I came across this video and it was too good not to share. So I’m sharing it this morning. Crank it up!
There’s a party tonight over at Beast of Bourbon. Boo Reiners, the phenomenal guitarist for The Demolition String Band will be there to celebrate his birthday. Actually, today is Keith Richards‘ birthday; Boo’s is tomorrow. But that is even more reason to celebrate tonight. We are promised lots of special guests and loads of great guitar picking. And the call is out for you to “bring your ax, your bongos, your triangle and sing with us.” No presents required.
Beast of Bourbon features BBQ, 42 draft beers and over 40 bourbons. So between the food, the drink and the music, you’ll have a great time tonight.
Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets (G Train to Myrtle – Willoughby), 8pm
Here’s a recommendation that’s just a bit different: a film about music, specifically, the making of music at a specific time and place. Here’s the info on this film:
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios.
Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.
Tonight’s showing is for the bargain price of $5 and all net proceeds from this screening will be donated to Doctors Without Borders for their emergency efforts relating to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines.
Muscle Shoals (film), City Winery, 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (1 Train to Houston or Canal Streets, C or E Trains to Spring Street), doors 6pm / film 8pm, $5
The ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in Manhattan. ARC keeps two copies of all recordings released in America. Their Board of Advisors is made up of Davis Bowie, Jellybean Benitez, Jonathan Demme, Michael Feinstein, Youssou N’Dour, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, Fred Schneider, Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon and Mike Stoller. They are having a record and CD sale running through Sunday, June 26th, There’s free admission to the sale, with new items added daily and over 20,000 items for sale. Here’s what ARC says about what they have on sale this week:
CDs are NEW donations from record companies and collectors, NOT used, returns or defects! Mostly pop + rock recordings. Collectible LPs are priced below book/online value. Hundreds of CDs are priced at $1 to $5 each. Just released NEW & HOT CDs are $5 – $10.
SUMMER specials – More Jazz + Blues LPs than usual • CDs donated by Nonesuch Records • Celtic Corner is back – stacks of Irish traditional and modern CDs • Tons of Classical LPs and CDs + Classical 45s from the 50s from Decca • original vintage 60s psychedelic posters from the Gande Ballroom in Detroit. For the dis-en-vinyled – we also have our Astroturf Yard Sale section of vintage kitchen wares and clothing!!! Hawaiian shirts are us.
PLUS – Desirable and hard to find 7” singles never offered before – this sale sorted by artists who’s names begin with the letters «J» + «L» • Shelves of music books • Classic Rock LPs African, Reggae & world-music releases • MOST Classical LPs 50¢ or LESS • videos+ DVDs
The ARChive of Contemporary Music CD and Record Sale, 54 White Street between Broadway & Church St. (1 train to Franklin Street, or A,C, E, J, N, Q, R, 1 or 6 Trains to Canal), 11am-6pm daily through June 26, Free.