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Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Music and Concert Reviews | 1 comment

The Best 20 Happy Hours in Las Vegas: #20 — Salud Mexican Bistro and Tequileria

 

 

Why visit Salud?  Because commitment, quality, value, and friendliness should be rewarded.

 

Salud Mexican Bistro and Tequileria is a new restaurant on West Sahara near the Cimmaron intersection located halfway between Buffalo and Durango.  Longtime Las Vegas locals might remember this storefront as the spot where Rosemary’s restaurant used to be, which sadly shuttered its doors about ten years ago.

I have four words to say to the nice folks at Salud:  Welcome to the neighborhood.

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Music and Concert Reviews | 0 comments

100 Essential Albums: #99 — “Soul of a Man” by Al Kooper (1995)

 

 

“Turn the organ up!”

 

Al Kooper is far better known for the music and musicians he’s fostered rather than for any self-defining hit single or album of his own.  In fact, many of the classic rock songs he’s played on and produced overshadowed his own extraordinary talents and musicianship.

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Music and Concert Reviews, Personal | 0 comments

100 Essential Albums: #100 — Black Moses by Isaac Hayes (1971)

 

 

“Man, what am I going to do to follow up the ‘Shaft’ LP?  I know — let’s try something badass!” 

— Isaac Hayes

 

Nearly a half-century after being released, Black Moses stands the test of time.  It’s a meandering mishmash of disjointed instrumentation and unanticipated musical influences somehow welded together by a singular prophetical artist then at the pinnacle of his power and creativity.

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