Patti Smith and others gave a tremendous concert on April 30 in tribute of The Court Tavern, a legendary rock n’ roll bar in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Along with The Smithereens and other local musicians, the concert, held in the State Theater, harkened back to a time when rock was local. Tony and Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith band are from New Brunswick and the show was a celebration of the scene they grew up in.
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Patti at the City Winery…in homage to Allan Ginsberg…humble…funny seething…with Phillip Glass and her daugther…holy…holy….holy…Walt Whitman’s “Manhattan” mad…frothing…poetry the way it ought to be..