Not the sorority/frat kind. The day -- 2/1/12 -- has been dubbed Intergalactic Prog Metal Day and it will honor the music and the greatest prog-rock band ever, even though it comes from Canada. Read about it here.
Show time for Saturday’s performance by J.D. Souther was supposed to be 8 p.m. But at 7:50 p.m., patrons entering Knuckleheads were advised: The show was being delayed, by at least an hour. Inside, a crowd of about 100 was gathered, most were sitting at tables in near silence, listening to a guy tap out single notes on an upright piano. Earlier that evening, Souther and his accompanist, Chris Walters, told Knuckleheads management that the piano wasn’t tuned to their liking and needed to be adjusted or the show wouldn’t go on . So a tuner was summoned on a Saturday night to fixed what ailed the piano. And 75 minutes after its scheduled start, the show began.
Pioneering hip-hop act Public Enemy mentioned thrash metal band Anthrax in its groundbreaking 1987 song “Bring the Noise.” The seemingly unlikely reference indicated that the members of Public Enemy considered Anthrax a similarly disruptive act bent on challenging established conventions in music.
A cliché may be a worn-out truth but it’s a truth nonetheless, and one well-known truth came forth boldly Tuesday night inside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Music is a language the whole world speaks.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the nine-piece a cappella chorale from South Africa, performed for a crowd of about 1,600 in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre for two hours, including an intermission, entertaining them with song, dance, comedic bits and stories about their music and their homeland.
Presale for the March 17 Jason Aldean show at Sprint Center runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Go here and click on the "on sale soon" tab. The password is PARTY. Prices: $25.50 and $50.25. Luke Bryan and Lauren Alaina open.
Presale for the May 22 Van Halen concert at Sprint Center runs from 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, to 10 p.m. Friday , Jan. 27. Go here and click the "on sale soon" tab. The password is PANAMA. Prices: $47.50 to $147.50.
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