Posted in music | tour dates on April 5, 2011

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Syl Johnson

Deep Groove soul singer Syl Johnson will return to the NYC stage to play a headlining date at The Bell House on June 24th. Tickets are on sale. There he'll be supported by The Sweet Divines who are also scheduled to play a show with soul frontman Lee Fields at Southpaw on May 21st. Tickets are on sale for that too, as is the recently-released "My World" instrumentals on vinyl.

Lee's last show was another sold out affair on Friday, April 1st at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band...

"Bradley left everything he had out on the stage in about 45 minutes and was promptly relieved by headliner Fields, with the Menahan Street Band staying put and subbing for Fields' usual backing group, the Expressions. Looking like a pint-sized Lou Rawls, veteran singer Fields ably continued the retro-exploration into Daptone's dictionary of journeyman soul. As with Bradley, Fields is an older fellow influenced by the torchy, balladic nature of artists like James Brown and Bobby Womack as well as Al Green and the Hi Records crew." [Magnet]
Charles Bradley heads out on tour later this month with instrumental group the Budos Band, who don't have any NYC-area shows scheduled, but who are on the bill of the (gulp) "Dave Matthews Band Caravan" festival taking place in Atlantic City from June 24-26 with The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, Dr. Dog and many more.

On a somewhat related note, the funky saxophone great and member of The JB's, Maceo Parker, will play SOB's on May 18th. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two scheduled for Parker in NYC. He'll also play a FREE show at One Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 12th with DJ Spinna.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Maceo "Funk Dance Party" is the first in a 3-part series of free 'Celebrate Brooklyn' dance parties at the location. May 19th's "Tropical Dance Party" will feature La Excelencia & Que Bajo?!, and May 26th's "Bhangra Dance Party" will feature Red Baraat & DJ Rekha. They promise "Sweeping views, great lawn, dance lessons, beer garden, bike valet & it's free! Three spring evenings featuring some of the coolest dance bands on the planet, the funkiest DJs under the stars, and the greatest view in the world!"

More tour dates and some videos, below...

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Syl Johnson "Different Strokes"

Wu-Tang Clan - Shame On a Nigga (samples "Different Strokes")

Maceo Parker LIVE "Pass The Peas"

Sweet Divines the Bellhouse Brooklyn Marc

MACEO PARKER - 2011 TOUR DATES
9th April Charles Morris Center Savannah GA
12th April St Petersburg Jazz St Petersburg RUSSIA
13th April Mir Hall Moscow RUSSIA
15th April Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
16th April Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
17th April Campbell Hall University of California Santa Barbara, CA
20th April Kate Buchanan Hall Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA
21st April Dimitrious Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
22nd April Dimitrious Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
23rd April Dimitrious Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
24th April Dimitrious Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
26th April Historic Ashland Armory Ashland, OR
28th April Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
29th April Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
30th April 4pm Clark County Government Ctr Amphitheatre Las Vegas, NV
4th May Antones Austin, TX
5th May Fairgrounds Racetrack New Orleans, LA
7th May Gaiety St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Rodney Bay, ST LUCIA
12th May 7pm Pier One Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn, NY
13th May Lake Eden Arts Festival Camp Rockmount, Black Mountain, NC
14th May Mirriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA
15th May Birchmere Alexandria, VA
17th May ArtsQuest Center Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA
18th May SOB's New York, NY
19th May Infinity Music Hall & Bistro Norfolk, CT
21st May Kuttemperoor Auditorium Brookfield, WI
22nd May Minnesota Orchestra Minneapolis,MN

The Budos Band - 2011 Tour Dates
*4/16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom >>
*4/18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry >>
*4/19 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon >>
*4/20 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom >>
*4/21 Chicago, IL - Subterranean >>
*4/22 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird >>
*4/23 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig >>
4/30 Schuylkill Haven, PA - Some Kind of Jam 6 >>
5/6 Milford, CT - Daniel Street >>
5/7 Boston, MA - Middle East >>
6/18 Rochester, NY - Rochester Jazz Festival >>
6/25 Atlantic City, NJ - DMB Caravan >>
*with special guest, Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley - 2011 Tour Dates
^4/16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom >>
^4/18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry >>
^4/19 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon >>
^4/20 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom >>
^4/21 Chicago, IL - Subterranean >>
^4/22 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird >>
^4/23 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig >>
# 5/3 San Diego, CA - Casbah >>
# 5/4 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo >>
# 5/6 Oakland, CA - The New Parish >>
# 5/7 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar >>
# featuring Menahan Street Band
^ with The Budos Band

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Comments (49)

Dave Matthews Band caravan sounds like a torture chamber.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:22 PM

The House of Bell

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:12 PM

Lee Fields played my friends wedding...Dude crushed it then....crushes now.

