Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for March 1st, 2012

March 2012 Music Calendar

Calendar updated daily!

BARE WITH ME MY MUSICAL FRIENDS!!! I am covering all 10 nights of Soulive’s Bowlive III @ The Brooklyn Bowl for Soulive’s records label RoyalFamilyRecords.com.  I have been working on this calendar in the little free time I have between, sleeping, eating, writing, working my 9-5 and enjoying the love of my new fiance and his 7 year old daughter. HAPPY ENGAGEMENT TO US!! For now, enjoy this given info and I will add more over the week to get it complete.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: Karl Denson, Big Sam, & Rhazel @ The Brooklyn Bowl

Friday, March 2, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: The London Souls, Karl Denson, Jennifer Hartswick @ The Brooklyn Bowl

Saturday, March 3, 2012

  • ($5) Kid Rockers Bowl with Soulive (Kids Show) @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: The Nigel Hall Band with Louis Cato, Jennifer Hartswick and Marco Benevento @ The Brooklyn Bowl
    • ($5) Late Night set with Wyllys @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($10) Sophistafunk @ The Rock Shop

Sunday, March 4, 2012

  • A day of rest…..

Monday, March 5, 2012

  • ($8) A Residency With Turkuaz with The Underground Horns and The Funk Ark @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($135) Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band @ Cafe Carlye ~ ($95 bar + $25 drink min., $185 premium)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: Lettuce, Zach Deputy, Skerik & Allen Stone @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($35-$40) O.A.R @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($125-$145) Robert Johnson @ 100 with The Roots, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye Lavette, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Sam Moore, more… @ Apollo Theater

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • (Free) Nutritious @ Bembe (A World Beat DJ)
  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: Lettuce, Zach Deputy, Skerik & Allen Stone @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($30-$40) Cedar Walton Quartet @ Birdland
  • ($35-$40) O.A.R @ Bowery Ballroom

Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: George Porter Jr., Billy Martin, Questlove and The Alecia Chakour Band, guest vocalist Citizen Cope and Alice Smith @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($35-$40) O.A.R @ Bowery Ballroom

Friday, March 9, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: George Porter Jr., Kenny Olson, Nigel Hall and Alecia Chakour @ The Brooklyn Bowl
    • ($5) Late Night set with Wyllys @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($35-$40) O.A.R @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater

Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • ($15) Bowlive III with Special Guests: The London Souls @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($35-$40) O.A.R @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater

Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • ($30) GOMEZ @ Bowery Ballroom

Monday, March 12, 2012

  • ($8) A Residency With Turkuaz with The Underground Horns and The Funk Ark @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($135) Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band @ Cafe Carlye ~ ($95 bar + $25 drink min., $185 premium)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • (Free) NY Funk Exchange @ Club Groove
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye
  • ($150) The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 @ Carnigie Hall
    • Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Art Garfunkel, Gomez, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz, David Johansen, Taj Mahal, The Mountain Goats, Rich Robinson

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

  • (Free) Nutritious @ Bembe (A World Beat DJ)
  • ($12) The Mike Dillon Band feat. members of Yojimbo Funk! @ Sullivan Hall
  • ($12-$18) Jackie Greene (Special Acoustic set) @ City Winery
  • ($25-$30) Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames @ Webster Hall
  • ($30) The Mahavishnu Project: The Best of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer featuring Gregg Bendian / Jesse Gress / Neil Alexander / Doug Lunn @ The Iridium Jazz Club
  • ($30-$40) Pat Martino Organ Trio @ Birdland NYC
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Thursday, March 15, 2012

  • (Free) Taylor Carson @ Rockwood Music Hall
  • ($5-$8) Biz Markie DJ Set @ The Brooklyn Bowl (late night)
  • ($10-$13) Dangermuffing with Jamie McLean Band @ Mercury Lounge
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Friday, March 16, 2012

  • ($5) Gent Treadly @ Kenny’s Castaways
  • ($12) Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($15) Allman Brothers After-Party with The CKS Band (Late Night Groove Series) @ The Blue Note
    • The band features Randy Ciarlante (The Levon Helm Band) on drums and vocals, Bruce Katz (The Gregg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton) on Hammond B-3 organ, and Scott Sharrard (The Gregg Allman Band)
  • ($18-$20) The Infamous Stringdusters @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($32.50) Betty Buckley @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
  • ($35) Allan Holdsworth Band featuring Jimmy Haslip, Virgil Donati, Kofi Burbridge and Yonrico Scott @ The Iridium
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye
  • ($70-$90) Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot – Special Acoustic duo show @ City Winery

Saturday, March 17, 2012

  • ($5) Gent Treadly @ Kenny’s Castaways
  • ($12) Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($15) Bernie Worrell Orchestra & Marco Benevento @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Monday, March 19, 2012

  • ($8) Jim Campilongo Electric Trio with Stephan Crump & Tony Mason @ The Living Room
  • ($17-$20) Rich Robinson & Steve Molitz (The Black Crowes) @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($20) GOMEZ with Turkuaz @ The Brooklyn Bowl

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • ($18-$20) The Wood Brothers @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($20) GOMEZ @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($30-$40) Pharoah Sanders Quartet @ Birdland
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

  • (Free) Nutritious w/ Wiseacre and John Dill @ Bembe (A World Beat DJ)
  • ($10) Chelsea Baratz & Maurice Brown @ Zinc Bar
  • ($30) The Bill Frisell and Sam Amidon Duo (early show) @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • ($50) Lee Ritenour @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Thursday, March 22, 2012

  • ($10) The Coup featuring Boots Riley @ The Brooklyn Bowl
    • ($5-$8) DJ Questlove Presents Bowl Train @ The Brooklyn Bowl (late night set)
  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($40) DJ Norie & Power 105 Present the Anything Goes Anniversary Concert with Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley @ Best Buy Theater
  • ($40-$80) The Black Keys @ Madison Square Garden
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Friday, March 23, 2012

  • (Free) Reckoning @ Rollin Greens
  • ($8) The Bernie Worell Orchestra @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($15) Yarn @ Hiro Ballroom
  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($25-$30) Dr. Dog @ Terminal 5
  • ($30-$40) Pharoah Sanders Quartet @ Birdland
  • ($40-$45) Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye
  • ($110) Citizen Cope @ Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall

Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • ($10) The Brew @ The Studio at Webster Hall
  • ($10-$12) Perpetual Groove @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($15-$20) Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste @ Sullivan Hall
    • ($10-$15) Jimkata @ Sullivan Hall (late night set)
  • ($18-$27) Ben Kweller @ Irving Plaza
  • ($22.50) Col. Bruce Hampton – Midnight Series @ Iridium Jazz Club
  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($60-$175) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • ($20-$35) **Double Feature** Stanley Clarke Trio + Larry Coryell Trio @ The Blue Note (8pm/10pm)
  • ($28) Toot and The Maytals @ The Brooklyn Bowl
  • ($50-$150) The Allman Brothers @ Beacon Theater

Monday, March 26, 2012

  • ($8) A Residency with Turkuaz with Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band @ The Brooklyn Bowl ~ Free before 7pm
  • ($8) Jim Campilongo Electric Trio with Stephan Crump & Tony Mason @ The Living Room
  • ($25) Mingus Orchestra for “Mingus Mondays”@ Jazz Standard
  • ($28) Frankenstein Brothers ft. Buckethead and That 1 Guy @ B. B. Kings
  • ($40) Fiona Apple @ Bowery Ballroom
  • ($135) Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band @ Cafe Carlye ~ ($95 bar + $25 drink min., $185 premium)Jazz Standard

