Thursday, June 2, 2011

Toots & the Maytals, NO BS! Brass Band, Best Albums of May, Lykke Li

This will be a short one about tonight's gigs.  My wife is out of town at a conference.  Throw in my six-year-old's t-ball playoff game last night that lasted 2.5 hours (!) in the heat and then rounding him and the three-year-old into bed and I was exhausted last night.  No playoff game tonight so things should be a little more normal and I should get to the rest of the weekend.

Tonight at Groovin' in the Garden at MAYMONT will be reggae legend Toots & the Maytals.  It may not quite be feelin' like you're in Jamaica, mon, tonight but at least it will be a bit cooler and Maymont should look as lovely as always.  The Transmitters will open and things get under way at 6 PM with the gates opening at 5:30 PM.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.  Here's some classic Toots & The Maytals from Winterland in SF in '75:


Later on tonight, check out NO BS! Brass Band at Balliceaux.  The show starts at 10 PM and its FREE.  Here they are doing their song "2 The Day" filmed around Richmond:


Your Late Night Pick of the Night is Lykke Li on Jimmy Kimmel on ABC at midnight or a little later depending on how late the NBA Finals game runs.  Go Mavs!

Finally, if you are wondering what the most critcally acclaimed albums of last month were, here you go: http://features.metacritic.com/features/2011/may-best-new-music-2011/

Tony Jordan