Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tonight in Baltimore - Eric Slick with Project Object!

The band strikes a pose during the Spring tour, 2006

I am such a dork! I've been so crazed with the holidays and writing and stuff I neglected to promote my son's show tonight -- for those of you new to this blog, besides his regular gig as drummer for Adrian Belew, Eric is also drummer for an amazing Zappa cover band Project Object featuring original Zappa guitarist and vocalist Ike Willis. They begin a sixteen day tour tonight in Baltimore at The 8x10 and Eric is the opening act as well - he has a bass and drums band called Crescent Moon featuring Ween's Dave Dreiwitz.

Here's the rest of the tour schedule -- and you'd better believe I'll be at the show in Teaneck, New Jersey tomorrow night and d'oh, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on January 9 - whether I'll make any other shows is up in the air right now...but oh my god, if you live in the area near any of these venues, this is one of the all time greatest bands and trust me, you will have the time of your life. These lunatics play for 3-4 hours a night and literally close the bars down and have to be kicked off the stage -- and after I post the tour schedule, I'll give you a link to a You Tube of them -- coincidentally filmed in Baltimore on May 6, 2006 -- that will blow you away.

Project/Object with Ike Willis
performing the music of Frank Zappa
New Year's '06-'07 Tour

12/28 Thu - The 8x10 Club - Baltimore, MD
12/29 Fri - Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ
12/30 Sat - Century Lounge - Providence, RI
12/31 Sun - Pearl Street Nightclub - Northampton, MA

1/2 Tue - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
1/3 Wed - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
1/4 Thu - The Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
1/5 Fri - Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
1/6 Sat - Martyrs' - Chicago, IL

1/9 Tue - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
1/10 Wed - Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
1/11 Thu - Regatta Bar - Boston, MA
1/12 Fri - Nectar's - Burlington, VT
1/13 Sat - Revolution Hall - Troy, NY

And for your viewing pleasure, here's the link to the boys doing an absolutely incredible rendition of Cosmik Debris.

For some unknown reason, the embedding feature has been disabled so you'll have to click on the link to go to You Tube but it is so, so worth it.