Entries tagged with: Sharon Jones
1. My Soul Is A Witness, Alvin Youngblood Hart & Sharon JonesTickets go on presale (password = queenoffunk) @ 10am for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings' February 15th Beacon Theater show.
2. That's What My Baby Likes, Sharon Jones, Teenie Hodges & Alvin Youngblood Hart
5. It's Tight Like That, Sharon Jones, Teenie Hodges & Alvin Youngblood Hart
11. Wild About That Thing, Sharon Jones, Teenie Hodges & Alvin Youngblood Hart
14. We Shall Not Be Moved, Sharon Jones with Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith
15. Up Above My Head, Sharon Jones with Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings @ El Rey Theater, LA - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Tickets go on sale Friday for a Sharon Jones show at Beacon Theatre in NYC on February 15th.
Sharon Jones, Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett and Denzel Whitaker attend the reception for “The Great Debaters” New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on Wednesday night. [CL]This is a reminder. The Great Debaters opens on Christmas. Sharon Jones tour dates below....
Christmas is just four days away. That means very few people are working, there are a lot less people in the city, and that this long weekend should be full of holiday shows like A Twisted Christmas, Heeb Storytelling at Joe's Pub, and Heebonism @ Knitting Factory. What else can you recommend?
Holiday messages from Sharon Jones & The Pipettes below....
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings backstage @ The Apollo (CRED/MORE)
They all have new videos. Tour dates & videos below....
For those who missed it at the Apollo.....
Sharon Jones & friend @ The Apollo - Oct 6, 2007 (CRED)
Saturday night was a big night for music in NYC. A few lucky people got to see Sigur Ros play a few songs, Arcade Fire headlined their biggest NYC show at (what must be) the biggest venue in NYC - their ninth NYC show this year (where they covered the Violent Femmes), and Miss Sharon Jones and her Dap Kings brought the soul back home to the legendary Apollo Theater.
DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights (MP3)
“First, I feel kind of angry about it,” she said, but then added, “Well, if it took Amy to get the Dap-Kings heard, then it’s a good thing. I say it’s great. Thank you.” [says Sharon Jones to the NY Times]Sharon & co stopped by the Virgin store in Union Square last night - on release day. Stream the whole new album at AOL (before they take it off), and here is some video from the show...
James & Sharon
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings' new album 100 Days, 100 Nights is streaming in its entirety over at AOL (along with the new Stars, Jose Gonzalez, Devendra Banhart, Shocking Pinks and others). The album actually comes out next week (Oct 2) which is also when they'll two very special album-relase shows - there's the previously announced one at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem (Oct 6) (tix), and there's the one on the actual release date in a store.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsGo to that. Go to Apollo, and maybe even go to Apollo for free. I have one pair of "great seats" to giveaway to one lucky winner who emails BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sharon), and tells me one artist besides Sharon to have recorded at Daptone Studios. Winner will be picked at random and notified. Included your first and last name.
Live @ Virgin Mega-Store, Union Square
10/ 2 @ 7pm
Get free wristband with purchase of CD - space is limited so buy your CD's early
Sharon will sign CD's after show.
And to hear Sharon Jones sing "It Hurts to Be Alone" by Bob Marley, head over to Entertainment Weekly. Tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones - 100 Days, 100 Nights (MP3)
These two MTV news videos are a quick and interesting look inside Daptone Records (in Bushwick, Brooklyn & pictured above)....
DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones - 100 Days 100 Nights (MP3)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (CRED)
As previously posted more than once, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have a new album coming out on October 2nd. In the meantime, download the soul-filled title track above. Sharon's next NYC show is October 6th @ The Apollo Theater, and her friends and band-mates in the Budos Band's next previously advertised show is Thursday night at Joe's Pub, but you can also see them FOR FREE TONIGHT (August 7th) @ Sound Fix Records in Brooklyn.
John Vanderslice is also playing Bowery Ballroom. Junior Senior is also playing Highline Ballroom. Okkervil River is also playing Webster Hall, and has a new record out today. More Sound Fix shows @ their site.
Also upcoming @ Sound Fix, Brooklyn, NYC (free)
Aug 7 - The Budos Band
Aug 9 - Elk City
Aug 12 - JUNIOR SENIOR
Aug 16 - Jennifer O'Connor
Aug 17 - JOHN VANDERSLICE
Aug 18 - OKKERVIL RIVER
Aug 19 - Page France
Aug 24 - White Rabbits
Okkervil River's Will Sheff in Cambridge - July 14, 2007 (CRED)
100 Days, 100 Nights is out October 2nd
Sharon Jones herself just completed filming the role of "Lila" in the upcoming film The Great Debaters. Denzel Washington both directed and stars in the film along with Forest Whitaker. Sharon plays a "Juke Joint" singer named "Lila" and has both a speaking part and is featured singing the Lucille Bogan classic "That's what my Baby Likes". She also recorded additional songs which will be included in the official soundtrack to the film. The movie is a Weinstein Co release and is due out on Christmas Day. Denzel Washington hand-picked Sharon from a quickly made DVDo of her live performances and applauded her on-screen talents.Tickets for Sharon's next NYC show at the Apollo Theater (October 6) go on sale Friday. Her last NYC show was a free one at Castle Clinton. New song on MySpace. All tour dates below....
the Budos Band @ Citysol, NYC - July 14, 2007
Tonight (July 26, 2007) is the free Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings concert in Castle Clinton - a seated outdoor venue (where Drive by Truckers just played), but I doubt many people will be staying in their seats - well, actually I don't know. It will definitely be weird if security trys to keep it a truly seated concert. What do you think? Note: "Two free tickets per person will be distributed at the Castle on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00pm on the day of the show."
