Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Triple Crown: 03/01 - 03/14

With a little bit of blues, a little bit of country and too much rock'n'roll to fit into one week, this triple crown is not for the weak of heart. So if you think you're up for it, get yourself ready and don't forget your passport because you never know where nights like these might lead.

Saturday, Marc
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North
Mississippi Allstars
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St
Doors:8PM/ Show:9PM
Adv.:$17 / Day Of:$18
21 & Over

The Blues have been around since rivers have flowed to the sea, the only difference is the individuals who play it. Fueled by whiskey and moonshine the raw emotions of grief, anger, desire and joy have spilled from the lips and across the 6 stings of men and women since cotton was king. From the juke joints of Mississippi of the dive bars of Chicago, it's survived electrification and retained it's purity while other genera have grown diluted by mass marketing and popular appeal. All the while the master's of the craft have been passing on the fever to each new generation. The North Mississippi Allstars, no doubt, light the way to the future with one of the brightest torches. Inspired as much by the broken guitar madness of R.L.Burnside as the delta picking of Robert Johnson himself, their heartfelt translation of the blues is pure and fertile as the dark mud of the Mississippi River. Both holding true to the past and paithing the way to the future the music of the Allstars will speak to your soul and get your ass a-shaking. So get over to the Russell street early for some pulled pork at Russell Street BBQ and down a little whiskey, but none of that Canadian crap, because nothing goes better with the Blues than BBQ and Whiskey.

Sunday, March 6th
Big John Bates' Grindshow
Dante's
350 West Burnside
Show:9PM
Cover:$8
21 & Over



Hellbound hotrods and Voodoo Blues the music of Big John Bates' Grindshow is all shimmy and sin. Like the love child of Russ Meyer and a Hammer Horror film, Bates' style of rock'n'roll burns with the heat of high octane gasoline and has the grooving rhythm of dancing succubi. You got to wonder if the crossroads daemon he sold his soul to must have had a great pair of cans and legs that stretched all the way to paradise. Agressively dark and infectiously hynotic with the beat of forbidden drums Bates' music will grab a hold of you and pull you like a puppet into some dark dancing ritual.
If the music wasn't enough the Grindshow is so much more. Reminiscent of traveling medicine show this set at Dante's will amaze and astound you with theatrics and burlesque dancers. All reasons why Big John Bates' Grindshow must only be experienced live.


Thursday, March 10th
Drive-By Truckers
Heartless Bastards
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St
Doors:8PM/ Show:9PM
Adv.:$22 / Day Of:$24
21 & Over



If you've ever had the chance to see the Drive-by Truckers live, you know what a treat it is. Somewhere between outlaw country and dirty southern rock their music is the anthem of the common man's rebellious heart . Hard working and unashamed this band has been road hardened into one of the best touring bands to ever step foot onto a bus. Once known for their bar brawling rock'n'roll, this band has evolved into something so much more. After all the miles and late nights they can still rock with the best of them but has matured into a group more willing to take chances with their sound. The new country soul of their latest album makes a perfect home for the keen songwriting of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley.
Joining them is the soulful rock of the Heartless Bastards, reminiscent of Chrissie Hynde and her Pertanders. Dynamically atmospheric, their music is bold and powerful. A perfect match to share the stage for this great night at the Wonder Ballroom. This is a must see show. So you faithfuls out their, make sure you get your tickets early and as for those of you that haven't had the pleasure, don't miss your chance.

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