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Video: Patti Smith & Band, Brussels Summer Festival – Aug. 8, 2014 – ‘Dancing Barefoot,’ ‘Because The Night, ‘ ‘Gloria,’ & More

A few nights ago Patti Smith performed at the Brussels Summer Festival Place des Palais, Bruxelles.

Below are video clips of many of the songs.

Patti Smith, “Ain’t It Strange,” Brussels Summer Festival Place des Palais, Bruxelles August 8, 2014:

“Dancing Barefoot”:

“Redondo Beach”

“April Fool”

“Pissing in a River,” excerpt:

“My Blakean Year”:

“Beneath the Southern Cross”:

“Ain’t It Strange

Because the Night”:

“People Have the Power”


“Gloria” & “Rock N Roll Nigger”:


Patti Smith, “Ghost Dance” at the Burg Herzberg Festival, Alsfeld, Germany, August 1, 2014:

And Patti Smith, “Perfect Day” at the Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern, Germany, August 7, 2014:

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Video: Patti Smith Performs ‘Gloria,’ ‘Because the Night’ in Switzerland, April 4, 2014

Patti Smith Performed at Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland last night, April 4, 2014.

Two songs from her set.


“Because the Night”:

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Audio: Patti Smith Live at San Francisco’s Boarding House – Feb. 15, 1976

Patti Smith at the Boarding House, 1976. Photo via the European Son blog.

The Boarding House was a club in downtown San Francisco that held about 500 people. The sound was great. It was probably the best club I’ve been in to see live music.

Patti Smith and her band were there on February 15, 1976, less than two months after Horses was released.

It’s an amazing show, and lucky for you and me, it got recorded. Patti Smith is still amazing, but this show (and others from ’75 and ’76, are exceptional.

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Audio: 13th Floor Elevators Live in Austin, 1966 — Crazy, Man!

Dig this audio from a 13th Floor Elevators show in Austin, 1966. Playlist: Gloria, You’re Gonna Miss Me, Tried to Hide, Roller Coaster, You Really Got Me

And here’s another broadcast of a live show in Austin.

Here’s the info accompanying the YouTube video: March 1966 on KAZZ FM from the New Orleans Club in Austin. Playlist: The Word, Monkey Island, Roller Coaster, I’m Down, Gloria, You’re Gonna Miss Me. The band: Roky Erickson guitar/vocals, Stacy Sutherland guitar, John Ike Walton drums, Tommy Hall electric jug, Benny Thurman bass.

Thanks to Doom and Gloom from the Tomb for hipping me to these!

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Watch: Patti Smith Rocks ‘Beneath the Southern Cross’ at First Night Boston

Patti Smith on New Year’s Eve via shambhalasun.com. Photo by Joshua Pickering.

On December 31, 2013, Patti Smith and her band performed as part of “First Night Boston” at the Hynes Convention Center Auditorium.

Here they rock out on “Beneath the Southern Cross”:

And “Gloria”:

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The Time Machine: Patti Smith Performs “Seven Ways Of Going,” “Gloria”

This is a beautiful performance by Patti Smith and her original band at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, 1979. You really get a sense of the mystery of Smith’s ’70s performances. They were other worldly. I was lucky enough to see her at the Boarding House in San Francisco and at the Longbranch in Berkeley in 1975.

Check out “Gloria” too: