I had tickets to go see Rainbow Kitten Surprise (RKS) here in Portland, OR this summer and the show got cancelled due to "....health issues with a band member..." I am a huge fan and would like any more news about this. Any RKS fans out there have any insider scoop on what's going on with the band? (Which member? Drug/addiction related?) The only thing I can dig up on Google is a pretty heartfelt but opaque statement the band put out.
My sister is a lighting/production manager and sometimes she gets the inside scoop (and backstage pass for me) on what's up with bands (The Cars, Joan Jett, Metallica, dozens of others...) but no word on what's up with RKS.
Seeing two legitimate badasses tomorrow at the fabulous Yoshi's in Oakland. Danny Seraphine is in the lead for the Musician Most Screwed Over award, when he was fired from Chicago "because he couldn't keep time." He was a founding member, unlike the majority of the folks in the (very very good) band now. Marc Bonilla brought Keith Emerson out of his slump, cranked out some fantastic shows with him, played at his memorial gig (with Rachel Flowers).
Small club, usually fantastic seats. (For Joan Osborne my knees were up against the stage, and for Brand X there were only a few rows between us. If you eat in the restaurant before the show, they reserve great seats for you while you stuff your face with sushi and sake.)
Here's the 74 year old guy who can't keep time, last year, with Bonilla playing left-handed guitar.
and Bonilla the the Keith Emerson Band
Strangely, they are not the headliners for our show - they're opening for Les Claypoolâs Fearless Flying Frog Brigade (with Sean Lennon).
That sounds cool. I just noticed that the Foo's are at the same venue that we're going to Sunday. They're going to be there Friday. I wish I'd known sooner. It's sold out except for some 500.00 tickets. No thanks. They have never, ever disappointed...but that's a little much.
I just added Bruce Cockburn and Dar Williams June 10 a
the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA.
2023 Allegheny Summer Concert free shows
7/21 The Dazz Band
7/9 Marty Staurt & His Fabulous Superlatives
8/4 Richie Goods & Chein Chien Lu
8/13 Los Amigos Invisibles
8/27 John Scofield
9/3 Men Without Hats
Margo Price is playing a couple hours up the road for free in June, so that might be a go
Tickets now obtained for The Cure in June, The National on both August 11th and 12th, Filter/Ministry/Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie September 16th, Peter Gabriel on October 16th, & Depeche Mode on November 16th. I wonder if we can cram anything else in there.
It's shaping up to be a real 80's flashback year! We already have the Cure and Peter Gabriel tix, and likely get to the Depeche Mode show as well. I saw them on the Violator tour way back when and it was a phenomenal night.
Duran Duran is swinging through town a couple of days after we see The Cure, so I'm on the fence with that one, but I've never seen them so I may bite the bullet.
Saw Ministry in a small club around '88 in Dallas. It'd be fun, but I don't need to see them again