Concert: Soulive Comes to LA's EL Rey Theater on Sept 17
The El Rey Theater (www.theelrey.com/) will be the place to be for a night of freewheeling soul, funk, jazz, and improvisation on Thursday, September 17. Soulive (www.soulive.com) will be in town to celebrate both the release of their tenth album, and their ten-year anniversary as a band. The New York-based group released “Up Here” on their brand new label, Royal Family Records, earlier this year.
Soulive’s latest lineup features original members Eric Krasno on guitar, Alan Evans on drums, and his brother Neal Evans on Hammond B3 organ. Joining them will be original member Sam Kininger on alto sax, with Ryan Zoidis (who played with the band from 2003-2006) on tenor sax (now under the alias "The Shady Horns"), and soul singer Nigel Hall. Since forming the band in 1999, Soulive has built a reputation as one of the most innovative soul/funk trios. They often collaborate with other talented musicians, and this night’s show promises to be full of virtuoso performances, and the possibility of surprise guests.
DJ Mike Relm will open the evening. Doors at 8 p.m.; the show scheduled to start at 9 p.m. This is an all ages show. The El Rey Theater is located at 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-936-6400. Tickets are $22.00 at the door. To guarantee entry, purchase tickets in advance from Ticketmaster for $26.50 by visiting http://tiny.cc/I9jFq.
[Andy J. Gordon, a Los Angeles-based marketing and strategy consultant, made his writing debut in “Brentwood” Magazine in 2007. His interests include music, sports, consumer electronics, premium libations, fine dining, travel, fast cars, and enjoying life.]
Photos courtesy Soulive for CD cover; band photos by Arthur Shim.