You may remember hearing about Megan's concert review of Charles Bradley, describing him as "[harboring] so much soul that it’s taken up every square inch of his body and bursts out of his lungs. His howling “oohs” …
The Screaming Eagle of Soul Lands in Minneapolis May 7th!!!
Brooklyn-native funk/soul singer Charles Bradley has been making quite a name for himself these days. Having spent the last twenty years performing as a James Brown impersonator called “Black Velvet,” Bradley was discovered by Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth. Several jam sessions with fellow Daptone labelmates The Sugarman 3 led to Bradley’s first full length record 2011’s gritty, but hopeful No Time For Dreaming. The album is packed full of emotionally-charged tales straight from Bradley’s difficult life, but you don’t need to know the lyrics to understand the pain; Bradley’s powerfully raw vocals shoot straight to the heart. His singing in “Heartache and Pain,” a song he wrote about the murder of his brother, brought me to tears the first time I heard it - it was so intense. His talented band The Menahan Street Band have provided a wonderful groove-worthy soundtrack to Bradley’s sometimes dark, sometimes tender portraits of American life.
Currently, Bradley is out on the road promoting his second record Victim of Love which drops April 2nd. He will be making a stop at the Cedar Cultural Center May 7th and it will be a damn shame if you miss this show! It should be some kind of national holiday! This is sure to be one of the best shows of the year.
"The unstoppable, untoppable victim of love" Charles Bradley will be heading out on tour in support of his second album Victim of Love, out next Tuesday, April 2nd on Daptone imprint Dunham Records.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires tour dates:
04/12 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
04/13 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
04/14 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
04/18 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
04/19 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
04/20 Waverly, AL - Waverly Boogie
04/21 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04/24 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
04/25 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
04/26 Lafayette, LA - Festival Int'l de Louisiane
04/27 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz
04/28 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
05/01 Austin, TX - Antone’s
05/02 Dallas, TX - Trees
05/04 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
05/05 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
05/07 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05/08 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
05/09 Chicago, IL - The Metro
05/10 Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
05/11 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
05/13 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
05/16 New York, NY - Apollo Theater
05/17 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05/18 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
06/12 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
06/14 London, England - Islington
06/15 Bergen, Norway - BergenFest
06/16 Oslo, Norway - Norwegian Wood
06/17 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
06/19 Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan
06/20 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
06/22 Ballinlough Castle, Ireland - Body&Soul
06/23 Duisberg, Germany - Traumzeit Festival
06/25 Aarhus, Denmark - Posten
06/26 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
06/28-30 Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury
07/02 Vienna, Austria - Jazz Fest Wien
07/03 Karlsruhe - Zeltival - Tollhaus Karlsruhe
07/07 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
07/08 Argelès-sur-Mer, France - Les Déferlantes
07/11 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK
07/13 Juan-les-Pins, France - Jazz à Juan
07/14 Rotterdam – North Sea Jazz Festival
Capitol Records will be releasing the DVD/Blu-ray to History of the Eagles on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. The documentary is on three discs: History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, and Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977 (featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles' two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the Hotel California tour).
Fans are encourage to check out the limited "Super Deluxe Box Set", which comes with three Blu-ray discs, a 40-page casebound photo book, 10 archival-quality photographs of the band, and a specially created lithograph of the band's desert-bleached skull icon.
We covered BRIT-Award winner Laura Marling on a few of her "Working Holiday Tour" and noted five new songs on her setlist. Guess what? Some of those songs ("I Was an Eagle", "Master Hunter", "Once") will be making it on a new studio, Once I Was An Eagle. The album is coming out May 28th, 2013, on Ribbon Music.
You can get a taster from the album with her song, "Where Can I Go?" at soundcloud.com.
We will certainly be covering her when she tours again.