It’s summer so get out there. A real small list of bands worth checking out, and while the venues I mention will have a Boston centric bias, since, well I’m here; you can do a lot worse then getting out to see the following.
Galactic , and they are playing the Chicken Box on Nantucket on August 13th, if you are on the island, then there is no where else you should be, if you are not, well worth the ferry ride.
Pimps of Joy Time , the sound that these cats put out on stage is tremendous, what they are doing live…tremendous. I don’t care if you say, “hey funk is not my bag”, wrong, you’ve been carrying the wrong bag. find them, get the album, buy the t-shirt. They will be playing the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, Saturday August 18th, bring the kids.
Thomas Mapfuno, the Lion of Zimbabwe, afro funk acid pop, don’t try to label it and go listen, select tour dates.
Note: I realize that anyone who gets to this blog is generally following the niche of architecture and technology but this blog, at least intially was intended to inform, but also be a reminder to myself what is happening that is germane in this world, but occasionally the world at large, and lord knows when I am penned inside on a summer day in front, well today, 3 screens, having something playing through pandora or itunes, or finding something on stereomood or soundcloud keeps your toes tapping and your mind from napping.