Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuesday To-Do: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood plays at Revolution Tuesday night pic
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood plays at Revolution Tuesday night.

THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
9 p.m. Revolution. $17 adv., $20 day of.

Besides possessing one of the greatest voices in rock music, Chris Robinson exudes amiable hippie charm like nobody else. But behind that laid-back exterior lies a restless spirit with a tireless work ethic.

With The Black Crowes once again on hiatus, co-founder Robinson is heeding the call of the endless golden road with his new crew, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Back in June, the band released "Big Moon Ritual," seven tracks of gorgeous, meandering, Dead-inspired rock and roll. The shortest song clocks in at a shade over 7 minutes, but the record never drags. "I think I'll take my own sweet time," Robinson sings on opener "Tulsa Yesterday." He and the band proceed to do just that. There's soulful funk aplenty, but overall, the CRB has a way more cosmic kinda vibe going on than the Crowes. The echoing, outer space-gurgling midway through "Rosalee" wouldn't sound out of place on a Gong record, and the synthesizer that pops its head up throughout the record sounds like 1971. Not like something recorded in 1971, like the year 1971 itself.

There's a real subdued middle section, with the beautiful "Reflections on a Broken Mirror" and the forlorn "Beware, Oh Take Care." "Big Moon Ritual" is a fantastic album, but it's not exactly party music. If you're looking for a soundtrack to some skinny-dipping at the swimming hole with a couple of cases of beer and a bunch of your best friends, that worn-out cassette copy of "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion" will do fine just like always. But if you need the perfect companion for getting lost in thought on a long, late-night drive by yourself, definitely pick up "Big Moon Ritual."

This is an 18-and-older show and there is no opening act.

After the jump, check out a live video of the CRB performing "Tulsa Yesterday."

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

  • Review: Dolly Parton at Verizon Arena

    August 15, 2016
    If you’ll recall a moment (and there are many) when a Disney princess is dancing through the air and just when her foot is about to make contact with ground that isn’t there, a “step” (or lilypad, or cloud, or what have you) appears beneath her feet, then you know what it looks like when Dolly Parton floats around the stage at Verizon Arena — or any large arena, for that matter. /more/
  • Live Review: Luke Bryan at Verizon Arena

    March 14, 2016
    Like the girl in his ode to a short-lived summer love, country music’s reigning Entertainer of the Year had a crowd of 13,312 Friday evening at Verizon Arena twisting all night long like that old beach “Roller Coaster": Twisting and swaying and dancing and singing along. /more/
  • Little Rock web series 'The Deck' features Country Florist

    February 2, 2016
    "The Deck" is a new web series created by Lenny Bryan and hosted by Kara Bibb and Jeff Matika, dedicated to highlighting local songwriters and their creative process. /more/
  • Paul Ryan's Snowmageddon

    January 25, 2016
    Chill out. /more/
  • Wakarusa announces it will 'take 2016 off'

    December 17, 2015
    An email from the folks at Wakarusa, the annual music festival at Mulberry Mountain, claims they'll be taking 2016 off due to financial problems. The letter makes reference to pending legal actions against "partners" who "lied" to festival management. So far, they're calling it a "hiatus" rather than a complete shut-down, so there's some good news. /more/
  • Bonnie Montgomery nominated for Ameripolitan Awards

    December 15, 2015
    Searcy native Bonnie Montgomery has been nominated for Outlaw Female in the 2016 Ameripolitan Awards, an Austin, Texas-based award show that honors musicians whose work doesn’t match with today’s notions of country music. The awards ceremony will be held in Austin on Feb. 16, 2016. /more/
  • National Endowment for the Arts honors Pharoah Sanders

    October 23, 2015
    North Little Rock native and free jazz legend Pharoah Sanders has been named as one of the recipients of a 2016 Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with vibraphonist Gary Burton, saxophonist Archie Shepp and Wendy Oxenhorn, director of the Jazz Foundation of America. Sanders, who turned 75 last week, will receive "a $25,000 cash award and perform a free concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 4 that will be streamed live on arts.gov." /more/
  • Live Review: The Polyphonic Spree at Stickyz

    October 23, 2015
    This fall The Polyphonic Spree is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut, "The Beginning Stages of ...", with a tour of Europe and North America. The Dallas, Texas band formed in July 2000, born from the sparkling mind of lead vocalist Tim DeLaughter. Tim and his band — a group of about 20 musicians — are currently on tour and performing their entire debut along with other originals and a few surprises. Returning from their stint in Europe, they came through Little Rock with a blazing performance at Stickyz Tuesday night., /more/
  • Watch a new Amasa Hines session on Audiotree Live

    October 22, 2015
    Here's Little Rock's Amasa Hines playing at the Chicago-based concert series Audiotree Live, one of the best recordings yet of the band's always-gripping live show. You can also purchase a four-song EP of the session. Watch it for the new songs, and for the shout outs to locals Big Piph, Osyrus Bolly and Bonnie Montgomery. /more/
  • R.I.P. Darnelle Barnes

    September 29, 2015
    Darnelle Barnes, a Little Rock native well known as a member of the local rap group DMP, died earlier this morning in a car accident near his home, friends say. DMP's Khaliq Slater said that Barnes lived in the Emerald Mountain neighborhood with his mother, and was driving up a hill around the corner from his house when the accident occurred. He was 18 years old. /more/
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • Bob Schneider at Juanita's

    Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Listen to Lo Thraxx's new mixtape, 'Sharkansas'

    "Sharkansas," the new mixtape from Little Rock rapper Lo Thraxx has been one of our most anticipated local releases of the year, and it's out as of this afternoon. It features Two 9's Curtis Williams, Raz Fresco, Houston rappers Doeman and Roosh Williams, plus production by Fresco Grey, Trakksounds and others.
    • Mar 13, 2015
  • What to see in "Van Gogh to Rothko" at Crystal Bridges

    Van Gogh, Picasso, Kahlo, Rousseau, Modligliani, Dali, Motherwell, Pollock, Lichtenstein, Rothko: Works by these and other masters in the collection of the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, N.Y., will come to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Saturday as part of a national tour. The exhibition includes more than 70 masterworks, including paintings and sculpture.
    • Feb 19, 2015
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016

Most Shared

  • George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary. Or will he?

    Politico reports that Kathleen Harrington Kennedy Townsend says former Republican President George H.W. Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton for president. The article quotes a Bush spokesman as declining to confirm or deny.
  • Who's harming women?

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
  • New normal

    No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
  • Additional rape charges filed against Conway doctor

    Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett has added 11 more victims to two others alleging rape by Dr. Robert Rook of Conway.
  • Big Dam Bridge 100 brings big damn complaint about celebrity rider Hincapie

    The Big Dam Bridge 100 is this weekend and one dedicated biker isn't happy about a celebrity rider, admitted doper George Hincapie.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Artists, Drawl your guns

    • Quick & Easy Fruit Cake online delivery in this websites.
      http://www.cakengift.in/
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-noida-335.html
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-ghaziabad-336.html
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-faridabad-337.html

    • on September 24, 2016
  • Re: Artists, Drawl your guns

    • Fresh and delicious cakes are widespread in the online websites.
      http://www.cakengift.in/
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-delhi-333.html
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-dehradun.html
      http://www.cakengift.in/by-city/cake-delivery-in-gurgaon-334.html

    • on September 24, 2016
  • Re: Artists, Drawl your guns

    • The toshift Packers and Movers provides important of movers for all types of moving alternatives…

    • on September 22, 2016

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation