Music Around Town

Tinsley Ellis & Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

When: Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. 2015

With decades under his belt as a legendary rock musician, Tommy Castro commands a powerful stage. Cut from the Chicago blues cloth by way of San Jose, Castro has infused a number of American rock traditions into his repertoire. By this point, his show is a time-honored staple. This year’s release, Method to My Madness, again showcases the power of his four-piece and tips the hat to the “rhythm” in R&B. As always, Castro as ringleader knows how to flex the dynamics of an album (much like his live shows). The new albums flows into and out of his classically uptempo blues breadbasket, while keeping the listener on his or her toes the whole time. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $22 ADV, $25 DOS

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