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Friday, June 29, 2007

Hot Tuna, Les Claypool, Dirty Dozen Brass Band -- ASD's Live Music Picks, June 29

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 7:00 AM

Hot Tuna, 10 at the Fillmore. $25.

“For devout Tuna fans, Jorma and Jack are beloved members of a collective extended family. For newcomers and casuals fans, however, the two are something of a best kept secret. Yet, long before Phish and Govt. Mule were household names, Hot Tuna was the preeminent extended play outfit. Heck, Jorma and Jack were stretching sets even before the Allmans joined the fray. And with countless performances (and nearly two dozen albums) on a 40-year-long resume, the Hot Tuna legend continues to grow.” --PopMatters

Les Claypool, 8 at the Warfield. $28.50.

“As you may know, Les Claypool is the mustached bass wizard whose wacked-out musical creations, equally informed by funk and Rush's Fly by Night, currently lie somewhere between jam-band land and Zappaville. While best known as the jig-happy frontman for Primus, Claypool has spent the past decade-plus hatching a plethora of oddball side projects, including Oysterhead, Sausage, Les Claypool & the Holy Mackerel, Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. Last year he released Of Whales and Woe, a solo album featuring his brawniest material since Primus' early years” --Cleveland Scene

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 9 at the Independent. $17.

“In classic New Orleans tradition, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band started out as an all-acoustic ensemble in which everyone but the drummers played wind in-struments. Things have changed over the years -- the group's recordings include guitarists and keyboard players -- but the group's marching-music roots remain so strong that almost everything it records uses a sousaphone instead of a string bass.” --Rolling Stone

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