To celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Dr. Feelgood’s Rock Bar and Grill, the owners are inviting the public to a free street party and concert by rock legend, Vince Neil, MÖTLEY CRÜE’s famous front man and a co-owner of the project. The celebration is scheduled to start on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. and will take over the 200 block of Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach where fans and Downtown patrons are expected to see Neil and his band perform some of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s most famous tracks. The concert will be followed by a rock-inspired ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the new venue.
Named after MÖTLEY CRÜE’s best-selling album, Dr. Feelgood’s will be an attention-grabbing, rock n’ roll-themed restaurant and nightclub located at 219 Clematis Street. The venue, which will initially be open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, is a creative collaboration between Neil, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Todd Wade, former University of Florida quarterback Bob Hewko, and South Florida nightlife visionaries Cleve Mash and Rodney Mayo.
“We strongly believe that Downtown West Palm Beach is the perfect location to launch the first Dr. Feelgood’s,” said co-owner Mash, who has been an instrumental force in bringing Dr. Feelgood’s to life. “The concept is a natural fit for the distinctive feel of the Clematis District and the timing is just right with the revitalization of Downtown and the waterfront and the renewed energy you can feel on the streets.”
Other grand opening week highlights, which are open to the public, include:
* Tuesday, Jan. 22: Dr. Feelgood’s will launch its Vinyl Tuesdays, a regular rock ‘n’ roll hospitality night, with a special performance by internationally renowned DJ Sizzahandz from the Crooklyn Klan spinning his latest “rock mash-ups.”
* Saturday, Jan. 26: DJ Riz, the acclaimed resident DJ from Las Vegas’ Pure and LAX nightclubs, visits West Palm to perform “rock mash-ups”
The 8,500 sq. ft. Dr. Feelgood’s will feature memorabilia from Neil, including his Count Kustoms choppers and autographed guitars. A giant snake — about eight feet in length (no one wants to get close enough for an accurate measurement) — slithers around a column in the center of the space; booths are covered in faux alligator skin and bar stools in faux snakeskin; dramatic, oversized murals featuring artwork from top ’70s, ’80s and ’90s album covers take center stage on the walls; and the DJ booth is built behind the front end of a ’57 Chevy. The venue features multiple bars, go-go platforms, a raised stage for live performances, high-tech light and sound show capabilities and private booth spaces. Dr. Feelgood’s will have a full menu and complete bar.
Dr. Feelgood’s is part of Clematis Street Live, a new multi-venue entertainment and restaurant complex in the 200 block of Clematis Street. Other projects include Forte di Asprinio, an upscale Italian-inspired eatery by Bravo! Network’s “Top Chef” star Stephen Asprinio; Lost Weekends, a pool hall; Rebar, a NYC loft-style nightclub; and Sushi Rok, a popular Clematis Street mainstay located in the complex.
Take a video tour of Dr. Feelgood’s with Vince Neil at this location.
THE BLACK CROWES RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, ‘WARPAINT,’ ON MARCH 4
BAND TO PERFORM NEW ALBUM ‘WARPAINT’ IN ITS ENTIRETY ON SPECIAL “ONE NIGHT ONLY” SWING
HEADLINE SHOW SET FOR MARCH 15 AT SXSW IN AUSTIN
BAND TO HEAD OVERSEAS FOR TOUR LAUNCHING MARCH 24 INCLUDING DATES IN AUSTRALIA,
NEW ZEALAND, ENGLAND AND HOLLAND
For the first time in their 18-year career, THE BLACK CROWES will perform an album of theirs in its entirety. On a special run of “One Night Only” shows beginning March 2 and wrapping March 20, fans will experience WARPAINT–the
group’s first album of all new studio material in seven years, due out March 4 — in its entirety onstage, after which the band will perform songs from their catalog and selected surprises.
A listing of these seven one-time-only tour dates is below, with the on-sale info. In the midst of this trek, the band will headline Stubbs March 15 at SXSW in Austin.
THE BLACK CROWES launch their overseas tour March 24 when they headline the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Australia. They’ll continue their Down Under trek–their first since 1991–through April 5, and conclude with exclusive
performances in London, UK at Brixton Academy April 9 and The Amsterdam Music Hall April 11. A major market multiple night U.S. tour will begin in May, with cities and venues to be announced in the near future.
