The Monterey Pop Festival was the first major fest of the rock era, organized in part by John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and featuring performances by the Association, the Byrds, the Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Canned Heat, Ravi Shankar and a slew of others. The fest is often remembered as a highlight of 1967's Summer of Love but is most notable for introducing Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding to a larger audience. Monterey is where Jimi lit his guitar on fire, where Janis first wailed for the crowds backed by Big Brother and the Holding Company and, perhaps most notably, where Redding first captivated a white audience, playing a short but legendary set backed by Booker T and the MGs. Monterey Pop is director D.A. Pennebaker's film of the proceedings, and it's a invaluable history lesson for fans of rock and roll. See for yourself 9 p.m. Wednesday at the AllGood Café, 2934 Main St. Admission is $5. We'd see you there, but we already own the DVD...and we just saw Booker T and the MG's last week, suckers. Call 214-742-5362 or visit allgoodcafe.com.
Wed., March 28, 9 p.m.