Filter Kings sell out; Las Cruxes tonight, the rest of the frigid week…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:16 pm December 19, 2022

by Tim McMahan,

Well, I drove out to the Filter Kings show Saturday night at around 9:45. I shouldered through the large group of smokers huddled on the sidewalk outside Reverb only to be met with a SOLD OUT sign taped to the door. I turned around and walked back to my car.  By all reports, it was a great show. Sorry I missed it. But something tells me we haven’t heard the last of the Filter Kings…

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The weather people are saying we’re in for a blizzard Wednesday night, followed by Ice Station Zebra-style temperatures. That could put a damper on the week’s festivities.

Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s the club’s “New Music Mondays.” I wouldn’t call Las Cruxes “new music.” The band has been playing and recording albums (for global labels) for years. Still, this will be a good chance to see them on a big stage. Joining them is power-pop band Blondo and Rag Doll. This one’s free and starts at 8 p.m. 

Then two shows Wednesday: Bad Self Portraits is headlining at Reverb Lounge Wednesday night with The Dirts and Velvet Velvet. $10, 8 p.m. 

And Stathi is doing a set at Pageturners Lounge Wednesday at 9:30, which by all reports, will be in the middle of a winter wonderland. 

The big question: Will the snow get cleared in time for Friday’s Scary Synthmas spectacular at fabulous O’Leaver’s? The 5-act line-up includes Digital Leather, Divider, Pagan Athletes, Jeff in Leather and Spector Poetics. Scary indeed. Again, any other night this one could sell out (and no pre-show ticket sales). Ah, but the forecasted -21 windchill could impact the draw…

Stay warm this week…

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