“I just found out I’m giving away Phil Collins tickets for the rest of the week! He’s playing a special show at the Electric Factory on June 21st, performing all 60s-era and Motown classics, with The Funk Brothers backing him up!” — Andre Gardner
The band just returned to Philly yesterday from another one of its Southeastern trips. We rocked, we jazzed, and we most definitely funked! We were asked to turn down a few times – not sure that we were ever asked to turn up though… hmmm. I blame Zeeger …and Mikey …and Stephen for that matter! We got to play with the best band in the South (check out the Will Cash Quartet – you’ll be glad you did!). Mikey and I got to sit in with the undisputed kings of Carolina funk, Yo Mamma’s Big Fat Booty Band! Mikey even got to play with Taylor Hicks’ keyboardist in Birmingham. We hit the Gulf and stood on a moonlit beach 12 hours before the oil hit – beautiful! We even got Zeeger drunk one night!!!
You can check out the pics from the tour on any of the band members’ facebook pages as well as the DQB facebook fan page. (Although I might be the only one who has posted any pics yet… just a heads up!)
Type: Music/Arts – Concert
Date: Monday, May 17, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Johnny Brenda’s
Street: 1201 N. Frankford Ave
In appreciation and celebration of musician Lindsey Buckingham’s mad genius and one of modern music’s most “punk rock-soft rock” albums, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society will perform its interpretation of the classic 1979 double album in its entirety during three upcoming shows: Saturday, May 15 at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sunday, May 16 at Union Hall in Brooklyn, New York; and Monday, May 17 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After five years of “Yeah, we should really do this… no, seriously!’”e-mails, phone calls, and drinking sessions, fellow Lindsey Buckingham/Fleetwood Mac obsessives Charlie Hall (vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has played drums with Jens Lekman, The War on Drugs, Windsor for the Derby, Tommy Guerrero and others) and Patrick Berkery (drummer for Danielson, Pernice Brothers, Bigger Lovers, Mazarin and others) finally put their musical pipe dream into action in 2009, and found four kindred music spirits to form The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society.
The six-person collective is based out of several points along the I-95 corridor between New England and Philadelphia, and also includes Tony Goddess (formerly of Papas Fritas, currently with Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents), Birdie Busch (a Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter), Samantha Goddess (a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, also of Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents) and Dave Hartley (bassist and vocalist with The Buried Beds, The War on Drugs and BC Camplight).
The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society is not a tribute act and will not perform in costume. The band features no defined character roles and is more a loving exploration of the album than a verbatim reproduction. For more about The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, visit www.tlbas.com.
Start Time: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:30pm
End Time: Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 1:30am
Location: 400 Brower Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
The Perkiomen Cafe has been serving the Oaks area since 1950. It was originally owned and operated by the Fenyus family of Phoenixville. The Radliff family of Plymouth township along with a friend purchased the tavern on 4-15-1992. http://www.perkycafe.com
Type: Music/Arts – Concert
Start Time: Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: Gear Jammers Saloon.
Street: 2295 East Main Street
City/Town: Douglassville, PA
“We finally make our way up to the Reading area and we’re doin it right. We’re invading a little bar with our good friends, the juggernaut called Silas, and they’ve brought zipperbeam, and Cerebral Static with them to add to the kill. All this for just 5 bucks!”
The Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd Street)
I took my band (now with drummer!) for a test drive back in March and it was a great success. If you haven’t seen me with a full band yet, then you’re in for a treat! Join me with Wesley Rast on drums, Chris Farrell on guitar and John Glaubitz on bass at the Tin Angel (20 South 2nd Street) on Thursday, May 6th. I’ll be performing a handful of songs with the band as well as some solo stuff. Christie Lenee and AlyCat will be performing with their bands, too. I hope to see you there!