By Uncle Mike
Now that July has come and gone the dog days of August are upon us. But take it from me there are no dog days when it comes to the music scene! August is going to rock! So without further adieu, here is what’s coming your way on the local scene.
Kickin’ things off up in S’ville at the Starland Ballroom, it’s the “Summer Slaughter Tour” with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore and much, much more on Tues., Aug. 7th, “Titans Of Tribute XII” it’s with Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute), Into The Void (The Music Of Black Sabbath), British Steel (Judas Priest Tribute) and Freak Of The Day on the 11th, “The All-Stars Tour” with Suicide Silence, Dance Gavin Dance, The Word Alive, I See Stars, A Skylit Drive, Winds Of Plague and more on the 17th, Less Than Jake, Catch 22, Obi Fernandez, The Waffle Stompers and Avon Junkies on the 18th and Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd and Otherwise on the 31st. Down in H’del at the PNC Bank Arts Center, System Of A Down and Deftones on the 4th, Slipnot, Asking Alexandria and As I Lay Dying on the 8th, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett on the 17th, Big Time Rush and Codie Simpson on the 18th, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers on the 19th, Sublime With Rome, Cypress Hil, Pepper and The Manic Low on the 21st, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo and Melanie Fiona on the 23rd, “UPROAR Festival” with Shinedown, Godsmack. Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy and more on the 24th, The Fray, Kellie Clarkson and Carolina Liar on the 26th, “Carnival Of Madness 2012” with Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo, New Medicine and Halestorm on the 29th and Jason Mraz and Christina Perri on the 31st.
Rollin’ into the Big R.B. at at the Walt St. Pub, it’s The BackBeat on the 3rd, Sonny Kenn on the 4th, Marty & The Martians on the 10th, Kindred on the 11th, The Jonzes on the 17th, Shawn Mars on the 18th, Wild Bill Mojo Band on the 24th, Six To Midnight on the 25th and Josh Zuckerman on the 31st. Down the street at the Count Basie Theatre, it’s Ingrid Michaelson and Greg Laswell on the 3rd, Dukes Of September Rhythm Revue – Donald Fagan, Michael McDonald & Boz Skaggs on the 4th, Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group on the 8th, Chris Botti on the 9th, Kellie Pickler on the 12th, Bob Bandiera & Jersey Shore Rock –N- Soul Revue – The Beatles: Their Solo Careers on the 17th, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Mountain’s Leslie West & Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds on the 21st, k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang on the 22nd, 38 Special on the 23rd, and Boston on the 29th. At Jamian’s it’s Matt O’Ree on the 3rd, Juggling Suns on the 4th, Jukebox Criminals on the 10th, Pat Guadagno & Rich Oddo on the 11th, Havens on the 16th and Soul Project on the 18th. While at “90.5 The Night’s Songwriters In the Park” in Riverside Gardens Park, it’s Jukebox The Ghost and Lightning Jar on the 3rd, Willie Nile and Bruce Tunkel on the 10th, River City Extension and Accidental Seabirds on the 17th and Red Wanting Blue and Rick Barry on the 24th. Plus at The Downtown, it’s Temporary Grace on the 10th, No Standards on the 11th, Screaming Broccoli on the 17th, The BackBeat (down) and Almost Easy (up) on the 18th, RPM on the 24th, Dale Toth (down) and The Good Life (up) on the 25th and Jukebox Criminals on the 31st. And in R’son at Barnacle Bill’s, it’s Dave McCarthy on the 3rd, Slim, Jim & Bartlett on the 4th, Pat Guadagno & Richard Blackwell on the 10th, Chuck Lambert & Sam Sherman on the 11th, The Dave Keys Trio on the 17th, Joe Petillo, Chris Plunkett, Sam & Todd Sherman on the 18th, The Intentions on the 24th, The Sonny Kenn Trio on the 25th and Byron Smith & Ted Brancato on the 31st.
Slippin’ into L. B. at McLoone’s Pier House, it’s the Bob Bandiera Band on the 10th and the 31st. Plus at The Brighton Bar, it’s Barry & The Penetrators, Murder League All Stars, Fire4Effect and Mischief Kids on the 3rd, Swashbuckle, The Day Of The Beast, Stagger Mass Punishment, Ominous, LAW Seclusion Void, Asphyxiating Supercrabs The Avatar and Premonitions on the 4th, Manitoba, Frankenstein 3000, The F-Bombers, Ingrid & The Defectors, Platinum Load and Jigs & The Pigs on the 10th, Banshee, Zodiac Mary, Going Dark Motherlode and Future Illusion on the 11th, Michael Graves, The Zombie Mafia, The Fullers Anacin, Black Irish, True Will, Zero Gravity and Disarming The Axis on the 18th and Dead Son, Jimmie Da Kid, The Whale Shark and Bowl Of Aids on the 31st. And in West L.B. at the MAC at Monmouth U., it’s Jackson Browne and Sara Watkins on the 5th.
Slidin’ into the ‘Bury at McLoone’s Supper Club, it’s John Cruz and Pat Guadagno on the 11th, Denny Laine: Abbey Road Memories on the 12th, The Fabulous Grease Band on the 19th, Bob Bandiera Band – The Bee Gees on the 24th and 25th, Ann Hampton Callaway on the 29th and The British Invasion Tribute on the 31st. Across the way at Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar, it’s “The Concert To Benefit Operation Homeland” on the 3rd, Sensational Soul Cruisers on the 5th, Billy Hector Band on the 11th, “Back To The 70’s Benefit Concert” on the 12th, Party With The Roller Girls! on the 18th, Wanda Jackson on the 20th, Nick Clemons Band on the 25th and Gashouse Gorillas on the 26th. Meanwhile at The Saint, it’s Climax Race, Westland Walls, The Glowflies, Justin Jones and BAS&KO on the 3rd, Father Devine, Chemtrail and Damascus on the 4th, Stand, The Damn Choir, Steve Reilly Band and Cranston Dean on the 10th, The X-Men, The Sex Zombies and Earthman on the 11th, The Clydes and Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians on the 17th, Judgement, Ripped, Zodiac Mary and Odds Are on the 18th, Dash Rip Rock, Tara Elliot & The Red Velvets, Trash Mavericks and DEVILHAUS on the 24th, Sinsanity and Casualty on the 25th and Wreaths, Hurricane In Mink and Grand K on the 31st. And at The Stone Pony, it’s EOS, The Dirty Pearls, Running Late, The Downrights and R.T.S. on the 3rd, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea, Luther Rathborne and James Wells (acoustic) on the 4th, John Eddy & His Nashville Band, The Unknowns, Lone Shark and Seventh Son on the 10th, Mickey Hart Band on the 17th, Allstar Weekend, Honor Society, Namesake and This Is All Now on the 18th, Kinderhook Reunion and Michael Patrick Band on the 24th, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Jo Bonnano & The Godsons Of Soul and Flatleaver on the 25th and Tramps Like Us on the 31st.
Well, that does it for the dog days of August. Hope it’s a great month for all you music fans. Be good to yourselves people. And remember, you’re never too old to rock n’ roll! Later!!!