Thursday, July 4, 2013

Middle Class Rut, Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Southern Belles, No BS! Brass Band

Happy 4th of July!

If you aren't heading out to the fireworks tonight, there should be some musical fireworks (see what I did there) on VH1 (on the TV or on their website) tonight as they broadcast the Fourth of July Jam from Philly live tonight starting at 8 PM. Philly's own, The Roots, put the show together and will perform. Other acts include Jill Scott (8:10 PM), Grace Potter (8:35), Hunter Hayes (9:15), J. Cole (9:30), John Mayer (9:50), and Ne-Yo (10:20).

On Friday night at Balliceaux, No BS! Brass Band celebrate the release of their second album this year, "Fight Song: A Tribute to Charles Mingus". The show starts at 10 PM and its $5 to get in.The band is starting to get big. HERE is an article about them on the Wall Street Journal blog and you can also stream the full album there. And here they are doing a "Tiny Desk Concert" on NPR:

Over at The Camel on Friday night, Southern Belles continue their First Fridays residency there. The Big Payback (James Brown tribute band) will be opening and they'll combine with the Belles to do a special Sly & The Family Stone set which should be funktastic. There may be a slight cover charge to get in though neither the Facebook page or The Camel site are reporting one. Doors will open at 9 PM. Here's the Belles doing "Getaway" down in NC on their recent tour.

Saturday night, Susan Greenbaum Band will be at Ashland Coffee & Tea. Show starts at 8 PM and its $12 at the door. Here's Susan and band performing "On My Way" at AC&T a couple months ago:

Indie rockers Middle Class Rut will be at Canal Club on Monday night. Tix are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and openers are American Fangs and Daylight Burning. Middle Class Rut just released their second album, "Pick Up Your Head" on June 25. Here's the first single from that, "Aunt Betty":

Wednesday night at Innsbrook , its guitar hero time with Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Rick Derringer. Gates open at 5 PM, show starts at 6:30. Tix are $20 for GA lawn and $35 and $45 for Reserved. Roger McGuinn joined Peter a few days ago at the tours stop at the Beacon Theater in NYC.

And here is Rick Derringer playing "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" with Edgar Winter in '73 just because it's a kick-ass song:

Have an excellent Independence Day!

Tony Jordan