Thursday, January 20, 2011

#110: Concerts

If you want to see a concert, go to Chicago...or Indy...or Grand Rapids...or Blue Chip Casino... right?   South Bend doesn't have decent venues or attract decent performers, right?


For post no. 110, here are ten (+2) shows happening over the next ten days.  Variety of genres, variety of venues.  Take your pick and experience the warm and fuzzies only live music can give you.

Thursday:  Bryan Barr, Kelly's Pub, 7pm: The man, the myth, the legend.  Request your show tunes here (...but do they have gospel hour?)
Friday: Alligator Blackbird, Club Fever, 8pm: It's a CD release party as well as benefit concert for the Center for the Homeless.  What more could you ask for?! Oh, Half Pint Jones and Andyman Hopkins are also playing.  $8, $10 at door.
Saturday: Trigger, J.K. Rodeo Bar, 9pm: Country and southern rock. Come for the music, stay for the mechanical bull.  Also playing Friday night.
Don't like country? Check out Destrukters (and more punk bands) at the Anchor Inn, 7pm.
Sunday: Bailey Williams CD Release Party, The Midway Tavern, 8pm:  A fifteen-year old folk rocker performs at the former hangout of Al Capone.  Also featured is the reunion of "Soul Purpose" and a jam session afterwards.  $10 (includes a copy of Williams' CD).
Monday: Irish Music Jam, Fiddler's Hearth, 8:30pm:  You can always depend on Fiddler's to have live music. Kim Hoffmann of WSND's The Celtic Hour leads the group.
Tuesday: Children's Choir of Michiana (Rehearsal), First United Methodist Church, 6pm: Awwww.
Wednesday: Snoop Dogg, Club Fever, 8pm: Fo shizzle. Tickets are sold out, but if you brave the student crowds tonight at 10pm, there are 100 tickets on hand to sell to students. $45. (Kinda expensive? check the cost of his shows in other places.)
Thursday: La Orquesta Soave, Club Landing, 10pm: Celebrate the three year anniversary of the infamous salsa night. Free dance lessons at 10 and a few drinks, and you'll be tearing up the dancefloor with your merengue before you know it. $10.
(365-degree alternative option? The "Mozart Marathon" at Notre Dame from noon-four.  Free cookies and coffee in O'Shaugnessy Hall to celebrate the maestro's birthday.)
Friday: Bill Boris Group, Trio's Jazz Club, 9pm: Keyboards, trumpet, drums and bass make a smooth synthesis of "straight ahead jazz, funk and R&B".
Saturday: The Avett Brothers, Morris Performing Arts Center, 8pm: I'm ended the concert list at this event, because in my mind, it's the pinnacle.  They're one of my favorites band with lots of energy and great live shows.  It's hard to pigeonhole them into a genre, but it's somewhere between bluegrass, punk and pop. $25.

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