If you are a fan of the good stuff, and I mean the rock solid, no nonsense classic Heavy Rock then you just have to be a fan of the band Y&T and if you are not up on what this band brings to the table I feel really sorry for you. It’s really that good and that much of an experience when they come into town and you are always able to count on a lengthy show with numerous songs that you will find as favorites after you leave. Tonight the guys were back in NYC for the first time since August of 2010, and most know how difficult 2011 began for the guys with the passing of founding bassist Phil Kennemore. Though difficult to move on from, the never ending quest in Rock and Roll requires that we be strong and continue on. This would be exactly what we found happening tonight at the B.B. King Blues Club. Click the logo below to dig into our full concert article and a number of photos, then come on back here to enjoy some images that I only placed here for your viewing pleasure.
I know you expected to see this so here we go again. The ever interesting marquee of the B.B. King Blues Club as it announces the return of Y&T to their stage. Part of me said that I could have used an older shot, but then a friend corrected me and said that they finally were using the “&” sign as opposed to a “+” and by George I think he was right.
I have mentioned how much I love the show posters that the venue has been doing for awhile now and in addition to my presentation of the venue shot I always try to get the poster as well.
As the night drew to a close I got the ever trusty Lumix ready and recorded the band doing “Forever”. My goal here being to inspire the masses who might not yet be aware that they need to catch this band while they are still active. Let’s face it, I don’t see a lot of these groups being around in another ten years. Of course I hope I am wrong.
Here’s the great bass drum head that was on Mike Vanderhule’s kit. I just had to snap a photo of it for you all to see.
OK, so this next part was rather amusing to me. After the show was over, the band had announced that they would be hanging out in Lucille’s and signing autographs or just meeting with their fans. That was cool to know they were doing. They had to move it over to Lucille’s since there was a late night Hip Hop Karaoke event going on, so the Rockers had to make way for the Rappers. Such is the way it works in the city at the venues nowadays. Two things in one night since its so expensive to stay open. Anyways, as I stood there making some side pleasantries, I was approached by a very lovely girl who asked me where The 69 Eyes were. Now this inquiry stunned me because its the last band that I ever expected to find people asking about at a show by Y&T. Anyways, when I cleared the air and told them they were mistaken about the Helsinki Vampires I snapped a few photos of their pretty selves. “From Russia with Love”? Most assuredly.
A few more of Victoria for you…..
and her friend Lana….
Out of the corner of my eye I caught the bands now official bassist Brad Lang and asked him if he would mind coming over and doing a few photos as well. Oddly enough he had no problem with this request of mine. That was nice.
One more for Brad fans everywhere….