Philly shows this wknd and the coming week(s)March 2, 2007
There’s a handful of things to do this weekend, but I’ll probably settle on this one. Member of New Orleans jamband Galactic. I’m not a big fan of theirs, but they were pretty damn good at Jazzfest a couple years ago. His stuff is a bit jazzy but it’ll be pretty funky live. You can check out some of his cuts online, but they’re all in the craptackular RealAudio format (and his don’t even work on my Mac) so I wouldn’t bother.
Take A load Off DJs @ Ruba Club
Tonight, Friday March 2
If I were a couple years younger I’d be there. Everyone loves Ruba. I have many fond memories of the Timecycle Courier parties there, and random private parties in which I deejayed. If anyone has any pictures from then, can you send ’em to me?
Intensified Sound System @ The Khyber 2nd Floor
Sat. March 3
The third anniversary for this crew, who keep it real and aren’t afraid to spin the really obscure rocksteady, early early reggae, and northern soul. They even might give you a free mix cd if you show up. It looks like their only updating their myspace page, but if you visit their static page, you can download some mp3 mixes.
Toots & The Maytals @ The TLA
Sun, April 1
Man, does this guy EVER stop touring? Has anyone NOT seen him in the past year? Hey Toots, take a break. Rest. The SECOND hardest working man in show business just doesn’t have a ring to it….
See my previous Skatalites post for a Toots mp3.
…and the R5 shows:
Shout Out Out Out Out w/ 120 Days @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. March 11. $10
Electro/80s/synth/dance done well. From Canada.
MP3: Shout Out Out Out Out-Come Out
Junior Boys @ The First Unitarian Church
Wed. April 12. $12 All ages
Another heralded synth band with more atmosphere. Also from Canada.