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.
You gave very short shrift to the appearance of Ordo Sakhna at the Solar Culture Gallery next Thursday, Feb. 11. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see a musical group that has resurected the lost cultural music and dance of the small Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. It is very ancient and compelling music that you likely won't be able to hear performed live again anytime soon. You can listen to the music here:
I have listened to independent music for ten years. I have to admit, Race You There definitely has a unique style of diversity and promise that some bands lack in the industry with extreme highs and lows in their thoughtful music. As for Gila Bend, Loren Dircks covers equally diverse styles that really stretch his talents. I like both of these groups, and can't wait for more music from both.
The Cowboy Mouth show was mentioned in last week's column.
Am I just missing the mention of the Cowboy Mouth concert tonight at the Rialto? These guys are one of the best live bands you will ever see. It's only the second time they have been here, so if you haven't heard of them before, GO TO IT! I expect to see a review next week!
Correction: White Denim's album *Fits* was released domestically on Downtown Records.
According to the Plush website and the Starlings website, they are actually playing on Monday 12/7, not Tuesday!!
The Tangelos are playing at the Hut @ 7pm (Free) for their CD release party.
Check out our commerical (with puppets):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3UfwCmr4kc
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