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Charles Bradley at Firefly Music Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As we've mentioned before, Charles Bradley, whose second album for Daptone is out in April, used to spend time as James Brown tribute act, Black Velvet. And still does occasionally.
Black Velvet play Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday (2/13) back by Jimmy Hill & The Allstarz Band and The Gold Magnolias. Tickets are still available.
UPDATE (2/12): The Black Velvet show is cancelled. Bummer!
Meanwhile, still no word on tickets to Bradley's scheduled NYC show at The Apollo on May 16. He still has it listed in his tour dates but the Harlem venue doesn't have it on its online calendar as of this posting.
In related new, Soul Rebels will take over Brooklyn Bowl for the three nights following (2/14 - 2/16). The group, who were recently the house band at the NFL Honors Awards Show, will have guest Karl Denson plus openers Royal Surprise with them on 2/14; guests Pedrito Maritnez and Maurice Brown plus openers The Slide Brothers on 2/15; and John Medeski and Igmar Thomas plus openers Alecia Chakour Band on 2/16. Tickets to all three shows are still available.
Video of Bradley as Black Velvet at Hiro Ballroom last year is below.
What's better than getting a little sexy? Getting sexy for free at noon in the middle of Metrotech, BAM is guessing. That theory will be put to the test once again at the 2012 R&B Festival at Metrotech Commons, the annual, completely free and open to the public series going down throughout the summer. Kicking off on June 7th with a performance from the legendary Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, the party goes down every Thursday at noon until middle August and features appearances from Aloe Blacc, Fishbone, Blitz the Ambassador, The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Shemekia Copeland and NRBQ, Ky-Mani Marley, and more. Full shcedule is below.
The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo also play Central Park Summerstage while they're in town.
Aloe Blacc's appearance is one of THREE scheduled for NYC, including another free show at Lincoln Center on August 12th. He'll also be on hand to celebrate the late, great Curtis Mayfield on July 20th.
All Aloe Blacc dates, some video and the R&B Festival schedule, below....