Don't Miss: Upcoming Shows by Other Bands and Artists
This topic was inspired by the fact that I didn't have anyplace to post about the upcoming Branford at Stanford show except Best Shows by Other Bands, which is about PAST shows....
ummm yes please! A five disc album...sounds like a labor of love!!! Cant wait till it comes out in May.
Thanks marye for the heads up!
Chick Jagger is a chick-fronted Rolling Stones tribute that's been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010, playing classics from all eras of the Stones’ fabulous 50 year career. Female lead singer Chick Jagger (Christina Michelle) is a dynamic performer and Rolling Stones enthusiast who has made a careful study of Mick Jagger's moves and stage persona. She really Moves Like Jagger! The band puts on an high-energy, exciting, theatrical show, complete with costumes recreating the Stones' own fashion styles.
What's this got to do with the GD? Chick Jagger's bass player, Janet Furman (me) was long ago part of the Dead's recording crew, having spun the knobs and tape reels on the Europe 72 recordings, the Sunshine Daydream movie, and lots of other recordings of that era. She was also the founder of pro audio company Furman Sound. You can read her GD story at http://furmanhistory.com/
Some upcoming Chick Jagger appearances:
Saturday, March 28, 2015, Capone's Speakeasy, Alameda, CA
Saturday, May 9, 2015, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington, CA
I haven't heard Bonham's band, but I'll still say, don't pass up Band of Joy.
Has any one checked him out? I've heard nothing but good things. I may have to check this out rather than Plant's Band of Joy.
"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"
I caught most of the House of Floyd last weekend and just wanted to pass the word, since there's not much Floyd written about here. This was the closest thing to an old Floyd concert that I've experienced, other than the recent Roger/Dave shows. They've got the space jam thing totally together. The Floyd tribute bands I've tried the past few hears have been mostly note for note copying of albums, especially the later albums which I'm not that fond of anyway (I was, just not anymore). House of Floyd played some great tunes and had the right "feel". They didn't copy/peforrm, but actually played the music as if it was their own. So some songs barely even sounded like the originals but it didn't matter at all. And the songs went from one right into the other. Very Dead-like. And the energy was turned on full throughout. This is the only video I've found of the show. I missed about the first half of the first set, but I got to see Echoes (AWESOME!), Shine On II (see video), some tunes I never heard that really jammed, and a Dark Side of the Moon that was full of amazing energy and effects. One of those shows that you wished you knew about in advance.
Join Ghosts of Electricity for an evening of electric Bob Dylan tunes:
Stu Allen (JGB, DSO) - Guitar / Vocals
Greg Anton (Zero) - Drums
Mark Karan (The Other Ones, Bob Weir & Ratdog) - Guitar / Vocals
Pat Nevins (Workingman's Ed, Deadbeats) - Guitar / Vocals
Mookie Siegel (David Nelson Band) - Keys
Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir & Ratdog) - Bass
The New Parish (right behind the Fox Theater and next to City Hall)
578 18th Street / San Pablo
Doors 8. Show 9.
$18 adv. / $20 door
VIP Tickets (table for 2 w/ balcony seating) - $60
Pre Show Gathering @ Hibiscus Rest.
(right around the corner from the New Parish) - 6pm.
Bring your love one or find find one at the show :)
I've been a little remiss getting back here with a review of the show I caught in Charlotte on Monday night. So...
First, North Mississippi Allstar Duo opened (just Luther and Cody), and it sure would have been nice to hear a full set from them. Excellent opener for the evening, and I got a chance to chat them up for a couple of minutes after their set, as they were autographing at the merch booth. Nice guys!
As for Mr Plant...if you came to the show hoping to hear a full-on onslaught of Led Zeppelin tunes, you probably walked out after the first song: "Black Dog"...which I never would have recognized if not for the lyrics. Ditto "Houses of the Holy" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine." All the songs were performed through the lens of this "Americana Noir" vibe (the best way I can describe it) that is the signature sound of this Band of Joy. If you checked your expectations at the door, then it was an excellent evening. Judging by the crowd (everyone on the theatre floor stood for the entire show, not sure what was happening up in balcony-land), they knew just what to expect and was seriously into the band.
Unlike the "Raising Sand" tour, where the evening was split pretty evenly between Plant and Alison Krauss, this was more of a Plant solo night. He did step back from the mic to give Patti Griffin, Buddy Miller, and Darrel Scott each a song to sing (Plant fading to the back of the stage to add an occasional harmony vocal or harmonica fill).
The songs from the current album sounded great, especially for me Los Lobos' "Angel Dance", Richard Thompson's "House of Cards," and "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down." We did get a couple of Zep songs that did not feature a reworked melody: "Ramble On" (with the iconic John Paul Jones bass melody line intact -- the only time I heard an instrumental reference to Zeppelin -- Buddy Miller wasn't going anywhere near Jimmy Page-land) and "Rock and Roll" in the encore.
Ok, go see this tour. I just found out that Plant has been added to this year's Merlefest here in my neck of the woods...very good news indeed.
Jas Obrecht cd review
First, a quick background check: Barry “The Fish” Melton played lead guitar on the San Francisco scene’s first psychedelic record, and went on to play the Monterey and Woodstock festivals. His new “neo-psychedelic” release with Parisian guitarist/vocalist Stephan Missri and band is, in a word, extraordinary. It’s trippy, politically and socially conscious, and brilliantly played. Deadheads – Garcia freaks in particular – will love Melton and Missri’s flowing solos, epitomized by the Jerry-esque joyride of “Jamasutra Mantra.” Like the early Allman Brothers Band and Steve Hunter-Dick Wagner with Lou Reed, Melton and Missri create intriguing two-guitar interplay without venturing into overkill. They freak-out Hendrix-style on “Vert,” and Barry resurrects his wicked vibrato of yore for “Le Dernier Homme en Ville.” His sea shanty-cum-ecological call to arms “Shady Grove” recalls his Country Joe & The Fish era and then segues into one of the album’s best jams.
International feels abound. Algerian-born Missri sings mostly in French, with a smooth, smoky voice. Rhythms and melodies seamlessly embrace rock, blues, psychedelic, Middle Eastern, and African influences. “This was truly a trans-Atlantic effort for me,” says Melton, who’s worked as a public defender in northern California. “Much of my early music was influenced by Middle Eastern music, which becomes immediately apparent were you to see me with Country Joe in the 1967 movie Monterey Pop.” Danish bassist Charles Jannic and French drummer Christophe Rossi excel at everything – hats off to these guys, as well as to Melton and Missri for their fine, fine playing and producing. Order this Seafood Records release at www.barrymelton.com and www.jamasutra.com.
I'll keep my weekend plans! Bobby and Phil are bringing the sun with them ... looks like it will be in the 50's (about 60 degrees warmer than it is today)!! Shakedown street will be hopping! =)
"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"