Blues

Tomas Doncker's Video For "Spoonful" Shoots Up The Sugar!!!

By Iman Lababedi | June 11, 2013

Whether shooting up sugar, counting out drug money or wearing his “Funkadelic” t shirt with attitude to spare, Tomas is all menace in this terrific video.

Tomas Doncker Celebrates Howling Wolf's Birthday By Releasing Six Song EP!

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2013

It is an intense pressure, it simmers deep down in the blues. Guitarist James Dellatacoma adds Hendrix inspired frills all over “Spoonful” and David Barnes harp floats on top and sinks below everything that isn’t moving. This is an inspirational sound, it’s like they are the greatest rock and roll band in the world

Must See: Buddy Guy At BB Kings In June 2013

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2013

Guy played in Howling Wolf’s band, he played with Muddy Waters, BB King,al of them, in the finishing end, the 1960s, just before that generation of blues greats who began electric guitar Chicago blues, before they died, he played with them. That isn’t credentials, that’s life experience.

Day One Of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, Friday, April 12th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 13, 2013

In the end, this was about BB King and Buddy Guy and Chicago Blues, at least that’s my story!

"Blues For Smoke" Turns Sound Into Vision At The Whitney

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2013

From February 7th thru April 28th, 2013. the Whitney has a show matching images of the Blues witht he sounds of the Blues and it sounds awesome and i for one absolutely plan to go at some point.

Trixie Whitley At Le Poisson Rouge, Thursday, January 31st, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2013

This is what they’d been lead to believe, and it answered her question as to why the place had been quiet: it was the difference between admiration, we all admire her emotionalism and also her lack of pretension, her ability to be deadly serious without taking herself deadly serious, and love. You could see Le Poisson Rouge fall in love with her.

Must See: Eric Clapton's Crossroads Fest Returns To MSG, April 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2012

Nobody here I don’t want to see but… Jimmie Vaugh and Gary Clark Jr… BB King might shake off the years. And congratulations to Brad Pitt who is an excellent guitarist and must be thrilled as hell by Clapton’s seal of approval.

ZZ Ward At Bowery Ballroom, Monday, November 5th, 2012

By Mahalia Dark | November 13, 2012

ZZ has been doing this awhile, her dad is a blues guitarist, and she takes the packed out nightclub completely in stride, chatting carelessly, pushing her album Till The Casket Drops and pushing her voice only when it makes sense. The songs are bruised break up songs, all written for the same guy and all played with an intense smartness back by a very good band.

Robbie Dupree At Iridium, Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2012

He passes on a couple of hits, he dolls out his instrumentals like it was gruel and we were Oliver Twist, and his re-defining artistic achievement Time And Tide came and went with minimal publicity. Robbie calls himself lucky, but he isn’t lucky enough, perhaps the self-effacing man should get somebody to awaken the graying of America’s denizen to the great musician in their midst.

Suzanne Real Band's "Kiss Me Like A Man" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2012

Suzanne Real is the star of her second album Kiss Me Like A Man, and from the producer Ed Stassium’s prophetic opening direction: “Whatever happens, don’t stop”, Real catapults herself into the big time

Two Nights In September At Radio City Music Hall With Jack White OR How I Spent Two And A Quarter Hours Of My Life

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2012

If Jack White at Radio City Music Hall, either night, isn’t enough, then don’t fool yourself, you don’t love rock and roll

The Black Keys At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, March 22, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2012

Two guys and three back up musicians playing blues and rock but mainly blues, one of them moves the other one sits behind his drumkit center stage and bangs em hard. And they performed for three quarters of an hour, then the three musicians left the stage, and they played a s duo and then all five played together.

The Robert Johnson at 100 Centennial Celebration

By Helen Bach | March 5, 2012

The infamous Apollo Theater in NYC will play host to scads of musical genius as it raises funds for The Blues Foundation and The Robert Johnson Foundation

Suzanne Real At Bowery Ballroom, Friday, December 2nd, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2011

But it is Suzanne’s show and whether throwing back her hair and growling or crouching and roaring, she is not just a very powerful voice, Suzanne is the package. An entertaining, provocative and enjoyable lead singer who can really sing the blues. The band is at the Bitter End, January 13th, try and catch em.

Robert Johnson Is 100 Years Old, Alive And Well And living With The Devil

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2011

even me, a blues trivialists, worship the guy…

April 22,1978 Birth of The Blues Brother

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2011

Ackroyds silly silent act with harmonica to Belushi’s madness

Seasick Steve at the Bootleg theater on Friday, April 7th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 10, 2011

SeaSick Steve is a happy man