Posted by milkcerealbaby | April 5, 2011 11:33 PM

i remember when we were drivin,
driving in your car
speed so fast i felt like i was drunk
city lights lay out before us
and your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder and i, i, had a feeling that i belonged
i, i had a feeling that i could be someone, be someone

Posted by tracy chapman | April 6, 2011 1:23 AM

:) can't wait to see maceo in seattle:) will be great

Posted by Justin | April 6, 2011 7:42 AM

That Dave Matthews Band Caravan is one confusing lineup. %50 hell on earth, %25 decent acts, and %25 great acts. WTF.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 8:02 AM

Dave Matthews rules.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:06 AM

Lee Fields is playing at Bell House, Bell House.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:25 AM

Dave Matthews sucks yo

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:35 AM

Dave Matthews sucks yo, sucks yo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:45 AM

Lee Fields is the man....nuff said.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 10:05 AM

his wife smells like fresh baked cookies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:07 AM

Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:35 AM

^ He's black?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:39 AM

Dave Matthews gets a lot of grief, but he brings some good opening acts, and if he's got the Budos Band playing at his festival, more power to him! There are way worse superstar acts out there!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:06 AM

Dave Matthews is whatever. I bet so many readers of BK Vegan can say they've puked from drinking too much at a Dave Matthews show back in the day...DON'T LIE!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 11:09 AM

^ WORD!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:13 AM

Dave Matthews isn't a brother. Just because he was born in Africa, does not make him a brother.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:40 AM

Dave's a brother.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:54 AM

^ Ah, boooo. Don't spoil the fun.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:54 AM

Dave Matthews is a tremendous musician. Hipsters can say he sucks, but he is a legend and a brother.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:58 AM

^ WORD

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:00 PM

A Legend? More like Tom Cruise riding the unicorn in the movie Legend.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 12:01 PM

"A Legend? More like Tom Cruise riding the unicorn in the movie Legend."

lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:10 PM

Dave is a brother and a legend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:12 PM

Was he riding on the unicorn's back or its horn? Same question for Dave Matthews.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:15 PM

Why do hipsters hate DMB???

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:29 PM

AGAIN, almost everyone commented has gone to a DMB show and puked their brains out....I found myself getting so drunk for DMB shows because I didn't care about the music, it was more about being 15 and getting tail. Now that some of us are in our early 30's late 20's, we realize how mundane DMB is.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 12:32 PM

DMB = cargo shorts, Key Light Beer Pong Tournaments, guys who wear flip flops....nothing could be more of a turn off.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 12:34 PM

^ OOOOOOOHHHHHHH! DMB fan is hurt!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:59 PM

White people don't like DMB.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 1:02 PM

DMB > LCD

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 1:07 PM

I love how all the white folks on BKVegan are insisting that DMB is a brother...this is like some Dave Chapelle skit.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 1:43 PM

He is African American.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 1:48 PM

Who cares! DMB is lame.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 1:53 PM

I have DMB tattooed on my shoulder. Fuck anyone that hates DMB.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 1:59 PM

Guy who has DMB tattoo = never gets laid.

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 2:27 PM

I get laid to DMB records pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 2:51 PM

you in your TLC silk pijamas, playing DMB songs, walking around your mom's basement with a rose in your mouth, while your cat slumbers on the couch...that's not getting laid that is passing time!

Posted by THE REAL yup | April 6, 2011 3:14 PM

I find it hard to believe that ANYONE gets laid to DMB records.


Yes I know. I'm an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:22 PM

^ never heard of the drug Rohypnol?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:28 PM

^ OOOOOOHHHHHH! DMB fan is hurt!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:28 PM

DMB - really not so bad.
DMB crowd - REALLY bad!
Bummer, but the truth!
But Dave acoustic with Tim Reynolds, that's some quality, I'm proud to admit those records are amazing...

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:35 PM

DMB would beat up any useless band of the day featured on this blog!

They are brothers!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:35 PM

Took boomers and sat through a Tim Reynolds' solo performance.....BRUTAL!

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 6, 2011 4:20 PM

whats this got to do with DMB?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:25 PM

"^ never heard of the drug Rohypnol?"

You've never heard it? I'm surprised your mom didn't tell you from all times your "dad" slipped it in her drink (when he found out you were a DMB fan).

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:37 PM

DMB = WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:45 PM

^ DUH

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 6:18 PM

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