After getting the 50th-anniversary vinyl box set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 compilation, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, the original curator of the series has now put together an all-star tribute show happening at Los Angeles’ Alex Theatre on May 19th.
Lenny Kaye will be the host and guitarist for the backing group The Wild Honey Orchestra Nuggets All-Star Band. The guests will include Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Darian Sahanaja & Debbie Shair (Brian Wilson Band), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Johnny Echols (Love), Billy Vera, Jim Pons (The Leaves), David Aguilar (The Chocolate Watchband), Van Dyke Parks, Paul Kopf & Daryl Hooper (The Seeds), Peter Case (Plimsouls), The Three O’Clock, Peter Zaremba (The Fleshtones), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) Carla Olson, Evie Sands, Cindy Lee Berryhill, and more.
Nuggets features songs from The Electric Prunes, The Standells, The Seeds, The 13th Floor Elevators, Count Five, The Leaves, Blues Magoos, The Chocolate Watchband, and more, and Lenny Kaye’s liner notes for the compilation features one of the first uses of the term “punk rock.”