Friday, August 27, 2010

Dukes of September, The Bridge, Coheed & Cambria, Michael Franti & Spearhead

Friday night at the Canal Club, funky Americana jam band The Bridge will perform with opener Caught In The Rift.  Doors open at 8 and tix are $13 advance, $15 at the door.  Here they are at DelFest in Columbia MD earlier this summer:

There are a number of shows on Sunday starting with a benefit for the Make a Wish Foundation at the Canal Club.  The show will feature Against Grace, Love and Reverie, Roslyn, Burn the Ballroom, District Kids, Safety Word Orange, From Coast to Skyline & Battleghost.  Doors open at 4 PM and the show should be done by 10 PM.  Tix are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Here's Against Grace performing "I Can Feel It" at the Capital Ale House last month:

Michael Franti & Spearhead bring their upbeat rebel reggae rock to The National on Sunday night.  Tix are $23.50 in advance and $26 at the door.  Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 with DJ Fuklor opening.  Michael Franti & Spearhead's new album "The Sound of Sunshine" comes out on September 21 so I'm sure you'll be hearing some stuff from that.  Here he is doing his current hit from that album, the title track, "The Sound of Sunshine".  This is from this year's Bonnaroo.

On Sunday, I'll be attending the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue show at Innsbrook.  The Dukes are Donald Fagen from Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs.  General Admission Advance tix are $26.50.  Gold Circle Seating tickets are no longer available.  Gates open at 6pm, music begins at 7pm and there is no opener.  This will be similar to the NY Rock & Soul Revue which featured these guys among others back in the early 90s.  I attended one of their shows in NJ and it was a great show, with each band member taking a turn doing their own songs and cover tunes.  If you scroll down a bit on the blog here, you'll see a link to an interview with Donald Fagen talking about these shows that I posted earlier in the week.  This show promises to be totally freakin' smooth, so much so, that I may actually bring a chair to this one, even though I hate to sit down at concerts, because I will be blown away by smoothness.  Also, I expect the audience to be made up of many tight-assed older people who forgot how to dance at a rock n' roll show.  But we'll see and I'm sure that won't distract from the music. 

To steal a line from the Wayward Blog, this is the Monsters of Yacht tour, as in Yacht Rock, which gives me a chance to post another episode of the Yacht Rock series.  This is Yacht Rock Episode #8 which details the origin of Yacht Rock and how a young Michael McDonald would not let anyone break the Fortress of Smoothitude.  Language in this is definitely Not Safe For Work.

Finally, progressive metal band Coheed & Cambria come to The National on Monday night.  Tix are $25 in advance, $27.50 day of show.  Doors open at 6 and show starts at 7 with openers The Dear Hunter and Circa Survive.  Here they are on "Here We Are Juggernaut" rockin' the f**k out during the Apocalypse:

That's it. I'm tired. Have a great weekend. See you at Monsters of of September on Sunday night.

Tony Jordan