Lightning Bug tonight; Sausagefest (Life Is Cool) Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: — @ 12:55 pm August 9, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

Newswise and musicwise it’s been a pretty slow week, and it looks like that slowness is going to continue right on into the weekend.

There are no national touring indie shows slated anywhere unless you count Yonder Mountain String Band at Sumter tonight (and I don’t). The Waiting Room and The Slowdown got bupkis this weekend indie-wise, which means only one thing: It looks like another O’Leaver’s weekend.

Tonight at the everyone’s favorite midtown booze hut it’s Lightning Bug with TIMECAT and Humans of the Deep, who O’Leaver’s says is making their stage debut. $5, 9:30 p.m. I might go to this one because I’ve been kind of hankering for one of O’Leaver’s extra special Mai Tai’s, plus I’ve yet to see Lightning Bug… Check out one of their tracks below:

Tomorrow night it’s back to O’Leaver’s for what they’re calling “Summer Sausagefest.” The description: “6 acts, 7 hours, countless sausages and undetermined savagery. The inaugural O’Leaver’s extended beer garden (what does that mean?) will house Dojorok on the decks from 7-10pm and Chef Mello on the sausage links until the last one is gobbled. Inside the house, live performances by Life Is Cool, Op2mus, Sputnik Sputnik, Max Fisher and DJ Butterhips.”

$7 gets you free sausage. I guess it starts at 7. Something tells me this could be trouble.

Also Saturday night, The Barley Street is hosting The Big Deep with Future Laureates and Skypiper. $8 (not the usual $5), 9 p.m.

And that’s it for the weekend. If I missed anything, let me know in the Comments section, below.

Maybe it’s best that you rest up this weekend, because next weekend will be crazy, what with the Maha Music Festival and Mousetrap coming back to town…

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