- There is a lot of good music coming through Cervantes . Check out this upcoming schedule, seems like there is something for everyone. Scott Upcoming Shows atMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2004View SourceThere is a lot of good music coming through Cervantes'. Check out this upcoming schedule, seems like there is something for everyone.Scott
Upcoming Shows at Cervantes� Masterpiece Ballroom
Colonel Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers
with ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
Thursday September 2nd
The Colonel has been making music for better than 30 years now in various projects including the Aquarium Rescue Unit with Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, and Jimmy Herring in the early 90s.
ALO was impressive last time they came through town and are definitely worth checking out, those of you coming should try to come early to see them. Here's an excerpt from their website:
In an era where dance groups rarely sing and songwriters rarely rock the dancefloor, the Bay Area's ALO (aka, Animal Liberation Orchestra) is the rare combination of both worlds. Take one part Talking Heads, one part Elton John, and one part James Brown,stir swiftly, and watch the magic happen. This unique mixture of superb songcrafting, instrumental prowess, infectious energy, and dancefloor demolition have earned the band a fanatic following, and some heavy company. Tix are $10.
Topaz with Ray�s Music Exchange
Friday September 3rd
Topaz, based out of New York City is a soultrance experience. With the rhythmic energy of Fela Kuti, the exploratory element of Miles Davis and the soul of Donny Hathaway it will be an awesome combination with Ray�s Music Exchange. Ray�s Music Exchange was molded in the historical musical crossroads of the Midwest, and born out of the soul of electric funk and jazz-fusion of the 1960�s and �70�s, their music is often a launch pad for intense musical interaction and open-ended improvisation that transcends genre. Influences ranging from Aquarium Rescue Unit and the Meters to John Zorn and Frank Zappa lightly pepper their compositions already fortified with tight grooves and lyrical melodies, and help lure in unsuspecting music lovers of all backgrounds before they know what has hit them. Ray�s Music Exchange is not about flashing lights for the mind-numbed raver or three chords and the truth for the bull headed traditionalist, but instead a refreshing alternative for the thinker, dancer, and rocker alike. Check em out. Tickets are $8.
Moonwalk for Earth Feat: Levels & Red Eye Gravy plus special guests
Saturday September 4th
This benefit for renewable energy features local jammers Levels and Red Eye Gravy. These guys are Moonwalking across the country so the least you can do is go to their party. Tix are $8.
Wednesday September 8th
These guys really do mean serious business and will rock the room on this night. Tix are $5.
Junior Reid (of Black Uhuru) and the Reggae Angels
Thursday September 9th
Reggae legend Junior Reid grew up in Kingston in the 1970s. This former Black Uhuru lead singer�s incisive, prophetic lyrics and unstinting support for the ghettoman cause, makes him a roots artist of great power while maintaining an already burgeoning international reputation. If you enjoy reggae music don�t miss this show!! Tix are $15.
River w/ Swivel Hips Smith
Friday September 10th
River is producing a double CD with new acoustic and electric songs. They�ve added a number of covers and originals to their repertoire and are sounding better than ever. Check it out for $7.
Alien Pimp w/ ? moore
Saturday September 11th
This alienate Bush extravaganza will be featuring additional special guest alongside Alien Pimp and moore. Tix are $6.
Sunday September 12th
These guys have been kicking Satan�s ass since 1989.
Thursday September 16th
Based in New Jersey,OM Trio is assaulting the nation with their brand of music, most recently dubbed elevator music for headbangers. OM Trio recently completed a 150-show year in 2002 and plans on continuing that fervent pace for 2003. Clubs, colleges, festivals, senior citizen homes, hospitals, trailer parks and movie theaters are all warned: beware of OM Trio. They are undoubtedly the most dangerous jazz/trance/metal/funk band you�ve ever seen. Tix are $7.
Slick Rick w/ Souls of Mischief
Friday September 17th
Slick Rick the Ruler is one of the forefathers of hip hop whose songs have become classics since his beginnings in the 1980s. Combined with kings of the underground Souls of Mischief out of California this is sure to be a classic combination and one of the best hip hop shows of the year. Tix are $20.
Saturday September 18th
This solo musician sold the most CDs at Bonnaroo of any artist performing and for good reason. Tix are $8.
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Friday September 24th
And the Afrobeat goes on in Antibalas � What do you call a band from Brooklyn with a Spanish name, a shifting lineup of more than a dozen ethnically diverse members and a repertoire based on the music and philosophy of a dead African superstar most Americans have never heard of? A triumph of youthful idealism over common sense. They�ve played with the Trey Anastasio Band among others and will blow you away. Check them out! Tix are $10.
Robert Walter�s 20th Congress
Saturday September 25th
Robert Walter is coming back to funk shit up with his band of funkateers. Bringing the jazz rock back for good, this Greyboy Allstars founder is sure to please all your dancing needs. Tix are $10.
Other Upcoming Shows at Cervantes� Masterpiece Ballroom
Dre Allen Project
Friday October 1st
Saturday October 2nd
Friday October 8th
Mistresses of Reality
Friday October 22nd
Friday October 29th
Saturday October 30th
Sunday October 31st
North Mississippi Allstars w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Thursday November 11th
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