Friday, September 23, 2011
3 Chords & the Truth: Warm . . . and cool
Fall. Finally and fully.
That sums up the weather here in Omaha, by God, Nebraska, and that kind of sums up the vibe on this week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth. Not too hot . . . stretches where it's pretty cool.
Then again, if cool music is the criteria, maybe every edition of the Big Show is fall-like, then.
This week, we start off with the extremely cool jazz stylings of Mr. Tony Bennett, and we go from there, making regular stops at rhythm and blues, doo-wop, rock, alternative, avant-garde jazz and country.
AND WE TAKE a look back at the fathers of alt, R.E.M., upon the occasion of their hanging up the guitars and drum sticks after a 31-year run across the modern-rock charts. It's a tribute; it's cool . . . and it's going to blow you away when you least expect it.
Did I mention this week's edition of the Big Show is cool, just like a sublime fall night on the Plains? I may have.
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.