If variety is the spice of life, August is shaping up to be a spicy month for concerts at the Wildey Theatre. Two-top notch tribute bands, a comedy night, a world-class blues singer-guitarist and a Fox News commentator/professional wrestler are among the events on tap at the Wildey in August. The concert calendar for the month kicks off on Friday, Aug. 5 with "Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience."
LINEUP: Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz), guitar and vocals, and his touring band. INSIDE TRACK: He describes his performance style as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”. TWO’S TAKE: An endearing character, Horowitz understood from a young age that danger...
Some people not nuanced in the blues are sometimes surprised by the amount of humor found in the genre. It's one of those "laughin' just to keep from cryin'" constructs. The fine Bronx electric blues/soul/rocker Popa Chubby — See! Even his name is comical! — is a master at using wit as one of the many characteristics of his prolific and excellent work. It's also true that, here in this era when conspiracy theories abound, his latest CD is called "Tin Foil Hat." The cover photo shows The Chub-Man wearing a tinfoil crown, playing a National Steel Standard guitar, and with a joint poking out of his mouth.
Things are looking good for Popa Chubby. After more than a year of being sidetracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Popa Chubby is back in action with a new album and a series of live shows. On June 4, Popa Chubby will visit the area for a pair of shows at...
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FALL RIVER — On Friday, April 2, the Narrows Center for the Arts will present a live stream concert with Popa Chubby. Every Friday night at 8 p.m., tune in to the Narrows' YouTube channel for a live streamed concert. The shows are free to watch, but donations are appreciated and will be split 50/50 between the Narrows Center and that night's artist(s). Visit the Narrows PayPal or Venmo at @Narrows-Center to make a donation.