All shows this weekend are local — no national acts worth mentioning (or that I know of — chime in if you know something I don’t).
Tonight at The Waiting Room the mighty Filter Kings headline a show with Cowboy Dave Trio and JJ Wills Band. Wear your shit-kickers and cowboy hat. $7, 9 p.m.
Tomorrow night Brad Hoshaw opens a singer/songwriter showcase at The Saddle Creek Bar with William Fitzsimmons (He’s from Illinois, so there goes the local spin angle) and Jenny Owen Youngs. $5, 9 p.m.
Also Saturday night, The Mercurys play at The Waiting Room with Vago. $7, 9 p.m.
Sunday night, The Waiting Room is hosting Songs for a Cure, a benefit concert for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), that features some of the area’s best singer/songwriters. On the showbill are Brad Hoshaw, It’s True, McCarthy Trenching and Raven Carousel (Benn Sieff, guitar/vocals; Cass Brostad bass/vocals, and Jerry Kuhn, drums). The totality of your $5 admission will go toward JDRF. Do yourself and the JDRF a favor and check this one out.
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The 100th Episode of Worlds of Wayne went online yesterday at worldsofwayne.com. Now all of you who ever wondered what my voice sounds like (or who has doubted that I actually exist) can find out by listening to the podcast. The show features Wayne Brekke and I discussing the history of WofW, his favorite guests and in-studio performances, along with music and other h-jinx. Wayne had so much material to work with that he’s split the episode into two parts. Part 1 is available now. Check it out.
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