10.26: Hot Croonery with Nicole Atkins

26 10 2009
Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea

Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea - Monday, October 26

[NB.  For those of you obsessively following Cleveland’s recent appearances with the Food Network’s Guy Fieri and his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” here’s a listing of what’s being aired TONIGHT]

Tomorrow night, the beleaguered sports fans are asked to “witness”, as the Cavaliers make their way toward capturing greatness for themselves, and the city of Cleveland.  Well, that’s what we’re hoping for. You know how it goes in this town sometimes…

Tonight, we ask you to witness some musical greatness, the kind that gets overlooked on a Monday night prior to this upcoming weekend’s Halloween fun.   Hailing from Asbury Park, New Jersey, comes Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea.  Atkins possesses voice made of deep smoke, lovelorn drama, and echoey grandeur; her songs are the stuff of film noir make-outs and break-ups.  Witness for yourself:

“The Way It Is”, Nicole Atkins and the Sea on David Letterman:

“Maybe Tonight”, a number somehow between Morrissey and Stevie Nicks:

Here, Nicole reps her hometown of Asbury Park, and what kind of effect it’s had on her music:

And though this isn’t the most brilliant piece of filmmaking, this cut is from a live set of Atkins covering the Michael Nesmith tune that Linda Rondstadt made famous, “Different Drum”:

If you’re sick of these little youtube vids, hit Atkins’ IMEEM page for more tunes and other good stuff.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.beachlandballroom.com.  This show starts at 8:30 pm, opening with performances by Shiny Penny and the Brian Lisik band, and costs a mere $10.





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