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Ringo Starr Weekend Report: Devour The Dead Weather, Ringo's All Starr Band is back
Friday, July 23, 2010


He wasn't exactly the most popular or prolific Beatle, but Ringo Starr was nonetheless an integral part of the most famous act to ever walk the earth. These days, he's touring behind the solo disc Y Not (Hip-O Records), though some Fab Four fun is sure to be sprinkled into the set list with a little help from his friends Rick Derringer, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Wally Palmar (The Romantics), Edgar Winter, Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonette. (Worth a shot - Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino- Hammond, IN: www.thevenuechicago.com).

Now that Keane's abandoned its lush piano pop for the dance floor, its fan base is certainly splintered in half. Though some incredibly loyal followers have surely stuck by the changes, the new Night Train (Interscope) The Dead Weatheris an uneven album's that's only averaged two and a half stars by Amazon customers, and unless the show revolves around early tunes, there could be a lot of disappointed attendees. (Fan club only - Wednesday at Chicago Theatre- Chicago, IL: www.ticketmaster.com).

With Jack White on hiatus for who knows how long from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, he has plenty of time to invest in The Dead Weather. After only two years together so far, the Nashville-based blues rockers already released a pair of studio CDs, including the latest Sea of Cowards (Warner Brothers). (Bet your life - Thursday at The Rave- Milwaukee, WI: www.ticketmaster.com).
Sheryl Crow Street Week: Sheryl finds her soul, Setzer with his Orchestra
Monday, July 19, 2010


She's had a busy summer between a headlining tour and an appearance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, but somehow Sheryl Crow's still found the time to put the finishing touches on 100 Miles From Memphis (A&M). The project marks her seventh official album, but rather than focusing on more commercial-oriented pop, she recalls a childhood when artists like Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Sly & the Family Stone were her primary muses.

Speaking of that era, singer/songwriter Marc Cohn also flashes back in the more literal sense throughout Listening Booth: 1970 (Saguaro Road Records). Brian SetzerThe covers collection from the "Walking In Memphis" singer features his smooth and soothing pipes tackling the likes of Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney and even Smokey Robinson.

Ever since he left the Stray Cats, Brian Setzer's stay committed to keeping the Roaring Twenties spirit alive and well, which he certainly accomplishes throughout Don't Mess With A Big Band: Live (Surf Dog). The double disc set list is split between his first act ("Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut"), plus solo cuts recorded with his Orchestra, some of which have never been performed on stage until this session.

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