WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$3 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 3 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4 & so are shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 90-Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
All shows are all ages.
Start @ 8:00 p.m.
unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours before show
time.Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make
them by calling or texting me
If you leave
a message make sure you leave your
phone #, and
we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail
is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.
I will definitely keep in
touch with you
Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale Nitro
Our dry-hopped Pale Ale takes on a completely different attitude when infused with nitrogen. The medium body and malty sweetness remain strong, with an intensified creaminess that gives the citrus of the Cascade hops a smooth allure all its own.!
GREAT LAKES Rally Drum Red Ale
With a tip of the cap to Tribe superfan and bleacher seat percussionist John Adams, our Red Ale fields a double header of bitter hop and roasted malt flavors.
Citrusy and piney all-American hops wind up and deliver the pitch to cleanup hitter dry roasted malt
Bell's Oberon Ale
Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
SMELL: Strong odors of artificial lemonade are slightly offset by mild wheat aromas along with subtle scents of honey and spicy hops.
3 out of 5
TASTE: The palate is instantly violated at first sip by strong flavors of bittersweet, artificial lemonade. The bitterness is immediately bolstered as mild flavors of stale cracker strike the taste buds. Mild flavors of wheat and grass attempt to rectify the initial failure, but fail to do so. Not even the trailing of the mild spicy hop and subtle honey flavors can ameliorate the overpowering bitterness.
2.5 out of 5
NOTE: What smelled mediocre, proceeded to taste displeasing. The bitterness from the lemonade and grain profile was too much to bear. This was not a terrible beer as I would prefer this over Bud Light any day, but this certainly made my foul beer list.
Epic Brewing Los Locos Mexican-Style Lager
Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager with a hint of corn sweetness, a dash of sea salt and the perfect kick of natural lime juice. It not only pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican dishes but is a great accompaniment to all of your favorite summer activities
Great Lakes Hops Maddness
Formerly known as Quitness. Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA's shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.
Samuel Adams Cold Snap
Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way
Stella Artois Cidre
Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples
Victory Brewing Company DirtWolf
HOPS: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe
MALTS: Pilsner, Ligh Caramel Malt, Dextrose
Flavor: Citrus, pine, resin, tropical fruit, loaded hop nose from heavy Mosaic and Simcoe dry-hopping. Full bodied with hop bitterness and resinous hop flavor. Leaves a lasting impression. Citra: heavy citrus aroma, fruity flavor; Chinook: grapefruit, resinous pine; Simcoe: dry, piney; and Mosaic: earthy and mildly floral, with notes of sweet citrus and spice..
Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale
A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale. We soured the wort on the Hot Side with Lactobacillus for a few days and then brewed up this smooth and hoppy sour. It tastes like a big bowl of fruity candy or some chewable flavored vitamins, but what's the difference? It's sweet, tart, and sassy, just like the tasty cherry pie that your favorite aunt makes. For all the Aunt Sally's out there, You know who you are...
Brew Kettle "All For One" Session IPA
This is a very solid session IPA. Citrusy and tropical with lean malts means big hop flavor dominates. It begs you to drink another and another. Yes please. I'm happy to oblige.
Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA
A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish....malt, take a back seat please
Odd Side Bean Flicker Blonde w/Coffee
Clean burnt gold with a large white foam head leaving fishnet lace all over.
Smell is a little metallic and vegetal--(what is it with light Odd Side ales and the cabbage patch? Seriously it almost smells like raw potato)--with coffee and vanilla.
Taste is coffee, vanilla, and shortcake with a tiny spritz of lemon and a hint of grassy or vegetal earthy bitterness.
Feel is full but light, frothy and semi-wet
Fat Head's Bumble Berry
A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thick halo and light wisping. Solid retention.
S - Ohhhh yah. Blueberry explosion. Fresh berries and light skin notes. There is some faint grain aroma along with some very faint honey aroma. Loving how blueberry forward this is.
T - A tad too much honey for me that overshines the natural sweetness and deliciousness of blueberries. Blueberries are nice, fresh tasting. Almost dessert like. I get some faint malts and super, super light earthy/grassy hops. Mighty tasty.
M - Mouthfeel is great, not over carbonated, not too sweet. I can definitely see gulping this back on a hot summer day.
O - Overall this was a mighty tasty beer, definitely my favourite blueberry beer to date.
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk
grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla
A classic. Mainly
roasted malt, with a
touch of cream and
milk to it
The paradox of our
time in history is that
we have taller
buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.
We buy more, but
We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less
less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more
medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,
spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive
too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.
have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate
too often. We've
learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years
to life not life to years.
We've been all the
way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger
things, but not better things. We've cleaned
up the air, but polluted
the soul. We've conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice.
We write more, but
learn less. We plan
more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more
computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies
than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These
are the days of two incomes but more
houses, but broken homes.
These are days of
quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that
do everything from
cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there
is much in the
showroom window and nothing in the
stockroom. A time
when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.
some time with your
loved ones, because
they are not going to
be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little
person soon will grow
up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one
next to you, because
that is the only
treasure you can give
with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say,
"I love you" to your
partner and your loved ones, but most of all
mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday
that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the
precious thoughts in
A Message by
We're always open
before all Indians/Cav's home Monsters, Gladiators Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with
-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud
Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,
Miller high life,Rolling
Bud Lime, Great Lakes
Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3
-Tell your Friends!
Get It ToGo!!!
"When I went to school, they askedme what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
Mitch Woods is easily one of the finest boogie pianists on the planet, and I would argue that he also
incorporates wing-dinging swing, jumping blues, and gut-rocking rhythm & blues fury at its best. So we in New Orleans are especially proud that he has chosen to devote so much of his mega talents in honoring the great music and musicians of our city. He and the crack local musicians make that music sizzle like greasy onions, bell peppers, and shrimp for an especially tasty po-boy.
From the first notes of GUMBO BLUES,those who ever heard old-time New Orleans blues and r&b know they are in the EZ Chair of funky good times...and that's not to say La-Z-Boy! In New Orleans we take our fun seriously! It takes years of hard work to perfect a perfect cradle of butt-bumping, beer-sloshing celebrating, and for non-natives capturing that magic is even harder. But Mitch Woods has pitched hip-switching around the globe many times. And one of his favorite stops is the Big Easy, where he visits often and is an adopted favorite son.
On GUMBO BLUES Mitch devotes the entire CD to New Orleans undeservedly forgotten master of
shouting jump blues, Smiley Lewis, who is best known for having recorded the original versions of other peoples hits "namely Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking, Elvis Presley's One Night, and Fats Domino's Blue Monday. As the author of the (box set) biography on Smiley Lewis, I can attest to Mitch's remarkably authentic revival of his music, with all of super tight musicianship and manic explosive intensity that marked Dave Bartholomew's finest sessions. No one could ever duplicate
Smiley's weird foghorn voice, but Mitch's muscular vocal cords make the songs very much his own.
Fats Domino's right-hand tenor man for over 60 years, Herbert Hardesty appears here, along with two young stallion saxophone standbys of Allen Toussaint's band (who also appeared on his tour with Elvis Costello), Amadee Castenell and Brian Breeze Cayolle; they split the solos between them. Other New Orleans men here include Dr. John's guitarist John Fohl, Jon Cleary's bassist Cornell Williams and Bonerama (brass-hop anyone?) drummer Eric Bolivar.
In short, if this music doesn't move you Jack, you dead
A high energy band rooted in funk, soul and rock from CLE
On The One is composed of three young gentlemen, Nick Scaggs (guitar), Steven Jones (vocals/keyboard), and Devonte "Dada" Wilson (vocals), from Cleveland Treatm ent Center's youth prevention program, Let It Ride: Game Ready 4 Life. Together with Jason Mercier (bass), Chris Wright (drums), Sam Hawkins (congas), and Salem Simon (drums), they play a high energy set of covers rooted in funk, soul & rock.
