Monday, July 31, 2006

Clearly Absolute Monster Weekend

Well it's all over but the hangover, and is unlikely to reoccur in that order, but gimme about 5 days and we'll see what happens. I'm talking 'bout the weekend of course, and like Janes Addiction once said "Summertime Rolls" and I guess we'll just have to take their word fo it.

Janes Addiction - Summertime Rolls

I squoze in a number of events over the course of the last few daze, but due to general late night fatigue we'll spare ya all the hoary details of Alcoholocausts gone by & whatnot...

Howz about I just update ya with the most recent info from Sunday's sunny grand finale...

We'll pick up shortly after I left the lovely waterfront chaos of the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon, bought some new Florsheim's for my feets and headed to North Beach.


The images below are from a performance lasterday afternoon in Washington Square Park by Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen ensemble at the North Beach Jazz Fest.

For the uninitiated, Cleary is a funky white boy keys player via the British Isles who set up shop in New Orleans, and has emerged an unlikely expert on de musique dey calls 'FUNK'. He's actually got a part time gig as Bonnie Raitt's touring keyboardist, and ya may have seen him late last month on Conan doing a duet with her on his composistion Unnecessarily Mercenary. Cleary's got hs own band as well & their Alligator Lips & Dirty Rice sound is the grittier stuff than that with Bonnie.

Jon Cleary has been plying his trade in the funky nightspots of the city that care forgot for more than a few years and even before his debut LP in 1989, he has mastered the art of Loose Booty motivating. He can play a mean piano roll ala Professor Longhair, and work up some Meters like funk doing overs of 'People Say', and other neccessarily mercenary deep cuts.

You know it's a good time party sign when ya see Joe yer local brewpub brewmaster gettin' down to the funky sounds ... and he introduces ya to his cute lil' sister...

Anyhow, check out the Cleary musique below ... i gotta go... to work that is...I can hear the early commuter trains starting down the hill... damn!

No Rest for the Wicked... or Cleary either, he snuck down to Pier 23 and played another set...



here's a video of Cleary with some old school stars like Lulu & Jeff Beck doing the classic Cry Me A River

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Here's a Jon Cleary profile/preview from a ZydecoRoad.com podcast, Long Island's cajun hippie stop on the web

Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen - Podarama Podcast Profile

here's a video for the track More Hipper & another studio cut:

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mp3 download:

Jon Cleary - Pin Your Spin

streaming real audio of Bonnie Raitt & Cleary from a recent appearance on NPR

Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary - Unecessarily Mercenary

upcoming Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen tour dates

August 2, 2006
Wednesday

Chicken Box
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Nantucket, MA



August 3, 2006
Thursday

Chicken Box
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Nantucket, MA



August 4, 2006
Friday

Coda
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

New York, NY



August 5, 2006
Saturday

West Kortwright Center
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

East Meredith, NY



August 6, 2006
Sunday

Ram's Head
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Annapolis, MD



August 9, 2006
Wednesday

Mountain Village/Sunset Concert Series
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Telluride, CO



August 10, 2006
Thursday

Snowmass Village Free Summer Series of Music
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Snowmass Village, CO



August 11, 2006
Friday

Quixote's True Blue
Jon Cleary and
the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Denver, CO

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