Tomato a Day, Spring Gun tonight; Whipkey Three tomorrow…

Category: Blog — @ 5:37 pm May 9, 2008

Welcome to another weekend, and another list of shows worth pondering, starting tonight:

— Top of the list (for me, anyway) is at Benson Grind where Brian Poloncic’s Tomato a Day is celebrating the release of a disc three years in the making — The Moon Is Green, released on local art-noise label, Public Eyesore, recorded by Alex McManus at Fried From Sound studio, featuring musicians Dave Nordin, David Downing and Allen Hug. As I said in yesterday’s review, there’s something lost and lonely about Poloncic’s acoustic folk confessions, which plow the same stark territory as, say, Husker Du’s Candy Apple Grey or sad Replacements or Todd Grant’s yearning solo album. Also on the bill are Dave Nordin (doing a solo set), A. Boardman and Psychic Campfire. The show is free and starts at 8 p.m.

— Also tonight, down at Slowdown Jr., it’s the return of Spring Gun with Hyannis and Honeybee. $5, 9 p.m.

— At old favorite O’Leaver’s, it’s garage-rock wonders Brimstone Howl with The Monocles. $5, 9:30 p.m.

— And over at The Waiting Room, it’s night one of two nights of U2 tribute band Me2. $10, 9 p.m.

On top of the marquee Saturday night is The Whipkey Three CD EP release show at Mick’s. Joining Whipkey and Co. are Corey and Chris Weber. $5, 9 p.m.

— Over at The 49’r, Reagan and the Rayguns perform with Bazooka Shootout and Michael Wunder. $3-$5, 9:30 p.m.

— And finally, down at Slowdown V2 recording artist Josh Ritter plays with Dawn Landes. $12, 9 p.m.

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