Sonic Diet

What We’re Supporting Today: Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Old 97s


It’s one of those evenings where both the Pabst Theater and Turner Hall Ballroom will be catching ears from across the musical spectrum…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, formed by Joseph Shabalala in the 1960s, found Shabalala honing in on his memories and training in native Zulu music, forming a group that zeroed in on LBM’s now world-renowned vocal harmonies. Those vocal harmonies are what captured the ears of Paul Simon in the 80s and brought the group to light, internationally, after years of impressing audiences on their own turf. Tonight they visit the Pabst Theater to fill up the vast and ornate space with their beautiful voices and treat listeners to not only that, but their energetic and inspiring dancing.

At Turner Hall, country drawlers Old 97’s join forces with locals Trapper Schoepp & the Shades to turn your Thursday into one of those Thursdays perfect for whiskey-drinking and a couple twirls here and there on the expansive dance floor that is the Turner Hall Ballroom.

Doors for LBM open at 6:30pm and for Old 97’s at 7pm. All-ages. Happy Thursday to your ears!

This entry was published on June 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm. It’s filed under Local Music, Previews, shows, WMSE programming, WMSE sponsored events and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: