After finishing up their concert tour last winter, The Black Crowes once again announced their hiatus—making it the second time in the band’s history that they’ve taken a break. Almost within moments of the closing chords of the “Say Goodbye to Bad Guys” tour in San Francisco, lead singer Chris Robinson made public his new venture: the Brotherhood band. Featuring Neal Casal on guitar, Adam MacDougall on keyboards, George Sluppick on drums and Mark “Muddy” Dutton on bass, the Brotherhood have been working on new songs that, Robinson states via the band’s website, “will be digging deep into what is happening.” This 33-gig tour of California began last month and continues into May, with a not-to-be-missed stop at the iconic Pappy & Harriet’s desert bar in Pioneertown this month. It’s the perfect spot for Robinson’s brand of poignant, passionate acoustic folk-rock and he invites you to “come with your good vibes” to share with other Crowe faithful who’ll no doubt be hanging from the ghost town rafters, as well as with the local alternative artists and musicians who people the Joshua tree-dotted landscape. Don’t miss your chance to pal around with the earthy intellectuals and immerse yourself in Robinson’s world—and, as he puts it “keep it freaky.” (Stacy Davies)
IF YOU GO
What: Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
When/Where: April 10, Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown.
Info: Call (760) 365-5956 or go to www.pappyandharriets.com. $15