Posted in music | pictures on March 7, 2013

photos by Robert Altman

Elvis Costello / Nina Persson & Maya Rudolph @ City Winery
Prince Tribute at City Winery
Prince Tribute at City Winery

Elvis Costello, The Roots, Devotchka, The Waterboys, Nina Persson, Maya Rudolph (performing as "Princess" with Gretchen Lieberum), Fred Armisen, Bilal and more all blessed the stage at the "rehearsal" for the Prince Tribute scheduled for Carnegie Hall tonight (3/7). The show, which went down at City Winery last night (3/6), was sold-out and featured a night of all covers of songs by the purple one, including classics like "When Doves Cry," "Nothing Compares 2 U," "Purple Rain" and many many other  staples.

D'Angelo, who played Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday night and will hits Carnegie Hall tonight, did not appear. Neither did Prince Rogers Nelson (the honoree of the evening), but that might have been for the best considering his recent penchant for destruction....

Prince tweet

#rockgodstatus or #dickmove? You be the judge.

Of course Black Thought is of The Roots, Jimmy Fallon's house band. If you missed it, Prince appeared on Fallon late last week.

More pictures from City Winery last night are below.

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Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

The Waterboys

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Bilal

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Diane Birch

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Nina Persson

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Princess

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Elvis Costello

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Devotchka

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Bhi Bhiman

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Fred Armisen

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

Prince Tribute at City Winery

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Comments (12)

Fred is a funny guy!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 1:33 PM

Set list?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 1:56 PM

The Roots and a bunch of people that I would have no desire to see at this thing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:25 PM

that's enough, Maya Rudolph

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:34 PM

Prince didn't miss much apparently. What a sad line up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:34 PM

@2:25

so happy you stopped by to share this insightful opinion that no one gives a shit about.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:35 PM

i was at city winery last night.... it was ok

tonight should be better- artists who were not present last night will be there- d'angelo, living colour.....

the waterboys version of purple rain is great

the lead singerfrom the cardigans(i think) sings nothing compares 2 u... good but still overly ambitious

way too many white people on stage for the 1999 closer....

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:48 PM

265 Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 3:01 PM

Elvis Costello warmed up for Fred Armisen.

Now I have seen everything.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 6:46 PM

thank you. i think it is very nice for musicians to take their time out to honor the GREATEST MUSICIAN THERE EVER WAS, IS, & WILL ALWAYS BE.

Posted by cathye ostroff | March 7, 2013 9:23 PM

i saw prince fucking a small animal once

i think it was a miniature goat

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 10:21 PM

that voice, so much emotion amazing !!!! <3

Posted by Milburn | September 21, 2014 1:48 PM

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