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Alexandria Live The Local Guide to Live Music, Events, & News • John David Coppola, Owner • Scott Fallon, Events Coordinator • Janna Audey, Director of Karma * Pamela Montano, News & Historian

The Local Guide to Live Music! •John David Coppola, Owner •Scott Fallon, Minister of Propaganda •Janna Audey, Director of Karma

05/17/2019

On this day in 2017, American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell, age 52, committed suicide in Detroit after performing at a show with Soundgarden. Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums as well as working with Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. #alexandrialive

05/16/2019

On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona) singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. In 1967, Dio and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas formed the Electric Elves, which shortened its name to Elf. The band’s success eventually landed them an opening slot for Deep Purple, which exposed Dio’s voice to Deep Purple’s guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, who later recruited Dio and other members of Elf for his new band Rainbow. Dio and his first wife, Loretta adopted a son, Dan Padavona. #alexandrialive

05/15/2019

On this day in 1968, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival. The 1968 film by first-time director Joe Massot starred Jack MacGowran and Jane Birkin, and featured cameos by Anita Pallenberg. The soundtrack was composed by then-Beatle George Harrison. The film provides the name for the Oasis track 'Wonderwall', which was inspired by George Harrison's score. #alexandrialive

05/14/2019
Avant Garde Music

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Buddy Rich - Ya Gotta Try - 14 July 1979
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Arguably the greatest drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through a dedication of his life to the art. His career spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensively gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and refused to practise outside his performances. In this 1978 concert, with maybe his best band ever, he shows how unique he is as a performer and bandleader. The show was recorded in 1978 during the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Congresgebouw, The Hague, the Netherlands.

Line up: Buddy Rich (Drums), Tom Warrington (Bass Guitar), Bob Kaye (Piano), John Marshall, Mike McGovern, Mark Ohlsen, Chuck Schmidt (Trumpets), Dale Kirkland, Glenn Franke, George Moran (Trombones), Steve Marcus, Gary Pribeck, Chuck Wilson, Andy Fusco, Greg Smith (Saxes)

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05/14/2019

On this day in 2015, blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. #alexandrialive

05/14/2019
Altered Station

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Stone Temple Pilots - Plush & Trippin
(2001 Live TV RoLLing RoCK PA)

05/13/2019

On this day in 2009, Alice Cooper performs "School's Out" at Arizona State University's commencement ceremonies in Tempe. He's backed by his son’s band. President Barack Obama is the guest speaker. "Of all the people I've ever shared a stage with, Obama is the biggest Rock star," quips Cooper. "And I'd like to thank him, in advance, for changing the national anthem to 'School's Out.'" Cooper, by the way, is a well-known Republican. #alexandrialive

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05/12/2019

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05/12/2019

On this day in 2002. singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Miami Beach, is charged with possession of less than 5 grams of marijuana. She signs an affidavit promising to appear in court and is released. #alexandrialive

05/12/2019
This Blew My Mind

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This surprise "Stairway to Heaven" flashmob from Kirschgarten, Mainz in Germany is incredibly beautiful.

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05/11/2019

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It’s the perfect day to enjoy a pint and settle in for some great music🎶 Practically Einstein is live tonight at 10pm!!
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05/11/2019

On this day in 1976, AC/DC begin their first U.K. tour. They open for Back Street Crawler. #alexandrialive

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05/10/2019

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Come catch Driven to Clarity tonight at 10pm and be sure to pop in later this weekend for more great live music!
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05/10/2019

On this day in 2000, Michael Bolton lost his appeal against a court ruling that he stole part of his 1991 hit 'Love Is a Wonderful Thing' from an Isley Brothers song. Bolton had asked for a retrial following a 1994 jury verdict that he had plagiarised parts of The Isley Brothers song of the same name, but, an appeals court panel upheld the ruling which awarded the group $5.4m (£3.37m) from the profits of Bolton's single - one of his biggest hits. #alexandrialive

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05/09/2019

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What’s a better way to spend your Saturday night than having an unforgettable experience with good food followed by vibrant live music with the talented Aragaw, Abeba, and Mesfine oldies with your loved ones?