Sometimes you need a friend to laugh with and sometimes you need a friend to cry with. The two-man band Sinners & Saints from Charlotte, North Carolina, fits the bill for both. Whether they're crooning about heartbreak or tearing it up with joyful abandon, you'll feel happier for having listened. Perry Fowler and Mark Baran infuse their acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies and foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit. Since the band's formation in 2011, Sinners & Saints has been gathering a following of fans who turn to their whiskey drinking, shit kickin', sweet loving music for a good time but find something more – an irrepressible optimism even in dark times. We're all sinners and we're all saints, and we're all in it together. The band has shared the stage up and down the east coast with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Sun Kil Moon, Bombadil, and many others. Sinners & Saints is currently touring behind their second full-length album, On The Other Side , which was released in March of 2017 in partnership with Silent Uproar Records. “The beloved Charlotte roots duo celebrates the release of its album On the Other Side , which wears its Southern country roots on its sleeve (so to speak). The album illustrates the group's versatility, from foot-tapping bluegrass to tearful honky-tonk to harmony-centered folk. With its feet firmly planted in tradition, it should be as big a hit with the MerleFest crowd as it is with local hipsters.” Charlotte Observer“ Sinners and Saints' debut album Love and Misery is a little slice of Americana heaven. Sounding like the Avett Brothers in their heyday, Sinners and Saints embody what the genre should be. The album is a perfect blend of acoustic guitar, minimalistic percussion, upright bass, great harmonies, and lots and lots of banjo.” WLUR 91.5 FM
“The duo is led by singer-songwriter Perry Fowler, whose vocals have just the faintest hint of a more controlled, bluegrass-tinged Daniel Johnston.” Free Times
→With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!←
$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
Friday August 18
It's a Musical Showcase!
Lost In Visions Entertainment, Eric Wilson, KG, Eclectik life style, PoOh Breezy, TAY$TYLEZ, GuddaGlo & UNO ZAE, R'Guele' De'Marius, Bagz Bogotti, LoyalTe, Vforvonte, Jai, M.O.D., Keystone Bravo, Shawn Cartel & Sceyentifik, WerkshopOTF, The Don Robinson, DreGang9900, GEE
“Emily Davis is a nut. She’s more of an acorn. She falls from a tree sporadically. She’ll either be harvested by a squirrel or spend time on the surface of the ground before growing into a tree of her own. Either way Davis, the acorn, has always found a way to reach an audience so entranced by her art that they often become faithful, and loyal fans as well as deeply connected friends.— Javier Caballero, The City Magazine
“Musically, ("The Worst Kind of Curse") is acoustically driven, full of rhythm and catchy hooks, all tied together with a punk-rock delivery by the singer's strong vocals. The context of her record appears to be a eulogy to death “It’s that one mystery that you never even really get to know or experience because we’re dead," Davis said. "It’s so influential, you see how it influences world views, religion, different ways of perceiving each other and life.””
— Kristopher Rivera, El Paso Times
“Emily Davis is frickin’ good. Just her and a guitar and the occasional back-up musician, the local singer-songwriter slowly has been building a name for herself at gigs in town. She has a steady strum, a voice that can cut through any fog, a commanding stage presence and a gaggle of songs worth singing.”— Ryan B. Martinez, What's Up
Sounds Like: The harmony-heavy, guitar-fueled house band at a Big Pink keg party in 1968
For Fans of: Grateful Dead's American Beauty , Little Feat's Dixie Chicken , Dawes' North Hills
Why You Should Pay Attention: Already cult favorites in Nashville, Cordovas have built honorary home bases across the globe, thanks to recurring shows in Todos Santos, Mexico – where ringleader Joe Firstman runs the yearly Tropic of Cancer Concert Series – and a touring schedule that recently including headlining gigs in Sweden and a stateside run alongside the Turnpike Troubadours. The band's sound, though, is decidedly American. Caught halfway between Duane Allman's Telecaster twang, the Dead's hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California's folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high on their upcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel .
They Say: "We did everything live," Firstman says of That Santa Fe Channel , which was produced by the Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale. "Even the harmonies were recorded together, with all three of us singing. We probably did 15 takes of the first song, 'This Town's a Drag.' Kenneth wanted it to sound as real and authentic as possible, and when I listen back, it gets better and better every time."
Hear for Yourself: "I'm the One Who Needs You Tonight" is rich with harmonies and Grateful Dead inspiration. R.C.
