Pretty big friggin’ weekend for shows…

Category: Blog — @ 10:44 pm December 11, 2009

Those looking for The Price of Rock cover story, it’s here. Go read it. For the rest of you…

I’m just going to run through my picks quickly and you can figure it out yourselves…

Friday Night

Over at O’Leaver’s, Ragged Company (who I wrote about here) is opening for Travelling Mercies and Buick McSnake, neither of which I’ve heard of. Still, it’s O’Leaver’s, and sure to be worth your $5. Starts at 9:30.

Down at Slowdown Jr., indie band Flashbulb Fires, who I also haven’t heard of, is headlining a show with three bands I have heard of — Lincoln’s Machete Archive (worth the price of admission alone), along with Honey & Darling (awesome) and Down with the Ship. $7, 9 p.m.

Also, Andrew Jay has a CD release party at The Barley St. Among the “special guests” is Dave Downing, who is a member of Ragged Company who is also supposed to be playing at O’Leaver’s tonight… Anyway, $5, 9 p.m.

And finally, The Whiskey Pistols are playing at The Saddle Creek Bar, where there’s never a cover and the booze is cheap and cold.

Saturday Night

Top of the list is Digital Leather (just got a big review in Pitchfork, here) with Perry H. Matthews (amazing new unreleased and unavailable CD recorded at Enamel) and Dim Light (always a show stopper) at Slowdown Jr. $8, 9 p.m.

Also at the top of the list, an all-star line-up at The Waiting Room headlined by It’s True and featuring McCarthy Trenching, Our Fox and The Bruces (singer/songwriter/genius Alex McManus). $8, 9 p.m.

O’Leaver’s has Fortnight, O Giant Man and Bazooka Shootout. $5, 9:30 p.m.

It all leads up to…

Sunday Night

The Lash LaRue “Pine Ridge Benefit” Toy Drive at The Waiting Room with Cursive, Capgun Coup, Brad Hoshaw and Vago. This will sell out, folks, so get your tickets now $14, 9 p.m.


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