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Get On Up

It was a full house for the finale of the Club 1200 series, sedately sitting at their cocktail tables with drink and food service, when New Orleans-based Big Sam's Funky Nation took the stage on Saturday night. Drummer Chocolate MILK, guitarist Andrew Bock and bass player Eric Vogel started with a groove before lead men Big Sam Williams on trombone and Andrew Baham on trumpet joined them.

The opening number was...


Music In May

The 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards were handed out in Memphis Thursday, May 10. Multiple awards went to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and their Tedeschi Trucks Band. Another multiple-award winner is Tab Benoit, whose honors included the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award. See blues.org for the complete list of winners.
Curtis Salgado took home the Soul Blues Male Artist award and appears in the metro Sunday,...


Capgun Coup to head to Los Angeles

* Fresh off the release of their third album Contextual Doom, Capgun Coup will be heading to Los Angeles for a month at the beginning of June. The local indie-rock band will sublet a space, while setting up shows in southern California. The residency was organized by the band and their new record label, Org Music.

* Love Fest in the Midwest is scheduled for Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1st at RiverWest...


SUMMERTIME BLUES

There’s nothing like the blues. Born out of poverty, “the blues” was literally a way to escape the traps of depression, which many blues musicians referred to as the “blue devils.” 

Local musician Hector Anchondo gravitated towards the blues at a very young age. The future music junkie quickly became fascinated with the guitar and started taking lessons in Salem, Missouri. It wasn’t clear yet that the...


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