John Kadlecik Band at Skipper’s Smokehouse: 3.10.18
Apr06

John Kadlecik Band at Skipper’s Smokehouse: 3.10.18

The audience danced, sang and grooved to the consistently inspired sound of the tight four-piece, which also featured Jay Lane on drums and Wavy Dave Burlingame on bass. It was a truly fine evening that demonstrated the power of live music performed by a great band in a relaxed setting.

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MiZ – A Year Ago Today; Boris Garcia – Around Some Corner
Mar09

MiZ – A Year Ago Today; Boris Garcia – Around Some Corner

New releases by MiZ and Boris Garcia keep the dream alive . . .

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Steve Kimock Blasts Off on Satellite City Tour
Dec06

Steve Kimock Blasts Off on Satellite City Tour

Steve Kimock’s new CD Satellite City features him in a mix of styles, from his trademark explorational improvisation to song-based fare featuring Leslie Mendelson. TipJar was lucky enough to chat with Steve about his new release and to get into some fun side tangents about his early years in San Francisco.

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Snapshot: Jerry Garcia, Mission In the Rain 2.2.80 Kean College
Mar30

Snapshot: Jerry Garcia, Mission In the Rain 2.2.80 Kean College

JGB – really Jerry – was all about spontaneity and absence of centralized control when he easily could have insisted on another way. Perhaps that is what made him so compelling. The risks he took and the depth of his sincerity were clear to anyone who listened carefully. This version of “Mission” exemplifies Jerry as a gifted songwriter, vocalist and improvisational guitarist.

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Kingfish Lead Guitarist Robbie Hoddinott Passes on Eve of 63rd Birthday
Mar07

Kingfish Lead Guitarist Robbie Hoddinott Passes on Eve of 63rd Birthday

Hoddinott’s country, rock and jazz-inflected playing carried the original Kingfish sound, be it twanging away on a country cover by Marty Robbins, ’70s soul-noodling on a Bob Weir composition like “Lazy Lightnin’/Supplication,” or artfully propelling Kingfish originals such as “Asia Minor” and “Hypnotize.”

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Keeping Up with John Perry Barlow
Apr14

Keeping Up with John Perry Barlow

Someone had written an obit for me on a card [for the game Cards Against Humanity] that included the information: John Perry Barlow – Born 1947, Died 2015. Clearly they had overstated my demise, but the fact is that due to a sequence of iatrogenic failures I was cruising up and down death’s driveway most of 2015. I was in peril for quite a while and gradually it got even more exotic. I was dead for eight minutes, and much to my dismay there were no ascending rivers of light or descending angelic hosts. In fact all that was happening was just stone black darkness. I told [Bob] Weir about it and he said, “well you just weren’t dead enough.”

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