hearty hello from the Goods, where we have once again done our
homework and come up with ideas for your entertainment. After
all, being entertained is what it’s really all about,
right? Pay the cover but put forth as little effort as possible
and let the jesters amuse you. That’s what makes cable
television so great – you only need the energy to use
your thumb and you can be distracted for hours. But one must
get off the couch now and then, and that’s where the Goods
comes in. Here are things to do when there’s nothing but
Saturday is the big night this week with a little something
for everyone. The Community Concert hall is playing host to
an International Guitar Night at 7 p.m., where two guitar virtuosos
will be on hand playing both solo and together.
Peppino D’Agostino is an emotional player who is said
to create a ‘mini-orchestra’ of sound with his guitar
that will likely leave the audience wondering how he does it.
Also performing is San Francisco native Brian Gore. It’s
been said that Gore possesses one of the most “unique
new acoustic guitar styles” of his generation. This sounds
like a great night for anyone who loves the acoustic guitar
and tickets are reasonably priced.
After an evening of lovely acoustic tunes, one might be in
the mood to get one’s funk on. If that’s the case,
then the Summit has just the thing for you on Saturday night.
Bernie Worrell, a one-time member of funk supergroup Parliament-Funkadelic
and the Talking Heads, is bringing his solo show to town. As
a member of Parliament-Funkadelic, Worrell helped write and
perform some of that group’s biggest songs including “Atomic
Dog,” “Cosmic Slop” and “Flashlight.”
As a member of the Talking Heads, he helped give songs such
as “Burning Down the House” and “Life During
Wartime” their distinctive sounds. And, he was involved
with the making of arguably the best ever live album and music
documentary, the Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense.”
This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s keyboard work has
been sampled by just about every rapper there is. If you can’t
tell, I really think this will be a great show and well worth
whatever cover the Summit is charging.
I’ve been talking about it for a while now and Rolling
Stones Night is finally upon us. If for some reason you don’t
know, Rolling Stones Night takes place Saturday at Storyville
and features a host of local musicians (and non-musicians) performing
their favorite Stones tunes. These shows are usually packed
to the rafters and are a ton of fun. Plus, I’ve heard
that the hyper-reclusive local hip-hop act Zero Tolerance may
take the stage. We can truly only hope. The music starts around
9:30 p.m. and the cover benefits KDUR.
of Storyville, make plans to be there next Thursday, April 24,
when Bonnie “Prince” Billy, aka Will Oldham, takes
the stage. Oldham has recorded under the two names above and
with his band Palace Music. All of this name changing has kept
Oldham fairly under the radar, but one thing is certain: the
music and shows are not to be missed. Whether he’s playing
loud or quiet (that can change from day to day or song to song),
his tunes are packed with an emotion and intensity that not
many people can pull off. This show is a must-see.
This week’s sign that all is well in the world: The PGA’s
Masters Tournament has come and gone and Martha Burk was unable
to shut it down. In fact, she inadvertently made this the most
enjoyable Masters in a long time. In an effort to keep the tournament’s
corporate sponsors out of a sticky situation, Augusta National
fired them all this year and went on with no sponsorship. This
means that CBS broadcast the entire tournament with no commercials.
It was heaven. Really, watching Tiger Woods hit a 350 yard tee
shot is intimidating enough without that being followed by a
This week’s music selection: The Seattle, Wash.-based
Supersuckers are both a great country band and a hard rock band
and blur the line between punk and metal. Their latest release
“MFers be Trippin’” comes from the latter
camp. Loud, fast and profanity-laden, this record will offend
many and be enjoyed by a few. Over-the-top guitar solos mix
with singer Eddie Spaghetti’s growling vocal delivery
to create what could be likened to a non-cheesy, American AC/DC.
Song titles like Rock Your Ass, Bubble Gum and Beer, and the
instant classic Someday I Will Kill You, give the potential
consumer an immediate idea of what lies ahead. All the songs
are delivered with enough of an air of irony that offended people
simply are not getting the joke. That said, “MFers be
Trippin’” belongs in the guilty pleasures file anyway.
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