Sunday, July 11, 2010

More Lilith Coverage!

Here's 2 nice review snippets of the San Francisco Lilith Fair show =)

The Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, fired up the audience with such potent numbers as “Crazy On You” and “Barracuda.” Ann’s unbridled vocals and Nancy’s sizzling guitar work turned the heat up in the Mountain View evening. They previewed the title track from their soon-to-be-released “Red Velvet Car” album.

Nancy Wilson thanked McLachlan for giving birth to Lilith. “It’s a really important thing in the greater scheme of cultural imprint. Even though Lilith Fair caught a lot of flack, along the way, it’s like one step forward, three steps back, the step forward is there, in the culture.”


With the sun safely set, it was time for the real fireworks to begin. Sister duo Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart took the stage to a roaring crowd. Ann had a flute. Yeah, suck it, Jethro Tull.

The set was a kinetic blur of Ann’s signature wail and Nancy’s trademark licks. The gals still got it and then some. The arena pulses in a state of rock nirvana as they ripped through anthems like “Alone,” “Crazy” and “Barracuda.” The ladies also played a few new numbers off their forthcoming album, “Red Velvet Car.”

Because they’re Heart and because Heart is a legend -- wait for it -- dary, the group came out for an encore, a hard-driving cover of Led Zeppelin’s “What Is & What Should Never Be.” These are the rock stars today’s rock stars dream about being when they grow up.

The show closed, as every Lilith performance has, with a big group sing-along. The women amassed to belt out “Because the Night,” first made famous by its writers Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith.