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Skerik’s Bandalabra have announced a bunch of West Coast dates for March. The tour will begin on March 6th in Bellingham, WA and then make it’s way through Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. They end on March 16th in Forestville, CA.

Skerik’s Bandalabra is Skerik (sax), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), and Andy Coe (guitar).

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

03/06/13 – Green Frog in Bellingham, WA
03/07/13 – Nectar Lounge in Seattle, WA
03/08/13 – Mississippi Pizza in Portland, OR
03/09/13 – Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene, OR
03/10/13 – Applegate Lodge in Applegate, OR
03/11/13 – Harlow’s in Sacramento, CA
03/12/13 – The Mint in Los Angeles, CA
03/13/13 – Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
03/14/13 – Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA
03/15/13 – Duende in Oakland, CA
03/16/13 – Forestville Club in Forestville, CA

One of music’s most renowned soul/funk bands, Tower of Power (TOP), has announced a 25-city tour with dates scheduled from coast to coast.

Since its formation in 1968, TOP has never failed to tour bringing their unique blend of R&B, funk and an outstanding horn section to the masses. The current line-up features group founder Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Larry Braggs, Roger Smith, Tom E. Politzer, Adolfo Acosta, Jerry Cortez and Sal Cracchiolo.

The band’s sophomore album, Bump City, produced a string of what would become classic hits including “You’re Still a Young Man” and “What Is Hip?”. TOP has released a total of 26 albums over the last 45 years including live albums and greatest hits collections. TOP has lent their musicianship to some of pop/rock’s biggest names including Elton John, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Toto, David Sanborn and numerous others.

Confirmed TOP tour dates are as follows:

02/21-24/13 – Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA
03/20/13 – Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO
03/22/13 – Northern Lights Theatre – Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, WI
03/23/13 – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL
04/12/13 – War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN
04/20/13 – Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (2nd Stage) in Live Oak, FL
04/21/13 – 2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, FL
04/25/13 – BB Kings in New York City, NY
04/26/13 – Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
04/27/13 – Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT
04/28/13 – BB Kings in New York City, NY
05/10/13 – Four Winds Casino-Silver Creek Event Center in New Buffalo, MI
05/11/13 – Public Hall at Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH
05/25/13 – Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
06/11-12/13 – San Mateo County Fair in San Mateo, CA
06/15/13 – Club 88 @ Cache Creek in Brooks, CA
06/21-23/13 – South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
08/03/13 – Solano County Fair (Concert Arena) in Vallejo, CA
08/18/13 – Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA
08/30/13 – Monterey County Fair (Garden Stage) in Monterey, CA
09/13/13 – LA County Fair in Pomona, CA
09/14/13 – Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay in San Diego, CA
10/15/13 – Holland America ms Westerdam Cruise Ship in Puerto Vallarta, MEX
10/25-27/13 – South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Inevitably when I meet someone and tell them that I work in the music industry they ask me if I know John Brown’s Body due to my name. No, I don’t know them personally, but I do know of them. It’s been about four years since John Brown’s Body put out their their last album, Amplify. Soon though the band will be releasing a new album. On September 18 the band will be releasing a mostly instrumental Dub EP titled, JBB In Dub. Two days after they release their EP the band kicks off their Fall U.S. tour. The four-week tour will span the Northeast, the West Coast, and Colorado.

JBB In Dub features six dub tunes plus a tune called, “The Grass,” featuring vocals from frontman Elliot Martin. The songs were mixed in Boston, MA by former John Brown’s Body engineer and current 10 Ft. Ganja Plant member Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (State Radio, The Aggrolites).

John Brown’s Body’s Fall tour dates are as follows:
09/20/12 – One Pelham East in Newport, RI
09/21/12 – The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD
09/22/12 – The Note in West Chester, PA
09/27/12 – Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY
09/28/12 – The Haunt in Ithaca, NY
09/29/12 – Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY
10/16/12 – Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
10/17/12 – The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA
10/18/12 – Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA
10/19/12 – Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
10/20/12 – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room in Crystal Bay, NV
10/22/12 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The Big Room in Chico, CA
10/23/12 – Humboldt Brews in Arcata, CA
10/25/12 – Neumos in Seattle, WA
10/26/12 – Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
10/27/12 – WOW Hall in Eugene, OR
10/31/12 – Three20South in Breckenridge, CO
11/01/12 – Abbey Theatre in Durango, CO
11/02/12 – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO
11/03/12 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO

A7X Photo

Avenged Sevenfold  played at the Target Center in Minneapolis Minnesota on December 3rd, along with Hollywood UndeadAsking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides. Our respect for A7X continues to grow ever since they announced a free concert for Bay Area fans to make up for their cancelled performance at Live 105′s Uproar Festival in Mountain View, CA.  Before their performance in Minneapolis, they received a request from a fan to sing along with them to “Second Heartbeat,”  and they made that fan very happy. Watch below:

Check out our photo gallery by Kasey Jean (click for more of her excellent work). Be sure to visit the Facebook-exclusive photos from this concert as well.

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