Thursday, January 28, 2010

Of Montreal (SUNDAY!), Blues at Canal Club

This weekend, dadaist art rockers Of Montreal come to The National. But be aware because of the impending winter weather the OF MONTREAL date scheduled for 9pm on this Saturday has been moved to THIS Sunday January 31st @ 8pm. All tickets purchased for the Saturday show will be honored on Sunday. For a taste of the strangeness that is an Of Montreal concert, here is Susan Sarandon spanking pigs at their recent show in NYC.

Now that's something you don't see everyday.

At the same show, Solange Knowles (Beyonce's younger sister) performed a pretty straightforward rendition of the Jackson 5 classic, "I Want You Back" (with no discipline of the piggies):

A little something for everyone at an Of Montreal concert. Doors will open at 8 PM on SUNDAY, show starts at 9 PM, tix are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. James Husband will be opening.

Still scheduled for Saturday night (as of now, call the venue to be sure) is a pretty good blues show at the Canal Club. Terry Garland (our local blues man), Mark Wenner (of the Nighthawks), Bruce Courson plus Mark Wenner and The AcoustiCats featuring Ester Haynes will play with doors opening at 8. Tix are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Here's what happened when they got together at the Canal Club last time, they pitched a little "Wang Dang Doodle" (tuning ends at about 2:10):

Paul Magill Smith MySpace Video

In case you missed it last Friday, Conan O'Brien went out with class on The Tonight Show and also with an all-star jam featuring Will Ferrell (with "Dawn"), Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top), Beck and of course Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 7. We'll see you on Fox in September, Coco. Who knew Conan could rock on guitar? The man can do it all.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan