Rockin’ Guitars

Tinsley Ellis rocks The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis is on the road in support of his eleventh CD release, Speak No Evil (Alligator). Rolling Stone magazine calls Ellis’ fretboard work “feral blues guitar” adding “non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

Zoo Bar
Next Wednesday, Aug. 15, Eric Sardinas heats up the Zoo, 6-9 p.m. The hard-to-quantify Sardinas plays blistering old-school slide with a hard-rock aesthetic and a dramatic stage persona. Other shows at the Zoo this week include Tijuana Gigolos Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m. They just released their latest CD Shotgun. Late night Friday it is The Betties and Dastardly. Saturday, August 11, the youth bands of Academy of Rock are showcased 6-8 p.m. Brad Cordle Band plays at 9 p.m.

HOME for Lavelle White
There’s not always a chance to write about what is going on nationally, but some of the Austin music scene’s best-known women have joined together to help 83-year-old blues woman Lavelle White. She moved to Louisiana to live with a cousin who unfortunately passed away. White returned to Austin with only a few possessions and in need of help. Austin music mainstays including Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Susan Antone and Ruthie Foster have created HOME or Housing Opportunities for Musicians & Entertainers to help White, and ultimately to help other Austin musicians in need. For more information check out Facebook.com/HousingOpportunitiesForMusiciansAndEntertainers.

Lincoln Ribfest
Ribfest happens in Lincoln Aug. 9-12 with lots of good music including one of the final shows by Sons of 76 Thursday night, 7 p.m. VIsit pershingcenter.com/ribfest for all the details.

Hot Notes
Guitarist Eric Jerardi and his band gig at Gator O’Malley’s Thursday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m.
The OK Sisters play Heartland Cafe Saturday, Aug. 11, see heartlandcafe.net. Next Thursday, Aug. 16, at The 21st Saloon it’s highly entertaining Texas singer-songwriter Randy McAllister featuring guitarist Buddy Whittington, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
B.B. King and Robert Cray play Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Thursday, Aug. 16, and Mumford & Sons perform Monday, Aug. 20. See pinewoodbowltheater.com.
The Blues Society of Omaha presents outstanding singer-songwriter-guitarist Carolyn Wonderland Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Waiting Room. Lincoln's Cold in Hand opens at 5 p.m.
The Bluemasters Concert Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park features The Allman Brothers, Mick Fleetwood, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Otis Taylor & Eric Gales. See Facebook.com/TheBluesmastersConcert.

posted at 04:14 pm
on Wednesday, August 08th, 2012

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Jumpin’ & Joyous

The big show this weekend that was added late to the Zoo Bar calendar is a date with multiple powerhouse artists. Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty teamed up with crack rhythm...

more »


Roots & Soul Spring Up With Joy

Sunday Roadhouse fans have a lot to look forward to this month with several shows on the schedule. Alt Country / Folk-based singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks returns Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at the...

more »


Music Heats Up

Lincoln's historic Zoo Bar's anniversary party includes indoor shows July 5-July 7 and world-class blues-roots music on the outdoor stage in front of the bar Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. Watch...

more »


Josh Hoyer’s CD Drops

This is a big weekend for live music with local R&B/soul/funk/blues act Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal hitting Lincoln and Omaha for CD release events for their brand new disc Running From Love (Silver...

more »


Roots Royalty

March brings the long-overdue return of Dave Alvin to local stages, joined by big brother and fellow Blasters founder Phil Alvin along with The Guilty Ones, Dave's electric band. Dave and Phil Alvin...

more »







Advanced Search