Posted in music | pictures on September 5, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Petty Fest

"I went to Pettyfest 2009 at Bowery Ballroom [Thursday] night, which was sick. Lots of drunk and stoned people shouting along to the hits and some great performers-- Nicole Atkins, Adam Green, Steve Schiltz, Antony Ellis, members of The Strokes and The Killers.

One of my favorite performances-- and this took me by surprise -- was the dude from Augustana singing "You Got Lucky." They're not a band I generally have a strong opinion about one way or another, but his voice was sick and he had a commanding presence-- like a subdued Mick Jagger with the wrist at the hips with a dash of Joe Cocker in the vocal tone." [EYTAN]

Jesse Malin, Hymns, Teenage Prayers, The Pierces, and members of Little Joy, Love as Laughter, Longwave (Steve) and Five O'clock Heroes (Anthony) were also among those who performed Tom Petty songs at the show. Most of the Killers were there. It was a night off on their current tour with Wolfmother (who used the evening to play a show at Bowery Electric right down the avenue). Kid Rock was there too (are you scared yet?), but didn't perform. He was in town to play a benefit at Terminal 5 one night earlier. More pictures and some pictures of the setlist below...

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The London Souls opened the show.

The same crowd also recently honored Dylan, but at a smaller venue.

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Comments (16)

wow, that's a lot of pictures...

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 8:13 PM

a lot of pictures for a lot of performers

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 8:29 PM

Pettyfest ... thought that was a euphemism for the BV comments section.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 8:49 PM

What happened to Jody Porter? Thought he was playing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 9:18 PM

ugh kid rock. could he be more white trash?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 9:44 PM

no "Jack & Diane"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2009 9:45 PM

Jody should be in there... I had to rush out after editing these (6AM) - so I delivered 182 images. Oops. I'll go through the outtakes and see if anyone didn't make it. Bad of me to throw so many images in the mix - so if anything's missing --> my fault.

:)

Petty Fest seemed to have doubled the success of Dylan fest at Mercury. Really looking forward to the next in the Fest series. :)

Tim

Posted by tim | September 5, 2009 10:14 PM

They did Walls?
Badddassssss

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 1:04 AM

so let's place bets on who's going to be next in this series. so far dylan, petty...i'm thinking bruce springsteen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 3:14 AM

Daft Punkfest!

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 6:52 AM

kid rock....what a hack.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 10:04 AM

say what you want about kid, he knows how to play the game and his live shows are entertaining and amazing for people watching.

oh, and he hangs a giant american flag. he is an american badass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 1:08 PM

say what you want about kid, he knows how to play the game and his live shows are entertaining and amazing for people watching.

his last single was called "rock and roll jesus"

just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2009 4:20 PM

I was at the Pettyfest 2009 at Bowery Ballroom and it was awesome guys !!!

Posted by Sexy | September 7, 2009 5:17 AM

They should do a WavvesFest next...

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2009 9:55 AM

fat boy with 'damn the torpedoes' shirt needs to straighten his hat because he looks like a fag.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2009 1:18 PM

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