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September 7, 2018, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
September 8, 2018, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
The Voodoo Threauxdown!
For the 300th birthday of his home town of New Orleans, Trombone Shorty is taking the city on tour across the U.S.
The Voodoo Threauxdown, sponsored by New Orleans own Southern Comfort, will celebrate the rich cultural and musical traditions of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be joined by New Orleans finest, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Breed Brass Band, with special guests Cyril Neville, Walter Wolfman Washington and Kermit Ruffins.
Kermit Ruffins was not at Edgefield, all the others were. Sound quality was a little up and down with each act. Galactic only played for about 35 minutes. Other than these two nitpicks it was a great show, and a nice night for it.
I saw Chris Isaak at the Wellmont theater in Montclaire NJ 2 weeks ago. It was a fabulous show! I later discovered that his bass player, Rollie, is none other than Rowland J. Salley, who wrote the strange and beautiful Killing The Blues, Which has been a favorite of mine since I heard it on R. Plant & A. Krauss, Raising Sand. I now have seven different versions of the song, including Salley's. I'f I'd known it was him, I'd have rushed the stage!
September 14, 2018, McMenamins Mission Theater, Portland OR
September 15, 2018, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
September 15, 2018, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Edit: Khruangbin has a show coming up at the Crystal Ballroom on 11/17/18. Sold out as of 9/22/18.
California Guitar Trio, All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, MD. Their 16th show here! My wife's first, she really enjoyed it.
The Hall Monitors from Baltimore and Muck and The Mires from Boston, @ Hill Country in DC. With my brother and our wives and 20 like minded garage music fans.
September 16, 2018, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
The New Respects
Wayne Kramer / MC50, Detroit Cobras, Pinkwash. 2018-09-15, Union Transfer, Philadelphia.
Kramer is touring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MC5's Kick Out The Jams record. He and drummer Dennis Thompson, who is not part of the current tour, are the only survivors of this influential but obscure Detroit band. The current MC50 incarnation consists of Kramer plus guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More), and vocalist Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla).
Like most of the planet outside of Detroit, I completely missed the MC5 in their early '70s prime. Luckily, there is some really good Youtube footage of a few of their live performances at their peak. The MC5 imploded due to drugs, poor management, and material that wasn't radio and record company safe ("kick out the jams, mother%^&Kers!").
Kramer is an interesting guy. After the MC5 breakup, he spent two years in federal prison (where he befriended jazz trumpeter Red Rodney) for dealing cocaine. The Clash song, Jail Guitar Doors, was written partly about Kramer: "Let me tell you 'bout Wayne and his deals of cocaine." It took him a while to get straight after getting out, but he has gone on to champion prison reform, put out several very good rock (and one jazz) records, and score some TV music. He has just released a biography.
On Saturday night they played their 1968 Kick Out the Jams record, straight through, before a packed house. The crowd skewed younger than I expected, and was really into it, including a little old school moshing. I was ready to be disappointed, but Kramer, 72, moves like he's 35, and is a jackhammer guitar player. The old music sounded fresh, not nostalgic at all. Not a Rolling Stones seniors tour concert.
This was the third time in 10 years that I've seen the Detroit Cobras, who are vocalist Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez, plus a shifting assortment of solid studio musicians. Basically a world class bar band, they specialize in spiced-up, garagey, versions of old R&B and soul B sides. Nagy can be a little grouchy, but she is soulful and sensual when she's into it, which she was tonight. They aren't touring to promote a new release, so the show was an assortment of tunes from their first four records.
Pinkwash was new to me. They are a Philadelphia hypno thrash metal duo, drums and guitar. Very primitive.
The venue: Union Transfer is a two-level venue in what looks like a converted warehouse. Our show was general admission, so I got to walk around, and the acoustics and sight lines were good everywhere in the house. Standing room only except for 4 rows of basically risers in the balcony.
I skipped a Penn State football game to see this show, especially Kramer. No regrets.
Head and the Heart
Always wanted to see a show at Red Rocks since watching MTV video of U2’s Bloody Sunday in the first year of MTV.
Ringo Starr and his all star band. His band were members of 10cc, Santana, Men at work , and Toto. All of them sang 3 or 4 hits. Toto's Steve Lukather sang Rosanna ,Africa, and Hold the line. Ringo played the drums half the show and looked like he was having more fun than anyone there.
September 19, 2018, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Edit: That opening act really sucked! 9/22/18 11:14pm
September 20, 2018, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Family Of The Year
Houndmouth - Golden Age Tour
The opening act was incredible. Watch out Houndmouth!
September 21, 2018, McMenamins Mission Theater, Portland OR
I want your job.
September 22, 2018, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR
Last show of the season out there. We had a blast putting these shows on for you.
Old Crow Medicine Show, two hours ago in Bristol TN. Absolutely fantastic.
Before that elephant revival in Nashville ~2 years back. Great band, the venue had a crap sound system though and zero acoustic treatments in a brick rectangle.
OCMS are off the hook!
They put on an absolutely awesome performance.
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