Very nice! 3 great nights of music and 3 great causes!
Since when is there 3 veteran members of the Commodores? Last I seen then it was 2 Walter Orange and William King. Unless your talking Lionel's replacement as a veteran? Whats his name?
That's a very interesting opinion about Switchfoot. Growing up listening to them, I always thought it was so obvious that Switchfoot was a Christian band by their music, and I knew that most Christians would agree that their song meanings are quite plainly Christian, but I guess that that's from a Christian perspective since we're looking for it. I suppose, after having read this, that from many of their lyrics it is difficult to tell that they are a "Christian band," whatever that means haha.
I'm sure Steve was referring the the very rare 1991 Tyranny for Lovelyville album that the two bands collaborated on.
It's Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Steve, not Front 242 ...
FYI- Ben played Congress before the fair, and we had a great time. The fair show was in a tent, the PA sucked at the Rock, and even though I mixed monitors at that one too, the mains were half blown by showtime (Frank Black was really happy to see me there because he arrived 15 minutes before his set but knew he would sound great). Ben's last appearance in T-town was opening for Tori Amos at AVA, where he mentioned me and Congo as being his only good experiences, suggesting perhaps his decision not to return...
Would just like to big up Man Overboard as they're mentioned here: http://www.liveunsigned.com/Man_Overboard/
I can't wait for the new Unwritten Law album to come out. It's going to be so good. I just pre-ordered my copy:
Good for Alice Cooper and the other stars for taking part in this worthy cause. Glad he's back out annoying parents again. Cooper dreamed up the name for his group based on the idea of “a cute, sweet little girl with a hatchet behind her back.”
On my Rockaeology blog at http://bit.ly/iaFRn2 I tell the story behind “School’s Out.” Cooper said, “When we did "School's Out," I knew we had just done the national anthem. I've become the Francis Scott Key of the last day of school… It nailed the experience of being released from an educational institution, that elated feeling of freedom, and kids everywhere got it.”
The Dusty Buskers will be replacing the Rosano Bros. Virtual Quartet at Sky Bar on Sunday night.
The Tangelos are playing at Plush - Thursday Octpber 28th @ 9:30p!
Did I thank you for this? I am here today because I know you loved him.
The Gobble Mom.
"For a full rundown of all the happenings at this family-friendly event, head to 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com." The website is a joke. It actually has less information than the the blurb here in TW-except a link to parking. It has the name of 4 bands that are appearing but that's it. You can always catch live music downtown so what makes 2nd Saturday's special? You won't find out on that website.
By the way, I managed to catch Maya Caballero on Al Perry's "Clambake" radio show on KXCI over the internet. Al played fantastic New Orleans Blues. What a great combination. Not to be missed on Monday nights from 10PM - midnight (kxci.org)!
AT CLUB CONGRESS, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ!
Friends of Jake Bergeron gather on Tuesday, June 29th, starting at 9PM to join Maya Caballero in paying tribute to her friend, Jake. She will be singing songs dedicated to him and encourages other to join her as special guests onstage. This is one night that you may remember the rest of your life.~April Sandmeyer, Industry Insider
I have a question about AVA. The last time Santana played there, I got the best seat I could get and went to the concert. During the concert, one of their very rude security folks threatened to confiscate my binoculars or kick me out if I didn't put them away. I am 63 years old and don't see as well as I once did. I haven't been back. Can anyone give a reason why an outdoor concert arena would have a rule banning binoculars? I have asked several times and sent emails and a letter to AVA and received NO replies. I now limit myself to Desert Diamond, which has no such ridiculous policy. I have been to concerts all over the country and have never encountered this before. A search of the AVA website has found no such rule, yet security seems bound to enforce it. I would appreciate any information about this "rule". I am missing many great concerts (Tony Bennett) and don't like driving to Phoenix, but I cannot support any venue who treats its customers in this way.
Appreciate the info about all the bands playing every week but don't you think you could display it in less crowded, more readable way?
Went to see Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Saturday night and wanted to report (Rythm & Roots Series at Plaza Palomino). I have one word to describe the concert...F_ _KING AWESOME! (OK, 2 words!) That might've been the best blues concert I've ever been to, (and I'm a long time blues fan). Rod was amazing on harp/ vocals and the other three members of the band were all exceptional and tight- it was obvious they have played together for a long time. It was so high energy. I was struck by how varied their music selection was (and sounded) as a band's play list can sometimes sound repetitious, especially with only 4 people on stage, (Henry Carvajal lead guitar & vocals, Honey Piazza keyboards & Dave Kida percussion).
There was everything from boogie-woogie to do-wop to straight up blues. There was one song where the other band members left the stage one-at-a-time until it was just Rod. He had a radio mic and wound his way through the audience just jammin' & improvising. After about 5 minutes the other band members returned to the stage & joined back in for a rollicking finale. Too much! The setting was great, and the weather was perfect. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend you go see them! (Thanks to Marty Kool- KXCI for turning me on to him during The Blues Review).
re: P.O.S.: how sad that "rap-rock" should now evoke "negative connotations" -- when so much of what it started out as was so encouraging. the first record by Rage Against The Machine was amazing, and they only got better. too bad the sub-genre devolved as it did.
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