Posted in music | pictures on March 2, 2006

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Wednesday night (March 1, 2006) was the 2006 Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. This years performers included Laurie Anderson, Antony, Philip Glass, Nawang Khechog, Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Allen Toussaint, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Scorchio String Quartet, and monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Tibet House Benefit Concert

I was going to write a full review today, but the comments are now full, so check them out....

Antony accompanied Laurie Anderson on the same stage that he played with her husband....

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Lincoln Center: check!, Carnegie Hall: check...

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Nawang Khechog was amazing...

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Antony back at Carnegie Hall...

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Damien Rice and crew....

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Allen Toussaint joins in the show that was also raising money for New Orleans musicians...

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Everyone on stage for the last number....

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Tibet House Benefit Concert

Previously
Antony showed up to Joan's Final Residency Show
Sufjan Stevens @ Lincoln Center, NYC | Reviews & pics
Allen Toussaint Benefit Shows | Filmmaker Kills Self
Sufjan Stevens & Damien Rice playing 2006 Tibet House Concert
Antony & The Johnsons @ Carnegie Hall, NYC | pics
Tibet House Benefit Concert 2005 | Pics

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Comments (23)

Awesome Awesome Concert....some parts blew me away.

Posted by A. Rose | March 2, 2006 1:44 AM

Hey, is that Katrina Swan from Sufjan in the background?

Posted by Oliver | March 2, 2006 4:45 AM

Hey, is that Katrina Swan from Sufjan in the background?

Posted by Oliver | March 2, 2006 4:46 AM

yes, katrina kerns

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2006 7:52 AM

i thought it was angelina jolie! but katrina makes more sense i guess.

Posted by rachel | March 2, 2006 8:58 AM

Great night but a bit short. Nawang Kechog is the reason to go to these shows, when can you ever seem him perform, last night we saw another side of him, blowing his long horn to only a drummer's beating and dancing up and down the stage, not bad for a buddhist monk! His flute is always moving and his duet with the rock violinist was also sweet! Missed the name of the long treadlocked man who played the violin as if it were an electric guitar, but he was good. Damien Rice just did not do it, too similar to Sufjan, so once we had Sufjan Rice seemed redundant. Maybe Damien Rice can put on a suit, or at least a jacket, it's Carnegie Hall kid figure it out! Antony was good but besides back-up singing for Laurie Anderson he only played one song ("you are my sister"). Laurie started the evening with a bit of bizzare 2 song story about building malls, iraq war, why people hate america, while playing a violin filled with crazy effects.
Phillip Glass played Etude No. 10.
Allen Toussaint closed the night on the piano with his fantastic New Orleans style. Playing the Prof. Longhair's Tipitina influenced song, which he recently recorded with Elvis Costello. Also I believe one other Prof. Longhair number, and one of his own. Final sing-along was to Yes We Can. Part of the proceeds from the show went to NOAAHH.
Allen said now when you hear the old joke, "how do I get to carnegie hall? Get a booking agent named Katrina". Buy the "Out New Orleans 2005 Benefit Album" if you haven't done so already, fantastic album! Always a nice night, short this year, and a bit sad (can't some of these folkies play at least one happy number), but still well received!
Stop by 15th St. sometime folks!
tibethouse.org

Posted by rescue blues | March 2, 2006 9:21 AM

violinist = Daniel Bernard Roumain, listed as "Special Guest" in the Playbill. He was definitely amazing. And I disagree that Damien Rice seemed repetitive after Sufjan, mostly because a) they are completely different and b) this crowd was totally waiting for Damien, which ends up setting him apart somewhat. He's really generous for causes like this (including Burmese freedom and democracy), so I really think this crowd wanted him more than any of these other people. I, for one, didn't realize his voice was quite so good - insanely good. Tibet House rock out!

www.uscampaignforburma.org

Posted by Burma Supporter | March 2, 2006 9:30 AM

full review up today on the music slut!