And as I've said many times, Sharon's backing band The Dap Kings also now back Amy Winehouse, and share members (and a label) with The Budos Band. The Budos Band played the free BrooklynVegan/Solar One Citysol concert a few weekends ago - the one Les Savy Fav headlined. And as previously mentioned, despite not a ton of people showing up for their early set time (relatively speaking), the show was a funky good time. The Budos Band's next show is at Joe's Pub on August 9th - I hope they can all fit on the stage. More photos & tour dates, below...
Booker T & the MG’s were sooo awesome; when they started playing “Green Onions” and “Big Train” on stage, people were flippin’ out! There were a bunch of random women dancing all over the place… it was sort of amusing/funny/cute. And when you throw in Sharon Jones for a touch of soul (especially with a song like “Sitting on the Dock” by Otis) and lots of vocal improvs… it was damn near perfect. [cdnpio]They do it again today at noon.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ the 2007 Moers Festival (CRED)
Speaking of the Dap Kings, Sharon Jones has a bunch of free NYC shows coming up - including one today, and one tomorrow with Booker T & the MG's. River to River's site describes tonight's (June 13 - 7pm) show like this:
This 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, responsible for creating the spare and punchy “Memphis sound,” performs a soulful show with guest vocalist, “Queen of Funk,” Sharon Jones.It's a perfect (and free) alternative to Franz and Paul. BAM's website says this about tomorrow's Brooklyn show:
Booker T. & The MG's with special guest Sharon JonesThe Brooklyn show starts at noon - timed to coincide with your lunch hour.
As the studio band that backed Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, Booker T. and The MG's are true patriarchs of rock and roll—and the classic track "Green Onions" only furthered their fame in their own right. In a match made in soul heaven, Booker T. and band are joined by Sharon Jones of Dap-Kings fame, whose sound smolders like a hot night in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia.
All tour dates, and new album info, below......
DOWNLOAD: The Budos Band - Chicago Falcon (MP3)
Unlike during the dance parade in Manhattan on Saturday, the sun was shining at the 5th Avenue Street Fair in Park Slope on Sunday (May 20, 2007). The annual Brooklyn festival runs down 5th Ave from Southpaw, past Union Hall, and ends right around the Lucky 13 Saloon. The bands playing in front of Southpaw this year were Miss Fairchild, The Real Live Show, and, the only one I saw - The Budos Band....
Somethin' Else Records, the shop owned by a member of the band Radio 4, was still open, but possibly not for long?
More photos from the street fair - including ones of the Budos Band and their burlesque dancer, at my Flickr.
Right before SXSW, the Langerado Music Festival took place in South Florida (March 9-11). Performers included My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, Stephen Malkmus, Cat Power, Explosions in the Sky, The Hold Steady, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings...
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Langerado, Florida - March 9, 2007 (CRED)
"We had a blast down in Florida and have finally settled back into "normal life. I've been to numerous music festivals and extravaganzas, and this definitely has found a spot on the top of that list. Here's why…" [Live Music Blog]
From Florida, Sharon Jones headed to Austin, Texas to participate in SXSW.
Brooklyn soul-funk phenoms Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings entered the SXSW pantheon after conjuring the spirit of James Brown and casting a spell over a crowd of five hundred last Saturday night. After witnessing Jones' sassy command of her audience, the rock bands in town might as well just turn in their distortion pedals. "That show was ten times better than the second-best show I saw all week," one jaded attendee declared. Comments on our EarBud blog about Jones' live video got the same reaction: Super fly. [East Bay Express]Sharon's next three shows are at the Jazz Cafe in London (March 30 - April 1), and her next NYC show is - like Bloc Party, Modest Mouse, The Stooges, Bjork and The Arcade Fire - at the United Palace Theatre on 175th Street. The date is April 13, 2007, and she's opening for Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Isley Brothers. Tickets are on sale. More Isley Brothers dates at Ticketmaster.
DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Give Me a Chance (MP3)
Sharon Jones is unbelievable - an amazing performer with endless amounts of energy, and backed by the smooth sounds of the funky Dap Kings. She played two one-hour sets on the Rocks Off Cruise show that sailed along Manhattan's West side on Friday night, September 8. 2006. Tripwire has a full review.
JACKIE ROBINSON PARK | 2006 FREE CONCERTS
Jul 29 - Ronald K. Brown / Evidence and Def Dance Jam Workshop
Aug 5 - Full Circle Productions Ballet Hispanico Student Ensemble
Aug 9 - Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue
Aug 16 - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Aug 23 - Kurtis Blow
Sharon Jones is also playing on a boat
Saturday, May 20th, 2006 8:00 PM
Daptone Records "Super Soul Revue" Celebrates 50 Years of Sharon Jones @ Irving Plaza in NYC
Get Ready to celebrate Sharon's 50th Birthday with: The Dap-Kings, Binky Griptite, The Budos Band, The Mighty Imperials, Naomi Davis and the Gospel Queens, and of course - Miss Sharon Jones!
(Other Special Guests To Be Announced Soon)
In addition to shows in DC, Philly, SXSW and elsewhere (see below), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are coming back to Southpaw in Brooklyn for a show on April 8, 2006. Tickets on sale soon. All dates below...