Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 – Juneteenth and Free and Legal Downloads


Auditions for The Barrow-Civic’s production of The Odd Couple will take place Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21.

Meadville’s Juneteenth celebration has been scheduled.

Eyeweekly interviews Sharon Jones and takes a few well-deserved cuts at all around pompous guy David Byrne:

. . . back in the mid-’90s, David Byrne was looking for backing vocalists to accompany him on a tour across Europe. She auditioned and made the cut, but was rudely rejected when the folks in charge decided she was too old. “I was young, in my thirties,” snorts the singer, now 53.. . . “Anyhow, so David Byrne calls my manager now and says he wants me to sing on this album.” . . . “I said David, you don’t remember me, but when I was in my early 30s you wanted some young girl to come to Europe and you told me I was too old,” she laughs. “He was horrified. I told him it was for the best, because he’s the type of guy I would’ve gone off on. We would’ve had strong words, and we never would’ve worked together again. It was not meant for us to meet at the time. And this time around, he told me to just be myself. I sang the part, all soulful-like. Like I said, you can’t tell me how to sing soul.”

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:


Teresa Storch plays Titusville’s Angeli Winery (map)from 7-9 tonight.  Cover and age restrictions were unclear.  I would e-mail ahead of time at



newmen play Titusville’s Sheide Park (map) Saturday from 6-8 pm.



Brian Morgante plays Brother Bean (map) Saturday from 7-9 pm.  No cover – all ages.


  The Cowboy Junkies play D'Angelo Performing Arts Center - Mercyhurst in Erie (map).  Cost: Gold Circle- $35 Orchestra- $30 Rear Orchestra/Balcony- $25

Free and Legal Downloads:

  Jay Bennett - Whatever Happened I Apologize

  Jessica Lurie Ensemble - "Number Six "

  Beastie Boys Live at Bonnaroo 2009

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