to japan with love
benefit for japan
yoko ono and plastic ono band
patti smith and tony shanahan
le poisson rouge
the shows last year at BAM were interesting...I'd definitely attend this, but don't have the funds...I know a few here will be interested
lpr is a cool place (robyn hitchcock / joe boyd show two weeks ago was great)...all proceeds to charity...probably worth it for patti smit in a very small club alone...but yoko is always interesting, especially if klauss and keltner are still in the band...sean lennon, as well
let me know if anyone attends
"Sure, sure Kanye was playing somewhere in the city limits (with Jay Z as a special guest! OMG! #bigpimpin), but this was Yoko Ono, the queen of avant garde rock, and an influence on female artists of all stripes for the last four decades.
For all the heated anticipation in the air of the audience and her son Sean's comment that "Yoko has entered the building", she arrived on stage at the relatively small Elysium without any fanfare.
Joined by her new millennium version of the Plastic Ono Band (Sean on guitars and leading the band, master guitarist Nels Cline, and jazz bassist Trevor Dunn among them), she flashed a huge beaming smile at the crowd, flashed some peace signs and set to work ululating and gasping her way through a selection of improvisations and classic material like the stunning "Mind Train", a 1971 epic turned into a lean high speed commuter rail like via the three guitars on stage and the vibrant pulse of Dunn's bass.
Music aside, it was a sight to behold this 78-year-old artist working with the energy of someone a quarter or her age and flirting with all the men and women in the front row. All of us, even an exhausted 35-year-old music writer looking forward to heading home can take inspiration from that." [Oregon Live]
Lou Reed just added...
Special guests Lou Reed, Antony, & Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof) added to
YOKO ONO & FRIENDS TO JAPAN WITH LOVE
featuring Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Patti Smith with Tony Shanahan, & Cibo Matto