The second leg of A Bowie Celebration, the David Bowie Alumni tour made its way to the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California, for a 22-song marathon concert of David Bowie classics. The show featured a core band of Bowie collaborators including, keyboardist Mike Garson who was Bowie's longest and most frequent band member. Garson played on more than 20 Bowie albums and performed more than 1000 live shows with him.
It was the second to last weekend in September which meant it was also time for the 2nd annual Bourbon and Beyond Festival to come to Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Unfortunately, it also accounts for unpredictable weather, as last year’s festival had relentless sun and heat. This year was the opposite, pouring rains made the grounds spongy and turned to mud very quickly. But while that was happening, it didn’t stop 25,000 people to enjoy the music that was in store for the day.
New York got a taste of Alabama soul music this week when eight-piece band St. Paul and the Broken Bones took the stage at New York’s Brooklyn Steel. After selling out two shows at one of New York’s most well-known music venues, this band did not disappoint.
The English rock band The The brought their melancholy music to Hollywood California during their first U.S. tour in 18 years, the Comeback Special Tour. The group, which was the brainchild of Matt Johnson was one of the first English post-punk rock bands to emerge from the New Wave Movement. The 57-year-old Johnson grew up in East London hanging out at The Two Puddings Pub, which his family owned. The young music lover experimented with a wide range of sounds, producing volumes of music, some of which were funneled into albums that were never released.
Formula 5 have announced additional dates on their 2018 Fall Tour. The tour stretches from the Northeast to the Rocky Mountains with a swing through the South, performing their ‘Widespread’s Dead’ set at select shows. The band will close out festival season with appearances at The Heap Music Festival (October 12) and Mustang Rock and Roast Music Festival (October 14).
The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 50th anniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 - 1972).
This past Saturday, the Williamsburg area in downtown New York City returned with one of its most anticipated musical events of the year, Brooklyn Comes Alive. Across three music venues, The Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, and Music Hall of Williamsburg, over fifty musicians jammed, sang, and tributed together in fifteen sets of unique, supergroup type fashion.