Hot Spot - G. Love, Dirty Dozen, etc....
Spotlight on G. Love’s new CD “Lemonade”, which is full of summertime funky fun. This new album finds Love back in the fresh form of his early records. Who else can fuse laid back front porch blues, jazzy break beats and funky hip hop with special guests like Jack Johnson, Blackalicious, Ben Harper, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Tristan Prettyman; and still sound like a hundred percent G. Love.
-He’s in town with Special Sauce and opener Marc Broussard, Wednesday night at the Rialto Theatre.
***Tune in to Live@5 Wednesday on The Homestretch for a performance from G. Love in Studio 2A.
Hot Spot(s) There are a plethora of shows in town over the next week.
- Nigerian Reggae Superstar, Victor Essiet and the Mandators bring their nine piece Reggae band all the way from Nigeria to the Old Pueblo for a show at Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave.
- Fans of instrumental acoustic guitar in the vein of John Fahey and Leo Kottke can welcome home Michael Gulezian at Old Town Artisans, 8pm.
-For those fans of the Black Keys brand of duo garage blues willing to make the treck up north, they’ll be at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
- New Orleans institution, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, bring second line to Tucson for a Tucson Jazz Society show at St. Philips Plaza, 6:30pm. Their new album is an emotionally charged re-interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s classic protest album “What’s Going On” and was recently spotlighted here on KXCI.
- Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist extraordinaire, Andrew Bird brings his unique solo performance to the Rialto Theatre. He was last in town to open KXCI’s concert with Ani DiFranco at Centennial Hall.
- see spotlight above for more info on G. Love.
-We didn’t have music at press time, but a new band born out of Slobberbone, the Drams, hit Club Congress with the Bo Dukes.