The Bop Shop and PJs Lager House present a benefit screening of The Ron Asheton Tribute Concert with Iggy & the Stooges Sunday July 14th at 7pm. Live performances by the Bop Shop and Kill Mama and Portlands Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil . Suggested Donation sliding scale $10-$5
Recorded live at the Michigan Theater, this heartfelt tribute/celebration of Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton's life and music featured Iggy and the Stooges, Henry Rollins, and guest guitarist Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman). Includes a string section on a few Stooges classics! All profits from the sale of the DVD go to the Ron Asheton Foundation which supports animal welfare and music.
David Minnick, leader of Bop Shop was connected to this show when Bop Shop trumpet player Ken Robinson and drummer Brian Bowie arrived at rehearsals for the show only to find the arrangements for the orchestra were not completed. Brian and Ken suggested to Iggy and his mgr. Henry Grogan that David could write the arrangements over night. He did and the show was killer.
David, Brian and Ken requested Iggy to think of a name for their new project and he suggested the Bop Shop.
"Its not often you hear someone reference Madness, Frank Zappa, P-Funk, King Crimson (Adrian Belew era) and They Might Be Giants in the same career let alone in the space of a few songs"
The band includes:
David Minnick gtr.
Brian Bowie drms.
Andy Birko bass
Ken Robinson tpt.
Johnny Evans sax.
Bop Shop will perform live after the film followed by rock duo Kill Mama and Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil from P ortland Ore.
PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave,
Detroit, MI 48226
Contact Johnny Evans 248-225-8605