Friday, June 24, 2011

Utopian Kasim Sulton and Eliot lewis Lynbrook NY show.!/event.php?eid=138521392892540


Location Lynbrook, NY

Created By Robert Shepard

More Info Hey Friends of Rob & Utopia Fans, We have an opportunity to have Kasim Sulton & Eliot Lewis do a show here in our backyard – well, not “in our backyard,” but HERE!
If we can guarantee AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE to come to a show, they’ll do one here. So, lets start this off right – let me know if you’re interested (click the I’M ATTENDING button). Next, send this link to anyone you know that’s a UTOPIA fan, a HALL & OATES fan or just a local music lover. We’re close enough to the city, Brooklyn, Queens & Suffolk that we should have no problem getting 80 people interested.
The date isn’t set. Some time in Oct or Nov. We have to get people to commit to the show before they set the date, but that’s step 2. Lets get step one done first!! Contact me if anyone has any questions.

review photos and video from bearsville

thanks to neil alexander

Poster for the Havan PA appearance.

setlist from the Bearsville show

Originally posted by ukiedog
Just home from the show...Sold-out, great crowd! RUTH was there too.
Todd and the guys were very loose. Sounds like camp was great and Todd announced he is doing it again next year in June.
Opened with Real Man.
Here is the rest of the setlist that I can remember in no particular order.
Love Of The Common Man
Buffalo Grass
Johnson song (not sure which one)
It Wouldn't Have Made any Difference
Love Is The Answer
Couldn't I Just Tell You
Can We Still Be Friends
Lost Horizon
I Saw The Light
Hello It's Me
Lucky Guy
I'm So Proud Medley
Dream Goes On Forever
I Want You To Want Me

great photos from survival camp

Thanks Loise and Dennis!/media/set/?set=a.1982584136292.2113934.1593893982

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ed Vigdor montage for Todd's bday

Toddstock Birthday Montage from Ed Vigdor on Vimeo.

Todd to guest dj on Sirius/xm radio tomorrow

Guest DJ Todd Rundgren
Tomorrow 12:00 pm ET
Philly native Todd Rundgren debuted with a solo album in 1970, Runt, and scored big hits in the decade including “We Gotta Get You A Woman”, “I Saw The Light” and “Hello It’s Me." He remains a prolific recording artist, working as producer, songwriter and creating risk-taking new sounds. Todd takes a break from his tour to step into the DJ booth and talk about his new blues project and spin favorites from the '70s. (2 hrs)

Happy Birthday and Anniversary


Monday, June 20, 2011

Video: Love of the common man ...Prospect park band shell

Mighty Love.. Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell - June 16, 2011

Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell - June 16, 2011
Hal Willner's Freedom Riders Project featuring Steve Bernstein, Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren and Catherine Russell.

These summer camps rock

By Timothy Malcolm
Times Herald-Record
Published: 2:00 AM - 06/20/11
Summer camp is now in session in the Catskills — and the ones happening in Big Indian aren't exactly for the kiddies.

Instead, they're for adults hoping to break into the music industry, or to simply learn the ins and outs of rock stardom from their idols.

From Crimson to Zappa, here in the Hudson Valley, there are several summer camp options that cater to one's inner rock star.

It starts this week with Todd Rundgren's camp, his Musical Survival Camp.

This isn't about learning a mean guitar solo or trashing a hotel room; instead, head counselor Rundgren is hoping to spread knowledge about a changing music industry to his campers.

"We're covering all sorts of things," said Rundgren. "We have video panels about how to make your own videos, how to put them out on the Web, do simulcasts to make extra money for your gigs — covering the whole range of aspects, so even if you're not an artist, it'll be entertaining."

Rundgren and other rockers will host their camps at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian.

The resort initially hosted a camp led by Dweezil Zappa, called Dweezilla, which continues this year and instructs campers on how to be better musicians.

Full Moon — a year-round resort that uses the camps to grow summer business — approached Rundgren about hosting a camp, and the former Woodstock resident responded by creating his own template, one that focuses on panels and workshops.

Other local musicians are in on the act. John Medeski and his Medeski, Martin and Wood bandmates are hosting Camp MMW for the seventh year.

"We like to call it MMW boot camp," said Medeski, laughing.

"We mostly perform and do our thing. And this is our chance to pass something on," Medeski added. "We all teach. We run ensembles, master classes and workshops. We each have an ensemble, and at the end, on Thursday night, there is a performance."

Some of Full Moon's camps — including one hosted by Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson — will include a Thursday night performance by the host at the Bearsville Theater.

"It's kind of a convenient, sort of meshing of an actual music event with this series of presentations that are all about the life of a musician," said Rundgren. "All of the details you have to know and get into."

Jorma Kaukonen, formerly of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, will also host a guitar camp with David Bromberg.

On stage at Bethel Woods
In the spirit of Woodstock, a New York City camp has partnered with the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for a pretty nice prize. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp's New York Weekend will bus its campers to Bethel Woods to close out its program.

There, campers will see the Museum at Bethel Woods and even get to open for the Aug. 14 Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Family Stone and Tommy James & the Shondells concert.

-- DB Leonard contributed to this report.