Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tonight: Galactic & PBR @ The National, Three Sheets to the Wind, Late Night Pick: Frank Turner


New Orleans funk band,Galactic, plays at The National tonight. Tix are $20 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with local heroes, People's Blues of Richmond. Corey Glover of Living Colour will be on vocals with Galactic. I thought he sounded great with the band when I saw them at RiverRock this summer. Some long-term Galactic fans were a bit put off by the vocals, depending on how they liked Corey in the first place and whether they just wanted the old, instrumental Galactic. Here's Galactic last year in Brooklyn doing "Goin' Down Slowly":


Also tonight at Republic, yacht rock cover band Three Sheets to the Wind will perform for your smooth rockin' pleasure. It's FREE to get in and the show starts at 9:30. Since tonight's show is dedicated to "Danger Zone", here is the band Calexico doing a cover of Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" and making it into a ominous, southwestern acoustic thing. Very good!


Calexico covers Kenny Loggins 

Tonight's Late Night Pick is Frank Turner on Conan. Conan is on TBS at 11 PM and then repeated at 1 AM. Frank Turner is an alternative singer/songwriter you might dig if you like Bruce Springsteen, Rocky Votolato, Billy Bragg, Ryan Adams, Elliott Smith, Neil Young or Nick Drake.