For those Baby-Boomers who refuse to grow up, Friday Night Love Songs was the place to be on Friday night, April 17, 2015.
Just two days after taxpayers are scrambling to get to the post office so they can get a refund check, the Dynamics were passing out reality checks to the Boomers in attendance.
Yes, those who came refuse to believe they are getting older and just sat back to listen to songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the Golden Era of Music.
Songs like Elvis Presley’s, Blue Suede Shoes, Little Sister and Stuck On You rocked the crowd that came to this free concert to donate money to the American Cancer Society.
The Rolling Stones hits, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman and the Beatles, Ticket To Ride had everyone smiling and bopping around.
The first half of the show came to a close with the Latin vibes of Santana and Black Magic Woman/Oya Como Va, with Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett), Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison), Runaway (Dell Shannon) and White Room (Eric Clapton and Cream).
The Boomers were happy to take a short break and contribute funds of over $150.00 to combat cancer, as the opening of a three set concert.
The band returned to keep the train station moving performing an old rock hit from Joe Cocker, Unchain My Heart followed by Wooley Bully (Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs), Spooky (a Classic IV composition), Hand Jive (by 50’s, Johnny Otis) and Shake, Rattle and Roll, written by Big Joe Turner yet made popular by Bill Haley and The Comets.
As the show was winding to a close, they performed a Johnny Cash favorite Folsom Prison Blues before belting out All Right Now (Free) and Good Lovin’ (Rascals).
The finale came as a complete shock to newcomer, Gloria (friend of Friendships Laurie Guth) when Wally called her name and started the song made popular by the Shadows Of Knight (G-L-O-R-I-A).
Lead vocals and comic dialogue for the evening were provided by Wally Ayres. With Brian Salgado – Harmonica, Scott Crucean – Lead Guitar, Bob Hill – Bass, Ed Lau – Drums & Percussion and Ovie Salgado – Rhythm Guitar and Band Leader.
Friday Night Love Songs continues with more Classic Rock from band Return Full Circle on Friday, May 15, 2015. They are familiar with the Norwood Park neighborhood as several band members attended Taft High School as young men. We hope you will join us for our next installment of our monthly series.
Friday December 12th was the annual Toys for Tots charity gig at Mathers. The band collected over 100 toys and now has bragging rights to the largest crowd at any of the Mathers Friday nite concerts.
A great time was had by all as the band tore through holiday flavored versions of Shake Rattle and Roll, Blue Christmas, Black Magic Woman, Little Sister, Treat Me Right, Last Month of the Year, Gloria, Please Come Home for Christmas and many others.
The great news for those of you that could not attend is that the gig was recorded and several of the songs are featured on our song player. There is also pictures to see here.
The music was loud and the lights were bright Saturday the 14th in Darien, IL at Q-Bar.
The crowd danced and sweated to three sets of vintage rock ‘n’ roll even as NASCAR and a major golf event went on elsewhere in the city. The group was proud to take this opportunity to debut several new songs. The Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m a Man”, Free’s “Alright Now” and Creedence’s “Green River” were among the six new songs dropped onto an unsuspecting crowd Saturday.
Keep it right here for more announcements of upcoming gigs at the excellently appointed sports bar!
Weather was awesome Saturday the 17th of August as the dynamic Dynamics again played a private Roscoe Village block party. The nearly 100 attendees cut a rug to classics like Solitary Man, Little Sister, Folsom Prison Blues, Rock This Town and Wooly Bully. The three sets lasted nearly five hours and fun, food and good times were had by all.
The Friday Night Love Songs at Friendship Presbyterian Church was started about 4 years ago by then Deacon Ralph Intagliata as a way to promote the church’s involvement in the community. Each month the church hires an local musician or band and invites the community in for a free concert and refreshments. The concerts are from 7:00 till 9:00 pm. While the concerts are free there is usually a donation request during the intermission.
The donation request is never for the concert it is for a specific cause. During the June concert the donations went to send young lady with Downes Syndrome to Ohio for a dance competition. Incidently, Mila took first place in Ohio!!!
Friday December 21st The Dynamics played a set for an enthusiastic crowd at the annual Toys for Tots charity event. Seasonal tunes included “Santa Looks a Lot Like Daddy”, “Run Run Rudolph” and “Silent Night.” The set was also rounded out by classic Dynamics numbers like “Mustang Sally”, Johnny B. Goode” and “Black Magic Woman/Oye Como Va”.
In fact, the recordings on this website were recorded at that awesome gig. Enjoy!
Everyone in the crowd brought a toy to gain admission to the concert and a fun time was had by all!
The Dynamics played a strong Friday Night set for a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Chicago Sports Hub on Harlem in Chicago (www.chicagosportshub.com).
Songs included “Little Sister” by the king Elvis Presley, “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town” by Stray Cats, Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and an extended version of Santana’s “Black magic Woman/Oye Como Va” medley.
Stay tuned for more upcoming gig announcements for the Dynamics at the Chicago Sports Hub.
A smattering of bands, all of whom had close ties with recently passed area musician Jose Gerena, gathered for a farewell and tribute concert on Saturday, October Six.
The set which, commenced with a exciting version of the Rolling Stones song “Honky Tonk Woman”, also included “Memphis”, “Gloria”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and, for the first time, JD McPhereson’s “Northside Girl.”
The event also include a raffle including grand prizes of a Big Screen TV and an Electric Guitar.
Thanks to all who attended this event and made it a success.