HIGH ENERGY ROCK N’ ROLL FROM NORTHERN ALBERTA CANADA
In the heart of the prairies of Northern Alberta Canada, amid the noise of farming and oilfield drilling, three young men came together with a dream. The dream was to launch a Rock n Roll revival that would flood the nation like a tidal wave, with a sound inspired by that of their musical heroes of the fifties and sixties, but set on overdrive. While other kids were studying, getting into trouble, or wasting time, Drew, Zach, and Derek were spending their nights locked in a remote garage learning their favorite songs from the Beatles, Beach Boys, and the Ramones.
After building the perfect repertoire they hit the road playing shows wherever anyone would hire them. It was at one of these shows where they caught the attention of Juno award winner Clayton Bellamy, also known as one-third of the Platinum selling group the Road Hammers. Without wasting any time, Clayton offered to produce them and within days they were writing and rehearsing. Producer/mentor Clayton brought in award-winning producer/mixer Scott Baggett (John Waite, Alison Krauss,The Road Hammers) to mix and engineer and the team's momentum grew as they went on to make their first record. Recorded in Edmonton at the Sound Extractor studio and mixed and mastered in Nashville at the Electric Sandbox 1-2-3-FKB is reminiscent of some of the greatest names in Rock n Roll. In a time when the loud and gyrating rhythms began to take the world by storm. Youth was what propelled the music then, and youth will propel the music once again, So holla with me!!! 1-2-3 FKB
Sunday August 27
Opening at 9:30AM
Start Your Game Day With
Whipped Fluffy Eggs, Chorizo Sausage,Tater Tots, Fresh Jalapenos, Chopped Tomatoes, Scallions All Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla
French Toast Creme Brulee'
→Plus The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!←
$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
Wednesday September 6
…This is rock ‘n’ roll, or Americana, or whatever you want to call it, that’s AS PURE AND HONEST AS IT GETS.”
It’s true, every picture does tell a story. But the photo gracing the cover of Tommy Womack’s new album, Namaste, releasing June 24, 2016, silently hints at a lifetime of stories. Stories Womack is glad he’s still here to tell.
The black-and-white image, by Anthony Scarlati, depicts Womack in profile, head bowed toward pressed-together palms. He is, unquestionably, giving thanks. Thanks to those who showed up to support him that particular night, a fundraiser to help him through recovery from a devastating 2015 car accident. Thanks to whatever powers kept him alive long enough to get clean in 2012 after years of addiction. And thanks for life itself — which he no longer takes for granted, not even for a minute.
But there’s something else the photo conveys, too, in the suggestion of a smile and the crinkled crows’ feet almost hidden behind the frames of his glasses. As only the best singer-songwriters can, Womack has always managed to navigate us through his world with a deft balance of humor and pathos, snarky cynicism and occasionally, sweet, unabashed optimism. Like John Prine and Womack’s pal Todd Snider, he’s the rare artist who can regale us with songs such as Namaste’s “Comb-over Blues,” “Hot Flash Woman” and “When Country Singers Were Ugly” (not to mention such semi-classics as “Play That Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick Play” and the existential rant “Alpha Male & the Canine Mystery Blood”), then hit us with the anvil of “I Almost Died,” a harrowing recounting of the time in 2007 when he woke up in an ambulance after his meth- and coke-stressed heart apparently stopped.
Womack had just released his fourth solo album, There, I Said It!, which was supposed to be his music-career swan song after years of frustration, but instead elevated his profile higher. Two weeks after his collapse, he recalls, “I was on the cover of the Nashville Scene and I was the toast of the town. And nobody knew.”
It would take another five years before he felt ready to tackle his addictions, through rehab, AA and the higher power he addresses via a “fuzzy Buddhist Methodist” belief system formed from the vestiges of his preacher’s-kid upbringing in Kentucky.
In fact, death and religion would seem to be two of Namaste’s recurring themes — except that Womack, who’s fascinated by the topic of Jesus the historical figure, not the biblical one, doesn’t exactly embrace the Christian notion of worship. In “God Part III,” he sings, “He’s Jesus with a J now, Lord, Christ The King/A best selling author with advice on everything. He never wrote a word, never started no religion/Maybe never dreamed he’d ever be in this position. My Daddy was a preacher and so am I/I believe in God but now and then I wonder why/I choose to picture Jesus in the clouds up above/I believe in Beatles. I believe in love.”
