Earlier this week we shared the news that Equifunk organizers added another full day worth of music to this year's fest. At that time Pork Tornado featuring Jon Fishman was announced as the day's headliner, with the promise of more acts to come. Today, we've found out who those acts are. We're particularly intrigued by the fest's offer for attendees to give a name to a supergroup they've put together to play the "Sunday Sessions." This supremely talented quintet features guitarist Eddie Roberts and [...]
HT faves The Black Crowes have come back with a vengeance as they've shown off their newest weapon over the course of the Lay Down With Number 13 Tour's first seven shows - multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene. This morning the band have just announced they will embark on a summer tour with two fellow HT faves in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls . The thought of Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and / or Tash Neal sitting in and jamming with the Crowes [...]
Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl - March 16th Words : Scott Bernstein Photos : Andrew Blackstein Soulive closed out their fourth annual Bowlive residency at NYC's Brooklyn Bowl last night with what was the band's 40th show at the Williamsburg venue. The trio welcomed a number of guests for the Bowlive finale, all of which have been regulars over the past week, and each guest received a t-shirt commemorating the event with the "Bowlive" logo on the front and "403 on the back. [...]
Soulive's annual Bowlive Run at Brooklyn Bowl continued last night in Williamsburg. Special guests included keyboardist Marco Benevento, Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, The Shady Horns and opening act The London Souls. For the encore, Soulive welcomed their guests up, with the exception of the horns, for a 20-plus-minute tribute to Neil Young. Soulive, Benevento, Hidalgo and The London Souls kicked off the encore with the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young protest song Ohio sung by Tash Neal. The CSNY cover morphed into Neil Young's Down By [...]
Depending on the age of the company you keep, the complaints concerning the dearth of bands keeping the spirit of classic rock and roll alive is either an intermittent interruption or a perpetually persistent protest. Unsurprisingly, those that rend their vintage Led Zeppelin T-shirts and Grateful Dead tie-dyes like rock and roll martyrs often profess ignorance at the existence of bands like My Morning Jacket, though they tend to have a fleeting knowledge of Grace Potter and “that one song” by the Alabama Shakes (except everyone remembers a different song). If you’re growing weary of cycling though the Rolling Stones, [...]
Thursday's things: ► Pinback is touring behind its latest great album "Information Received" (the music video for "Proceed to Memory," above, is a time-lapse depiction of the creation of their new mural in Brooklyn) and hits the El Rey Theatre, supported by Judgement Day. ► South Africa's the Parlotones return to L.A. for a date at the Viper Room Transfer and Irontom at the Viper Room ► The London Souls headline the Satellite behind their new album "Here Come the Girls," with Hollerado and Wake Up Lucid opening. [...]
Earlier this month, The London Souls announced the release of their upcoming new album. Here Come The Girls is scheduled to take over the world on January 8 . The album is the follow-up to their terrific self-titled debut. Based on their debut record and their phenomenal live shows, this release goes straight to the top of my "look forward to" list! Keep an eye out for this one folks. [...]
Recorded earlier this year, and due out on January 8, 2013, "Here Come the Girls" by The London Souls is not just a sophomore album for the band but a representation of miraculous second chances. Soon after recording the material for the release, lead singer/guitarist Tash Neal was in a nearly fatal hit and run accident, after which he underwent emergency brain surgery, a medically induced coma, and several other surgeries, putting the record's release on hold. His recovery and survival are extremely fortunate, and he is back rehearsing and preparing to share The London Souls' new material [...]
Gary Clark Jr. and the London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl, November 6th What can you say about an evening which opens with the London Souls (and Tash Neal ) triumphantly returning to the stage, continues with Gary Clark Jr. ‘s jaw dropping performance in front of a packed house at Brooklyn Bowl and ends with President Obama’s triumphant victory over a bitter rival. Simply Wow. For many, it was their first introduction to the Austin guitarist and boy did he impress. Combining his hard hitting blues of When My Train Pulls [...]
Ever randomly stumble upon a song so good that you assume it's been covered by every blog you read, only to find out that it's still relatively unknown? Do you then mentally high-five yourself? I certainly do this occasionally, and I absolutely did it this morning after hearing Ofei's debut track "London." Very little is known about the LDN-based singer and his music projects; his mystique further piques my interest in the gripping new video for "London." The track is a delicious taste of "London Soul;" a rough, jazzy production that bounces between tempos and instruments with ease. Ofei's wailing [...]
More details have emerged about the accident on Wednesday night that left Tash Neal of The London Souls hospitalized in intensive care. The New York Post has reported that Neal was in a Ford taxi which was hit by a Silver BMW 650i involved in a drag race. A witness at the scene on Bleecker Street in NYC's Greenwich Village claims the beemer was travelling "at least 100 MPH." Tash underwent brain surgery following the accident while his driver suffered a broken neck. [Photo [...]
Filed under: News Paradigm Sad news out of New York: London Souls singer and guitarist Tash Neal (pictured at left) was the victim of a hit and run on Wednesday morning and is now in intensive care after undergoing brain surgery. His brother, the New York-based blues-rocks band's manager, posted the following statement on the Souls' Facebook page: "Tash Neal was a victim of a hit and run taxi cab accident early Wednesday morning [...]
This week in NYC Live Music , we've got a special all-star cast for the "Robert Johnson at 100" benefit at the Apollo, week II of Soulive's "Bowlive" residency at Brooklyn Bowl, and the start of another mega-residency, the Allman Brothers annual Beacon run. Read on for those and other NYC concert highlights this week...
This week in NYC Live Music, Galactic and Big Sam bring the NOLA funk to NYC to help us get in the Mardi Gras mood. Plus, we've got a few other interesting shows including Small Black, Superhuman Happiness, Railroad Earth w/ Cornmeal, Heartless Bastards and more. Read on for my weekly highlight reel.
Vintage Video Rewind Hot Moments Frozen in Time east coast heat! The London Souls Web / Fb / My
By: David Schultz 30. The Occupy Wall Street “Concerts” This fall, New York City's Zuccotti Park became the literal and spiritual home base for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The presence of the protesters, their message and goals as well as their modus operandi sparked significant debate and the vociferous nature of the movement and reaction from various law enforcement agencies drew
Although last week there were a ton of shows going on due to CMJ, I think I'm actually more impressed with this week's selection. Check it out...
In any given week there's always a ton of NYC-area shows spanning across multiple genres and styles, but it seems like this week's concert calendar is even more sonically random than normal. Here are the highlights as I see 'em... Early in the week, we've got Explosions in the Sky with the Antlers at the beautiful Wellmont Theatre (in Montclair, NJ). Elvis Costello - who I mentioned last week - continues to bring his "Spectacular Spinning Songbook" to the area, with a show at the [...]
Soulive 's inaugural three-day outdoor festival, The Royal Family Affair , kicks off this weekend up at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. They just announced the schedule for the weekend's festivities, which includes sets by Chromeo , Big Gigantic , Soulive, and plenty of their Royal Family label brethren. If you're looking for nice, midsize festival with lots of funk and groove-oriented music to dance to, this seems like a really solid bet. Check it... Royal Family Affair 2011 Schedule : [...]