Welcome back to Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! I’m finally getting a chance to catch my breath after the last month or so of huge announcements. Quick Doomtree Blowout 9 Update: the Friday 21+ and Saturday 18+ shows are officially SOLD OUT. Online tickets to the Thursday all ages show at the Triple Rock are now also sold out, and from the sounds of it there are only about a dozen or so physical tickets left at the Electric Fetus, so get on that quick if you’re trying to catch the kickoff. That means that the Sunday 18+ show is your very last chance to catch this year’s festivities. Click HERE for more details and ticket info, or just click the awesome Paper Tiger-designed flyer below. Tickets to the Sunday show are moving fast now that the other nights have sold out.
Oh, and speaking of Doomtree-related shows (SEGUE STREAK!!!!): if you happen to live in Florida and have waited YEARS for anyone in Doomtree to play your state, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE. Dessa and the band are currently en route to you now, playing FOUR shows there over this next week (with a special stop in Atlanta on the 18th just to mix things up a little). Check out the personalized Florida message from Dessa below, and grab your tickets HERE.
In other tour news, Lizzo just met up with Har Mar Superstar in London for the start of their big UK tour! If you live anywhere near those parts, definitely come out and catch a show this month, or spread the word to friends who do live over there if you’re able to. You can click HERE for ticket info, or check out the flyer below for the complete list of dates.
Also, thanks so much to the UK in general for all the love they’ve been showing LIZZOBANGERS. I’ve seen a ton of great press popping up over there, and it seems like BBC Radio, NME, and The Guardian are all on board with Lizzo too! So awesome. Today marks the fourth week of the album being out. If you’re curious but just haven’t picked it up yet, you can do that right HERE. Once Lizzo gets home in December I’ll be joining her for a handful of shows in the Midwest. We’ll be opening up for Polica December 5th-7th on their Chicago, Detroit, and Madison dates (details HERE), followed by the big Minneapolis LIZZOBANGERS Album Release/Homecoming Show at the Triple Rock on December 28th. Grab tickets for that one HERE.
OK, enough about upcoming shows. Let’s get into some serious Luther Vandross Deep Cut Bonus Jams!!! As you probably already know, I have been quite fanatical about this man for the last year or two, and it’s only getting more out of hand as of late. I recently started reading this out-of-print Luther biography (shouts to my awesome mom for tracking down a used copy on Amazon), and I am learning SO MUCH. I stopped myself about a third of the way through to take a few weeks off and spend some time with his first three albums, in order to get a better understanding of the music as I read along. Is this what college feels like?! Anyways, I’ll try not to bore you with talk of complex background vocal arrangements and session player gossip, but here is a smattering of some truly insane Deep Cut Bonus Jams from the first three solo Luther Vandross albums that you won’t find on many of the Greatest Hits comps. I really hope you like them! To me there is nothing I’d rather listen to right now.
THE BEST. If you do like that stuff, I cannot recommend enough grabbing Never Too Much, Forever For Always For Love, and Busy Body. You will not be disappointed. And if you don’t like that stuff, I totally get it. I’ll try to keep these Luther Deep Cut Bonus Jam editions to a minimum, I promise (once every three albums sounds about right actually). Even if you don’t like the music, you still might find this story on how Luther’s middle name was chosen quite amusing. Or at least you’ll understand why I’m pushing to name the TWINZ Luther and Ronzoni (shouts to Astronautalis for backing me up on that one).
Incredible. You can follow #LUTHERFACTS on Twitter for more gems like that. I’ll leave you with a couple Bonus Penny Pics to bring this whole thing to a close. Last Friday I got some real deal babysitting practice in preparation for these crazy TWIN BWOYZ that are on the way. Our good friends Jeff & Alison took a weekend vaycay down to Savannah to visit Matt & Katie’s new home, and I got to watch Finn and Gus for the day before their grandpa picked them up. Here’s Finn, Penny, and Gus eating apples and “chocolate sandwidges” (NUTELLA 4EVER) and watching some crazy Nick Jr. shows. Pretty sure Della the Dog came out the real winner in this scenario.
And here’s an EXTRA DIVA-ish pic of Penny that the wifepiece took the other day. She’s definitely been working overtime developing her very own Blue Steel look. Shouts to Zoe for the sweater/hoodie hand-me-down!
Alright, that for real does it for this edition of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak. I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you next Tuesday for sure!