A few weeks back I wrote a pulp fiction post about The Gods Hate Kansas and the 1967 movie based on it. Without further adieu, I give you They Came From Beyond Space:
We’re not in Kansas any more, Toto.
When legendary San Francisco concert producer/promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991, some of his friends gathered in Marconi Meadows in his honor. CSNY were among the performers.
The Smithereens liked to say they’d play anywhere they could get an audience. This set proves that. The emcee reminds me of Linda Richman of SNL fame. It’s a pity that she didn’t say the Reens were like butter.
I wrote about the late Jon Hendricks yesterday. Here’s an episode of Soundstage featuring 2/3 of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross as well as Leon Thomas.
It’s a transfer from a home VHS recording so there are a few brief technical glitches. They’re worth riding out for the music.
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Here’s a 1996 Dwight Yoakam teevee special on the Disney Channel of all places.
I’m still mildly obsessed with Tom Petty. Here are two VH1 programs featuring TP.
Here’s an appearance on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test:
Here’s the Godfather of Soul live in 1986:
The SMV is back from hiatus with the VICE episode that everyone’s talking about:
Here’s a recent set from the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA. Apparently, it’s a Sellersville market…
It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot. This 2002 HBO documentary takes a look at the riot and why it didn’t happen again the next summer. The main reason was the 1968 World Champion Tigers.
The two great jazz keyboard players had, of course, met before this joint appearance on Soundstage in 1974. The show features short sets by Return To Forever and the Headhunters followed by a Chick and Herbie piano duet.
I know they don’t call themselves the Alvin Brothers. Whatever they call themselves, this is a helluva set. Enjoy.
It’s always fun to stumble into a show you attended. J. Geils were a helluva good opening act for the Stones but the Stick was a horrible place to see a concert. I hate stadium concerts even when spectacle is involved. That’s why Dr. A and are babysitting three blue-eyed hellions this September instead of seeing U2. I may live to regret this decision.
It’s documentary time. The film that put Ken Burns on the map in 1985: Huey Long.
It’s an Infinity Hall Live compilation featuring Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Shelby Lynne, The Wailin’ Jenny’s, Wilson Phillips, and Joan Osborne