Venue Details

523 Star Starred
B.B. King Blues Club
Between 7th and 8th Avenues 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036
212-997-4144
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Member Tips

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Casual
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$10 min per person/per set - good food though
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Times Square - go figure
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Reviews & Ratings

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5 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

Band was excellent. BBKing Club has a really great set-up...nice long bar...great view of the stage from anywhere. Didn't really like that there was a minimum order per person if you sat...but i guess that's ny!

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0 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

this was a really great venue to see jars of clay...i love the small feel. i had never been to bb kings before and didn't know about the eating there right across the... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2737

Quotes & Highlights

Hear Jars of Clay at their website.

Description

Jars of Clay were the breakout band of the so-called alternative CCM movement of the ‘90s, scoring an enormous mainstream hit with their debut single, “Flood.” The group’s lyrics may have been exclusively Christian, but their mostly acoustic music fit perfectly into the folky jangle pop wing of alternative rock radio, at the time a rarity on the contemporary Christian music scene. Not only did their success set the stage for breakthroughs by Christian bands like dc Talk and Sixpence None the Richer, but it’s also difficult to imagine the later popularity of heavier, Christian-themed hard rockers like Creed and P.O.D. without Jars of Clay having established the viability of fusing spiritual themes with mainstream alternative rock sounds.

As popular tastes shifted, Jars of Clay found it increasingly difficult to maintain their secular audience, but still commanded a sizable following among Christian youth and remained one of the highest-profile groups in any gospel-music subgenre. Their albums _Much Afraid, If I Left the Zoo _and The Eleventh Hour all won Grammy Awards, and 2009’s __The Long Fall Back to Earth __was nominated in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category.