Beercade reviewed (in this week’s column); who is Eric Hutchinson and how did he sell out TWR (tonight)?
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I’ve got nothing today, other than to point you to this week’s column in The Reader, which is a review (of sorts) of Beercade, the new arcade-bar that opened last weekend in Benson. I like the place. The column contains lots o’ video game talk, and the story of a legend from my youth… Check it out.
More woeful evidence of how out of touch I am to the current flavors of “pop music,” tonight at The Waiting Room Eric Hutchinson is playing a sold out show. I have no idea who Eric Hutchinson is. A quick wiki search unveils that Hutchinson’s records are released on Warners, and that he’s played on all the late night chat shows (Conan, Letterman, Leno, etc.). He apparently was an opener on Kelly Clarkson’s last tour. I just listened to his “hit” song called “Rock & Roll” on YouTube and would classify him as a John Mayer meets Ben Broussard pop singer of vacuous proportions. His ability to sell out TWR tells me that one of the popular local radio stations must have him in rotation, but who knows, especially in these days of viral marketing and the internet. Opening is the equally mysterious Graffiti 6 (Capitol Records). Strange 8:30 start time.
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