|From left, Louis Gutierrez, Steve Wynn, Vicki Peterson and |
Michael Quercio. Photo credit: Robert Kinsler
The band's hour-long set on Tuesday night featured fiery and forceful performances of their most beloved 1980s material.
|Members of Dream Syndicate and The Bangles joined the |
Three O'Clock for a spirited encore. Photo: George A. Paul
And what an encore! Shortly after finishing up their breathtaking hour-long set with the fan favorite "With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend," the band came back on stage joined by several musical pals including The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn and Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson. Opening with a shining cover of The Byrds' "Feel A Whole Lot Better," the ensemble of players also performed a fitting tribute to the late Lou Reed via a strong version of The Velvet Underground's "There She Goes Again." The night ended with Peterson taking lead vocals on an especially gripping cover of "Time Will Show The Wiser," (which as Benair explained to me later) was a take on Fairport Convention's version of the The Merry-Go-Round original featured on that L.A. band's 1967 debut.
If you live in Southern California and have never seen the Three O'Clock, make sure to try and catch the special concert at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on Friday night, Dec. 6. Read writer George A. Paul's special feature story on the benefit concert, which also will feature The Bangles, Rain Parade and The Dream Syndicate.