The Jimmy Vivino Farewell ShowApril 1st, 2009
Jimmy Vivino, the Max Weinberg 7’s very talented guitarist, is following Conan O’Brien out to L.A. to become the new guitarist on the Tonight Show. This, sadly, means he won’t be able to play nearly as many shows here in New York City. So Saturday’s show at The Bowery Ballroom doubles as both a going-away party for him and what may possibly be the last-ever Prisoners of Second Avenue show.
If you’re unfamiliar with the band, all you really need to know is that Jimmy (guitar and vocals), John Conte (bass and vocals) and Rich Pagano (drums and vocals) play—according to their Web site—“the music that was heard at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, music associated with the music heard there and music that would have been heard there had it stayed opened longer.”
So come on down on Saturday, be on the lookout for special guests and hope your face doesn’t hurt too much on Sunday from smiling so much. Check out the Prisoners of Second Avenue here, playing Traffic’s “Light Up of Leave Me Alone” (the third track on The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys).