Thursday, September 10, 2009

BoDeans, Bugalo 6, Beatles, Elvis

Start with a little news. Some band from the 60s caused a stir this week when they released their remastered albums. For a witty review of the albums from these so-called "Beatles" check out Chuck Klosterman's review on the AV Club:,32560/.

Tomorrow night, the old Toad's Place reopens as The Hat Factory with classic alt-rockers, The BoDeans. Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9 with openers Jonah Smith and The Hackensaw Boys. Tix are $25. Here's wishing The Hat Factory the best of luck. The more music venues in town, the merrier, I always say.

Local funk/jazz band Bungalo 6 will be at Sine Irish Pub in the Bottom on Friday night. The show will start at 9. Here's their list of influences from their MySpace page so you can dig where they're comin' from: Quincy Jones, Curtis Mayfield, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Michael Jackson, Fiest, Erykah Badu, Donnie Hathaway, Lettuce, Jamie Liddell, Rick James, Isley Brothers, Guns and Roses, D' Angelo, Fiona Apple, Parliment Funkadelic.

That's about it for this week. There may be no blog next week as I am off to Vegas on Sunday for a conference. Pray for my soul as I enter that land of sin. To get us all in that Vegas mood, here's Elvis in Vegas in '70 before he got fat.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Tony Jordan