Michelle Shocked (featuring Levon Helm)--"Secret To A Long Life" (mp3)
Our often-maligned music scene deserves a break this summer. We've got a number of very fine, somewhat under-the-radar kinds of acts coming to town, and I'm not even talking about the cumbersome Riverbend venues.
So I was intrigued when he emailed me and said, "Monotonix are coming back to jj bohemias – Friday june 27. I want to see them. I think you should as well." I didn't know who Monotonix is, but I always trust B's musical instincts. And if you see them in action, you will be inspired to want to see them, too, and J.J.'s has the kind of close quarters that may recreate that same out-of-control vibe you see in the YouTube video. Though I doubt anyone will be drinking beer out of a shoe. We can hope, though, can't we? It seems people around the country know about our clubs.
6/28: Shelby Lynne at Rhythm and Brews. I've been a Shelby fan since her first CD. Even when they tried to sex her up, I shrugged off my preconceptions and stuck with her. Amazing, amazing voice. And I promise, if we ever have another "Jesus Week" on this blog, her "Jesus on a Greyhound" will be a definite part of the playlist.