Friday, May 20, 2011

On the Clock

When smoking was prohibited from most of the area's public buildings a few years ago, the most noxious element associated with live music vanished. Finances aside, my new primary obstacle is time, or rather, the lack of it. Just like most civilians, I crawl out of bed around 6 a.m. Standing around in a club after midnight doesn't appeal to me. That's why I rejoiced when a 15-minute countdown clock (pictured) was posted during the intermission of last night's concert by Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. Sure enough, the lights went down when the clock reached 0:00. Such consideration for fans is all too rare. I may never forgive one artist who kept his (former) fans needlessly waiting for over two hours in 2009.

I may be lonesome, on'ry and mean, but I have nothing but nice things to say about Thursday's outing by Jason Bonham's band.

Here's a snippet of a new remix of the Blue Riddim Band's "Nancy Reagan." (Via Wayward Blog.)

Here's a clip from Toumastin, the forthcoming album from Aratan N Tinariwen. (Via BigSteveNO.)

Bay Area hip hop star Messy Marv allegedly performs Friday at the Scottish Rite Temple.

Hammerlord returns to the Riot Room on Saturday.

Alaturka plays Jardine's on Sunday.

A free jam session takes place every Monday at the American Jazz Museum's Blue Room.

(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)

1 comment:

bigsteveno said...

Thanks for the hat-tip. The band in that clip is actually Tamikrest, one of the lesser-known Toureg groups. There is a band called Tinariwen, so this track called 'Aratan N Tinariwen' may be a tribute to them or something. The word 'tinariwen' apparently means 'deserts,' so maybe not.