For more adult fare, check out Toubab Krewe on Saturday night at Capital Ale House downtown. They played at Friday Cheers in 2009 and were the best band of the run that year. They play great groovy West African inspired music. They have been signed by the new Nat Geo (as in National Geographic) Music label and their new album on that label comes out on 9/7. You would think, "West African inspired music, Nat Geo label" they must be black musicians from Mali or something. Wrong. They're a bunch of white guys from Asheville NC who have blended rock music with traditional African music to create a heady mix. The show starts at 10 PM on Saturday and tix are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Here they are at Bonnaroo in 2009 doing their song "Sirens":
Sunday, you can actually help Africa when Capital Ale House downtown hosts a benefit for United Families for Sudan with the proceeds going to help build a well for a Sudanese village. The show will run from 3 to 9 PM and feature music from The Big Guys, Kurt R Sternahagen, Elana Hyner Jazz Trio, Maharal, Moosa and Rattlemouth. Tix are $10 at the door.
Here's Guitar Shorty at the Chicago Blues Fest in June this year:
Here's Kenny Neal and the Neal Family Band with guest Jason Ricci on harmonica from the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise in January of this year:
I'll leave you with a link to "The 10 Worst Lyrics From the 10 Richest Rappers". Call me crazy but I actually like Lil' Wayne's and Snoop Dogg's.
Have a great Wiggly weekend!