Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's Only Rock & Roll But I Like It...

The Rolling Stones
Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie are back on the road unleashing the greatest rock 'n roll catalogue of hits on the 50 years and counting tour. For those of you who will be in attendance tonight in Oakland, be prepared to get annihilated. With only ten North American cities playing host, the bay area receives some serious love with two shows. Tonight the lads take over the Oracle arena in Oakland. On May 8th they'll invade San Jose. Ticket prices are a bit steep, but it's not everyday that you get to be entertained by the great living institution in rock 'n roll. The Stones' ability to smith timeless songs and their uncompromising longevity have allowed them to remain much more than relevant. They are the conquerors of rock who won't go away because we as fans cannot imagine a world absent The Rolling Stones. The band's magic draws deeply from the songs, or rather, the fountain of youth that they have created. Their artistry endures because it's rooted in tradition - soul/rhythm and blues. Sure I'm a Stones guy, but really who isn't? Here's a glimpse at the L.A. set from May 3rd.

get off of my cloud, the last time, it's only rock & roll, paint it black, gimme shelter, wild horses*, factory girl, emotional rescue, respectable*, doom & gloom, one more shot, honky tonk women, before they make me run, happy, midnight rambler, miss you, start me up, tumbling dice, brown sugar, sympathy, encore: can't always get, j. j. flash, satisfaction. (*special guest)

No one does it like The Rolling Stones because no one else can. They are rock and roll. Witness it live.


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