November 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre Tickets November 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Tickets November 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater Tickets November 13 – Eugene, OR @ John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts Tickets November 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre Tickets November 17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater Tickets November 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre Tickets November 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre Tickets November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets December 4 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater Tickets December 5 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre Tickets December 7 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre Tickets December 8 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore Tickets December 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Paramount Theater Tickets December 11 – Nashville, TN @ The CMA Theater Tickets December 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall Tickets With Special Guest Rachel Eckroth
JULY 19—Performance: Jeff Parker and the New Breed Guitarist Jeff Parker leads his retro-futurist jazz ensemble the New Breed in a performance responding to artists associated with the Chicago Black Renaissance.
Jeff Parker- Guitar, loops Paul Bryan- Bass, synth Josh Johnson- sax, keyboards Makaya McCraven- drums, beats
Sonny Sharrock. Thanks for reminding me Stephen Buono.
Here's a great article about the amazing Sonny. I saw him with the quartet Last Exit (Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Peter Brotzman) around 1990 at a tiny supper club in Somerville Massachusetts called Johnny D's. They melted my face off.
I'll be performing with Aimee Mann and Billy Collins this next week…
4/22 Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: Tacoma WA 4/24 Cal Perfomances- Zellerbach Hall: Berkeley CA 4/25 Mondavi Center- UC Davis: Davis CA 4/26 John Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University: Arcata CA
Playing with drummer/composer Dylan Ryan and Tim Young in the prog-trio Sand. This picture is EXACTLY what the music sounds like. You will diggit. Opening for Karen, reggie Watts great band full of tremendous musicians. 9pm show…
Here is an incredibly interesting interview and wonderful discussion on the consequences of belief between author/neuroscientist Sam Harris and Megan Phelps-Roper formerly of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg put it succinctly: "With or without (religion) you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things it takes religion."
With skills ranging from piano prodigy to boxing manager and fight fixer, Charles Farrell is simply a fascinating character.
'The fix is in!' is a familiar cry in the movies. This always dramatic arc is usually portrayed by the fighter being told to take a dive in a particular round by a seedy manager, usually sacrificing his own ethics and career in the process. Farrell lays out how while not a fiction, fight-fixing in practice takes a more subtle route to the closing bell. He also makes a case for the practice as an ethical move in perhaps one of the dirtiest, most dangerous sports there is: one where arguably in the end every fighter loses.