Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chris Cornell @Town Hall, Apr. 13th

Holy Louie. Grunge-tastic.

On a whim, I tried my hand at getting tickets to see Chris Cornell at Town Hall on Ticketmaster when they went on sale to flex my ticket karma, and lo and behold, I managed to pull a pair in the front row of the orchestra, so it was a no-brainer that I go.  I had seen Cornell play before four years ago at Irving Plaza backed by a band.  In the middle of that show, he did break for a few songs solo on acoustic guitar, including his moody interpretation of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."  This time at Town Hall, he was sitting in for an entire acoustic set, all by himself, and with seats in the front row, it really could not have felt any more intimate.
(More words and pics after the jump.)