J Geils Band reunites for House of Blues Show….


Video courtesy of  JosephLank:  J Geils Band Opening Night House of Blues Boston

From the Boston Herald:

…never thought I’d see ’em live again,” marveled Dan Aykroyd, near the end of the J. Geils Band’s set at House of Blues last night. Aykroyd, a Blues Brother and co-founder of the club HoB chain, had seen the Geils Band first as a teenager in the ’70s. And here they were, looking, sounding . . . the same as they ever were. Playing “First I Look at the Purse,” “So Sharp,” “Homework,” and “Detroit Breakdown,” feeling the songs and re-creating a past that resonates still.

Give singer Peter Wolf, guitarist J. Geils and his bandmates credit for, although broken up for most of a decade, burying hatchets and putting on a great r & b/rock ’n’ roll show.


A sold-out crowd of 2,400 packed the spot where Avalon, Axis and other clubs once stood. Familiarity? “They ripped the whole thing down and put the same (expletive) thing up?,” said fan Mark Hagopian. Well, sorta. It was bigger, more spacious. Wolf called it a musical barbecue pit and treated it thus, as a melting pot of hot r & b and rock, playing songs squarely rooted in the classic-but-not-calcified category.

February 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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