Oh yeah, Womack makes more worshipful references to the members of that band and other musical touchstones than he does traditional saviors — whether in that song’s outright declaration (and its title, which harks back to the original John Lennon tune and infamous lyric, and U2’s one-upped take), or in slyer twists of lyrical phrase such as “Plasticine porters with looking glass bolo ties” (from the Beat-poetry-styled “Nashville,” his love-hate letter to Music City). In “Darling Let Your Free Bird Fly,” he name-checks assorted icons, including Sting, Geraldo and Chevy Chase, who “were all considered cool at one time.”
Womack himself has always been considered cool, from his days in Bowling Green, Ky.’s next-generation punk-rock band Government Cheese to the Bis-Quits, his first Nashville outing with musical brother and Daddy co-founder Will Kimbrough, who plays guitar on Namaste. Womack built further cool cred with his book, The Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock ’n’ Roll Band You’ve Never Heard Of.
Along the way, he honed his folky twang and Replacements-influenced rock edge into a sound that’s all Americana, filling seven solo albums and writing songs recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Jason Ringenberg and others, including sometime co-writer Snider. He’s also earned two “Best Song” awards in theNashville Scene critics’ poll, and entertained the community with his Clash cover band, Tommy Gun, and an occasional event he and co-conspirator Bill Lloyd called the Alphabetical Kinks.
If the tables were ever turned and Ray Davies did a Womack tribute, he’d likely get a particular kick out of ”End of the Line.” Co-written with Rich McCulley — and technically, by album producer Brad Jones, who didn’t want a credit — Womack says, “That song is about pursuit of your dream, and I’ve been pursuing mine for 31 years. It’s been like Ahab chasin’ the whale ever since — and knowing that the end of the line is comin’; I’m on the back nine, as a golfer would say.”
Yes, he looks at life differently now that he knows how quickly it could end. And that it’s going to someday, even if he manages to continue avoiding a hastened demise. That’s why the album’s benediction, “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” co-written with John Hadley, sounds so much sweeter. In it, he sings, “I once had the devil hold on to me so/I asked him to free me. He wouldn’t let go/But miracles happen, is all I can say/It’s a beautiful morning. It’s a beautiful day.”
“It’s a song of gratitude,” Womack explains. “God likes prayers that are basically like a thank-you note, being grateful for what you’ve got. A lot of prayers I’ve offered in my years were more like obscene phone calls or ransom notes.”
As Allmusic.com’s Mark Deming once noted, “Womack writes rock ’n’ roll songs about everyday stuff — falling in love, trying to stay in love, life’s ups and downs of all shapes and sizes — with good humor, a strong dose of common sense, and the smarts to understand when this stuff is funny and when it isn't.”
That’s why his friends turned out that night at Music City Roots in Franklin, Tenn. That’s why his head is bowed in a prayerful pose of thanks. And that’s why he titled the album — completed in six days, coincidentally — with that spiritual Sanskrit greeting.
As he sings in the closing tune, “I don’t know what’s coming this afternoon/If I think about it, it’ll get here too soon/Why worry what’s coming, it’ll come any way/It’s a beautiful morning. It’s a beautiful day.”
Life is the influence. After 45 years of playing, no one can quite put their finger on it. Michael will let us know when he figures it out.
“Michael McDonald’s innate good spirit streams through his rich voice and lush guitar strokes. His lyrics put me in the mood of shared stories and dusty roads traveled in the company of good friends.”
- Susan Weber, award-winning songwriter and poet-rocker.
“Michael’s songs on the human condition are on an elevated, poetic level—delivered in a voice that is reminiscent of Tom Rush...This is music that deserves to be heard.”
