The Blasters and Pinata Protest

While the Blasters may be best known for launching Americana ace Dave Alvin, brother Phil Alvin has continued with his spirited roots band, which specializes in jump blues, rockabilly and early rock ’n’ roll. A passionate shouter, Phil still has the original Blasters rhythm section of drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz. Guitarist Keith Wyatt has been on board since 1996. Having returned to the studio in 2005 after a long recording hiatus, the Blasters sounded in good form on 2012’s “Fun on Saturday Night” featuring covers of blues and R&B chestnuts including James Brown’s “Please Please Please” plus the vintage-sounding originals “Breath of My Love” and the reworked “Maria Maria.” Pinata Protest opens. Jon Bream

Price: $15

Where

Lee's Liquor Lounge

101 Glenwood Av. N.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 05/15/14

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