Monday, January 3, 2011

Gregg Allman, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Magnificent Bastards, Robbin Thompson Band

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has recovered from the holidays.

We start the new year off with a legend at The National.  A guy who suffered death and dissention within his band, alcohol and drug abuse and a marriage to Cher (who was kind of hot in the 70's during their 15 minute marriage and before 20 years of plastic surgery and those Bob Mackie creations she wears are fab-u-LOUS!).  Yes, I'm talking about Gregg Allman, now all cleaned up (at least at press time) and sounding good.  He'll be at The National on Tuesday night, tix are $35, doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 with opener Barrelhouse.  Here's a little video where Gregg talks about the making of his latest album, "Low Country Blues", which I'm sure you'll hear some stuff from on Tuesday night:



Whitey Morgan & the 78's with special guest Wes Freed (who did the artwork above and also does the artwork for Drive-By Truckers) and his band The Magnificent Bastards will be at Shenanigans on Friday night.  The show starts at 8:30 with The Magnificent Bastards opening.
Here's one from The Magnificent Bastards:


And here's one from Whitey Morgan & The 78's doing a Dale Watson song about Billy Joe Shaver called "Where Do Ya Want It":


On Saturday night, The Robbin Thompson Band will be at The National. Tix are $20, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and there is no opener listed so get there on time. Robbin Thompson was in Bruce Springsteen's first band, Steel Mill, and then found some fame as a solo artist in these parts most notably for the song "Sweet Virginia Breeze" and his work with Timothy B. Schmitt of the The Eagles. Here's a clip of the Robbin Thompson Band way back in 1981 doing "Broken Promises" complete with skinny tie:




If you are a fan of mashups, here are the 10 Best Mashups of 2010 as chosen by BuzzFeed.  My favorites are "Smells Like Rockin Robin" (Nirvana & Jackson 5) and "Imagine a Jump" (John Lennon & Van Halen). 

Finally, we continue our walk through the top 25 music videos of 2010 with a cool song about Tatooine (you will by strangly moved) and a great acommpanying video using paper cut-out animation to tell the story of the original Star Wars trilogy. 


Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan