Back in 1972, Lenny Kaye helped assemble and wrote the notes for a collection of music originally released in the mid to late 60s, 1965-68 to be exact. It was titled Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era. That compilation included Lies by The Knickerbockers, Dirty Water by The Standells, Liar, Liar by The Castaways and other similar songs, 27 in all, that made up the first wave of garage rock. (A vastly expanded edition of Nuggets was released on CD in 1998).
Tonight that music will be front and center at City Winery. Playing it will be Symphony For The Devils, a band which will be led by Lenny Kaye and which includes Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and Jack Petruzelli. Joining them tonight will be Glen Burtnik, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Wynn and Kevn Kinney.
If you were around when this music was current, you know the power and exhilaration behind this music. If you weren’t, this is the graduate course in mid 60s garage rock, but it’s a course with a good beat that you can dance to.
It’s a Nugget if You Dug It – Nuggets 40th Anniversary + 2 with Lenny Kaye, Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty, Jack Petruzelli and special guests Glen Burtnik, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Wynn and Kevn Kinney, City Winery, 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (1 Train to Houston or Canal Streets, C or E Trains to Spring Street), doors 6pm / show 8pm, $35, $40, $45