Friday, August 11, 2006

Jamie Lidell at the Getty, Friday 9/1, 6 pm

Free, $7 parking. LINK

I've never previewed a show this far in advance before, but I've still got Al Green on the brain from his show at the Bowl nine days ago. And at least on his biggest hit, Multiply, a comparison to Green is legitimate. Supposedly he patterned himself more after Sly Stone, but I don't hear it.

Here's the write-up from the Getty:

Groove to the jaw-dropping vocal talent of Jamie Liddell, a boundary-smashing techno master who's shaking up the electonic music scene with a gleefully twisted version of R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Sure, he's got a voice Sly Stone (his hero) might envy, but how many soul greats live-loop their own vocals and create beats by stomping shopping carts full of junk? Don't miss Liddell's "one-man funk tornado"—retro soul with an irreverent attitude, served up in a whirlwind of cinematic, cabaret-inspired showmanship.

Yes, just like about 20% of the Google-universe, they misspelled his name.