Lakeshore Music presents The Return of The Bonedaddys
- Date: 05/18/2019 7:30 PM
- Location: Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Fasten your seat belts for what promises to be a rollicking Lakeshore Music season finale with The Return of The Bonedaddys.
L.A.'s original “Worldbeatniks” (since 1985) and among the first American bands to be described as Worldbeat, The Bonedaddys still take a wide stance stylistically, claiming influences from Charles Ives to Burl Ives and much in-between, with the common musical denominator being a fun, danceable party ambience.
The Bonedaddys were formed in Los Angeles by percussionist Michael Tempo and have seen a sprawling, ever-changing roster. Their album debut was in 1988, although they had earlier written and recorded a song about Bo Diddley with Diddley on vocals and guitar, which was not released until a shortened version appeared on their CD “Garage Sale.” Their sixth album, "waterslide," is a collection of all original songs designed to move butts of all persuasions. The 13 grooves on “waterslide” are a merry-go-round of styles: funk, rock, bluesmambo, soca, Latin, rock-steady and psycho-billy two-step to an afro-surf twang meets spaghetti-western instrumental. “waterslide” is a gumbo stirred up in light refracted through a prism called Los Angeles. For The Bonedaddys, Worldbeat has come full circle to include an expression of American roots music.
The Bonedaddys last played in Arizona in 1989 to a sold-out crowd at the Mesa Amphitheater.
See The Bonedaddys blow the lid off the TCA in their return to the Grand Canyon State as we wrap our 2018-19 season.