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Above image courtesy of not me If you have not heard yet, the Brandi Carlile/PSO concert has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. Bummer, I was looking forward to that show. A big thanks to all of you who participated in the ticket giveaway contest. I really appreciated the many responses.

To end the post on a high note, there is a tentative date set for Teenage Fanclub at Smalls on Sunday October 3, 2010. Coincidentally, I have been on a mini TFC kick as of late and am excited to see this show. Key word is tentative so hopefully it sticks.

I hardly ever do ticket giveaways here but this is a huge exception. My dear friends at the PSO are offering up a pair of passes for readers of this blog to the one off performance with Brandi. Now, just to put this in perspective, her band will be playing with an orchestra. Our world class orchestra! Her next gig will be her first of two dates on the long awaited Lilith Fair the following week. Thinking back, I can’t believe I missed the Ben Folds show with them, which by some accounts was a contender for the concert of the year. This will be just as special. I am thrilled that the symphony folks are teaming contemporary ‘rock’ stars in a classical setting. Imagine the future possibilities!

Please send an email to my other account-hughshows@comcast.net with the subject line Brandi. I know am I going to get a ton of responses and don’t fret if you aren’t randomly picked.Well, do fret because as with my past experience, these will be primo seats! The contest will close on June 23rd when I contact the winner. Good luck!

I, for one, have never been into cover bands. I don’t mind seeing someone do an occasional cover but as far as bands that focus on one group and play their music all night to me is cheese central. I thought that this show would fall into that category, and believe me, on some songs it certainly did (Twist & Shout, Yellow Submarine). What set this afternoon apart was the fantastic sound of the orchestra behind it. On most numbers it seemed that it was used sparingly with most of the members not doing anything besides sitting still. On the other hand, there were some tunes that blew me away with the accompaniment that I will never experience again(A Day In The Life, Penny Lane). Well worth venturing into town on a Sunday afternoon.

What did they play you ask?

YESTERDAYELEANOR RIGBYSOMETHINGI AM THE WALRUSLIVE AND LET DIEIMAGINEHEY JUDEPENNY LANEA DAY IN THE LIFEHERE COMES THE SUNSHE’S LEAVING HOMEALL YOU NEED IS LOVETHE LONG AND WINDING ROADGOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFEGOLDEN SLUMBERSCARRY THAT WEIGHTTHE ENDMAGICAL MYSTERY TOURSGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BANDWITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDSHARD DAY’S NIGHT I SAW HER STANDING THERETWIST AND SHOUTYELLOW SUBMARINEOB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DAGOOD NIGHTCOME TOGETHER

What they didn’t play in Pittsburgh(bummer)?
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVERLADY MADONNASAVOY TRUFFLEMARTHA MY DEARMAYBE I’M AMAZEDMY LOVELET ‘EM INSILLY LOVE SONGSYOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAYHELLO, GOODBYE