Mitch Mitchell (right)

today in NYC
* The Budos Band @ SOB's
* Hank IV & Los Llamarada @ Maxwell's
* Butch Walker & Jesse Malin @ Gramercy Theatre
* Jolie Holland & Herman Dune @ Highline Ballroom
* Alejandro Escovedo & Amy Cook @ Bowery Ballroom
* No Neck Blues Band & Electroputas @ Santos Party House
* Little Joy, The Dead Trees & Blonde Acid Cult @ Mercury Lounge
* Spank Rock, Busy Bee, Grand Master Caz, Grand Wizard Theodore, Double Trouble, NinjaSonik @ Danbro Brewery Warehouse

Also, according to Cake Shop's website, Jens Lekman is DJing there tonight. Other recent Jens appearances include the "singing DJ" performance at our CMJ show, a "DJ" appearance right after that at the Bell House, and a straight up singing appearance at the Living Room two days ago.

Ol' Dirty Bastard died today in 2004.

RIP, Mitch Mitchell

Another great drummer, Jimmy Carl Black, passed away earlier this month.

Mitch Mitchell drumming in the videos below...

What else?

MITCH MITCHELL Drum Solo Sweden, January 9, 1969

The legendary Mitch Mitchell pioneered a style of drumming, which would later become known as fusion. This is a "lead" style of playing distinguished by interplay with lead instruments such as guitar or keyboards, and the melding of jazz and rock drumming styles.Alongside Hendrix's revolutionary guitar work and songwriting, Mitchell's playing helped redefine rock music drumming.
Mitch Mitchell playing style is like one big solo and sounds far more impressive when its not intended to be.
He does everything he needs within the songs.
Mitch Mitchell, the best, the intuitive,the creator of the fusion, the inovator and versatile drummer ever.

Excerpts from the 1970 Isle of Wight concert with Jimi Hendrix. Interesting technical study with slow motion close ups.

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