B93.7 presents ... G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE with special guests GREENVILLE JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Rock-blues-funk band's brand-new, 20th anniversary album, Sugar, sweetens Handlebar's departure
This date will go down in Upstate history. G. Love & Special Sauce arrive to pour sugar all over The Handlebar’s second-to-last show at its Stone Avenue location – “Sugar” is the band’s brand-new album, … (click for more information) released April 22, just one day before The Handlebar moves on. Twenty years after their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup returns, with their first album in nearly a decade. Groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-influenced, stripped-down rock ‘n’ roll packs “Sugar,” and The Handlebar will be packed, too, in a celebratory show that everyone will talk about for years – or, at least, until The Handlebar reopens. Most of the tunes on the swaggering new record offer a “gritty but joyful look at the thrill and grind of getting by as a musician,” the album-release notes say. Or as G. Love himself says: “A lot of the songs became about coming up from where we started, to where are now, and still keeping it going, still staying afloat. To me, that’s a much more interesting story to tell.” And like G. Love & Special Sauce’s gold-selling career, The Handlebar’s story is just turning another page … to another enthralling chapter. In a different twist to the HB story, The Greenville Jazz Ensemble will play in the bar starting at 7:30 p.m.
$25 (includes a facility fee, a portion of which goes toward 5 percent state ticket tax) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome with parent) - Age Policy