Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tim Krekel, 1950-2009


For every Tom Petty or Dierks Bentley, there are at least a thousand Tim Krekels. The fine journeyman roots musician died yesterday. Here's a nice tribute from his hometown of Louisville. The sad "Loss To Explain" is from 2007's power-pop-oriented Happy Town. This charming live footage of Krekel was shot in 2007. (Tip via BGO.)

Sky Saxon of The Seeds died today. Here's an appropriately lo-fi live video shot last November.

Hear me sputtering and stammering about the state of Kansas City's jazz scene on the archived version of KCUR's Up To Date.

Kansas City Click: Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and Reach band together tonight at Crossroads.

Nas (or as a local promoter called him in an email solicitation yesterday, "Noz"), Damian Marley and K'Naan team up Friday at the Beaumont.

The Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival runs Friday and Saturday.

The Lonely H, a band featured at There Stands the Glass in 2007, are bound to puzzle the regulars at Jerry's Bait Shop come Sunday.

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