Thursday, July 12, 2012

SOJA, Dumpstaphunk, Dream Theater, Crimson Projekt, Late Night Pick: Cloud Nothings

A couple good shows tonight to kick off a busy weekend. More on the full weekend in my blog later tonight.

Pop reggae band SOJA will be at Innsbrook tonight. Tix are all General Admission, $16.50 in advance, $20 at the door and kids 10 and under are free. Gates open at 6 and get in early because the opener is the New Orleans' funk of Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. I had a fantastic night at the Capital Ale House in February seeing them, getting my groove on with friends old and new. Here's SOJA's "Strength to Survive":

And as an added bonus, here's some footage of Dumpstaphunk in February at Capital Ale House:

If you are in more of a prog rock mood, tonight at The National, Dream Theater will play with opener Crimson Projekt (members of King Crimson including Adrian Belew and Tony Levin). Tix are $35 in advance, $38 at the door. Doors open at 7 and show starts at 8. Here's Dream Theater's "Build Me Up, Break Me Down":

Tonight's Late Night Pick is hard, alt-rock band Cloud Nothings on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35 AM.