May 24, 2014

News:

  • WIJAM shared The Cavewives's photo.

    Support your local scene AND a good cause tonight at Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall with Sam Llanas, Christopher Porterfield, The Cavewives, Tigernite and Maritime! Music for the Mind supporting Mental Health America of Wisconsin.

    We're excited to be at Turner Hall Ballroom this Friday playing Music for the Mind. Come out and support a great cause!

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    We're excited to be at Turner Hall Ballroom this Friday playing Music for the Mind. Come out and support a great cause! https://www.facebook.com/events/8370791...

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  • LAST CALL....$20 buy before the show starts and save, at door pricing is $25- still a screaming deal for music from Sam Llanas Tigernite The Cavewives Christopher Porterfield and Maritime!

    To top it off we have free food for you from:
    Double B's BBQ, BelAir Cantina, Thai-Lotus Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings!

    LAST CALL....$20 buy before the show starts and save, at door pricing is $25- still  a screaming deal for music from Sam Llanas Tigernite  The Cavewives Christo...

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  • First time I heard Robbie Robertson solo, it was Showdown At Big Sky, and I was so completely enthralled, I almost drove off the road. (I was also 17 and driving my mother’s Chevy Citation, so I was probably lucky I was on the road at all, in general.) This was back in the days of radio rule (not long before I got behind the microphone myself), and I missed the back sell or intro the first few times I heard it, so I didn’t know who it was. After all, Robbie Robertson wasn't often a lead vocalist in THE BAND (why would you be with Richard George Manuel, Levon Helm and Rick Danko in your band!) and Showdown sounded like nothing The Band had ever done anyway. The album itself was pretty amazing altogether, both in the music and words in the songs, and in the sheer amount of pedigree behind the songs – Peter Gabriel, U2. Tony Levin – a veritable Who’s Who of people who were working with Daniel Lanois on what would become some of the eponymous records of the time. (It also introduced me to BoDeans' Kurt Newmann and Sam Llanas, and for that alone I’d be in Robertson’s debt.) Robertson’s ability to pull imagery from words and make you feel like you were in another time and space hadn’t dulled, and it remains a favourite. Lots of song choices and plenty of reasons to feature them, and I'd have gone with the first track I heard, but footage of Robertson live solo stuff online is rare. This is a track from the album that he performed on the Late Show with David Letterman (maybe it was Late Night with David Letterman at the time), called American Roulette. (Sam Llanas is in back on vocals too.)

    First time I heard Robbie Robertson solo, it was Showdown At Big Sky, and I was so completely enthralled, I almost drove off the road. (I was also 17 and drivin...

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  • WIJAM shared Tigernite's photo.

    Support a great cause and see some great bands at Turner Hall with Sam Llanas, The Cavewives, Tigernite and Maritime on 5/20!

    GET SWEATY with us for a GREAT CAUSE at Turner Hall 5/20! #musicforthemind

    GET SWEATY with us for a GREAT CAUSE at Turner Hall 5/20! #musicforthemind

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