Posted in MP3 | music | pictures on August 18, 2008

photos by Bao Nguyen

DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones - 100 days, 100 nights (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Menahan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking (MP3)

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

"Hey, Duffy: This is what soul sounds like: Tribal, earthy, hip-shakin', swerve-throwin' Sharon Jones." [Time Out Chicago]
She played Coachella. She played Bonnaroo. She played Lollapalooza. She played Osheaga. She played the Virgin Festival in Baltimore. And this past Sunday she and the Dap Kings (they were at all those other places with her too) headlined Central Park Summerstage in NYC. Other Daptone family members shared the bill...
Naomi Shelton first lifted her soulful voice into the Daptone family back in the Desco days of the late 1990s. Under her maiden name, Naomi Davis, she gave us "Forty First Street Breakdown," which has become a secret weapon for funk DJs....Naomi has a regular Friday-night residency at the West Village's Fat Cat, during which she and her band regularly blow away the audience with her powerful vocals, popping basslines, and spot-on harmonies (andfor only $3, it's probably one of the cheaper ways to change your life)...

...Menahan Street Band is one of the many projects of Thomas Brenneck, best known, perhaps, as the guitarist for the Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, and Amy Winehouse. Recorded entirely in analog in his Brooklyn home, Menahan Street Band's debut LP, Make the Road by Walking, out October 14, redefines the idea of bedroom project.

Sharon Jones always brings audience volunteers up on stage to dance with her. At the Apollo show she brought a guy named Rik up on stage. I know it was Rik because she brought him up AGAIN Sunday at Summerstage and he blogged about it.

The pictures in this post are from the Virgin Festival. More of those, and some videos from Lollapalooza, below...

Sharon Jones interview backstage @ Lollapalooza

Sharon Jones teaches a Lolla audience member how to love

more picures from Virgin...

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

Sharon Jones @ Virgin

She's also playing Outside Lands, ACL and other places too...

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 21 - Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, Minnesota
Aug 22 - Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, Minnesota
Aug 24 - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, California
Sep 5 - University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California
Sep 6 - University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California
Sep 7 - University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California
Sep 14 - Monolith Festival Morrison, Colorado
Sep 27 - Austin City Limits Austin, Texas
Oct 26 - Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 1 - State Theater of Ithaca Ithaca, New York

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Comments (13)

Thanks for the linkage. What an amazing concert! Much love to Sharon and the Dap-Kings for bringing the funk to Central Park for free.

Clearly touring has helped her and the Dap-Kings refine their stagecraft to really fill up a space as large as Summerstage with their unique brand of soul.

Amazing pics, Bao!

Posted by rikomatic | August 18, 2008 10:44 AM

sharon jones & the dap kings were such a treat for ny'ers this beautiful sunday. they are amazingly fun and soulful!

Posted by pj | August 18, 2008 10:54 AM

what a show...as always....the groove never stops

Posted by Bernard King | August 18, 2008 11:01 AM

would love to get to see her one day. hope she comes back soon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 11:02 AM

great, beautiful show. and perfect weather.

also: i'm proud to say i personally, physically shoved back a bunch of fucks who were trying to cut into the line ahead of me, just as we were being let in. (the line was VERY long.) if you see this happening, don't be shy: give the assholes a good shove. (and if those assfucks are reading this - i hope that (1) you never made it inside, (2) you got run over by a rickshaw on your way back home.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 11:26 AM

One of my favorite moments from the show:

Big rasta man, dreads popping out of his knit hat, passes his joint to old short jewish man. Old short jewish man takes a big hit, proceeds to cough beyond control. Rasta man pats old man on the back to bring him around. Old man is seen dancing a little funkier, all smiles, the next few numbers.

Posted by david | August 18, 2008 11:59 AM

this show was amazing

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 11:59 AM

ahh! i did not see the passing of the joint between lil ol jewish man and rasta man, but i did see the old man give the rasta guy some peanuts! what an amazing show! wish more people busted a move tho! anyone know of any good soul dj nights in the city?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 12:15 PM

soul/funk DJ nights:

subway soul @ fontanas
Bumpshop @ APT

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 1:37 PM

It's a shame Brooklyn Vegan couldn't have been there to take numerous pictures of the hipsters in jeans wilting in the heat.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 3:08 PM

also, The Lost & Found every tuesday night in williamsburg brooklyn.

the release party for the next daptone album will take place there tomorrow night (august 19th) and it's free. both Neal Sugarman & Gabriel Roth (owners, and members of the dap-kings) will be DJ'ing as well as the lost and found residents.

www.daptonerecords.com
www.myspace.com/thevoicesofpanolacounty
www.myspace.com/foundthelost

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 3:08 PM

Anon 3:08, I was wearing shorts!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 3:42 PM

I just posted more awesome video from Sharon Jones and Naomi Shelton, if you want to check it out: http://www.rikomatic.com/blog/2008/08/more-awesome-vi.html

Posted by rikomatic | August 20, 2008 12:13 AM

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