Founded in 1981 in Jamestown, NY, 10,000 Maniacs is one of the most enduring bands from the early “alternative rock” movement having released close to 20 albums, including 2015’s Twice Told Tales and 2016’s Playing Favorites, while consistently touring the U.S. and abroad. All told the band has sold over 10 million albums, with 8 Billboard Hot 100 singles, and has made countless appearances on national TV, including Saturday Night Live, The Late Show With David Letterman, and more.
I had the pleasure to speak with David Shaw, lead singer of The Revivalists, ahead of The Big River Get Down, taking place on 9/7 at Riversedge Amph in Hamilton, OH. The lineup includes The Revivalists, The War and Treaty, Brent Cobb, Southern Avenue, Neal Francis and Gelbuda. Doors are at 2pm with music starting at 3pm. Local artisans and vendors will be operating “Get Down Street” in Marcum Park adjacent to the amphitheater on Saturday from noon to 7 pm. Food vendors, local artisans, art exhibits, and street performers (fire breathers, jugglers, etc) performing throughout the day. More details can be found at bigrivergetdown.com
“Got my diamonds out of hock and I’m ready to funk!” says Bootsy Collins, who has launched his own label Bootzilla Records, the new home for Bootsy’s personal archives and current projects. For over 50 years, Bootsy has collected music, collaborations, interviews, films and more, from his time with James Brown’s Original J.B.’s, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and beyond. On June 28, Bootzilla Records will release Bootzilla Records Archives, Volume 1, part of an ongoing series.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi All Stars
PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
7pm show, Buy Tickets
Let Me Get By is the third and latest studio album by the TTB, featuring ten new, original songs that together stand as a testament to the hard work, independent spirit, and now full-on commitment of the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, plus the musicians and music professionals who are part of the band’s ongoing journey. The album’s artwork—a Mongolian golden eagle caught a moment after flying from its master’s glove—and even the album title, reflect the sense of total dedication that serves as the driving wheel of TTB. (from tedeschitrucksband.com) Read more