The Duo Does Wicker Park

Benevento/Russo Duo
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Wicker Park Music Festival
Chicago, IL

The Duo came out and tuned up right at 6:15 p.m. Most street festivals like this usually need to be run on time. No exception; they started right at 6:30 p.m. with Becky. Between the two of them and the fact that they looked so nonchalant tuning up, the wall of sound just erupted and never really stopped that bad…

I loved the way these two guys played together. They face each other and basically shoot each other funny faces all throughout their set. I’m sure Ace can attest to a lot of this.


Now, the music was unbelievable. We didn’t stick around to see Mofro, although I’m sure it would have been alright. I just wasn’t unbelievably impressed with their latest album, at least not enough to stay around when I could be out somewhere else. Also, I wasn’t fully impressed with the live art that was going on while they played. It just didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Other than that, one great set from The Duo and probably plenty of great other stuff to report as they stayed in town for other Silver Wrapper events.

Previously: Related Posts, Les Claypool and The Duo are Teaming Up, Jamcast #007

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    Well, at least the Duo kicked a bit of the ol’ arse…you know how I feel about these guys, J, so I’m a bit jealous. They haven’t played NYC in a long time now…

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    Well, at least the Duo kicked a bit of the ol’ arse…you know how I feel about these guys, J, so I’m a bit jealous. They haven’t played NYC in a long time now…

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    It was amazingly cool being that close and up front (about four people back).

    These guys have a great career ahead of them if they really stay focused and keep doing what they’re doing.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    It was amazingly cool being that close and up front (about four people back).

    These guys have a great career ahead of them if they really stay focused and keep doing what they’re doing.

  • beerman

    Even though i was only 4 people back, i had a major snaggle-tooth wookie(probably a fallen alpha-wook) obscuring the better part of my view with his napp… but the duo was loud enough that i could still hear them over the incessant chant of “who’s got my headies?”

  • beerman

    Even though i was only 4 people back, i had a major snaggle-tooth wookie(probably a fallen alpha-wook) obscuring the better part of my view with his napp… but the duo was loud enough that i could still hear them over the incessant chant of “who’s got my headies?”