For today’s edition of BBR, I’m picking my new copy of Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album. I received this record as a birthday gift last week, and I just can’t stop looking at it.
This vinyl edition marks the 20th Anniversary of the initial album release. As many RATM fans know, the album cover for this release features the historical photograph of the self-immolation of Thich Quang Durc. However, this new XX edition of the album features the image on the vinyl itself.
So because it is Earth Day and because people need a real swift kick in the ass when it comes to caring for our planet, I’ve chosen this album. I hope it lights a fire in you today.
Tonight we’re in Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Bowl opening for folks rockers Cabinet! Show starts at 8pm.
See y’all there. ~Boots.
Happy Record Store Day Everybody!!
For this edition of BBR I’m gonna share with y’all what some amazing friends gave me last night for Mein Geburtstag.
Amazing friends indeed, that’s Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album (XX edition), Jack DeJohnette’s Pictures, Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers (with zipper action), and The Great Adventures of Slick Rick! I mean does it get much better than that? ….. No, it doesn’t.
So for today’s featured album I’m sticking with another hip-hop classic, “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick!”
Tonight we’re blowing up the great GREY EAGLE in Asheville, NC. Hank West and The Smoking Hots are laying it down at 9 and Dirty Bourbon will set it ablaze at 10.
See y’all there. Boots
Tonight’s the night folks, and it’s a very special one at that! Truly, it is a night for celebrating!!
Yes, if you’re in New Orleans and are looking for a late night party filled with wild and wonderful music, then D.B.A. on Frenchmen St. is where you want to be!
Tonight will be a memorable one folks. A night of firsts and lasts, of introductions and farewells. We have a new album, a damn good album, to finally release! We have new members to introduce. We have new songs to debut! We will have more people on our stage tonight than every before, and the sound will be HUGE!! Tonight will also mark the passing of the torch from Mr Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner to the lovely Sandra Love! We got it all, baby, we got it all!
and about this new album….
For the past year we have been working vigorously to create something new and exciting for ourselves and for you. Now, we have a record that is by far our best, and it’s time for you to have it too.
IMPORTANT THINGS HUMANS SHOULD KNOW!!
Yes folks, tonight will mark the beginning of a new and exciting time in the Dirty Bourbon River Show. New songs, new people, and a new album!
Onward! To Glory!
Tonight and Tonight Only!!
Don’t Miss Out on THE PERFORMANCE that May NEVER be Heard Again!!
Yours truly has taken on the record Rolling Stone Magazine lists as the GREATEST RECORD OF ALL TIME – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Two weeks spend learning, rearranging, and performing the devil out of this beast of a record, and what we have now is a show second to none!
It’s happening nowhere else other than the infamous D.B.A.!! Yours truly will play two sets – the first stuffed to it’s ankles in original Dirty Bourbon material – the real good shit!!
Then it will be time for us to share with you what we have created with a little help from The Beatles. It starts tonight at 10pm, I repeat 10PM, so don’t be late!!
Watch a performance of the title track below and remember…
D.B.A. – 10 PM
A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All!!
**And do stay after the show for a special celebration**
This weekend we’ll be performing two days in good ol’ Lafayette, La.
Tonight we’re debuting at The Wild Salmon with the rockabily stylings of The Rotten Cores! They start at 9, and we’ll tag in and finish the night off around 11! It’s gonna get wild and sweaty tonight folks so be prepared to shed a few layers!!
And then on Saturday…
We’ll be joining up with a slew of wild, weird, and bearded ones for The Steampunk and Makers Fest!!
This wonderful event will be showcasing the best inventors, entertainers, and mustaches Lafayette’s artisitc community has to offer. Yours truly will be setting fire to the Acadiana Advocate Main Stage along with local sideshow and burlesque performers and other musical acts including New Orleans’ Russian Mafia Stomp outfit Debauche!! We’ll strike up at 6 and unplug by 7, but the night will continue on with plenty more partying!! Check that schedule!!
Don’t miss a damn good time Lafayette!! Come clean, leave Dirty!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s good to be back in good ol’ Winchester, VA, and boy are we excited to wrap up this Summer Tour with our Vaudeville Revue at the always lively Bright Box. Tonight’s entertainment is sure to be an unforgettable experience with comedy, burlesque, and hip-shaking good music!
That’s right, and it’s all happening tonight at the Bright Box. There are only a few tickets left so move quick. Showtime is 8 pm!
See y’all there!!
Indeed we do.. The world’s best in fact…
It’s the Venyu Triple S Invitational over in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and yours truly is performing. I’m pretty sure I speak for us all when I say this is definitely a first, and damn, it looks cool!
2014 Venyu Triple-S Invitational Trailer from Nate Appel on Vimeo.
We’re playing all night tonight until midnight, and are excited to get this June tour of ours kicked off right in North Carolina! (We can’t keep away!)
So come on out to see the masters of the winds and waters fly, flip and glide their way to a $40,000 grand prize! It’s sure to be a good time! (If they party anything like the folks at Nantahala, it’s gonna get crazy!!)
Ladies and gentlemen,
As a saxophonist and improvisational musician, there’s so much to learn! From scale variations to rhythms to vocabulary to chord progressions to flashy extended techniques and on and on and on, any musician worth his/her salt will agree that it’s imperative to always push further and to break through your barriers. Of the flashy little tricks in my personal arsenal, though, one of the biggest crowd pleasers proves over and over to be the double saxophone. I have a hell of a good time doing it, but I’m far from the first!
Some of my biggest saxophone heroes have pulled it off, including Jeff Coffin and the legendary Rahsaan Roland Kirk, but the only other musician I’ve seen pull of the labor-intensive bari-tenor combo is the great Dana Colley of Morphine. Finding that band was a revelation to me as a musician and specifically as a baritone saxophonist, and it looks like we at the Dirty Bourbon River Show will have the honor of sharing the stage with the Vespers of Morphine (original members of Morphine with the slide bass and guitar stylings of the talented and capable Jeremy Lyons) on 5/30 at New Orleans’ own d.b.a!
I’ve seen them live, and it’s the real deal, people. If you’re in the area, do yourselves a favor and come check this show out, because I’m completely stoked for it! Not that you need any convincing, but if you want to see one of the videos that enlightened me to the greatness of the bari-tenor combo, dig this video from one of Morphine’s performances from back in the mid-90s. You’re welcome!
Also, tonight marks the end of our little run out in the Midwest, so if you’re in the area, come party with us in Detroit at one of the classiest of classy jazz joints I’ve ever been to, Cliff Bell’s! We kick off at 9:30 with three full sets of awesome. Be there!
The Dirty Bourbon River Show is proud to announce the newest member of their family, Sir Logan Van Meter:
Logan hails from Berryville, VA, and will be joining us as Band Consigliere. He is a honed jack-of-all-trades, and knows how to use a sword. Look out America.
In other news, whole bunch of new tour dates posted on the left sidebar. Kicking off April on the 6th w/ a free show at Loyola, leading up to Jazzfest on the 27th – Closing out the Lagniappe Stage at 5:25pm on the Clapton day. Super excited for that one.
That’s about it y’all. Happy April Fools Day. Party Hardy in your dad’s Ferrari. One Love – DBRS
Ladies and Gentlemen,
A dark sex fiend specter is strolling into our midst, reeking of the pungent cologne of pumpkin spice and bad desicions… His or Her gait is marked by the crunch and shuffle of dead leaves… surely to mute the raucous stomp of dancing boots. Head is shrouded in the dark shadows of a brimmed hat… SURELY to cover His or Her shock of red, orange, and yellow locks, marking the year’s twilight and the end of summer. That’s right, Friends! Halloween is fast approaching, and we at the Dirty Bourbon River Show are here to help get the season of mischief, dancing, drinking, and general merry-making off on the right foot!
On October 25th we’ll be joined by our very good friends and local masters of sound, the Magnetic Ear, with special guest, Matt Perrine (sousaphonist and bass man extraordinaire), for our debut performance at one of New Orleans’ freshest new venues, Gasa Gasa! Feel free to dress, dance, and drink festively at this Fine Fall Friday Fete so you can get you prepped a week early for the musical extravagance of Voodoo Fest and Halloween in the Big Easy!
Gasa Gasa only holds about 200 people and we haven’t played in New Orleans since our Volume IV CD Release Party last May, so get your tickets fast, as the show may very well sell out. Here is a link:
Also, here is a link to the Facebook event, if you want additional info, or want to RVSP:
Hope to see you there!!!