By Katherine Turman
It's only taken Bettye LaVette 50 years to become an overnight success. Yet at 66, the saucy soul singer still laments, "That was my biggest grievance--I just want somebody to say my damn name. Even if you say something bad, just say my name."
Since her first single in 1962- ... More >>
George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes
B.B. King Blues Club
Wednesday, August 8
Better than: Jack White.
The last time I was at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square (right next to the Sanrio store, across from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum), I saw Napalm Death. From the ... More >>
Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival w/Neko Case, Charles Bradley He's My Brother, She's My Sister
World Financial Center
Thursday, July 12
Better than: Happy hour inside.
Last night Neko Case, singer-songwriter and sometimes New Pornographer, headlined the second night of the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festi ... More >>
Etta James used to tell a story about meeting Billie Holiday in which Holiday told herfatherless wild child to fatherless wild childnot to let the bad men and drugs that were going to come her way destroy her. Something about that brief conversation must've stuck, because despit ... More >>
Ellas Anthony McDaniel, the son of legendary rhythm and blues artist Bo Diddley, was arrested Friday morning in a park named after his father while participating in the Gainesville, Florida offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The Independent Florida Alligator reports four protesters, ... More >>
Boubacar Traore w/Zongo Junction
The Bell House
Tuesday, September 27
Better than: Eric Clapton's probably inevitable African blues record.
Sly Stone offers one possible method for dealing with celebrity: get famous, sell your royalties and squander your money, drop out of sig ... More >>