The Allman Brothers Band and the Doobie Brothers: Rock Legends at the Greek
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Both bands were excellent. Could not believe this double header! I particularly liked that the Allman Brothers explored new music, both instrumental and songs I had not heard before, plus a Bob Dylan tune sung by a guest artist. The Allman band is still growing in depth and diversity. Also liked their kaleidescope screen montage. This was not mere nostalgia; it was a very alive and startlingly good performance. Never saw the band as a teen - but I sure loved them now.
Classic rock legends, The Allman Brothers Band and The Doobie Brothers co-headline the Greek Theatre.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Allman Brothers Band will be embarking on a U.S. tour billed as “40 Years of Highs & Lows.” Honorees of _Billboard _magazine’s “Legends of Live” award this past November, the band lived up to that title during a recent show at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The New York Times said of that performance, “The first half of the show was an affirmation of bedrock values, with some of the sturdiest songs from the Duane Allman era: “Statesboro Blues,” “Revival,” “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin,’ ” “Done Somebody Wrong.” Gregg Allman was in strong vocal form, and the rhythm section (also with the bassist Oteil Burbridge and the percussionist Marc Quiñones) chugged along expertly. The set kept gathering steam as it went on…”
As one of the most popular Californian pop/rock bands of the ’70s, the Doobie Brothers have evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band. Along the way, the band has accumulated multiple Grammy awards, numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums in the U.S. Their string of radio hits include, “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” "China Grove,” “Long Train Running” and Takin’ It To The Streets.” In between tour dates, the Doobie Brothers can be found in the studio mixing their upcoming full-length album.