Posted by matt | March 2, 2006 9:36 AM

I agree that the crowd was there for Damien. He got more pre-performance cheers than anyone. I was surprised he only played two songs. Last year's crowd favorites were Ray Davies and Trey.

I also agree that Nawang Kechog stole the show. He got the most post-performance cheers. Daniel on violin was the other surprise hit.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 2, 2006 10:26 AM

The highlights for me:
The invocation by the the Buddhist monks reminded me of Philip Glass's score for "Kundun"--very cool.

Laurie Anderson and Antony's duet on "Big Science", and Laurie's other (new?) song--I always like to hear what's on her mind.

Sufjan with his Illinoisemakers + Philip Glass on "The Lord God Bird", then Sufjan playing "Casimir Pulaski Day" (it was March 1st, after all...) Cried the entire song.

Antony singing "You Are My Sister" alone at the piano was gorgeous. Would have liked to hear more.

And the lowlight:
Philip Glass and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain botching "Metamorphosis Two"; Roumain would go to the next phrase and Philip wouldn't. Twice.

Posted by Jason | March 2, 2006 10:33 AM

the sound in that place was completely terrible. why should damien put on a suit, who really cares.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2006 10:35 AM

The sound quality of Carnegie Hall is overrated.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 2, 2006 11:17 AM

Thanks for those great pictures, with the Tibetan palace in the back, looks wonderful. Thanks also to all those filling in musician names and song titles!
Helps a lot!

Posted by rescue blues | March 2, 2006 12:52 PM

how about those shitty seats?

in the balcony you could barely move your elbows!!

Posted by matt | March 2, 2006 1:40 PM

balcony is a shitty seat. duh...thats why it costs 1/3 the price of any other seat!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2006 4:58 PM

Hey. Does anyone know of any way I can watch or listen to the concert? Are there any links anywhere to streaming audio or something? Let me know if you find something!
oilersrock99@hotmail.com
Thanks a bundle

Posted by Suneil | March 4, 2006 9:00 PM

I was so looking forward to coming to this concert-bought tickets on-line at home in Scotland. Couldn't wait to see Antony who was my main reason for being there...very disappointed to hear only one number from him on his own while we had to "endure" several from D. B. Roumain.
Concert ridiculously short and no encore!
However, was delighted by delicacy of Sufijan. Next day went straight out and bought Illinoise-reminescent of the emergent Paul Simon ?

Posted by Pauline Brown | March 16, 2006 10:37 AM

I was so looking forward to coming to this concert-bought tickets on-line at home in Scotland. Couldn't wait to see Antony who was my main reason for being there...very disappointed to hear only one number from him on his own while we had to "endure" several from D. B. Roumain.
Concert ridiculously short and no encore!
However, was delighted by delicacy of Sufijan. Next day went straight out and bought Illinoise-reminescent of the emergent Paul Simon ?

Posted by Pauline Brown | March 16, 2006 10:37 AM

I was so looking forward to coming to this concert-bought tickets on-line at home in Scotland. Couldn't wait to see Antony who was my main reason for being there...very disappointed to hear only one number from him on his own while we had to "endure" several from D. B. Roumain.
Concert ridiculously short and no encore!
However, was delighted by delicacy of Sufijan. Next day went straight out and bought Illinoise-reminescent of the emergent Paul Simon ?

Posted by Pauline Brown | March 16, 2006 10:39 AM

You've also got the only pictures I've been able to find of Sufjan smiling. Seriously, I google image searched his ass to find one, just ONE, photo of him smiling to no avail. And now I randomly run across this post. Awesome. Sufjan kicks ass!

Posted by Lester | October 19, 2006 1:03 AM

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2007 12:57 PM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 2, 2008 10:03 PM

oncert ridiculously short and no encore!
However, was delighted by delicacy of Sufijan. Next day went straight out and bought Illinoise-reminescent of the emergent Paul Simon ?

Posted by aksiyon oyunları | May 9, 2009 2:14 PM

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