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soulBlog: Shows of Note through Labor Day (including a West Coast Get Down member); the Bill Henry Band interview

soulshowmike’s Shows of Note

Here are the events I’ve compiled on the Concert Calendar through the holiday weekend:

  • Sembéne Film Festival presents “Nigerian Prince” at City of Asylum, 8/26
  • Kenny Peagler at Katz Plaza, 8/27
  • “A Taste of Soul” Jam Session at Genuine Pub, 8/27
  • Thumbscrew at City of Asylum, 8/28
  • Interval Jazz Night at Spirit, 8/28
  • Experimental Guitar Night at Brillobox, 8/28
  • Art In The Park at Penn Ave. Parklet, Wilkinsburg, 8/29
  • THA JUICE Official Release Party at Thunderbird (Starship Mantis, Clara Kent), 8/30
  • Jazz Night at Parkway Theater (McKees Rocks), 8/30
  • Musicalidades VIII at Spirit, 8/30
  • Tony Campbell Jam Session at Wallace’s Whiskey Room, 8/31
  • End of Summer Soul Food Fest at Market Square, 9/1
  • Afro Yaqui Music Collective at Highland Park, 9/1
  • GH3 at Wallace’s Whiskey Room, 9/1
  • Smooth Groove Sunday at Rocks Landing, 9/1
  • The Flow Band at Fox Chapel Yacht Club, 9/2
  • Flying Lotus at Stage AE, 9/2
The West Coast Get Down installment of TSS (US Virgin Islands edition)

If you’ve been following the West Coast Get Down action figures who have passed through Pittsburgh (Cameron Graves with Stanley Clarke at PIJF 2019, Kamasi Washington awhile back, Thundercat at Roxian Theatre, then you can check off another box with Flying Lotus. I devoted a TSS episode to this California jazz/hiphop/pop movement.

The Bill Henry Band interviews

In celebration of the Bill Henry Band’s freshman release “Ride,” we presented a three-segment conversation on The Soul Show (8/10/19). Here are the archives for your on-demand enjoyment:

BHB Part 1a
BHB Part 1b
BHB Part 2
BHB Part 3

….and here’s the entire episode. Enjoy.

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