Thursday, June 24, 2010

Terence Simien, Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco webcast

A quick blog to update you on Thursday's happenings.  Meant to do a full blog last night but fell asleep while putting my son to bed and didn't wake up until late.

Terrence Simien will be at Jumpin' at the VA Museum of Fine Arts tonight.  Tickets are $14, gates open at 6 and the show starts at 6:30.  No word on if there is an opener but none is listed.  Terence is a master of zydeco (he won a Grammy for Best Zydeco or Cajun Album in 2007) and he apparently brought the weather from New Orleans too.  But at least you know the heat & humidity won't affect him much.  Hell, it will probably make him feel right at home.   Here's Terrance and the band last week:


BTW, I just noticed that YouTube put a little soccer ball icon under the videos.  Pressing it adds the ominpresent (at least if you've been watching the World Cup) sound of the vuvuzelas to the video.  Love it.  Vuvuzelas sounds like something Dr. Seuss made up.

While Arlo Guthrie is not from New Orleans he does sing a song called "City of New Orleans" so perhaps he is responsible for this weather also.  Arlo will be at Groovin' in the Garden tonight at Lewis Giner Botanical Garden tonight.  Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6 with George Truman opening.  Reserve seats are $50, general admission is $30.  Arlo is a master storyteller, both spoken and in song.  Here's Arlo up in NYC recently with a story and then "Coming Into Los Angeles":


Also, tonight, if you want to stay at home in your AC, Ani DiFranco will be doing a webcast of her show at 11 PM at http://creativeallies.com/.

We'll be back tonight with the weekend happenings.

Tony Jordan