Thursday, October 29, 2009

Perpetual Groove, Karl Denson, King Solomon's, Black Cash

Friday night, for your pre-Halloween party, you can check out Grateful Dead cover band, King Solomon's Marbles at Cary St. Cafe. The show starts at 10 PM and the cover charge is $7. Here's the band performing "Scarlet Begonias" at Cart St. Cafe in May:

On Halloween night, if you're still in a jam band mood, check out Perpetual Groove at The National. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 (no opener) (Note: Perpetual Groove's web site says the set starts at 10 PM) and tix are $15 in advance, $18 day of show. For a little Halloween fun, Perpetual Groove is calling this the John Hughes Halloween Variety Show. On their web site it says: "Once again carrying the torch for their favorite movies, Perpetual Groove will present their tribute to movie director John Hughes for Halloween 2009. We highly suggest you attend dressed as your favorite character from any of John Hughes' movies. Except maybe Curly Sue." Here's a little taste of the Groove from earlier this month in NYC:

If you are in more of a classic country mood on Halloween night, head back to Cary St. Cafe for Black Cash & The Bad Trips, the Johnny Cash cover band. Show starts at 10 and cover charge is $12. Here's the band doing "Hey Porter" in August:

On Tuesday, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe plays at Capital Ale House. Tix are $20 and the show will start at 9 with opener NOMA. Karl and the band play funky jazz, or jazzy funk, if you prefer. Karl first appeared on my radar when he played on Lenny Kravitz's first, and best, album, "Let Love Rule". You'll dig Karl and the Tiny Universe if you like early Kravitz, Maceo Parker or P-Funk. Its definitely a danceable show. Here's the band playing at the Trocadero in Philly in July:

Here's your Halloween treat. Oingo Boingo with "Dead Man's Party" live from '85. Lead singer Danny Elfman would go on to score such movies & TV as "The Simpsons", "Batman", "Nightmare Before Christmas" and others.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Tony Jordan