WARPAINT marks the recording debut of two new band members–second guitarist Luther Dickerson, formerly of North Mississippi Allstars, and keyboardist Adam MacDougall who join CHRIS and RICH and drummer Steve Gorman and bassist Sven Pipien. The album which is being independently released on the band’s own newly-formed Silver Arrow Records, distributed through Megaforce/Sony Red BMG builds compellingly on the band’s trademark adventurous brew of rock,blues, country, soul and gospel.
Produced and mixed by Paul Stacey at Allaire Studios, Woodstock, NY, the album features 11 songs, all of which were written by CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON, except “God’s Got It” by the Reverend Charlie Jackson. “Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution” is set as the album’s first single and video; the song will arrive at radio on Monday, January 7. You can view the new video at this location.
THE BLACK CROWES have sold over 20 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. They have been called “The Most Rock n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band In the World” and a “thoroughbred American rock ‘n’ freakin’ roll band”; their panoramic live shows feature alternating set lists and signature incendiary musical explorations. Catch up with the band at www.blackcrowes.com
ONE NIGHT ONLY SHOWS PERFORMING ENTIRE NEW ALBUM
DATE VENUE CITY / ON SALE
Sun 3/2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom – 1/18 @ Noon EST
Tue 3/4 New York, NY The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza – 1/18 @ Noon EST
Wed 3/5 Boston, MA Somerville Theatre – 1/18 @ Noon EST
Fri 3/7 Chicago, IL Park West – 1/19 @ 10AM CST
Sun 3/9 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle – 1/18 @ 10AM EST
Sat 3/15 Austin, TX SXSW @ Stubb’s BBQ (not part of the “One Night
Wed 3/19 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore – 1/20 @ 10AM PST
Thu 3/20 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon – 1/18 @ Noon PST
Mon 3/24 Byron Bay, Australia East Coast Blues & Roots Festival
Wed 3/26 Perth, Australia Challenge Stadium
Fri 3/28 Adelaide, Australia The Barton Theatre
Sat 3/29 Melbourne, Australia Palais Theatre
Sun 3/30 Sydney, Australia Hordern Pavilion
Tue 4/1 Wollongong, Australia Win Entertainment Centre
Wed 4/2 Canberra, Australia Royal Theatre
Thu 4/3 New Castle, Australia Civic Theatre
Sat 4/5 Auckland, New Zealand Logan Campbell Centre
LONDON AND AMSTERDAM
Wed 4/9 London, England Brixton Academy
Fri 4/11 Amsterdam, Holland Amsterdam Music Hall
Check out the new video by Slavin Away by San Diego’s Thieves and Liars!
This CD blends the styles of several bands that I enjoy including Foreigner, Whitesnake, Bad Company and more.
If you know the band Fair Warning, you are already familiar with Tommy Heart’s vocals. I prefer his work in Soul Doctor. This is killer stuff.
It has been quite a while since I have heard a CD, where I have enjoyed ever song, and the new Soul Doctor disc delivers all the way through. With this disc, you get great singing, smoking guitar work, and songs that rock hard.
My digipak version of this disc included a bonus track called Let’s Zep, which is a nice medley of Led Zeppelin tunes stretched over 9 minutes. This was an extremely cool way to close out this disc.
My only complaint is that I didn’t get to hear this disc in 2007. If I had, it would have easily cracked my top 10 list.
Do not miss out on, one of the better discs of 2007. You can check out Soul Doctor at the band’s website Souldoctorrocks.com .
Rating: Out of 10
Soul Doctor is:
Tommy Heart – Vocals
Chris Lyne – Guitars
Jogy Rautenberg – Bass
Michael Wolpers – Drums
AC/DC will reportedly play special “secret” club gig on January 25 at Glashaus in Reinach, Switzerland. Only 400 tickets are apparently available for the concert, which is part of a short mini-tour of small venues the band is planning on undertaking at the end of the month.
According to the Spanish web site RafaBasa.com, AC/DC has been quietly working on its first all-new album since 2000’s “Stiff Upper Lip” with legendary producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and is planning on releasing the effort — which is rumored to be titled “Strap It On” (a name that has apparently been bounced around for at least the last couple of years) — at the end of April. The group’s guitarist, Angus Young, is also said to have fully recovered from a recent knee injury which had apparently contributed to the delay in getting the new record completed.