- Fred Dolan, host of “Visiting The Folks” on WJCU-FM
For most rock bands, a 25-year gap between gigs would leave th em cold and rusty…if not altogether done and forgotten. But in the case of THE FRONT , it revealed an even tighter, more energetic version than it's original from a quarter-century ago. Formed in 1985, The Front (later Stormfront) burned up the Northeast Ohio club and festival scene for fifteen years, powered by a variety of talented musicians. But it was their brief 1986-87 quintet–Tommy Guardi (guitar & vocals), P.J. Patton (vocals & guitar), Ron Timko (guitars), John McComb (bass), and Eric Kaleal (drums) which regrouped for a series of friendly jam sessions in 2011. The results were nothing short of spectacular , sparking a desire to book some reunion shows while reconnecting with their large and (still) loyal following. Always a fiery, passionate bunch, it's the band's song selection which set them apart. While other acts were reproducing the same predictable bar room sets, The Front did things their own way. They stepped brazenly outside the box and chose deeper, well-crafted classic rock songs…simply because they enjoyed them. It won the band many accolades and new fans everywhere they performed. And 25 years later , this remarkable music still stands alone
After the Indians 4pm Game - So He'll hit around 7pm
Free / No Cover ~ All Ages Welcome
Considered one of the top Elvis Tribute artists in the country, and voted # 1 in the Peoples Choice in Montreal Canada. Patrick Johnson originally from Ireland, relocated and now resides in Lake View, NY. Patrick's good looks and audience appeal has pushed him to the top of his craft. With his powerful and dynamic voice. He is able to captivate his audience both young and old alike.
Elvis Tribute Artist Patrick Johnson of Elvis: "The Concert Years" is the #1 tribute artist. Is considered by many to be one of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the country. Patrick's tribute to Elvis has traveled from casinos to corporate shows all across the country, Europe and Canada. His incredible tribute recreates the Spirit of Elvis Presley and brings it back to the stage with true respect to the "King of Rock N Roll."
He always gives 100% with each performance and his voice, moves, and charismatic style complete the aura of Elvis keeping his memory alive. He also has the interaction with his audiences that make them feel like their watching the real thing live which makes each show a memorable one. Elvis Tribute Artist Patrick Johnson and the "Raised On Rock Band" will be a show you won't want to miss.
Wednesday Rocktober 4
"Siberian Surf Rock"
More potent than a Molotov cocktail! from U.S.S.R. byway of Venice Beach!
THE RED ELVISES
If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this traveling rokenrol party is constantly in motion and cons istently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining performers to bring into the fold.
Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from all over the world including United States, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria - to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba, ukulele and more. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.
German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search.
Igor started Red Elvises in 1995, following a dream he had that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia).
Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event and wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.
Wednesday November 1
Vaughan / Hendrix-inspired blues-rock
Native American Music Award for "Blues Album of the Year" "Group of the Year"
Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.
Mato Nanji's father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council. In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans. Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60's, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt. Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to Greg's vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King. Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age. With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country. In 1998, they released their award winning debut album Things We Do . The title track's video, directed by Chris Eyre ( Smoke Signals ), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Indigenous' music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King's Blues Tour in 1999. Sadly, Mr. Zephier would pass away before seeing his children receive this great honor.
With momentum gaining, Indigenous' 2000 sophomore release, Circle, was produced and arranged by Stevie Ray Vaughan's longtime friend and collaborator, the late Doyle Bramhall, Sr. Three more cds; Fistful of Dirt (2002), Indigenous (2003) and Long Way Home ( 2005) would follow before the 2006 decision by the siblings to ‘disband' and pursue their own musical paths but Mato carried on with the Indigenous band name. “Playing with my family for 10 years was a lot of fun, but it was time to grow and keep moving forward.” Mato continued touring and in 2006 released Chasing The Sun . Two of the cd's songs, “Come On Home” and “Leaving”, were featured on the hit Discovery Channel show The Deadliest Catch. “Come on Home” was also featured on FX's Sons of Anarchy .
On 2008's Broken Land s, an intensely personal record, Mato and Leah, his lyricist and wife, pay tribute to his Native heritage. The album decries the poverty, isolation and reality of life on the reservation with “Place I Know . ” The album gains its title from the line , “all is lost in these broken lands.” Of The Acoustic Sessions (released in 2010), Mato commented, “It's a collection of some of my favorite songs that celebrate 10 years of releasing albums. Every song that I have ever written began with the acoustic guitar, so it only felt natural to create an acoustic album.” Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji (2012) would mark Nanji's debut on the Blues Bureau International label and the beginning of his collaboration with noted producer, Mike Varney. Joining Mato on the disc's opening track “Free Yourself, Free Your Mind” is the soulful Jonny Lang. On it, the two guitar-masters trade vocals and guitar solos. It's truly a blues lover's ‘match made in heaven'.In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job', Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002. Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today's blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph. Once the 2012 Experience Hendrix Tour concluded, Mato and fellow EHT tour mates David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) would collaborate and release the hard-driving, psychedelic blues-infused 3 Skulls and the Truth (Blues Bureau International) disc . The album's no-holds barred setting is the ideal foundation for the three veteran axemen to simply ‘let it fly'. February 2013 would bring the Mato Nanji-inspired release from trance-blues artist Otis Taylor, My World Is Gone ( Telarc ). Mato and Otis explore the plight of the American Indian people in a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. "Mato inspired the entire direction of this album," says Taylor. "We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert he had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said 'My world is gone.' The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I know what I had to write about." "My dad was my favorite musician so he really influenced me a lot with everything. I just felt it was time to pay tribute to him and his band," says Nanji. That tribute, Vanishing Americans , was released on May 21, 2013 and promptly found its place on iTunes Top 10 Blues Chart. Blues Rock Review (6/5/13) said: “each song is brought together with heavy and powerful guitar riffs akin to those of Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix, while bellowing, raspy vocals turn a talented guitarist's vision into a relatable song for many, just as any praiseworthy blues album should.” “Mato continues to refine his guitar and vocal vocabularies with each new release and is also expanding his songwriting skills with his wife Leah,” said producer Mike Varney of Time Is Coming (May 2014). From the infectious opening track of “Grey Skies”; the Soundgarden/Rage Against the Machine influenced “Won't Be Around No More”; and the gut-wrenching blues of “Don't Know What To Do”, and at all points in between, Mato Nanji “tears at his guitar strings, bending and shaking them to within an inch of their life, it is clear that he is no mere copyist. He is a genuine virtuoso…” (Rhys Williams, bluesblastmagazine.com 5/14). Ultimately, Mato dedicates Time Is Coming, to the Indigenous youth and all young people on the Indigenous reservations. Of the song says Nanji; “still to this day, the struggle continues to just live in peace. Growing up here on the reservation I've seen a lot of broken families…broken homes. I feel our families' “Tiospaye” are the core of what makes us who we are. Now family and its meaning is not as strong as it used to be for our people…almost non-existent. So I send my heart and soul out to the indigenous children having a tough time in their lives and in their homes. This record is inspired by them and made in their honor. I hope for the best for all. Tomorrow is another day.”
The Plateros, a three piece award winning family band from the Navajo Nation in Tohajiilee, New Mexico consider Mato Nanji and Indigenous one of their greatest musical influences. Levi and The Plateros played their first show, a festival in Bird Springs, AZ in December 2004, and by April 2005, they would find themselves onstage performing at the largest PowWow in the world, The Gathering of Nations. Lead guitarist Levi, with his natural born talent, slid across the stage with power chords and screaming blues that amazed the packed crowd. He was just 13 years old.
In the years to follow, Levi, along with his cousins Douglas Platero on drums and Bronson Begay on bass would receive numerous nominations for native music and video awards, and their cd Hang On would take home a win for Best Blues Album at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards.
In 2012, they joined Indigenous for The Kinship Tour, with The Plateros opening the double bill. They would join Mato for blistering encores that would bring the proverbial house down. Touring in support of Time Is Coming in the summer of 2014, Mato Nanji would once again call on Levi, Douglas and Bronson to hit the road with him. This time, though, would be different. They would be onstage as Indigenous' rhythm section; Mato and Levi trading leads and solos while Bronson and Douglas provided the strong, stable rhythmic foundation that allowed the two guitarists to 'tear it up'. As the band made its way across the east coast, the after show buzz was audible. The incendiary chemistry of Mato Nanji, Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero innate.
They are Indigenous.
FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!
→and remember To be nice & Have A GOOD Time!←
WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!