Hoshaw musical, Whipkey 3, Ground Tyrants tonight; The Millions reunion, Noah’s Ark, Lash LaRue Toy Drive Saturday…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Before we get to the usual weekend listing, singer/songwriter Brad Hoshaw dropped me a line about a musical that premieres tonight. The production, presented by Blue Barn’s Witching Hour Theatre Company, is called “Grass So Tall, Sky So Black.” It’s being billed as an “old time ghost story musical.” The production’s original music is a collaboration between Hoshaw and Elizabeth Webb, which they’ll be performing live during “this exploration of movement, masks and storytelling.”
Opening night is tonight at 11 p.m., and the show wraps up at midnight, Hoshaw said. Five additional performances have been scheduled over the next three weeks (12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15). It’s at the Blue Barn Theatre, 614 S. 11th Street. Admission is $10 at the door. Sounds like weird fun.
And now, the usual stuff…
Over at the Barley Street Tavern tonight, The Whipkey Three and The Ground Tyrants play a show with Ten O’Clock Scholars. $5, 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) is, of course, The Millions reunion show at The Bourbon Theater, which you read about yesterday here or here at thereader.com. The show, which has no opening acts, starts at 9:30. The band will be playing two 45-minute sets. Cost is $10 Adv.,/$12 DOS. Attendance is required for any or all fans of The Millions, as this collective may never grace a stage again.
Also Saturday night, Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship plays at Slowdown Jr. with See Through Dresses (Sara Bertuldo (Millions of Boys, Conduits), Matt Carroll, Nate Van Fleet and Robert Little) and Dirt, a self-proclaimed “three-piece-indie-fuzz-rock-phenomenon” Check ’em out below. $7, 9 p.m.
Also Saturday night is the annual Lash LaRue Toy Drive at The Waiting Room, this year featuring Secret Weapon, Cannonista, & The Blacktop Ramblers. Admission is $10 or an unwrapped toy of equal value. Proceeds go to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Show starts at 9.
Have a weekend, y’all.
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