Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paul Simon, Carbon Leaf, Poston Brown Project

As to be expected, at least in Richmond, it's a slow week for concerts the week of Thanksgiving.  But as with most Thanksgivings, people come back to visit their hometown and homeboys Carbon Leaf are no exception.  They'll do a show at The National on Friday night.  Tix are $15.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Say Chance and Scars on 45.  Here's Carbon Leaf performing "The Sea" in Charlottesville earlier this month.

Also on Friday night, Poston Brown Project will perform at Cary St. Cafe.  Show starts at 10 and it's $7 to get in.  As they put it, "We play covers that you like to hear and like to get drunk to."  And they promise to play lots o' Dead since they'll be at Cary St. Cafe.  Here they are doing "Friend of the Devil" at Ashland Coffee & Tea in June:

On Tuesday night, the ageless and perpetually wonderful Paul Simon will be at the Landmark Theater.  The show starts at 7:30 PM.  Tix are $87 and $67 and if you didn't get 'em yet, they are down to "Partial View Seats".  Here's Paul performing "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" in 2000:

For your Thanksgiving weekend listening pleasure, here's 10 seconds from every hit song of the 70's.  This was my AM radio period so it was a nice walk down nostalgia lane for me.  I listened to 1976 - 1979 and was struck by a couple things.  I had forgotten how many hits Barbara Streisand had in that era.  The Bee Gees owned 1977 with seeemingly every other song being by them, written by then or produced by them.  Some people may dismiss disco (I dig it) but it brought a nice bit of funkiness to hit radio.  The absolute MOR whiteness of the 1976 hits was pretty bad.  HERE is the link.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  I'll see you at "The Muppets" movie this weekend.  It's looking like "The Muppets" may be one of the best reviewed movies in the history of Rotten Tomatoes.  It currently has a 100% Tomatometer score with all 60 critics who have seen it loving it (an average score of 8.1 out of 10).

Tony Jordan