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  • ($20) Cindy Blackman: Explorations @ The Jazz Standard
  • ($30) Dr. Lonnie Smith (live recording sessions!) @ GB’s Juke Joint NYC
    • w/ Jeff Tain Waits, Little Johnny Rivera, Ed Cherry, John Ellis, ian Hendrickson-Smith, John Marshall
  • ($30-$40) Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Birdland
  • ($50-$65) Joan Osborne: Album Release @ City Winery
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • (Free) Nutritious @ Bembe (A World Beat DJ)
  • (Free) Gent Treadly @ Boom
  • ($18-$21) Simone Felice @ Mercury Lounge
  • ($20) Cindy Blackman: Explorations @ Jazz Standard
  • ($30) Dr. Lonnie Smith (live recording sessions!) @ GB’s Juke Joint NYC
    • w/ Jeff Tain Waits, Little Johnny Rivera, Ed Cherry, John Ellis, ian Hendrickson-Smith, John Marshall
  • ($30-$40) Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Birdland
  • ($50-$65) Joan Osborne: Album Release @ City Winery
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • ($5-$8) DJ Questlove Prsents Bowl Train @ The Brooklyn Bowl (late night set)
  • ($15-$20) Bonobo Presents: “Black Sands Remixed” Album Launch @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • ($20) Cindy Blackman: Explorations @ The Jazz Standard
  • ($20-$25) Steep canyon Rangers @ Joe’s Pub
  • ($30) Dr. Lonnie Smith (live recording sessions!) @ GB’s Juke Joint NYC
    • w/ Jeff Tain Waits, Little Johnny Rivera, Ed Cherry, John Ellis, ian Hendrickson-Smith, John Marshall
  • ($30-$40) Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Birdland
  • ($50+) Dr. John with The Blind Boys of Alabama @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Friday, March 30, 2012

  • ($15) The Wailers @ Brooklyn Bowl
    • ($8) BoomBox @ Brooklyn Bowl (late night set)
  • ($20) Ryan Montbleau Band w/ special guests Band of Heathens @ Hiro Ballroom
  • ($20-$30) of Montreal @ Webster Hall
  • ($30-$40) Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Birdland
  • ($50+) Dr. John with The Blind Boys of Alabama @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Saturday, March 31, 2012

  • ($10) Tall Tall Trees @ 92nd St Y
  • ($20-$30) of Montreal @ Webster Hall
  • ($30-$40) Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Birdland
  • ($55-$150) Discovery of Wyclef Jean an Acoustic Intimate Evening / Up Close & Personal @ City Winery
  • ($50+) Dr. John with The Blind Boys of Alabama @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
  • ($70-$80) Betty Lavette @ Cafe Carlye

Read Full Post »

Neal Evans (Photo by Phrazz)

Neal Evans (Photo by Phrazz)

The second night of BOWLIVE III at The Brooklyn Bowl started similarly to the previous evening with Soulive members Eric Krasno and brothers Neal Evans and Alan Evans taking the stage alone for the first two songs.  “Shaheed,” from band’s 2001 album Doin’ Something, and “DIG,” from their 2003 self-titled album started the set. With the members of Soulive choosing to open the sets themselves, they took on on the entire responsibility of pumping up their audience. They fully succeeded.  By the end of the second song, audience members were whispering that this night was even hotter than the last.

Eric Krasno (Picture by Phrazz)

Eric Krasno (Picture by Phrazz)

Luther Dickinson (Photo by Phrazz)

Luther Dickinson (Photo by Phrazz)

For those who couldn’t make this night due to responsibilities, I understand your pain. This evening would be one that would go down in Soulive history. For those of you who chose to come to the first and not the second, purely on issues related to laziness, I know you feel pissed enough. I won’t rub it in. Seeing how Luther Dickinson and John Scofield didn’t get on stage together with Krazno in the first night, one could logically assume that following day would see our hope delivered. All three guitarists on stage…at the same time!!

