Black Crowes Warpaint Live

Black Crowes Warpaint Live
Southern blues rock icons the Black Crowes deliver a 100-minute set to a packed house last year at the Wiltern in L.A. Chris Robinson, completely looking the part of a rock star vagabond, leads his band of beard farmers through their fabulous Warpaint album in its entirety, plus a handful of covers. He exudes a Jagger-esque swagger on "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution" and "Walk Believer Walk," yet calms a bit on "Evergreen," after calling the tune their "phosphorescent love song." Drummer Steve Gorman is centre stage, with a marching bass drum on the spiritual "God's Got It," and Robinson gets mellower on "There's Gold in Them Hills." They provide an encore of covers, notably the Stones' "Torn and Frayed" and the Clapton chestnut "Don't Know Why," but aside from "Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye" from 1992's The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, the band choose not to play any past hits, which doubtlessly explains the crowd's audible end-of-set antsiness. (Eagle Vision)