Robert Randolph/Soulive | 12.27 | Philly


Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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[Published on: 1/12/09]

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Trippy14 star Mon 1/12/2009 01:07PM
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Terrible review! The article was nothing but a glorified set list. And the last few statements about turning down some smoke and the abundance of hot girls...give me a break. You sound like a 17 year old who can't smoke a joint or else he'll be suspended from the basketball team.

ThatFullSound Mon 1/12/2009 01:49PM
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Agreed^^. Weak article. Soulive was awesome in Boston's Paradise Club for New Years, and Randolph's live performance are crowd-engaging. I bet this show kicked more ass then Mr. Martin let on... maybe he should'a hit it.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 01:56PM
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Great double bill, They should do a tour together.

moemoe6434 Mon 1/12/2009 02:33PM
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I agree, not a great review.... I thought this was funny:

"let's just lay it out straight: Randolph is a world-class musician with a lack of clear, memorable originals.......... the smiling faces of the young women scattered throughout the venue. No lie, probably the most knee-weakening crowd I have seen in quite a long time. "

You remember the hot girls but not the songs?

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 02:53PM
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RR + SOulive = musical bliss

-this must have been a great show regaurdless of the review or lack there of....

URTH2URTH starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 03:00PM
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does soulive still play with the singer? i love soulive but thought the singer tied them down a bit musically. he's a good singer but soulive is so tight instrumental.

peaton Mon 1/12/2009 03:20PM
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to answer your I think they experimented with Touissant as their lead singer for an album and like you said, he's a good singer, but he just didn't fit in with what soulive fans love the best. They did, however, use a horn section, including Sam Kininger, who were tight as hell and really helped Soulive step it up.

Ching starstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 04:52PM
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check out THE LEE BOYS...good sacred steel. RR used to watch the lee family as a kid

solace_in_diesel Mon 1/12/2009 07:06PM
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Very short, shitty review that doesn't even go in depth for RR's set, let alone mention anything played in Soulive's set (Or even mention the fact that Daniella Cotton played).

And the girls who cam on stage were on average a 5.6. Really, nothing special. I heard a middle aged woman ask after the show 'Why'd they have the ugliest girls in the house come on stage?'

MartinHalo Mon 1/12/2009 08:42PM
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Ouch!!! I'm actually surprisingly pleased ya read it though! I will have to take a little more care next time, win some of ya nay-sayers back. I was fully under the impression it is all about checking out some images and commenting "Biscuits F'in RULE!" All joking aside, come on, ya seen one Randolph show, ya seen them all. Thats a fact. As far as the girls... was anyone up along the upstairs bar? That blonde waitress with the shoulder length hair... im a sucker for the really warm-hearted sweet ones.

Ointment starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 08:57PM
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i was at this show, first time i've ever heard of soullive whom r extremely dope, i'll definitely never miss them again when they come through philly. robert randolph was amazing as usual. i was downstairs so i didn't really notice an excess of hot chicks

louie1827 Tue 1/13/2009 07:09AM
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I'd rather see soulive all night long. RR + family are good musicians but dont get me too excited, though this review doesnt go into much depth about what the show was actually like

brendan3 Tue 1/13/2009 08:33AM
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RR + the Family band kicks ass, so there.

ihob420 starstar Tue 1/13/2009 09:22AM
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Yeah, pretty meager review. It doesn't seem like RR & the Family Band do anything new anymore. I've been to a number of different shows and wanted to catch the 12/26 show in Poughkeepsie but didn't have a ride. Like one commenter said you've seen one show, you've seen them all. I would have really liked to see Soulive though. Please tell me RR will come out with some new material soon?

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Tue 1/13/2009 11:56AM
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this is one time I really don't think a "meager review" as many of you put it, really does much to affect how anyone thinks/thought of soulive and/or robert randolph.

chew on this though: In 2008, ERic Krasno and Robert Randolph combined probably sat-in w/ as guest The Most with top-notch musicians/bands than any other guitarists (slide or regular)....

both are incredible.

Lastly, Kraz deserves every shred of notoriety he gets recently, but Alan and Neil Evans deserves A HELLUVA LOT MORE INK / E-INK THAN THEY'VE BEEN GETTING. Big Ups to the EVans Bro's.

gimmemusic star Fri 1/16/2009 03:06PM
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I knew we were in for trouble when the writer eluded to the Delaware Water Gap illuminated by the waterfront (...of what, Philly & Camden??) Ah, the Gap's a bit further upstream and noticable by rock shears of the mountains carved by the river.

The Water Gap is truely a beautiful place, just like the place Robert Randolph, Soulive, Lettuce, the Royal Family and all good music can take you, when you listen.

Next time, smoke what's passed, enjoy, open z mind (& ears) and respect others, esp the ladies.