Luther and Krasno (Photo by Phrazz)

Luther and Krasno (Photo by Phrazz)

John Scofield, considered one of the “big three” of America’s current jazz guitarists, joined the stage for a second night with a pink guitar and giant smile.  “Nealization,” off their 2003 album Turn It Out, which Scofield performed on the album for this song, was next on the energized set-list. The energy level for a Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Bowl that was two-thirds full was stellar. The players on stage had picked up where they left off the night before and continued to elevate throughout the entire night.

Nigel Hall, the soulful vocalist and keyboardist from The Warren Haynes Band, was a much larger presence last night coming out on the Billy Cobham and George Duke tune, “Stratus.” Hall’s passion for the Fusion genre, especially George Duke, runs DEEP so you can only imagine how tight, invested and amazing he was performing the tune. Absolutely CRUSHING with Scofield distorting his rock-oriented sound! John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Provo” followed.

With Nigel still on stage, delivering a fun Moog solo half way through, they performed the Scofield original, “Hottentot.” Alan Evans was clearly feeling this song as he threw in slight change ups in his beats that altered the style and sound in a great way, if only for a few seconds. His eyes closed and his lips pursed during the intense moments of connection to his instrument, Alan Evans was fully engaging and stood out as a leader on stage that night.

Luther Dickinson (Photo by Phrazz)

Luther Dickinson (Photo by Phrazz)

Ending the set with Nappy Brown’s 1957 cover made popular by Ray Charles, “The Night Time is the Right Time,” Soulive and guitar god history was made. Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), John Scofield and Eric Krasno were all on the stage at the same time, for the first time. This was the moment that the die-hard fans were waiting for.  Nigel Hall sang the bluesy love song while the audience witnessed the three guitarists take their turns playing in their own unique and respective styles in a solo.

Luther Dickinson eventually left the stage as the song continued. Then, what I definitely considered one of the most interesting guitar banters of the musical run, took place. Scofield and Krasno played off each other’s rifts in one of the most unusual and gorgeous ways this super fan has ever witnessed. The Evans brothers lightened their presence, tapping a little lighter and recognizing the moment that was taking place. It was almost as if the two guitars were holding a conversation. The audience was silent when the song ended and then they erupted. THIS WAS WHY THESE MEN DO WHAT THEY DO! These rare moments of musical collaborations are what define Bowlive.

During set break audience members engaged in the Brooklyn Bowl’s amazing Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, played a game of bowling and could be heard comparing the two evenings. Everyone was in agreement that this night kicked the previous night out of the water.

The second set started with Luther Dickinson joining the stage immediately for “Outrage” and stayed on stage for the entire set. “Bubble” and “All Night Long” were simply fantastic. There was no warming up this time, no taking it slow and simple. It was a full speed ahead.

Luther Dickinson and Eric Krasno (Photo by Phrazz)

Luther Dickinson and Eric Krasno (Photo by Phrazz)

Nigel Hall (Photo By Phrazz)

Nigel Hall (Photo By Phrazz)

Neal Evans was a force to be reckoned with during the second set with his heavy-handed organ play sounding excellent partnered with Dickinson’s slide guitar for “Shake Your Momma.”  Nigel Hall came out on stage once again to perform Muddy Water’s “Champagne and Reefer,” which had the audience laughing in agreement to the lyrics.

Alan Evans (Photo by Phrazz)

Alan Evans (Photo by Phrazz)

The encore was spectacular. Leaving the stage for only 120 seconds, Soulive and Luther Dickinson literally ran back on stage to perform “Spanish Castle” by Jimi Hendrix.  Their excitement was evident as Dickinson sang the verses and Alan Evans sang the chorus. No one wanted the show to end but the audience accepted the fact that these talented musicians needed their rest.

We had eight more days to go and Soulive’s passion and desire to strive would ensure that the coming nights continue bringing straight fire. Tommorrow’s rage would consume me with the FUNK as Karl Denson, Big Sam and Rahzel continue where Luther Dickinson and John Scofield left off.

Download Night 2 Sound Board Audio Here!

Pictures by Phrazz

Videos by Marc Millman and mkdevo

Words by The Tiny Rager

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: