Friday, August 6, 2010

Erykah Badu, Corrine Bailey Rae, George Thorogood, Heart, Lollapalooza webcast

This is a great weekend if you like soul divas.  Erykah Badu will be at Fridays at Sunset on Friday night.  Note that instead of taking place at the usual Kanawha Plaza spot, the stage will be at the corner of 9th & Cary and a number of streets will be blocked off for the show.  Doors open at 6 and tix are $40.  No opener is listed. Erykah has worked with The Roots & Outkast, and if you like them or classic soul, you'll like Erykah.  Here is Erykah doing "Honey".  This a cool video.  See how many classic album covers you can spot Erykah on:

Saturday, Corrine Bailey Rae will be playing "Fridays" at Sunset in a show rescheduled from June 18th.  Doors open at 6 and tix are $30. This one will take place on Kanawha Plaza.  No opener is listed.  If yo like Sade, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, or classic soul you'll like CBR.  Here she is on PBS' "Live at the Artist's Den":

Live from the Artists Den: Corinne Bailey Rae from Artists Den on Vimeo.

If you are in the house this weekend, trying to beat the heat AGAIN, the webcast from Lollapalooza will be on starting Friday at 2 PM.  At least that's what Live Music Blog is saying.  They also said you can go to to find the webcast.  Strangely, neither or the Lollapalooza site have any word about the webcast.  But here is the schedule Live Music Blog posted.  All times are CENTRAL time.

Friday, August 6th

2:00 – Raphael Saadiq

3:00 – Drive-By Truckers

4:00 – TBD

5:00 – The Walkmen

6:00 – Hot Chip

7:00 – Chromeo

8:00 – Dirty Projectors

9:00 – DEVO

Saturday, August 7th

1:45 – Blues Traveler

3:00 – Against Me!

3:45 – Gogol Bordello

4:45 – TBD

5:45 – Social Distortion

6:45 – Slightly Stoopid

7:45 – Metric

8:45 – Spoon

Sunday, August 8th

2:00 – The Cribs

3:00 – Mumford and Sons

4:00 – Yeasayer


6:00 – MGMT

7:15 – TBD

8:30 – Green Day (4 songs)

The Carytown Watermelon Fest goes down on Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM in Carytown.  There will be watermelon, music, watermelon, the kids zone, watermelon, crafts, watermelon, vendors, and watermelon.  See you there.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers come to The National on Sunday night.  There are reserved and GA seats available for $20.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with the B Side Electric Blues Band.  I don't think I have seen George since one very drunk St. Patrick's Day at Stabler Arena at Lehigh University in 1988.  I saw him a lot in the 80s being that he was from Philly and I was from Philly so he played there a lot.  He's always a lot of fun and there will be a lot of drinkin'.  By you and him.  They have just released a classic show from Boston in 1982 on CD back when they were young and hungry and opening for the Rolling Stones.  Here he is doing the classic, "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer":

Heart will be at Innsbrook on Wednesday night.  Tix are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Only General Admission is left, Gold Circle is sold out.  Gates will open at 6, famous opener TBD will come on at 6:30 and Heart should start around 8.  I recently saw a Heart concert on VH1 Classic from the last couple years and they sounded great.  They've also got a new album "Red Velvet Car" coming out on 8/31 so expect to hear a few cuts from that along with all the hits.  I'm just gonna go with it and post some classic Heart.  Here's "Crazy On You":

That's it for this week.  I'll leave you with Double Rainbow guy.  If you haven't seen this, its full on intense, all the way, whoooooooooa, man.

Hope your weekend makes you sound like that guy.

Tony Jordan