by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
What’s this? A rare Saturday blog entry? That’s right. No, this is not a review of last night’s CD release shows. Those will be online Monday. Instead, I told Homer’s clerk and fellow music journalist Chris Aponick that I’d hype the Old Market Homer’s annual sidewalk sale going on today, which he called “pop culture’s forgotten treasures on the cheap.” That probably means bins and bins of cheap CDs and vinyl that the store wants to clear out to make way for this year’s models. Actually, I have no idea what it means, but it should be fun if they don’t get rained on.
Adding to the excitement: Aponick says that starting at 11 a.m. today (Saturday), Homer’s will be giving away free scoops of — get this — Pabst Blue Ribbon-flavored ice cream. It’s a new flavor sensation/experiment by your friends at Ted & Wally’s that, quite frankly, sounds disgusting. Needless to say, I’ll be the one in line asking Frank Booth if they have any Heineken ice cream (Aponick said they considered making Rolling Rock ice cream, but that I would be the only person in line).
Incidentally, if you thought I forgot to mention what’s going on tonight in yesterday’s blog entry, you’re wrong. This evening is a virtual an indie music desert. TWR has a cover band (Secret Weapon), Slowdown has a Warped Tour band (Attn: polo-shirt wearing jarheads), and Big Al is playing at The Barley Street. There’s always the College World Series, which one person told me will “eat into shows for the next two weeks.” I’m not so certain, though next year’s CWS will certainly have an impact on The Slowdown, which will be ground zero for sports fans when the new stadium opens. Will it stay a rock club for those two weeks or become a Nike Town? Cha-ching!
Speaking of Slowdown (Jr.), there’s a noteworthy show there Sunday night when traveling troubadour Paleo rolls into town, opening for Simon Joyner and The Parachutes along with Bear Country. $7, 9 p.m. Ask the guy behind the counter for a scoop of Old Style. You won’t regret it.
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