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Phish covers Rage Against the Machine

WOW! Talk about high energy. Not exactly what I was thinking for a July 4th song, but I guess it works.

Phish: Killing in the Name of from Michael Saba on Vimeo.

Booker T and the DBT’s – 4.1.2009 – Variety Playhouse Atlanta

Booker T Jones backed by the Drive By Trucker’s was a phenomenal show. As far as musicphotog.com is concerned, Booker T is one of the founders of Rock n Roll. He was a key player in the STAX movement, which brought us the bluesy soul music that paved the way for Rock n Roll as we know it today. Booker T and the MG’s was the house band for STAX recording studio. They were successful in their own right, but more widely known for their work as the backing band for Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, and many others.
This collaboration was brought on by Booker T’s solo album, Potato Hole, which is to be released on April 21. This will be his first solo album in twenty years and has the Drive By Truckers and Neil Young as backing musicians. Although most tracks were written by Booker T, there is one by Trucker Mike Cooley and two covers by Tom Waits and Outkast. Booker T and the DBT’s are playing several select shows across the country and Booker T is playing even more international shows in support of this album. Please check the official Booker T Jones website for more information.

You can view all of the images in the gallery Booker T and the DBT’s – 4.1.2009 – Variety Playhouse Atlanta

Below are a few of them and you can click the image to few the larger version.

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For your listening pleasure, Sloan Simpson recorded the show and posted it to the internet audio archive. You can use the embeded audio player below, or you can click this link to stream it from your default audio player: Booker T and the DBT’s from the Variety Playhouse.
Click this link to go to the archive posting.

Booker T. & Drive-By Truckers – 4/1/09
Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

Disc One:

01) Pound It Out
02) Green Onions
03) Nan
04) Warped Sister
05) Space City
06) Born Under A Bad Sign
07) Native New Yorker
08) Reunion Time
09) Potato Hole
10) She Breaks
11) Hey Ya
12) Time Is Tight
13) E:) Get Behind The Mule

Drive-By Truckers – 4/1/09
Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

Disc Two:

01) Lookout Mountain
02) 3 Dimes Down
03) Ronnie And Neil
04) Uncle Frank
05) Goode’s Field Road
06) I’m Sorry Huston
07) Women Without Whiskey
08) Sink Hole
09) The Company I Keep
10) Gravity’s Gone
11) Steve McQueen

Disc Three:

01) E:) Home Field Advantage*
02) Zip City*
03) Let There Be Rock*
04) Angels And Fuselage**

Ani DeFranco – 3.21.2009 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta

WOW! This show was great. I went in with zero expectation and was completely blown away. I will be the first to admit that I am not the biggest Ani fan, and do not listen to a lot of her music on my own. However, her performance was very powerful and inspiring. I was very impress with all aspects of it. I think her song writing is her stronghold and what a lot of people admire most. She is also one hell of a guitar player. The band, which was only a three piece, presented a lot of depth. Allison Miller on drums was one of the biggest surprises of the night. I did not know of her prior to the show and really enjoyed everything she brought to the table. Lastly, I was also impressed with the fans. They were very devoted and there for music. It was a good group of people with which to be surrounded.
This photo pass was credentialed through Glide Magazine and her publicist at Music Allies was great to work with.

All of the images can be see in the photo gallery: Ani DeFranco photographs from Variety in Atlanta

Here are a few of them, please click the image to see the larger version.

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Booker T and the DBT’s live from the Variety Playhouse

Booker T is one of musicphotog’s musical hero’s. We are excited about this collaboration with the Drive by Trucker’s. We will update live from the show with images from iPhone and will post the real images in the coming days.

Outformation at the Variety Playhouse

Update: Images have been posted to the gallery. You can find them all here: Outformation at the Variety Playhouse 1.24.2009

Here are a few of them (click the picture to see the larger version):

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Everything Posted below was posted live from the show, including the photographs where were taken with the camera on the iPhone.

I’m going to try this live update again. Thankfully Outformation’s management is easier to work with than the last show. This means that I have an obligation to get my photos processed and you can expect to see those in the gallery in about a week. During the show I will be posting pictures from my iPhone (hence the quality). I might try to keep an update setlist, depending on if I can get Zman to keep me updated.

Update complete!!!!!

Well, I updated to the most recent version of wordpress. Then my wpg2 plugin needed to be updated; however, that required a gallery2 update. So I think everything is now at the most recent version, and the gallery is now much cleaner.
The reason behind all of these updates was compatibilty with the wordpress iPhone app. This means that I will be able to provide live updates from shows.
Here is a test with a photo from the AC/DC show.

Updates in progress!

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Music photography by Michael Saba

Music photography by Michael Saba

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