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    • 31
    • aug

    Jazz/rock trio Soulive has inked with Concord Records for the Sept. 13 release of its next album, “Young, Hungry and Groovin’.” The group was previously signed to Blue Note, which capped its tenure with the late March retrospective “Steady Groovin’.”

    The 15-track new album features such guests as Robert Randolph on a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic,” Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover on “Freedom,” Chaka Khan on “Back Again” and Ivan Neville on “Take It Easy” and “Got Soul.”

    “Young, Hungry and Groovin'” is Soulive’s first studio album since a 2003 self-titled effort, which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.

    The group will be on the road throughout the summer, including a show on June 24th with Antibalas as part of New York’s Celebrate Brooklyn festival. Soulive will also play at the Shakedown Campout and Music Festival in North Plains, Ore., alongside Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Michael Franti and Sage Francis, among others.

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    • 30
    • aug

    Will Calhoun is the guest drummer for Little Axe, at two upcoming festival shows in Europe. The Little Axe lineup is: Skip McDonald – vocals, guitar; with guest musicians: Doug Wimbish – bass; Will Calhoun – drums; Saranella Bell – background vocals; Kevin Gibbs – background vocals.

    Saturday September 03, 2005
    Festival: Huntenpop
    Town: VARSSELDER, The Netherlands (just east of Arnhem)
    Web: Huntenpop
    Little Axe on stage: 20:15-21:15.

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    • 24
    • aug

    By David Schultz

    Halfway into Living Colour’s Friday night set at CBGB’s, Corey Glover belted out the opening lines to Open Letter (To A Landlord), perfectly encapsulating the populist undercurrent of this month’s benefit shows to save the legendary punk club on the lower east side of Manhattan:

    Now you can tear a building down
    But you can’t erase a memory
    These houses may look all run down
    But they have a value you can’t see

    (click title to read the rest of the story)
    thanks ted

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