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"Canned Heat" at Gagarin 205 28th June

Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1965. The group has been noted for its own interpretations of blues material as well as for efforts to promote the interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 "Canned Heat Blues", a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called "canned heat". After appearances at Monterey and Woodstock, at the end of the 1960s the band acquired worldwide fame with a lineup consisting of Bob Hite, vocals, Alan Wilson guitar, harmonica and vocals, Henry Vestine (or Harvey Mandel) on lead guitar, Larry Taylor on bass, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums.
Close to Atiki metro station in Patissia, Gagarin 205 stages live rock concerts in a former cinema, with plenty of space for dancing. Recent performers include the Devastations from Australia, Nouvelle Vague from France and the Waterboys from the UK.

Venue Information:    Gagarin 205
Full Name:    Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece
Address:    203-205 Liosion, Patissia 104 45
Directions:    By Metro: to Atiki.
Contact Details:    Gagarin 205
Phone:    +30 210 854 7600

Thursday, June 23, 2011