Archive for May 6th, 2011

Incoming! Agent Ribbons 5/10

Sacramento’s favorite rockin’ gals return! The ladies Ribbon just can’t keep away from their old hometown, since a not-long-ago move to Austin. They’ve been rolling with their newer album Chateau Crone, on Antenna Farm Records, also home to the Papercuts and Foxtails Brigade (touring also this month!) As part of a west coast tour that has them celebrating with Le Butcherettes in LA, partying with the Pipettes in SF, working on a music video, and lending lots of time for the spring of Sacramento, Agent Ribbons will take the stage of Harlow’s, and a super-fun time it’s sure to be! –TM

Harlow’s, 8PM, $7, 21+


Incoming! Robert Johnson 100th Birthday Tribute 5/8

Dead at 27!! Robert Johnson is considered the first of the “27 Club”, a group of musicians and rock icons who all died, under controversial circumstances, at age 27. Like Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, and Mia Zapata, Mr. Johnson left this earth far too soon, leaving behind a musical legacy and an endless stream of fans. A charming musician and traveller, his original blues compositions (most steeped in complex guitar work, dark subject matter, and a unique, powerful singing voice) and lighter street performances received little public recognition until an LP reissue of his recordings in 1961. Since then, he’s received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and ranking fifth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. On this night, one hundred years after the birth of Robert Johnson, Mick Martin, Aaron King, The Kelps, and others pay homage to this King of the Delta Blues. – TM

Harlow’s, 8PM, $10.00, 21+