I went to see Concrete Blonde at Webster Hall last night. I was always a big fan, but never caught them live "back in the day", so I thought this would be an interesing bit of nostalgia.
Instead, it was an absolutely incredible show, led by the amazing Johnette Napolitano. She is a once powerful and vulnerable, self-effacing and sexy. I couldn't take my eyes off her. At 55, she still has her amazing voice, and the crowd (which my friend Nicole pointed out contained an inordinate number of women--I guess Napolitano is a hero to many of them) was incredibly supportive. The band (featuring original guitarist James Mankey and newish drummer Gabriel Ramirez) were excellent.
It was very dark and I didn't have my D90 but I got a few shots with my P6000 (I guess I have to get a point and shoot that's better in low light):
More photos here.
I saw Peter Wolf at the Bell House a couple weeks ago, and he too was excellent; in fact I think he's improved with age. I'm also seeing Faith No More and Primus (with Gogol Bordello) later in the summer, and I'm hoping they prove the same thing.