Escatawpa, Mississippi, population (at last official census) 3,722, seems like an unlikely place from which a great rock band could emerge, and yet this is exactly where 3 doors down Just. Formed in 1996, the post-grunge rock band saw a big breakthrough with the release of Better life (2000), their first album which featured three singles on the charts: “Kryptonite”, “Loser” and “Be Like That”.
3 Doors Down plays Vina Robles Amphitheater on Sunday August 29 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $ 60 to $ 97 at vinaroblesamphitheater.com), celebrating the 21st anniversary of their debut album and “Kryptonite,” the song that launched their career.
“Especially after the last year everyone has had, I can’t wait to let off steam and celebrate with our fans this summer,” frontman Brad Arnold said in press materials. “It’s hard to believe that this was [more than] 20 years since our release Better life. This album has radically changed our lives, and we are incredibly excited to [play] Better life back and forth this summer. It’s going to be awesome, and we can’t wait to hit the road and see everyone out there! ”
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This Sunday August 29, Numbskull and Good Medicine will bring a group so strangely endearing and intentionally weird that it’s somehow impossible not to take root. Electric Six plays The Siren (7 p.m.; 21 and over; $ 22 in presale at eventbrite.com or $ 25 at the door).
If you are unfamiliar with it, the first step is to go find their video for “Danger! High Voltage” online and enjoy it. As their bio explains, “Mixing garage rock, disco, punk, new wave and metal into cleverly silly, breathtaking songs celebrating hedonism in multiple forms, Electric Six hails from the same garage-punk scene. from Detroit of the late 90s and early 2000s that produced the White Stripes and Dirtbombs. They achieved international success through relentless touring and program recording and an unwavering commitment to their exaggerated style, delivering energy and nonsense in equal measure. ”
That’s a good summary, and if you liked “Danger! High Voltage” you should check out “Dance Commander” and “Gay Bar”. This is altitude camp at its most fantastic!
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Humboldt County Septet Dig the dirt plays SLO Brew Rock on Saturday. August 28 (7 p.m.; 18 and over; $ 10 at ticketweb.com), bringing their fresh and original take on funk and soul, with a thrilling brass section, heart-wrenching guitars and a punchy rhythm section.
You’ll hear influences from psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and reggae, but at its center it’s “funk music inspired by the late 60s, dirty, greasy and filthy,” according to the group. . “You might have flashes of James Brown or Sly and the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, but don’t be fooled by the fact that you are in the presence of dizzying originality.”
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Cover of Americana and honky-tonk Lucky nine play The Range of Santa Margarita this Thursday August 26, during dinner hours. The acoustic group has great versions of songs like “Chattanooga Dog”, “Fourth of July” and “Hello In There”, and The Range has amazingly good food. It’s the perfect combo!
SLO Town’s popular Concerts in the Plaza series continues this Friday August 27, with a progressive roots reggae act Kicks (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; all ages; free), playing in front of the Mission. Formed in 2003, the group offers a soulful and dancing mix of roots-era reggae, jazz and ska.
The Stone Soup Music Festival, Food & Street Fair return to Grover Beach this Saturday and Sunday August 28 and 29, with a full program of entertainment and activities in and around Ramona Garden Park. There are too many acts to list (visit clarkcenter.org for a full range), but highlights include The group of wave breakers, Ras Danny, and Unfinished. The event is free and attracts thousands of visitors. A favorite festival is the Tuesday Paws Dog Parade.
Out of excess of caution in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Basin Street regulars continue to broadcast their monthly hot jazz concerts, and this Sunday August 29, you can pick up the sounds of New Orleans Clint Baker Jazz Band and the Oasis Senior Center’s Oasis Ukulele Band starting an hour earlier than usual, at 1 p.m. (link via facebook.com/BasinStreetRegulars Where pismojazz.com). The event is free, but you can leave tips on paypal.me/BasinStreetRegulars.
I don’t know what I would do without the local public radio KCBX 90.1FM, which I turn to frequently for good music; local, state and national news; and unique programming like All things considered, Democracy Now, Counterspin, and Fresh air.
At Thursday August 26, KCBX joins 30 other public radio stations statewide to celebrate the second California Public Radio Day, which hopes to raise awareness and fund public radio stations like KCBX.
Funding for public radio has taken a hit in recent years, and the pandemic has exacerbated the problem by crushing major fundraising events such as the Live Oak Music Festival.
“The past year has underscored the importance of access to trustworthy public media for everyone in our communities,” KCBX said. “Amid unprecedented challenges, public radio stations statewide are united in what connects us. Whether it’s the importance of information or the power of music, we believe in the ability of public radio to raise the voice of the community to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, and our listeners too. From timely and localized reporting on fires to shining a light on our communities, public radio is essential. But without the financial support of our listeners, we are at high risk of failure.We are delighted to see our ranks grow in our second year, proving that California Public Radio Day is here to stay as a day for us to celebrate a common commitment. towards public radio and the unique and diverse lifestyles that make up our state. ”
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