Friday, August 5, 2011

The Nighthawks, John Oates, Watermelon Fest, Lollapalooza, Kanrocksas

Friday night at Canal Club, The Nighthawks, who just won the Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year, will perform with the Billy Price Band.  The Nighthawks and the Billy Price Band will play separately and together.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 9 with Blues Flash opening.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Here are The Nighthawks putting their spin on the opening theme from "The Sopranos", "Woke Up This Morning":


Got two, count 'em two, festival webcasts going on this weekend.  The first is the Lollapalooza webcast on YouTube.  You can find it HERE.  It kicks off at 2:30 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Here is the schedule with times in Central time.

FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH
1:30 PM The Vaccines
1:45 PM TAB the Band
2:15 PM Delta Spirit
2:30 PM Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
3:00 PM Foster The People
3:30 PM Smith Westerns
4:00 PM White Lies
5:00 PM Two Door Cinema Club
5:30 PM Mountain Goats
6:30 PM Bright Eyes
7:15 PM The Kills
8:30 PM Coldplay

SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH
1:30 PM Grouplove
1:45 PM J. Roddy Walston & the Business
2:15 PM Walk the Moon
2:30 PM Fitz & The Tantrums
3:00 PM Black Lips
3:30 PM Mayer Hawthorne & The County
4:00 PM Death From Above 1979
4:30 PM Big Audio Dynamite
5:30 PM Local Natives
6:00 PM Ween
7:30 PM Beats Antique
8:00 PM My Morning Jacket

SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH
1:30 PM Imelda May
1:45 PM The Joy Formidable
2:15 PM Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
2:30 PM Noah and The Whale
3:00 PM The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
4:00 PM The Cars
4:15 PM Flogging Molly
5:00 PM Portugal The Man
5:15 PM Cage The Elephant
6:00 PM Arctic Monkeys
6:15 PM Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley &…
7:00 PM Explosions In The Sky
8:00 PM Foo Fighters

You can also check out the festival that has my vote for worst festival name of the year, Kanrocksas, on a webcast on iClips.  That'll be HERE.  They have not posted the schedule yet but the festival starts on Friday at 2:30 PM Eastern and on Saturday at 1:30 PM Eastern.  This one will feature headliners Eminem and Muse, plus over 20 additional acts including The Black Keys, A Perfect Circle, The Flaming Lips, Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, Ween and more.  I'll be flipping between the two festivals all weekend.

Saturday night at the Capital Ale House, John Oates with no Hall will be at the Capital Ale House Downtown featuring songs from his new album of roots music (Mississippi Mile) that influenced him along with some Hall & Oates tunes I'm sure.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8, tix are $25 in advance & $30 day of show.  Chris Bopst had a nice interview with John in the Times-Dispatch which you can check out HERE.  He also did an interview with Style Weekly which you can find HERE.  Here's John performing the title track from the album:


Sunday, you've got the big ol' Watermelon Fest in Carytown.  That'll run from 10 AM until 6 PM.  It's FREE.  There's music all over the place at that thing from local bands.  Hit up the web site if you are interested in seeing exactly who. 

Check out the blog entry below for a link to a very cool reggae documentary.

That's it for tonight.  Hope to see you this weekend at The Nighthawks show (if you're up for going to that, contact me) and maybe the Watermelon Fest.

Tony Jordan