August 7, 2008
Jack Johnson ESSENTIALS: The soft-voiced surfer shared his smooth Hawaiian sound with the rest of the world. The college crowd embraced Johnson's easy-going grooves, catchy melodies and laid-back style. WHAT TO EXPECT: A breezy performance that's prime for summertime. WHEN AND WHERE: North Stage, 8:45 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
March 2, 2006
G. Love and Special Sauce G. Love, most recently featured on the Curious George soundtrack with Jack Johnson, will play Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tonight with his band Special Sauce. The band has been around since 1994, when its first album was released. The show is at 9 p.m., and doors open at 8 p.m. Show is 18 and older. Tickets are $22.75 and can be purchased at the box office, at ramsheadlive.com or by calling 410-244-1131.
November 16, 2010
I read that Gov. Martin O' Malley deemed the arrest of Jack Johnson and his wife a "sad day" for them and the county. What is he talking about? I think it is a great day for the public when a corrupt politician is found out and duly charged. Maybe the citizens of Prince George's will now get honest services for their tax dollars instead of patronage and cronyism. Jim Tabeling, Baltimore
September 16, 2004
Music Monthly party / The Funk Box The Funk Box, 10 E. Cross St., will help Music Monthly celebrate 20 years of styles -- funk, jazz, blues, R&B, and more -- Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Acts include Voodoo Blue, All Mighty Senators, the Kelly Bell Band and others. For more information, visit www.the funkbox.com or call 410-625-2001. Heart / Pier Six Heart was one of the most successful rock-pop outfits to emerge in the '70s. Although the unit watered down the formula a bit in the '80s, the band still sold a truckload of records.
May 22, 2003
On his spare second album, Jack Johnson, the Hawaii-based surfer whose 2001 debut, Brushfire Fairytales, came out of nowhere to sell more than a million copies, uses an easygoing islander's attitude and an old-school respect for simplicity to build the foundation for a musical back-to-nature movement. It's as if the agile Johnson, who sings in a perpetually "whatever, dude" style, is determined to provide a human alternative to the spotlessly clean music being made on computers. His latest album, On and On, opens with a prayer, "Times Like These," that centers on acoustic guitar and conga.
January 17, 2005
Jack Johnson was a turn-of-the-century Muhammad Ali - a black man who could stylishly frustrate, taunt and dominate his white ring opponents with unparalleled boxing skills and an equally unrivaled gift of gab. All this while racial epithets were being hurled at him by angry crowds - and by the sporting press. To the sportswriters of the day, Johnson was "The Dinge," "The Ethiopian" or "The Big Smoke." "Jack Jeffries resembled a Greek god," the Los Angeles Times assured its readers before his meeting with Johnson in 1902, "while Johnson was just a good-natured, black animal - a long, lean, bullet-headed, flat-chested coon."