Monday, November 1, 2010
Roger Waters, Brad Mehldau, The Replacements
Yours truly went to the Roger Waters concert last Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Waters performed the classic Pink Floyd 1979 album "The Wall" in its entirety. This was the most visual show I've ever seen, with images and messages shown on the gigantic wall that is built throughout the performance. Throw in a giant model plane flying throughout the arena, a giant inflatable school teacher, the flying pig, and an incredible band (including GE Smith, and Snowy White), and all was feeling good.
Here's a wonderful review and images, from Kyle Matteson, at the Twin Cities Daily Planet
Brad Mehldau gives his new album Highway Rider, its live premiere this week with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and his own quintet, featuring tenor saxophone star Joshua Redman. The performances at Walker Art Center are in advance of a New York debut Nov. 9.
"Highway Rider" (Nonesuch) This double-disc of original work by Mehldau reunites the pianist/composer with producer Jon Brion for the first time since Largo. Featured are performances by Mehldau’s trio, plus drummer Matt Chamberlain, saxophonist Joshua Redman, and a chamber orchestra, with orchestrations by Mehldau.
Mehldau plays original compositions, jazz standards and jazz arrangements of popular music, especially rock music. With his trio, he has recorded arrangements of the music of Nick Drake, The Beatles, Radiohead and Paul Simon among others, and recorded Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" on his 2008 album, Live. Mehldau has also expressed an interest in and knowledge of philosophy, in particular of music and art. He has played and recorded solo and with co-leaders Peter Bernstein, Mark Turner, Charlie Haden, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny and others. In 2004, Mehldau toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joshua Redman.
Chamber orchestra joins the jazz pianist for the premiere of his "Highway Rider" CD.
When: 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.
A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS:
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Tim
A PERFORMANCE OF TIM FROM FRONT TO BACK WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALISTS
Friday, November 26th. First Avenue.
Performing in the Mainroom: PINK MINK, THE WHITE AND LAZY ALL-STARS featuring members of Chooglin, STORY OF THE SEA featuring David Campbell and Jim McGuinn, THE GOONDAS, SEX RAYS, SONS OF GLORIA and more
Performing in the 7th St. Entry: PATCHES AND GRETCHEN, STOOK! AND THE JUKES, ADAM LEVY, BETHANY LARSON AND THE BEE’S KNEES, ELIZA BLUE, GINI DODDS, JOHN SWARDSON, ASHLEIGH STILL, DAN ISRAEL, RYAN PAUL, MAYDA, BRIANNA LANE, MARTIN DEVANEY and more
A benefit for the Twin Cities Music Community Trust
Reverend Horton Heat, First Avenue, Thursday, Nov. 4th
Bob Saget: The Strange Days Tour, State Theatre, Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm
Doug Stanhope, Varsity Theater, Friday, Nov. 5th
Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Friday, Nov. 5th, Famous Daves
Uriah Heep, Friday, Nov. 5th, Medina Entertainment Center
John Gorka, Saturday, Nov. 6th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Richard Thompson, Saturday, Nov. 6th, First Avenue
Crystal Gayle, Saturday, Nov. 6th, The O'Shaughnessy
Pinetop Perkins, Monday, Nov. 8th, (and Tuesday the 9th) Dakota Jazz Club
DANZIG, Tuesday, Nov 9th, The Cabooze
BB King, Friday Nov 12, State Theater
Retribution Gospel Choir, Friday, Nov. 12th, Hennepin United Methodist Church
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event, State Theatre, Sat., November 13
Little River Band, Saturday, Nov. 13th, Medina Entertainment Center
Cloud Cult, Thursday, Nov. 18th, First Avenue
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Friday, Nov. 19th, The 400 Bar
Vince Vaughn & Kevin James Comedy Roadshow, Sat. Nov 20th, State Theater
Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Sunday, Nov. 21st, First Avenue
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This, Orpheum Theatre, November 22 - November 23
Loudon Wainwright III, Tuesday, Nov 23rd, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
**Grinderman (NICK CAVE), Tuesday, Nov 23rd, First Avenue
**Superchunk, Wednesday, December 1st, First Avenue
Mannheim Steamroller, Friday, December 3rd, (and Saturday 12/4) Orpheum Theater
GWAR, Monday, December 6th, The Cabooze
Ravi Coltrane, Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Dakota Jazz Club
Ozzy Osborne, Sunday, Dec. 12th, Target Center
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Friday Dec. 17th, Orchestra Hall
Soul Asylym, Friday Dec. 17th, First Avenue
The Bad Plus, Monday Dec 27th, Dakota Jazz Club
38 Special, New Years Eve, Treasure Island Casino
Posted by Michael Ray Pfeifer at 2:10 PM