There will be more to the Prince celebration next month than what's happening at Paisley Park for three days to coincide with the first anniversary of his death..
Jesse Johnson, former guitarist for the Time, will be at Bunker's April 20, 21 and 22. Show time is 10:45 p.m. Advance tickets cost $30; check bunkersmusic.com for an on-sale date.Johnson was outstanding in his performance in December at First Avenue working in an ad-hoc power trio with Minneapolis bassist Sonny T and drummer Michael Bland.. At Bunker's, Johnson will be joined by his Los Angeles-based band.
Shelby J, who just tore it up last weekend with Liv Warfield and Judith Hill at the Dakota, will have a CD release party April 19 and 20 at the Dakota. The shows begin at 10 p.m. Tickets, priced from $40 to $60, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at dakotacooks.com.
On April 19 at the Dakota, LP Music, the group featuring former NPG/Madhouse saxophonist Eric Leeds and Time/Family member Paul Peterson, will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15.