Buddy Guy headlines Sunday at The Cap
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Sure, Bob Dylan snagged plenty of headlines for reopening The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Tuesday, but that was just the start of the venue’s 2012-13 concert series. In honor of the venue’s reopening, let’s take a closer look at who’s following in Dylan’s footsteps at The Cap this weekend. Dylan may be a tough act to follow, but these three shows appear to be worthy successors.
When they’re not the stage band for former Saugerties resident Jimmy Fallon, The Roots are busy putting on rousing shows of their own and crafting Grammy-winning hits, including “The Seed 2.0,” “The Fire” and “Break You Off.” They take the stage for the first of four Cap dates Friday, this time with the help of Grateful Dead guitarist and co-vocalist Bob Weir, who will be performing solo and acoustic. Late additions to the show are Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Gov't Mule founder Warren Haynes. The show will also serve as a fundraiser for HeadCount, which helps register unregistered voters and motivates them to become more socially conscious. It’s a personal cause for Weir, who serves on HeadCount’s board of directors.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com ; $65-$95
Saturday: Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band
As the title character on “House M.D.,” Hugh Laurie didn’t let the expected get in the way of what he felt was the right thing to do. The same could be said for Laurie himself, since the TV series came to a close in May. In recent months, rather than limit his search to acting gigs, he’s taken the Copper Bottom Band with him on an international tour to promote his 2011 album, “Let Them Talk,” a gold-selling collection of blues covers that spent three months atop Billboard’s blues chart.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com ; $40-$75
One of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” as decreed by Rolling Stone, takes The Cap’s stage with an ax-man who toured with the Rolling Stones — and they’ve got seven Grammys combined. Through the years, Guy and Lang have had their share of good company; Guy’s influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, and Lang’s other touring partners have included Aerosmith, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Sting. So it’ll be interesting to hear what kind of bluesy, wailing six-string sounds they’ll assemble this Sunday.
When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9
Info: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 914-934-9362; www.thecapitoltheatre.com ; $45-$75