Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Wailers, Switchfoot, Bonobo, Cotton Jones, Diamond Center, Skydog, No BS! Brass Band

The Wailers get your musical week started Wednesday night at Kingdom.  Tix are $25.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Duane Stephenson, Rollers Rights and The Offset.  Here's The Wailers a couple years ago in St. Petersburg, Russia of all places.  This is "So Much Things to Say":



Also, Wednesday night, at The National, pop-punk-ska band 311 will perform.  Tix are $40, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with DJ Soulman, then 311 will play two full sets.  Not sure if DJ Soulman will play prior to and/or between 311 sets so I wouldn't get there late, just in case.  Here is a track from their 2009 album, "Uplifter" called "Hey You" (not the Pink Floyd song):



Thursday night, Cotton Jones & Diamond Center will be at The Camel.  Diamond Center, the heavy psychedelic band from Richmond, will open when the show starts at 8:30 (doors open at 7:30).  Cotton plays slightly psychedelic indie folk music.  Well, just listen.  Here's Cotton Jones doing "I Am the Changer" live on Michigan State University radio back in '09:



102.1 The X has their holiday show at The National on Thursday night with Switchfoot, Airborne Toxic Event, Drew Martin & The Limelights, & Against Grace.  Door open at 6:30, show starts at 7, tix are $20 in advance, $23 day of show.  Expect the music to sound like the stuff you typically hear on 102.1 The X.  Here's Switchfoot's latest, "Dark Horses":



At the Canal Club on Thursday, it's soulful chill out electronica night with Bonobo.  Reinhold and Mister Jennings of PLF will open.  Show starts at 9, tix are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Here's Bonobo with "The Keeper" featuring Andreya Triana:



Friday night, check out Allman Brothers tribute band Skydog at Cary St. Cafe.  They'll start around 10:30 PM.  I'm not sure about the cover charge but I'm sure it will be minimal.  Here's Skydog live in the studio recorded  in April doing "Ain't Wasting Time No More":



On Saturday night at The Camel, No BS! Brass Band will play with BadMan opening.  Show gets under way at 9:30.  Here's NO BS! playing what appears to be Halloween this year because I don't think they usually dress like that:



If you're in the mood for more brass and more bands be sure to catch the Christmas Parade starting at 10 PM on Saturday right down Broad St.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan