Glad All Over
It’s been seven years since their last album, but the Wallflowers were back in full force for their taping of Live from the Artists Den in San Francisco. The band filmed an episode of the acclaimed public television show in front of 600 invited guests, surrounded by the Art Deco glamour of Bimbo’s 365 Club, a Bay Area institution for more than 80 years. Frontman Jakob Dylan led the Wallflowers through a riveting 18-song set, featuring new songs from their forthcoming album on Columbia Records, Glad All Over, and classics such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache.”
The Wallflowers have been creating solid rock music since the band’s formation in 1989. Led by Los Angeles native Jakob Dylan, the band has released five studio albums to date, including 1996′s critically and commercially successful Bringing Down the Horse. The album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, peaked at the Number Four spot on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys on the strength of hit singles “One Headlight,” “Sixth Avenue Heartache,” “Three Marlenas,” and “The Difference.” In the following years, the band released three more critically-acclaimed albums, and Dylan launched his own solo career. On October 2, 2012, the Wallflowers return with Glad All Over, its first album since 2005′s Rebel, Sweetheart. The album will feature original band members Dylan, Rami Jaffee, and Greg Richling, as well as longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons.
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Bimbo’s 365 Club was founded in 1931 by Italian immigrant Agostino “Bimbo” Giuntoli and Monk Young. Monk dubbed his partner “Bimbo” (the Italian word for boy) because he was unable to pronounce Agostino’s name. Originally opening at 365 Market Street during the Depression and Prohibition years, the supperclub became one of San Francisco’s most popular nightspots – a place where celebrities and locals came to dine, dance, drink, and watch lavish revues that featured beautiful chorus girls, one of whom was a young Rita Hayworth. The club was also famous for its architecture, including a mirrored fish tank above the bar that appeared to have a nude mermaid swimming in it. In 1951, Bimbo’s moved to its current location on Columbus Avenue. In the 60′s, this premiere supperclub presented artists such as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, and Glen Campbell. Bimbo’s 365 Club is still family owned and operated by Bimbo’s grandsons.