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June 29, 2008; The Barrymore Theater, Madison
Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I rarely buy tickets for the Ampitheater. Instead, my preference is to get there mid-afternoon, listen to whatever appeals on the various free stages, crowd watch and "take my place in the freak parade." Of course, I pick the date because I want to see a particular band, and in the early evening I try to get myself situated for the big act.
My plans for this year are to attend on July 3rd and 4th - with a stayover in Milwaukee with friends. I'm very excited to see Thievery Corporation on Thursday, and then enjoy the Fourth of July at the festival grounds. It should be a crazy night with Phil Lesh and Friends taking the stage at 8:00pm; following a set by old favorites, Lotus. (The Roots are also scheduled to perform that night, but I suspect I'll have to wait until their Madison appearance in September to see them again.) Other dates that tempt me include:
|Thurs June 26||Gnarls Barkley |
Eric Burdon and the Animals
|Sat June 29||Galactic|
|Sun June 30|| |
|Tues July 1|| |
Zappa Plays Zappa
|Wed July 2||The Crystal Method|
|Sun July 6||Mickey Hart Band|
TIP: For those weeknight return drives to Madison, I usually pull out before final encores. This will get you home an hour sooner - or more! And you will appreciate that when you get up for work the next day.
- Mister Bill
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Verve//Remixed 4 discs are the latest to emerge (remixed) in the Remix series from the legendary record label. The new album re-imagines a classic array of R&B, soul, latin and jazz standards and rare gems with the help of some of today's best producers and mixers and also adds a shake of funk and Afrobeat! With the likes of Kenny Dope and Diplo featured on this release, you can't help but groove to the tunes.
FREE! Download Diplo's Remix of California Soul here
For those of you who prefer things digital, here is a link to buy the album on iTunes.
| VERVE//REMIXED 4 TRACK LISTING |
So send us an e-mail (contact @ madisonmusicreview.com) with "Verve//Remixed" in the subject line and your name for a chance to get a freshly pressed copy with georgeous artwork for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. Cheers, Ankur
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Live at the 2008 Marquette Waterfront Festival featuring local musicians Tony Castañeda from the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet and Andy Ewen from Honor Among Thieves.
Monday, June 02, 2008
I saw Bo Diddley when I was living in Colorado at a small club in the foothills in 1997. The show was completely insane exactly what I expected from this legend...RIP.
(CNN) -- Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley," melded rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll through a distinctive thumping beat, has died. He was 79.
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley influenced generations of guitarists.
Diddley died Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Archer, Florida, a family spokeswoman said.
The cause was heart failure, his family said.The world-renowned guitarist's signature beat -- usually played on an equally distinctive rectangular-bodied guitar -- laid the foundation for rock 'n' roll, and became so identified with him that it became known as the "Bo Diddley" beat. It was unlike anything else heard in pop music. [...more]