson on for a song; and Duff McKagan (Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver); and Kim Thayil...
LL: Who's Kim Thayil
L: (formerly of Soundgarden); and Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)...
LL: ...Is he the guy with a pirate fetish and black eye liner we saw at the OffRamp (note: it is actually called something else, but was the OffRamp for years)?
L: No, that was Geoff Tate. Good night (as he started to fall into a sleep state).
LL: (Eyes wide open) Hey, wait a minute, now I'm awake.
L: grrurgghhh... audible breathing

There is also a photo gallery, link on the front page of the PI wesite. It's on the right side of the webpage.


At 10:03 AM, Anonymous sunni said...

Sounds great. Was this a one-off, or are they going to be heading back into the studio sometime?

At 5:00 PM, Blogger lewlew said...

This concert was a kick-off for an AIC tour in the US and Europe. Zander has been watching their tour dates being booked, looking for the closest show to Seattle. It was, before this surprise, going to be a San Diego show, and the tickets were gone in a blink of an eye when they went on sale (not to mention airfare, or gas money, to get there would have been an issue).

I don't know if they have plans to record again. Lew and I saw Jerry and Sean Kinney play together a year or so ago. Sean was a surprise guest, so Lew was hopeful that a reunion, of sorts, might be in the making.


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