The Hunt for New Music:
Amazing where “The Hunt” takes you. The Media Bunker staff is always, always, always on the lookout for new music–it operates under the dictum that there’s lots of great stuff we never get a chance to hear because no one calls our attention to it–and trolling through YouTube found these gems: The Dukes of September, live in concert.
Never heard of The Dukes of September? Us too. But…a supergroup it is (to go into Yoda speak), featuring three of the very best musicians of our times: Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs. All three have had outstanding solo careers and why they joined together for a very short run as The Dukes of September is not known to us but we don’t care–the music is terrific. The group did a series of concerts featuring the the music that made them legends, accompanied by a band of very talented musicians. It’s totally great stuff and if you have decided to avoid the New Year’s mania and stay off the streets and enjoy an evening with some friends and a few glasses of good wine and good music, then this is your ticket to a very good, even revelatory evening. God, it’s just great music and do we ever need good music, now more than ever. The Media Bunker staff was stunned at what they turned up and so we suggest you do the same–turn it up–and enjoy some legends at the peak of their legendary powers. Contrast this to the forced lip sync on the network New Year’s Eve shows and you’ll know you came to the right place.
This concert is made up of a series of 15 different videos, provided by 429 Records via YouTube. We thank both, publicly and profusely, for sharing.
But it’s New Year’s Eve and can you think of a better way to spend it–with friends, some wine and good food, and great music flowing out of the speakers? Of course not. We did our part–we found the music.
The rest is up to you. Don’t let us down.
The Fine Print: Embed video courtesy of our friends at YouTube, who consistently surprise us with their musical archives and 429 Records, who have produced a DVD of one of the group’s live concerts.These videos have not been altered in any way (at least, not by us). All rights belong to their respective artists. DonaldPierce.com and text on this site are (c) 2017 Donald Pierce. Happy New Year.
The Hunt for New Music: