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Music: Concert: Anders Osborne Sizzles While Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Resurrect Ray Charles

It was not just a regular Thursday night in October in Los Angeles. Two great bands played at The El Rey Theatre. Anders Osborne, a prolific songwriter and guitarist based in New Orleans and his stellar band opened the show. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a funk, soul, rock and fusion band led by the multi-talented saxophonist followed with special guest Zach Deputy. The KDTU set ended up as a brilliant tribute to the music of Ray Charles. The night was epic and although the crowd was disappointingly small, everyone in attendance enjoyed an amazing show. [...]

Music: Concert: Skerik’s Bandalabra Funks it up at The Mint

Skerik brought his saxophone and fine new band to the The Mint in Los Angeles on Monday March 26, 2012. The band kept a large crowd of supportive fans entertained. The show was part of a 14-day West Coast release tour for their new debut album Live At The Royal Room which captured the band's first ever public performance. [...]

Music: Concert: Skerik’s Bandalabra Coming to The Mint

Skerik, the talented and eclectic saxophone wizard is bringing his newest group Bandalabra to The Mint in Los Angeles for a night of musical adventure. On Monday March 26, 2012, the club will be jumping with this new band’s afro beat rhythms and creative harmonics. The show is part of a 14-day West Coast release tour for their new debut album Live At The Royal Room which captured the band's first ever public performance. [...]

MUSIC: Concert: Dragon Smoke Makes Rare Appearance at The Mint

It happens often in music. Artists from different groups get together for a side project. Sometimes they record an album, but usually it is for a live show where the members jam on some cover songs and try to create a unique musical experience. They each go back to their respective groups with memories of a special night – some fond, some mixed. The problem with these so called “superjams” is the lack of cohesion and big egos getting in the way of a magical music experience. That is not remotely the case with Dragon Smoke. This New Orleans based quartet of band leaders came to The Mint on December 7, 2011 during a brief California mini-tour. Although they have performed as a group only a handful of times, they played like a band that has been a successful unit for years. The savvy, NOLA music loving packed house was blown away by their awesome show. [...]
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