Review: ‘Sr.’ pairs the Robert Downeys in tender tribute to avant-garde filmmaker, while offering a refreshing, non-traditional take on rock music.
From the presser introduction to the show:
The music is like no other at this year’s festival. No one has had the audacity to take the music and the audience to new places. There’s been no attempt to create something that isn’t there already, to do something unique. This is rock ‘n roll for the sake of rock ‘n roll. The music we love has never been more relevant.
The event will take place as part of a three-part marathon of music. The first part kicks off at 10:00 p.m. with a performance by the New York Dolls, followed by a 20-year celebration of Bob Dylan titled ‘No Direction Home.’ On the final night, the headliner will be the Rolling Stones.
The concert series will culminate with a ‘Sisters of Mercy’ performance featuring performances of ‘Penny Lane,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again,’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.’
This music festival’s music:
This year’s music festival aims for something different: the focus is rock as it has been created by the most innovative musicians of rock-era. A tribute to the rock gods of the 1950s and 1960s, with a focus on rock ‘n roll artists like the Who, Hendrix, Cream, Dylan and others. (The festival has a significant amount of British rock music, so expect to see the Stones, Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane, the Who, Pink Floyd, The Who, etc. There will also be a show by the band R.E.M.)
The music is a unique blend of rock, funk, jazz, pop and rockabilly. It’s the music that, while it was largely ignored in the 60’s and 70’s, has since become an integral part of the cultural landscape. The emphasis is on the artists and the musicians; the concert will not feature any pop, rock or hard rock performances that are considered ‘old.’
There are three areas of the music festival: (i) the Rock N Roll Music Festival; (ii) the Artists In Motion (AIM) series: an artist in motion concert that features