Thursday, February 10, 2011

David Allen Coe (again), David Lowery, Cornmeal, Jackass Flats

Well, let's start with a screw-up and that would be mine.  David Allan Coe is actually at The Hat Factory this Friday night February 11.  So see last week's blog where I talked about DAC.  I'm guessing none of you actually went on Saturday or noticed the screw-up since I had no comments about what I jackass I was for leading you wrong.  But now you have a second chance to see him.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8.

David Lowery of Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven is coming out with his first solo album, "The Palace Guards" after 27 years with those two bands.  Don't worry, he says he will continue recording and playing with both of those bands.  To celebrate the release, our homeboy Dave will be doing a FREE performance in-store at Plan 9 in Carytown on Friday night at 7 PM.  Here's David singing "Raise 'Em Up On Honey" from his latest album:


Wednesday night at Capital Ale House downtown, Cornmeal & Jackass Flats will perform beginning at 9 PM.  Tix are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Here is what the Capital Ale House site says about Cornmeal: "Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. 10 years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance." Here is Cornmeal performing "Rain Your Light" in Denver last May:


Next on our run of the 25 Best Music Videos of 2010 as chosen by Paste Magazine is The Black Keys' "Tighten Up". Filled with kids who smell like ranch dressing and love as the dirty little playground game that we know it to be (just in time for Valentine's Day, too). In the end, you just gotta remember guys, "bros before hoes".


Hope your Valentine's Day works out better for you than The Black Keys.

Have a great weekend.

Tony Jordan