Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village | Little Rock, AR

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Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village
Words and Photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

With fresh new material, a lot of energy, and a growing fan base, Michael Franti & Spearhead are making the most of the moment. On Friday, Oct. 1, Franti & Spearhead had their first show in Little Rock, AR at The Village.

Franti & Spearhead really know how to put on a show. The venue wasn’t completely full, but it felt like it after the show started out with “Love Don’t Wait,” from the band’s latest studio production, The Sound of Sunshine

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Win Tickets To See Gorillaz @ The Toyota Center

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We are extremely pleased to have the chance to give away a pair of tickets to see the Gorillaz at Houston’s Toyota Center on Tuesday, October 19th. They will be touring in support of their latest album, Plastic Beach, and will include guest spots from several collaborators including the likes of De La Soul and members of The Clash. Supporting the show will be N.E.R.D.. All you have to do to win is leave a comment with your full name and an e-mail address and/or phone number in which you receive text messages. We will be choosing a winner on Monday, October 18th, so make sure to check your messages throughout the day.

I’ve been dying for a chance to see Gorillaz ever since their debut album came out back in my college days. I took the time to watch their recent performance on Live on Letterman, the new viral video series that has bands play extended sets in the world famous Ed Sullivan Theater, and it made me even more excited for this set. If you’re going to the show on Tuesday night, I highly recommend this video to raise your excitement level.

Good luck! Hope to see you all there! I’ll be the guy taking pictures…

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CocoRosie @ Granada Theater

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Coco Rosie
Words by Cameron Jones. Photos by Anna “HashBrowns” Vernon.

Going in to CocoRosie”s show at the Granada last week, I wasn”t entirely sure what to expect.

CocoRosie, formed in 2003, consists of sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady, and defies description, though their Wikipedia entry calls them “freak folk.” I suppose that”s as good a name as any for the eclectic mix of sounds the sisters make, though I would just call it Good Music and be done. They have released three more full-length albums since their debut, La maison de mon reve, and the current tour is to promote the last of these, Grey Oceans.

Though familiar to a degree with their music, especially a number of tracks from Grey Oceans, I wasn”t sure what kind of concert it would make. On their albums, CocoRosie tends to have a soft, chill sound, which is excellent, but at a live show, if the audience is larger than ten people, I want to get excited, and dance (or flail, more accurately) a bit. CocoRosie achieved this.

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BOT-Approved Shows: Oct 11-17, 2010

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West Coast Special

Monday Oct 11: Danielle Ate The Sandwich @ The Hotel Cafe
Show is at 8pm PT

Wednesday Oct 13: Jack Johnson w/ G. Love & Special Sauce and Zee Avi @ The Santa Barbara Bowl
6pm PT and tickets are sold out.

Thursday Oct 14: M.I.A. w/ Rye Rye @ The Mayan
Doors open at 8pm PT

Houston

Monday Oct 11: Portugal. The Man @ Fitzgeralds
Doors at 8pm. Tickets are $14, buy them here.

Tuesday Oct 12: Electric 6 w/ The Constellations @ Fitzgerald”s
Doors at 8pm. Tickets FREE for 21 , buy them here.

Thursday Oct 14: The Old 97s @ Cactus Music & Records
Show is FREE at 5:30pm.

Thursday Oct 14: The Old 97s @ Continental Club
Show at 10pm.

Dallas

Tuesday Oct 12: The Old 97s @ on Greenville.
Performance and signing for new record.
Show at 7pm and FREE!

Saturday Oct 16: Dan Dyer w/ Tiger Darrow @ Kessler Theater
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Buy tickets for $14 here.

Sunday Oct 17: Leela James w/ Geno Young @ Granada Theater
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Buy tickets for $27.50 .

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Umphrey’s McGee @ George’s Majestic Lounge

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Umphrey's McGee @ George's Majestic Lounge
Words and Photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

On Sunday, Sept. 26, Umphrey’s McGee played a sold out show at George’s Majestic Lounge. An hour into the show, and there were still some people outside hoping to get tickets to get in.

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