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05/09/2019

On this day in 1970, Guess Who started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'American Woman', it was the group's sixth Top 30 hit and only chart topper. The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after he had broken a string, the other members joined in on the jam. A fan in the audience who had recorded the gig on tape presented it to the group after the show and they developed it into a full song. #alexandrialive

05/08/2019

On this day in 2006, two Australian miners are rescued after spending nearly two weeks trapped more than a half-mile underground. What’s that got to do with Rock? The miners pass the time listening to the Foo Fighters on their iPods. As a result, lead Foo Fighter David Grohl promises, "There's two tickets to any Foo's show, anywhere, and two cold beers waiting for you." #alexandrialive

05/07/2019

On this day in 1991, Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car. #alexandrialive

05/06/2019

On this day in 2009, an autographed $60,000 Steinway baby grand piano donated by Billy Joel is auctioned online to benefit music students at the Mount Carmel-Holy Rosary School of Manhattan. The school's music program is supported by Ten O'Clock Classics, a nonprofit organization that provides free lessons and instruments to Catholic-school students. Joel is a Ten O’ Clock board member. #alexandrialive

05/05/2019
Classic Rock Legacy

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Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
Live at Oakland Coliseum Stadium
7-2-1977

05/05/2019

On this day in 2002, two disc jockeys from Denver's KRFX-FM, Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, stopped a live radio interview with Detroit rocker Ted Nugent after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and Blacks. The station received dozens of complaints. #alexandrialive

05/04/2019

On this day in 1970, four students at Kent University were killed and eleven wounded by National Guard troops at a campus demonstration protesting the escalation of the Vietnam War. The incident inspired Neil Young to compose 'Ohio' which became a hit for Crosby Stills Nash & Young. #alexandrialive

05/03/2019

On this day in 2009, a celebration of Folk legend Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday draws Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, John Mellencamp and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes. The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders at New York’s Madison Square Garden raises funds for Seeger's Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization, which focuses on keeping the Hudson River clean. #alexandrialive

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05/02/2019

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05/02/2019

On this day in 1980, Joy Division played what would be their last gig with singer Ian Curtis when they appeared at Birmingham University, England. Curtis committed suicide two weeks later. #alexandrialive

05/02/2019
Altered Station

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Garbage - Stupid Girl
Live at Bizarre Festival
1996

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05/02/2019

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Mother's Day is right around the corner and we have a great gift idea for you! 💐💝

Visit our friends Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria for their "Buy One, GIVE One" deal on jewelry and scarves. When you purchase one gift for a beautiful mother in your life, you'll get a second gift 50% off. Ten Thousand Villages will keep the second, box it up, and give it to us so our young shelter residents can surprise their moms on Mother's Day! This deal extends from NOW to May 8th!!

05/01/2019

On this day in 1966, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who perform in London at the New Musical Express' poll winners show. Aside from the awesome line-up, the show is notable because it's The Beatles last live U.K. appearance. The "Let It Be" rooftop set doesn't count. #alexandrialive

05/01/2019
Vulfpeck

Can’t get enough Vulfpeck!
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『fearless flyers』and chris thile!!!
vinyl on sale til friday → vuuulf.com/fearless-II

04/30/2019

On this day in 2005, the Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 after their tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August 2004. Bus driver Stefan Wohl who was alone on board the bus at the time the sewage was dumped was fined $10,000, the band had already donated $100,000 to two group's that protect the Chicago River and its surrounding area. The Dave Matthews Band offered their "deepest apologies" to more than 100 boat passengers who were on an architectural tour. #alexandrialive

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04/29/2019

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04/29/2019
Consequence of Sound

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BREAKING: #Woodstock's 2019 revival has been canceled: "We don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name."

04/29/2019

On this day in 1976, having already appeared on both the covers of Time and Newsweek, Bruce Springsteen jumps the fence at Graceland in an attempt to meet Elvis. Security guards catch him. Springsteen tells them who he is but the guards are unimpressed and escort “The Boss” off the premises without ever meeting “The King.” #alexandrialive

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04/28/2019

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04/28/2019

On this day in 2014, Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell appeared in court after being arrested over a domestic dispute. The arrest came after a caller from the singers' home phoned the emergency services and then hung up. Simon told a Superior Court judge in Norwalk, Connecticut, he had a rare argument with his wife on Saturday night at their home and they were now fine. #alexandrialive

04/27/2019

On this day in 1974, the Cherry Blossom Music Festival in Richmond, Virginia, turns into a riot when police start busting fans for drugs. Over 70 people are arrested. Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs are on the bill. #alexandrialive

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04/26/2019
Live For Live Music

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This year's Record Store Day was quite the success 💰💿💰

04/26/2019

On this day in 2003, David Lee Roth apprehends and detains a knife-wielding man he discovers trespassing on his Southern California estate. The former Van Halen frontman keeps the felon at bay with a shotgun. #alexandrialive

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04/26/2019

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This weekends 🎶Live Music Lineup🎶 starts tonight with the wonderful Lenny Burridge at 8pm! 🎤
☘️🇮🇪Sláinte🇮🇪☘️ #alexandrialive

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