Choices, choices, choices this weekend, particularly the one you’re going to have to make tomorrow. Sorry, that’s the way it goes in NYC.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown (New York debut)
Yes, this sounds like fire, right?
Musical direction by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, "cornerstones of Brown’s legendary band on saxophone and trombone, respectively". Ellis and Wesley have put together a "pan-continental supergroup which features special guests Vieux Farka Touré, the rising Malian star and son of the legendary Ali Farka Toure, and the spiritual and enigmatic Senegalese vocalist Cheikh Lô", all in tribute to the Godfather of Soul.
The Spam Allstars open
COST: free, no tickets required
Jared Hassan Foles’ World Eater Recordings presents
Loud Lovin': An evening full of the Screams of Passion
FORTUNE COOKIE LOUNGE
24 First Ave (@ First Street)
F Train to Second Ave
$10 at the door
(Only $7 if you RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Benefit @ Williamsburg (BK) Music Hall
Saul Williams @ Petco Park, San Diego, CA