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Exile On Allen ’10 Rips The Joint

Filed under: Events, See You There

On Friday 15 bands showed up to Nietzsche’s in Allentown to rip the joint up with their own renditions of classic Rolling Stones tunes.

All photos by Ben Gardner

Dead Flowers hijacked the stage playing four tunes and improvising a fifth after the crowd demanded "Midnight Rambler"

From punk to rock ‘n fn’ roll, the stage was chaotic as each band stepped up to play their short set of Stones songs. Setlists ranged from hand clapping anthems like “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” to soulful but rockin tunes like “Ventilator Blues” and “Monkey Man.” Some bands got a little extra time and spent it improvising an extra song or letting loose on a fall back classic (“Honky Tonk Women” was played four times, each time drastically different than the last). The climax of the night came when Dead Flowers took the stage at around 12:30pm, channeling Mick Jagger’s swagger to belt out five classic Stones cuts including “Love Is Strong” and “Hand of Fate.” The crowd showed up ready to drink and dance the night away.

-cory perla

Charr Savage (left) celebrating after her punk rock performances of "Shattered" and "Miss You" with her band Riff Raff

Fredmannscurve stole the show with "Jumpin' Jack Flash

Tory Arena of the Squints singing "Beast of Burden"

Chances R belts out an acapella guitar solo during his cover of "Satisfaction" just before pulling out the air-flute for the introduction of "Ruby Tuesday"

Bassist of Fredmannscure dressed for the occasion.


  • Rob Lowenbrau

    Yeah! Dead Flowers! Mattmanthestonesfan and his band ripped it up indeed!

  • Michaelene

    Dead Flowers and climax in one sentence. I love it! XOXOXOXO

  • joegoldstein

    Thug comedy is best shared with other thugs.

  • Thurgood Stubbs

    This newspaper has become the mouthpiece of a half-wit.

  • Thurgood Stubbs

    It’s all too easy to make mistakes when you’re emotional about the riggedteachers’ contract by an incompetent Board of Education majority who sold out the school district as payback to teacher’s union leader Phil Rumore for his election support.

    Take a breath, Carlo. You might have a stroke and deprive the world of your delightful presence.
    That would be a shame.

  • Dear Leader of Cheetoistan

    His “friend” was the President elect.

  • Red Solo

    I picked up a copy of the Art Voice issue to see first hand. 1) There is not a racist word in Carl’s comment any where, so the local news and others are the one’s making this racist! If I missed a racist word please tell me what is. 2) Carl missed a great opportunity to show everyone what Buffalo needs to move forward in his own works, sorry Carl you blew it. Now they are going to use this to get you off the board because you speak your mind.
    The last question of the 4 was where I must agree with him. There is going to be a huge waste of money if $50 million is spent on an Amtrak station, no business would build a $50M building unless it would generate a pay back in 10 years or less, how many train ticket would they need to sell to break even? Crazy waste of tax payers money once again. Everyone who is for this shame on you! You are the one who need to resign over that comment.

    • Thurgood Stubbs

      So when he said that Michelle Obama should go to Zimbabwe and live in a cave with a gorilla, he was just being funny in a slapstick kind of way, right? He should have also had her slipping on a banana peel.
      Tell me, would you walk into a room filled with black people and make a joke like that?

  • sandersdogman

    The old “If I offended anyone…” faux apology..

  • rloge

    ” I won’t be judged . . . .” Mr Paladino, we DO judge you to be a racist. Like it or not you’re stuck with being a racist. I know that you won’t change so you’ll always be a racist. And we will always call you out on your racist comments. Remain defiant as your credibility slowly, inexorably, gets chipped away.