Posted in music | pictures on January 21, 2010

photos by Tim Griffin

City Winery - Haiti Benefit
City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery's series of Haiti benefit concerts kicked off last night (1/20) with an all-star lineup that included Patti Smith, The Swell Season (they headlined Radio City Music Hall one night earlier), The Antlers, John Wesley Harding, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Yo La Tengo, Young People's Chorus of New York City, Tiempo Libre and Joshua Bell. Everyone played short sets, especially the unannounced guest Michael Stipe who actually only read something and introduced his friend Patti Smith.

Tonight's City Winery show (1/21) features Lewis Black, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups, Marshall Crenshaw, and David Johansen. More pictures adn some videos from last night, below...

---

Young People's Chorus of New York City

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Felix Augustin, Haiti's Consul General
City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

John Wesley Harding

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Carolina Chocolate Drops

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Michael Stipe read and introduced Patti Smith

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Patti Smith

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

The Swell Season

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Antlers

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Yo La Tengo

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Tiempo Libre w/ Josh Bell

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

City Winery - Haiti Benefit

Patti Smith "Because the Night" Concert for Haiti - City Winery - 1/20/10

Patti Smith "Grateful" Concert For Haiti - City Winery - 1/20/10

Michael Stipe Concert for Haiti - City Winery 1/20/10

---

      

Comments (28)

Patti Smith is incredible. Oh, how I wish I didn't have midterms now... Oh, and I have the same Korg as the Antlers. Bad ass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 1:33 PM

Great cause.

The strategy, I take it, was to make the show as long and as boring as possible so audience members would make a second donation to actually leave the room.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 1:40 PM

Anybody who thought the night was boring had no business being there. You should have just made a donation to a charity and stayed home.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 1:50 PM

^ idiot

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 1:58 PM

nice mustache Stipe!

Posted by Candy Striper Slut | January 21, 2010 2:08 PM

everyone in north america has that korg a-hole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 2:23 PM

Tobias Funkë in da haus!

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 2:35 PM

nice moustache patti smith!

MEH!

boring is right

where do i pay NOT to attend this?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 3:34 PM

only one that matters is patti smith. the rest don't mean shit. totally not worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 3:49 PM

Every time I get an inappropriate boner I'm now going to imagine that first photo. Good as gone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 5:52 PM

Post after post, BV readers make top 40 radio listeners look like geniuses. Congrats!

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 5:53 PM

Yo La Tengo, as glamorous as ever.

Did anyone ask Ira to bus their table?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2010 8:19 PM


supercool Michael!

love u

cristina

Posted by cristina | January 22, 2010 2:00 AM

they both have mustaches?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 8:24 AM

ick.

The people of Haiti are lucky they only had to endure an earthquake. We had to endure the hideous-looking people on this stage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 1:49 PM

she's such an anti-american communist bitch

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:45 PM

i know, i hate that she doesn't support killing babies overseas. that bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2010 1:20 AM

Lol @ 8:19 pm and 1:49 pm.

this is why I love BV

Honest snark :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2010 12:20 PM

"We had to endure the hideous-looking people on this stage."


Right, because the universe exists to make sure you never have to look at anyone who is aging, or unattractive, or infirm, or just not aesthetically pleasing to _you_. May you reap what you sow ---- you narcissistic prat.

Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2010 2:42 PM

For all the incredible culture this city fosters, it continues to attract the shallowest twats in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2010 3:02 PM

so many babies died, so many teenagers died, so many mothers and fathers died, so many , so many, so many,........
how can any of you lucky people be so insanely stupid and shallow as to question on any level the generosity of those performing for you so that you would have a reason to donate a piddling amount of your going out money.
you're an asshole if you think you deserve anything and to have the opportunity to support such an amazing earth-shattering cause and at the same time see some of musics greats, is a gift.

Posted by cathy | February 2, 2010 7:01 AM

i really pray for the remaining Haiti people now that everybody shall die ,but thanks for the music you guys took to them i think many have received Christ.Anyway wish to come too and perform one of mine "our mighty God may you hear us once again",
one amongst my albums.
just imagine at that time if i had come there as an artist to perform one of my best,"you mean i too would have gone through the tragedy?" May be not because my time of going had not yet arrived.
bye bye guys communicate again.wow! i like that

Posted by Doreen Makungu | February 6, 2010 5:33 AM

Hey , how can any of you lucky people be so insanely stupid and shallow as to question on any level the generosity of those performing for you so that you would have a reason to donate a piddling amount of your going out money.

Posted by discount cruises | July 27, 2010 8:15 PM

Hey , how can any of you lucky people be so insanely stupid and shallow as to question on any level the generosity of those performing for you so that you would have a reason to donate a piddling amount of your going out money.

Posted by دردشة مكتوب | November 24, 2010 8:57 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:31 PM

These guys are all good and all and Patti Smith was the first record I got, but I heard her on the radio recently and god did she sound pretentious.

Posted by African American | October 12, 2011 10:07 PM

Wow , it is so long since I saw Yo La Tengo - they were pretty good if I remember correctly. Patti Smith ain't too bad either. I got to see her band play in a club in Tokyo but she didn't show.

Posted by landscape design Austin | October 25, 2011 9:31 PM

Leave a Comment