New Faint video; horse racing weekend (Manchester Orchestra Saturday)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 7:14 am May 9, 2014


by Tim McMahan,

Here’s a jump on the weekend (because I’m not getting a lunch break today).

The Faint have a new video, released via Esquire. “Your Stranger” was directed by Gabriel Younes & Gage Maul and features ghosts and graves. Spooky. Check it below.

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This weekend is live horse racing at Horsemen’s Park off 72nd and Q. If you’ve never been, we’re talking living, breathing horses ridden by tiny men and women running around a very small oval track while rednecks like myself yell phrases like “Come on, Red!” holding tightly to a $2 win/place/show ticket (followed by “Shit!” as we rip the ticket in half and reach for the racing form to select the next “winner”). The event is free (The betting isn’t). Details here.

I mention this because there’s not a lot a whole helluva lot going on this weekend musicwise.

The Slowdown is closed Friday and Saturday for “private events.”

O’Leaver’s has a show Saturday night with The Last Draft and Pyrate, two bands I’m not familiar with. $5, 9:30 p.m.

The Waiting Room has synthpop act Hellogoodbye, Vacationer and Heavenly Beat Friday night ($15, 8 p.m.) and a Zeppelin cover band Saturday night.

Manchester Orchestra is playing Sokol Auditorium Saturday night with Balance and Composure & Kevin Devine and the God Damn Band. $18 Adv/21 DOS, 7:45 start time.

And Brad Hoshaw is hosting a handful of singer/songwriters at The Barley Street Saturday night that includes Matt Cox and Justin Lamoureux. $5, 9 p.m.

It all adds up to me not going to any shows this weekend (except maybe Brad’s Saturday night). Where the hell am I going to spend all my winnings?

If I missed any cool shows, put them in the comments section.

Have a good weekend. Maybe I’ll see you at The Brothers?

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