Band: Ted Nugent, Tyler Mac
Date: Monday, July 25, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $36 advance/$40 day of show/$65 riser seats, available at Soul Kitchen, its website, Mellow Mushroom (both locations) or by calling 1-866-468-7630
When it opened its doors, Soul Kitchen began its reign as one of the Azalea City’s most popular venues. This music hall’s popularity grew to the point it had to relocate to its much larger current location. After its expansion, Soul Kitchen began bringing some of the biggest names in music to its impressive stage, including GWAR, 311, Robert Randolph and The Derek Trucks Band. Considering this, the denizens of Mobile should have no doubt as to why Soul Kitchen has dominated the Nappie Awards over the years.
Now, it’s preparing for the Motor City Madman to join the list of popular bands that have made it a mandatory stop on their tours. Over the years, Americans may have focused on Ted Nugent’s sometimes unpopular and always outspoken views on politics and the environment. What many have forgotten is that Nugent’s mark in rock history has been more profound. Nugent first hit the stage during the psychedelic ‘60s in The Amboy Dukes with their hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind.”
As the decades progressed, Nugent developed a reputation for wild behavior on the guitar and on the stage. Songs such as “Wango Tango,” “Stranglehold” and “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” are intense rock hits marked by furious and impressive guitar work. Uncle Ted will be performing crowd favorites as well as cuts from his latest album, “Shutup & Jam.”