Sorry, sorry, it’s a little crazy around here and though we try our hardest to be timely (i know, that’s the point of a blog, right?), the best intentions pave the way toyou know what. So, in response to Drew’s gentle nudging, here are a few crumbs:
Ali Farka Toure just passed away, which is heartbreaking to all of us here. He’s been a big influence on many of us, and clearly on Tinariwen, the Touareg band we’re copresenting with the Cedar on April 8, at the Cedar. RIP.
We’re in the midst of planning the 30th Anniversary season of Music & Movies in Loring Park, which opens July 17. Should have an announcement with film/band lineup very soon.
Carla Bozulich and Ches Smith just played here last weekend with 2 Foot Yard. I think she…surprised some people. I was thrilled, it’s important that this be a place for work that jolts you sometimes. Whether you love it or hate it, it was fascinating to see the throughline between the opening and closing band, that they can share similar roots and philosophies yet takewildly different paths in the final analysis.
Bobby Birdman is heading East on tour soon. Will he come to the midwest, I wonder. Perhaps this deserves some looking into. Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom have a show opening in May at Peres Projects in LA. Wish I could go.
Sorry I haven’t posted any images this time around, but they always come out so small anyway.