Robert Randolph, The New Respects at Knuckleheads

Last Monday at Knucklehead’s Garage, Robert Randolph and the Family Band played to several hundred music lovers on a slightly cool spring night.  Lead with support from Nashville-based band the New Respects the night featured two bands entirely made up of family.

The New Respects are the new kids on the scene featured three siblings and one cousin singing lead.  The R&B heavy band with blues and pop sensibilities featured four-part harmonies, great musicianship and stage presence. Their thirty-five minute opening set was high energy with a number from the crowd asking for more.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band have been on steadily touring and releasing music for the better part of twenty years at this point.  The band is touring in support of their latest album, “Got Soul”. Robert Randolph, the pedal guitar virtuoso continues to solidify his reputation as the most unique pedal steel player in music today with another solid album.

The nearly two-hour show concluded with the New Respects joining Randolph on stage for a rendition of Sly Stone’s “Thank You”.

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The Quivers at Harling’s Upstairs

Caught the Quivers set a couple weeks back at Harling’s Upstairs. They debuted several new tunes at the show and as soon as I get song titles I’ll have those up for your listening pleasure. In the meantime check out “Keep Your Socks On” and the images below!
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The Quivers photo album here.

Archie Powell, The Noise FM and Me Like Bees at Record Bar

Recently at Record Bar, Me Like Bees returned from an unplugged East Coast stint before heading down to SXSW with the Noise FM and Archie Powell and the Exports.  Each band provided a set of blistering rock tunes.

We got all kinds of stuff for your eyes and earholes so let’s get started:

Archie Powell and the Exports:

 

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This was our first Archie Powell experience and it was a damn good set to open the show.

Here’s a bit of audio from Archie Powell:

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The Noise FM:

Noise FM followed with a set heavy on tunes from last year’s album “Attraction” and a cover of Billy Idol’s “Dancing with Myself”.  Their setlist was appropriately titled “Best Setlist Ever”.

 

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Here’s some video  (More on the YouTube Channel)

 

Also, audio from the  Noise FM’s set (More on the audio channel):

Listen to – The Noise FM – Crooked Smile

Me Like Bees:

Me Like Bees debuted a couple of new tracks which we’ve got here and played several tunes off “The Ides”.
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Here’s some video of Me Like Bees:

Audio  from the set including: one of the new tracks and Rolodex\Ra Ra, Etc. (More on the audio channel):

Listen to – Me Like Bees – New Track #1
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Bootsy Collins at Voodoo Lounge

I had the awesome privilege of getting to go over to the Voodoo Lounge on Nov 22 to see the Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band show.  It was incredible to finally get to see the one last member of Parliament I never had seen perform live before.  The show consisted of a 1 1/2 hour set touching on Bootsy hits as well as several P-Funk tunes.  In addition they threw in a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Changes”.

“Bootzilla” or “Casper the Funky Ghost” as he is also known has over-the-top wild style and an incredible grin that beams when he plays.  It’s really impossible not to have a good time at a Bootsy show and his musicianship with the bass is second to none.  Flanking both sides of the drummer and stage were stacks of Mesa Boogie cabinets with the signature star logo across the front.  The bass shook the Voodoo Lounge when the first notes came across the PA and didn’t stop until Bootsy said so.It was a great opportunity to finally catch this legend in the flesh and one I’ll not soon forget.

Here’s images from the show and a partial set list:
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SET LIST:
 
“The Name is Bootsy, Baby”
“Mothership Connection”
“Groove is in the Heart”
“Don’t Take My Funk Away”
“Body Slam”
“I’d Rather Be With You”
“Changes”
“Flashlight”
“Give Up The Funk”
“Touch Somebody”
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