by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas and all through the club…
A couple shows worth catching tonight. At The Waiting Room Head of Femur does an encore reunion performance. The band played O’Leaver’s a couple months ago and was stellar. No doubt we’ll get a repeat tonight on the big stage. They’re opening for Saddle Creek Records band and local heroes Twinsmith, who had a pretty good year with a solid record and lots of touring. Good job, boys. Also on the bill are Fake Plants. $10, 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, another former local hero now El Lay dude Jake Bellows returns to Slowdown Jr. Bellows first made his mark in these parts as the frontman of Neva Dinova. Tonight he’ll be doing a solo gig, and if it’s like past gigs, expect lots of between-song fun. BTW, Jake’s latest recording, Help, is available in cassette form from your friends at Majestic Litter Records. Jake’s opening for Christopher the Conquered, who continues their Wednesday-night Slowdown residency. I caught one song from last week’s Chris/Conquered set and it was pretty durn good. Hip-hop duo BOTH opens the show at 9 p.m. $7.
Also tonight, welcome Reagan Roeder back to the O’Leaver’s stage (You might remember him from Reagan and the Rayguns and The Ointments). Joining him is Jessica Errett, CJ Mills and Turtle Dove, a rocking four-piece featuring Vern Fergesen, Colin Duckworth, Jacob Duncan and John Klemmensen playing Christmas music that’s “like a cross between Mannheim Streamroller and the Melvins.” The free show starts at 9 p.m.
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