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Unhinged Garage Rocker Fronts Psychedelic Soul Band In SF

By Dave Pehling

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — One of the leading lights of modern garage rock, singer and guitarist King Khan brings his electrifying psychedelic soul revue the Shrines to the Great American Music Hall Wednesday night.

Arish Ahmad Khan first came to underground rock notoriety as a member of ’90s Montreal-based garage-rock band Spacesh-ts. When that band split, Khan relocated to Berlin and assembled his garage/psych/R&B crew the Shrines. However, his legend grew exponentially when he teamed with former Spacesh-ts bandmate Mark Sultan, first by bringing him on as a member of the Shrines and then founding the King Khan & BBQ Show in 2002. Offering a feral mix of doo-wop and garage punk, the duo featured Sultan bashing out primitive drum rhythms with a foot-pedal setup while simultaneously playing guitar and Khan handling vocals and lead guitar.

The pair developed a reputation for deranged, beer-and-sweat-soaked stage shows, gradually rising from playing dive bars and house parties to headlining major rock clubs on the strength of their live performances and the reverb-drenched tunes heard on their early efforts for Goner and In the Red Records. While the popularity of the duo grew, Khan was simultaneously was recording and touring with the Shrines, releasing early European-only albums for German imprint Sounds of Subterrania and Swiss garage label Voodoo Rhythm Records.

Featuring a full horn section and organ player to fill out the band’s Sun Ra meets Sky Saxon meets Screamin’ Jay Hawkins sound, the Shrines and their powerhouse live stage show gave Khan a platform from which to launch himself to even greater Dionysian heights. Already established as a concert attraction in Europe, Khan and company came to wider audiences in the U.S. after Vice Records released The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines in 2008 that drew from incendiary early efforts Spread Your Love Like Peanut Butter and Three Hairs and You’re Mine.

While King Khan and BBQ Show would split up for a year in 2010, the duo would occupy much of the musician’s time until he reconvened the Shrines to record the emotionally charged and heavily orchestrated garage-soul anthems that made up 2013’s stellar Idle No More. The group has not released a new album since then, but still tours regularly and was one of the highlights of Oakland’s Burger Boogaloo festival in 2016. Last year, Khan released the collaborative album Murderburgers recorded with onetime Oakland garage-rock fixture Greg Ashley on Khan’s own Khannabalism Records label. For this return to San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall Wednesday night, King Khan and the Shrines will be joined by Australian psych-pop songwriter Gabriella Cohen and snotty SF punks the Control Freaks (led by Rip Offs guitarist Greg Lowery).

King Khan and the Shrines
Wednesday, October 17, 8 p.m. $15-$17

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Named Most Popular Album In UK History

LONDON (AP) — The Beatles’ psychedelic masterwork “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has been named the most popular British album in history.

The Official Charts Company said Saturday that the band’s 1967 classic is Britain’s favorite album based on physical sales, downloads and streams in the U.K.

The album found the four mates from Liverpool at their most experimental and inventive and includes favorites like “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “A Day in the Life.”

The band by then had stopped touring and was focusing its effort on studio work under the guidance of producer George Martin.

The album came ahead of Adele’s “21,” which finished second, and the 1995 Oasis album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”

‘One Epic Night’ Helps Fund Swallow Hill Music Programs

By Dillon Thomas

DENVER (CBS4)– In an effort to keep music education a priority in the Denver metro area, especially to younger students, the Swallow Hill Music organization will host a fundraiser music event on Saturday.

The second annual “One Epic Night” event will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 at Swallow Hill Music. The three-stage music event will bring in money for the program, via ticket sales.

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“Swallow hill exists to bring the joy of music to life every day,” said Jessy Clark, CEO of Swallow Hill Music.

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One of Swallow Hill’s outreach programs involves providing music education to young students in the Denver metro area, who attend schools which do not offer adequate music programs due to budget cuts.

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“We feel it is our responsibility to keep arts programming in school,” said Tyler Breuer, School Director for Swallow Hill music.

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“Music, and arts programs, are going away,” Clark said. “We are happy to fill in the gaps there, and provide what the schools aren’t able to.”

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One Epic Night will bring many musicians to Swallow Hill Music, at Yale and South Broadway. Many of the performers are teacher for the program.

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“Our teachers are the biggest asset of the organization,” Breuer said. “What makes them such good teachers, is they are incredible performers.”

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Tickets for the fundraising event are $100 for non-members, and $75 for members.

By purchasing a ticket to this fundraiser, attendees will help the organization reach the Denver metro area with music, while keeping education at the forefront for the youth.

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“Music education lends itself to better brain development in younger children,” Clark said. “We feel it is a privilege and an obligation of ours to make sure people have access to that information.”

LINK: Swallow Hill Music

Dillon Thomas is a reporter at CBS4 and a Colorado native. He believes everyone has a story, and would love to share yours! You can find more of his stories by following him on Twitter, @DillonMThomas.

Director Ryan Coogler Signs On For ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

OAKLAND (CBS News) — The blockbuster hit “Black Panther” is getting a sequel and Ryan Coogler will be back as well. The acclaimed filmmaker from Oakland has signed on to write and direct the next movie.

Entertainment Tonight reports star Chadwick Boseman is expected to reprise his role as T’Challa, alongside others in the original cast. But details about the plot or release date have not been revealed.

The first film followed T’Challa as he returns home to take his place as leader of the fictional African country Wakanda, following the death of this father.

“Black Panther” was a massive hit, earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Coogler spoke to “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King after the first film’s release. He said his goal was just to make a good movie.

“That’s so difficult to do, that if we are able to accomplish that, that’s enough I think,” he said.

But he also said it was a “beautiful opportunity” to celebrate the all-black superhero cast.

“Being an African anywhere on this world for whatever reason right now can often come with a sense of shame. How the continent is depicted, how we’re depicted, things that we’re taught about ourselves — a lot of things that people tell you you should feel ashamed of. You know for me it was about my own realization that it’s OK to be proud to be African,” Coogler said. “Everybody should be proud of their own heritage.”

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4 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

By Andrea Flores

From chalk art on the sidewalks of Fort Collins, to eating brunch while running a 10K, here are 4 things to do this weekend.

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CSU Downtown Chalk Art Takeover

If you’re an art enthusiast head north to Fort Collins for the 2nd Annual CSU Downtown Chalk Art Takeover. The event features live art installations today. It’s all to promote school spirit ahead of CSU’s homecoming football game against New Mexico on Saturday. Check out the chalk art today through Sunday.

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Denver Firefighters Museum

This weekend you can tour the Denver Firefighters Museum for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can hop on the department’s 1953 fire engine and learn about the historic landmark. It’s a family-friendly event for Fire Prevention Week.

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Walk to Defeat ALS

Head to Sloan’s Lake Park for the annual Walk to Defeat ALS. Saturday, supporters will come together to fight the disease and raise money for research. Registration is open to the public. CBS4 is a proud sponsor of the event.

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bRUNch Run

If you have an appetite for food, fitness, and fun, head to Stapleton’s Central Park Sunday morning for the 5th Annual bRUNch Run. Tackle a 5K or 10K, then enjoy brunch bites and drinks. It’s $50 to sign up.

Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.

Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding: Harry And Meghan Among Guests

(CNN) — Britain’s Princess Eugenie has married Jack Brooksbank in Windsor’s second royal wedding of the year.

The ceremony took place in St. George’s Chapel, which also hosted the wedding of Harry and Northwestern grad Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in May.

Eugenie stepped out in a dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British-based label Peter Pilotto in 2007.

It featured a low back designed at the request of the princess to reveal scars from a back operation she had as a child.

Pixie Geldof, British model, singer and third daughter of Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof and the late television presenter Paula Yates, was among the early arrivals at the chapel on a windy but sunny fall morning.

A wide variety of colors were on display, from autumnal maroons to pastel shades.

Several women struggled to hold on to their hats as a strong wind whipped across the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Model and actress Cara Delevingne arrived at the castle in a suit and top hat, while actress Demi Moore selected a dark red dress by Stella McCartney. Moore was accompanied by American florist and perfumer Eric Buterbaugh, with whom she has been friends for many years.

American actress Liv Tyler, who arrived with Dave Gardner, chose a midnight tailored suit with midnight velvet pumps and a black velvet box clutch by Stella McCartney, a headdress by Stephen Jones and jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Naomi Campbell was seen wearing a metallic black ombré cocktail dress and cropped cape, featuring hand-woven silk tulle tweed by Ralph & Russo.

Robbie Williams, British singer and former member of pop group Take That, was spotted arriving at Windsor with his wife and fellow X-Factor judge Ayda Field. They have been friends of Eugenie and her sister Beatrice for years and their daughter Theodora is a bridesmaid at the ceremony.

British artist Tracy Emin, comedian and writer Stephen Fry, and singer Ellie Goulding also took their places in the chapel in the run-up to the ceremony, as did many members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a long-sleeved red gown by Alexander McQueen.

Brooksbank works as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila, which was co-founded by actor George Clooney, property developer Mike Meldman and Rande Gerber, the entrepreneur husband of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Eugenie, 28, is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s third child, and Sarah, Duchess of York.

She is ninth in line to the throne and works as the director of the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London.

While she has not attracted anything like the global attention bestowed upon her cousin Harry and his American bride, Eugenie’s wedding is not a small, or cheap, affair.

More than 800 guests gathered in the Gothic chapel for the ceremony at 11 a.m. (6 a.m. ET), 200 more than were invited to watch the Duke and Duchess marry.

The Queen, Prince Philip and most of the royals were in attendance, with Eugenie’s sister Beatrice taking on the role of maid of honor. Thomas Brooksbank, the groom’s younger brother, was the best man.

The one notable absence was the Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of Prince Charles, who is attending a longstanding engagement at a Scottish school.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte — the two oldest children of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — both had official roles at the wedding. George, 5, who is third in line to the throne, was a page boy and his 3-year-old sister was one of six bridesmaids.

The Princess first met her fiancé on a ski trip near Verbier in the Swiss Alps. Brooksbank proposed during a vacation in Nicaragua last winter.

The wedding service featured a personal prayer by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, while David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, gave the address and officiated.

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the wedding, and a fanfare was played by trumpeters from the band of the Household Cavalry.

As the couple departed the chapel, the steps were lined with members of the Grenadier Guards. Prince Andrew, is a colonel with the guards.

The newlyweds then set off on a carriage procession through Windsor, though the route is far shorter than the one taken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The cost of security — an estimated $2 million — is being borne by the taxpayer, which has raised concerns among republicans who note that the Princess does not carry out official royal duties on behalf of the Queen.

The Queen was due to host an afternoon reception in St. George’s Hall, with more celebrations planned for the evening at Royal Lodge, the York family home in Windsor Great Park.

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