For anyone who gawked at that headline and wondered, "where the hell has Cake been for the past six years," there are some clarifications that come from Christopher Lopez's interview with trumpet player Vince DiFiore. Apparently, part of the reason there's been such a lag in new material is that they recorded Showroom of Compassion in a solar-powered studio during a particularly cloudy stretch (we kid). Lopez also discusses the many covers -- from Gloria Gaynor to Black Sabbath -- that Cake has forced into submission over the years. Head to see the guys perform at Sunset Cove in Boca Raton on Friday -- don't be late, because these concerts start on time -- and you might come home with a baby tree.
We get yet another survivor story that began right about when the dudes in Cake were in diapers in the form of Lee Zimmerman's interview with one of the earliest (and finest) jam bands on the scene, Little Feat. Prior to Tuesday's gig at Revolution, we discover what keeps that "Mary Tyler Moore smile" on keyboardist Bill Payne's face.
As for the rest of the live highlights of the week, look no further than: Jake Shimabukuro at Kravis Center, Of Montreal at Revolution, Agent Orange at Respectable Street, Awesome New Republic at Little Munich, Authority Zero at Culture Room, and Lost in the Trees at Monterey Club.
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