Category: Concerts
DSC_2972         The Tontons, named after the fictional smelly beast in Star Wars, were on the last of there spring tour.  Asli Omar hypnotized the crowd with with sultry sways.  The band helping her incredible reach with her powerful vocals with grungy dreamy creamy indie rock.  There are no real comparisons of this band as they have created the own main stream sound and setting. Solid and mesmerizing they powered through there set of songs off there newest album "Make Out King and Other Stories of Love".  I am not sure if it was a broken air conditioner or the energy they put off but they heated the room.  The Tontons require just the right record producer willing to put his stamp on this sure thing to launch them to the mainstream. From the moment The Expressions strummed the first cord excitement was filling building.  There bluesy rifts form a time that has not been forgotten a crowd of 18 to 80 already knew this beat.  Blues music that transcends time is proven by Lee Fields and The Expressions.  Performing over 42 years many albums, and touring with some of the biggest names.  Lee Fields sometimes known as "Little JB" for his likeness to James Bbrown hits the stage. Powering through his huge discography, his songs take you back to a time that is now being reborn.  The  DSC_3471 crowd singing along to many of his songs.  "Sweet Lady," which he dedicated to his late mother, moved him  to tears while singing,  You could feel the emotion in every word.  Like Bruno mars without the pop and twice the soul he powerd through ballads to a new generation of R&B fans.  Some say he never really got his shot, but it seems that he is rising at the right time.  This generation looking for a new Godfather of Soul. They may have just found there savior. Article and photos by:  Jason Bollenbacher DSC_3315 DSC_3435 DSC_3351 DSC_3460 DSC_3739 DSC_3497 DSC_3021 DSC_2987 DSC_2988 DSC_3055

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