Entries tagged with: Detroit Cobras
I'm on a boat, with a dick in a box...
Dick Dale on a Rocks Off Cruise (more by Deneka Peniston)
Surf guitar legend Dick Dale will head out for some Midwest/East Coast dates in July, heading as far south as Richmond before looping back to California in the days following. NYC is doubly on his itinerary, including shows at Brooklyn Bowl on July 21 with Lyres, Twin Guns, and DJ Tony Lo-Fi (tickets) and a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 7/22 with Manitoba and The Detroit Cobras (tickets).
For The Detroit Cobras, who just announced a whole bunch more tour dates, the show is one of TWO NYC-area shows scheduled including one at Maxwell's. Head below for a full listing of all updated tour dates and some video.
The Detroit Cobras at Bell House (more by Chris La Putt)
Its been five years since The Detroit Cobras released Tied & True, and so far no word on a follow-up long-player. Until then, you can catch them live at the tour dates listed below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Detroit Cobras @ The Bell House
The Detroit Cobras played The Bell House on Friday (8/12) as part of their tour that hit Maxwell's a day earlier (8/11)....
""...Rachel, Mary and crew played a pretty fucking awesome set complete with two encores. During the second encore Rachel pulled a lucky audience member on stage to help her sing "Ya Ya Ya (Looking for My Baby)" it was so beyond!" [Whatever]The Brooklyn show was opened by The Baxx Sisi's and Des Roar who we missed. More pictures and a video of Detroit Cobras, a shot of their setlist included, below...
Detroit Cobras on a boat in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As mentioned in What's Going on Thursday?, the Detroit Cobras played Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ last night (8/11) with The Booze. They'll do it again in Brooklyn tonight (8/12) at The Bell House with The Baxx Sisi's and Des Roar. Tickets are still available.
Frequent tour-mates and sometimes member sharers, Reigning Sound, have shows coming up too. We mentioned that they play the Norton Records Anniversary shows at The Bell House in November, though the night they play, night 2, with Jackie and the Cedrics, is now sold out. Luckily both of those bands will appear at pre-fest show on November 9 at Maxwell's Tickets are on sale.
Detroit Cobras video for "Cha Cha Twist" below...
DOWNLOAD: Charles Bradley - "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" (MP3)
Charles Bradley album art (reminds me of something...)
Lotsa great funk and dancefloor grooves are coming to Southpaw and elsewhere for you old soul fans/45 collectors out there.
Charles Bradley is no stranger to hard times. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1964, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown's energy and showmanship would form a lasting impression on Charles. He went home and immediately began practicing microphone tricks with a broom attached to a string, imitating the Godfather's every move.No Time for Dreaming (the LP) will be celebrated at a Record Release show with Menahan Street Band (mems of Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band) at Southpaw on January 25th, 2011. Tickets are on sale.
Forty years later, Charles was still trying to make ends meet, still trying to make it as a musician. He was performing his James Brown routines under his alter ego "Black Velvet" when Gabriel Roth of Daptone records happened upon his show at the Tarheel Lounge in Bedstuy. Roth recognized his raw talent and directly brought him into the studio for a session with The Sugarman 3.
Charles Bradley's last show was with Lee Fields at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/20, and Lee Fields & The Expressions have another show in the immediate future: 1/7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are now on sale. Still no opener listed. I'd suggest Budos Band but they just headlined AND SOLD OUT the same venue recently themselves.
Speaking of Daptone, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint will join Daptone queen Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Best Buy Theater during their two day stint at the venue (tickets for both Dec 30 and Dec 31 are still available).
Toussaint collaborated with The Meters in the 70s, who will also be in NYC in the coming months (the "Funky" version anyway) (tickets available for Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th shows billed as "The Funky Meters").
A soulful New Years Eve can also be had outside of Manhattan at the Bell House thanks to Dig Deeper who are bringing Marva Whitney, Billy Prince (of the Precisions) and the Sweet Divines to the Brooklyn venue that night.Tickets are still on sale.
Dig Deeper most recently hosted Syl Johnson at Southpaw. Syl also played a show with Yo La Tengo one night later.
photos by Andrew St. Clair
The girls in Heavy Cream opened for the girls in Detroit Cobras on the Rocks Off boat 'Half Moon' on Friday night. For Heavy Cream it was their first of six NYC shows happening before September 8th. More pictures from the boat show, below...
today in NYC
* Michale Graves @ Europa
* Weezer tribute @ Bar 4
* Marah @ Bowery Electric
* Queensryche @ Nokia Theatre
* Car Stereo (Wars) @ The Bell House
* Vision of Disorder @ Gramercy Theatre
* Black Joe Lewis, Hacienda @ Maxwell's
* Emanuel & The Fear @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio @ Jazz Standard
* Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Jones Beach
* Triac, Curandera, Backslider @ Acheron
* Admiral Radley, Hooray For Earth @ Bowery Ballroom
* Glossary, Jonny Corndawg, Seth Rothschild @ Union Pool
* Unsolved Mysteries, High Highs, Teletextile @ Union Hall
* Trevor Dunn, Travis Laplante, Randy Peterson @ The Stone
* Annie Gosfield, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ha-Yang Kim @ The Stone
* Theophilus London, Grandmaster Flash (RSVP) @ Webster Hall
* Javelin, JD Samson (DJ set) @ The Yard at The Soho Grand Hotel
* Das Racist, BBU, Lionshare, Tayisha Busay, Zebra Baby @ Glasslands
* Abe Vigoda, Hollerado, Hawnay Troof, Uncle Bad Touch @ Cake Shop
* O'Death, Jonny Corndawg, The Goddamn Rattlesnake @ The Rock Shop
* Guttermouth, The New Threat, World War IX @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Detroit Cobras, Heavy Cream @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise - The Halfmoon
* Dream Diary, The Shining Twins, Phonetag, Wyldlife Monster @ Island Basement
* Peter's House Music, Psychobuildings, Free Blood, CSC Funk Band @ Death By Audio
* Dream Band, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Caveman, Acrylics @ Cameo Gallery
* Deva (female-fronted Devo tribute), The Othermen, Twin Guns, The Headless Hookers @ Bruar Falls
* Jupiter One, Project Jenny, Project Jan, Mother Feather, The Poison Control Center @ Mercury Lounge
Delta Spirit have a new video for Bushwick Blues. Check it out below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Heavy Cream - Watusi (MP3)
Heavy Cream @ Death by Audio in July (more by Leia Jospe)
Nashville's Heavy Cream release their debut album, Danny, on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label August 24 and you can download the catchy, rockin' "Watusi" from it at the top of this post.
Around the same time, the band will be heading back to NYC for another round of shows. The first will be opening for the Detroit Cobras on the Rock's Off Concert Cruise on August 20. They'll then play Union Pool on Sept 1 (with Boogie Boarder), Cake Shop on Sept 2 (with Unnatural Helpers), The Meat Locker in Montclair on Sept 4, The Rock Shop on Sept 6 (with Dinowalrus and Pterodactyl), and Death by Audio again on Sept 7.
Heavy Cream were here just a few weeks ago -- maybe you saw them at Death by Audio? The band are playing some shows to and from NYC, and all those dates are listed below, along with the cover art for Danny...
Raphael Saadiq is playing Terminal 5 on December 4th. Tickets are on sale.
Alberta Cross is headlining Bowery Ballroom on February 4th. Tickets are on AmEx presale (@ noon).
Violens and Acrylics share a bill at Mercury Lounge on December 9th. Tickets are on sale.
Slim pickins for New Years Eve shows in NYC this year. Mercury Lounge has The A-Bones opening for The Detroit Cobras. Tickets are on sale.
X @ SXSW SPIN party - March 14, 2008
X played the SPIN day party at Stubb's during SXSW. I stopped by to check them out, but wasn't feeling it, so I left after a few songs. Somehow I missed the fact that Perry Farrell introduced them, though I did notice Perry and his girlfriend walking around the Playboy party the night before.