Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ain't We Funkin' Now

Ryan Cross' Soul Funk.
Soul, acid jazz, secular blues, hard bop and fusion. All live, all musicians unrehersed jamming into another fabulous Tuesday night heading into Wednesday morning.

All that and DJ Vicious Lee on the 1s and 2s.

Very excited to see Kamasi Washington sitting in on sax,
Cedric Anderson on drums and the return of guitarist Matt Roberts.

SoulFunk. Every Tuesday night.

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Location:4th Ave,Santa Monica,United States

Monday, January 4, 2010

Where's Captain Kirk?

Indeed, even as the marquee says Kirk Fletcher, the band was without their leader. The rest of the dudes are here; Luke Miller on keys, Bobby Tsukomoto on bass, Paulie Cerra on sax and vocals and of course, legendary drummer James Gadson (google him).

The house is packed tonight with Harvelle's royalty. Sir Harry Bowen is owning the dancefloor, while Miss Willie Brown's Amanda and Kasey, along
with guitar hero Sam Meek and bassist Brian Allen are here to support their bandmate Luke.Toledo Diamond is at the bar chillin, and on his way out, as I was coming in, was Toledo Show bassist Spoonie.

Josh Smith is standing in for Kirk tonight and he's rocking it.

Also sitting in is the incredible bassist Travis Carlton (again, google).

Toledo (above)

Amanda (above)

Closing the first set with the theme from Sanford and Son, they helped this poor scribe to have a less unpleasant "first Monday" of the new decade.

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Location:4th St,Santa Monica,United States

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Toledo Show for life!!

Here it is !!!
The first Toledo Show of the new year/decade. And in fine form they are.

The Dames are gyrating and spinnning, the band is in full force, Shamari is dressed to kill and the evenings just begun.

You can still make it down to Harvelle's. What else are you gonna do? Go to bed so you can wake up early?

Come get a handstamp and a cocktail.

Key Frances

Key Frances is Cool

Happy new year gentle readers.
Upward and onward they say.
But what a way to start fresh.
Key Frances is a blues legend 'round here.
Not much is known about him.
I know one thing:
Key is cool.

2010 is gonna be a socks-rockin good year.
For real.
The blues.
It's a state of mind and Harvelle's is a one stop shop. Atmosphere, great staff, cheap drinks and a world class sound system make this the prime spot to dig some of the most legandary blues out there.

See you there.

Some rejected titles for this post:
Key in the key of E
Key at the top of the key
Key Lime Pow!

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