Squirrel Nut Zippers 12/7/19

The Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums from 1995-2000 and their watershed record Hot was certified platinum.

Squirrel Nut Zippers return convincingly with new album Beasts of Burgundy – popmatters

Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus sets a revival afire with NOLA flavor… Beasts of Burgundy marks the band as exciting, vibrant, interesting, and subversive as it was two decades ago. – Charleston City Paper Continue reading

Antonio Sanchez & Migration 10/24/19

Perhaps not “all politics is personal,” but for Mexican born and raised drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez, who became a naturalized American citizen in 2016, the criminalizing of immigrants and the breathtakingly casual cruelty in the enforcement of border policies by the Trump Administration do feel personal, deeply personal.

“I feel so blessed and so thankful for what I’ve achieved in the United States,” says Sanchez. “But at the same time, I feel completely repulsed by what the United States is doing to immigrants — especially to people coming from the South. […] So whenever and wherever I’m performing, I’m speaking out, trying to make sense of what is going on.” Continue reading

Roomful of Blues 11/29/19

Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Continue reading

Booker T. Jones 11/22/19

Booker T. Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Continue reading

Unnatural Acts 9/21/19

UNNATURAL ACTS
Featuring Ward Hayden & The Outliers, The Proletariat, Julie Rhodes, Errol Strength and the Conscious Band, and Ken Clark Organ Trio

This genre busting event will feature a mash up of styles, sounds and ideas. There will be music, spoken word, activist groups, art and a whole lot of fun. Continue reading

Flying Burrito Brothers 50th Anniversary All Star Tribute 11/1/19

Flying Burrito Brothers 50th Anniversary All Star Tribute
Featuring Greg Harris, Jeff Pevar, David Jackson and David Heffington

The 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute to THE FLYING BURRITO BROS., has finalized its line-up of legacy musicians, culled from The Who’s Who of country rock, Americana & UK classic rock music genres. This is nothing less than a deep dive into the origins of contemporary legends such as The Eagles, their forbears The Byrds, and their descendants – The Flying Burrito Bros., founded in 1969 by Gram Parsons, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge and Michael Clarke. Parsons, whose early death and Joshua Tree cremation are the stuff of rock myth, resurrected The Byrds with his dynamic country & western phrasing on 1968’s seminal & influential “Sweetheart of The Rodeo,” following the departure of David Crosby & Gene Clark. Parsons then left with Hillman to form The Flying Burrito Bros. Continue reading

Vanilla Fudge 11/16/19

To be an influence on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Van Halen certainly secures a place in rock n roll history for the legendary Vanilla Fudge.

Since the summer of 1967, Vanilla Fudge were architects of a new musical style that included psychedelic, rock, soul music and gospel. They were, and are masters of reinterpreting other artist’s hit songs, and their effect on the soon to explode late 60’s “heavy metal” scene was undeniable.

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