by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Every time I hear the phrase, that Steely Dan song gets stuck in my head.
This year, Black Friday has become a pseudo Record Store Day. And rather than recap what’s going on at the local shops, I’m going to point you to this entry at Omahype, which does a pretty good job summarizing and linking to the pertinent facts. I realize that if you’re reading this and haven’t already hit the stores you’ve probably missed out on the rare vinyl stuff, but no matter. You should go anyway. Since I have the day off, I’m probably going to roll down to the Saddle Creek Shop for the first time ever. Happy shopping, everyone.
So what’s going on this weekend? Not a whole helluva a lot. Another weekend without a primo national touring show. Instead, it’s a weekend of local shows, a couple of which are at fabulous O’Leaver’s, the home away from home for the holidays. Tonight at O’Leaver’s, welcome back Austin transplant Cass Brostad as she performs along with Travelling Mercies, Bret Vovk (Underwater Dream Machine) and Mike Clark (Haunted Windchimes). 9:30 p.m., $5.
Also happening tonight down at Slowdown it’s Shithook-style karaoke with The Mother Dudes. And it doesn’t get any more Shithookier, since Shithook’s own Phil Shoemaker is in The Mother Dudes. We’re talking about you — yes you! — singing lead vocals in front of a live rock band. You’ll never get a better chance to bring out your inner Freddy Mercury. And it’s free. Starts at 9 p.m.
Also tonight, Satchel Grande returns to The Waiting Room. $7, 9 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) it’s back to O’Leaver’s for Columbus, Ohio glam rock duo Lollipop Factory with Saturn Moth and Bradley Turk. $5, 9:30 p.m.
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