- Todd Rundgren 70th Birthday Tribute
June 22, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Advanced sales have ended at WMNF, by phone & on-line, however we have plenty of tickets to sell at the door for $15 (or hit the Hub Bar or Inkwood Books, downtown Tampa) ~ Will-call table and the door should be open by 6:30pm, if not sooner… Hope to see you there!
Todd Rundgren is an eclectic, multi-faceted and innovative artist, deserving of a WMNF tribute on his 70th birthday. Since the early 1960’s, he has been known for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and experimental approach to music. He also is noted music producer who pioneered forms of multi-media and computer use with music.
8-8:30 . . . The Jackettes
8:45-9:15 . . . Botomatics
9:30-10:10 . . . Mark Warren’s Fauxtopia
This one-off group convenes to perform material by the four-man lineup of Utopia. Lineup includes Mark Warren (The Sara Rose Band/ Vodkanauts/Barely Pink) on guitar, Ricky Wilcox (Ricky Wilcox & The Moonsnakes/Deloris Telescope) on drums, CJ Martin (Jaded) on keyboards, noted pop-prog iconoclast Robert Wegmann on bass with special guest Colleen Cherry (Jobsite Theater/Stageworks Theatre/American Stage) on vocals.
10:25-10:45 . . . Barely Pink
The venerable Tampa Bay power poppers will be performing a set of Todd-produced songs, including tunes by Badfinger, The Psychedelic Furs, Bourgeois Tagg, and a certain late-’70s eight-and-a-half minute epic featuring boy/girl vocals. Barely Pink regulars Brian Merrill (vocals), Mark Warren (guitar), Michael Hoag (bass) will be joined by Ken Bailey(Cottondale Swamp) on drums, Dan LaJoy (The Boats, Helium Bomb) on guitar, and Sara Hagan (The Sara Rose Band) on vocals
11-11:30 . . . Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent
Coming off of releasing a new album and having a big album release party, this indie/soul band will be covering some of Todd’s best slow ballads. Their usual lineup will be present but will also include regular collaborators of the band: Tampa band House of I’s Daniel Caballero (guitar/vocals) and Young Backpack Adventure’s Sheldon Cooper (keys/sax).
11:40-12 . . . All-Star Singalong Time!