I ran into Steve Wynn early in the afternoon on Saturday at SXSW this year. That was about 12 hours after the wonderful Tribute to Lou Reed in which Steve sang Coney Island Baby, Rock and Roll and led an amazing, incendiary version of Sister Ray. Steve told me that after that show, at 2am, he had decided that the next Miracle 3 show was also going to be a tribute to Lou Reed.
Well, the next Miracle 3 show is at The Bowery Electric tonight. And not only are Steve and company going to be covering Lou, they’ll also be playing a bunch of songs off of their Desert Trilogy albums (Here Come the Miracles, Static Transmission and …tick…tick…tick) – my guess is that songs that songs that Steve doesn’t play much will show their head. Guests Lenny Kaye and Anthony Cekay will be playing with The Miracle 3 tonight as well. The legendary Deniz Tek (from Radio Birdman) will be opening the show.