Coming off of this past weekend, I am still finishing up sorting the photos from the 5 bands and 2 stand-up comedy shows I saw/heard/photographed. I’m still agonizing over which shows to see this coming weekend, though I think I’ve already settled on the winning combination. Don’t you love it when several great shows line up at the same times, leaving whole weeks’-worth of days empty in between? At least one of the shows on my calendar for next week is on a Thursday, which means it won’t conflict with EVERYTHING, but of course there are two conflicting shows simultaneously that night as well.
Local/Online Music: Shows this Weekend
Friday, January 25
Everyday Joe’s Coffee Shop: The Query, with Levi Bagdanov, 7pm, $5 Suggested donation, All ages of course (it’s a COFFEE shop)
Road 34 Bike Bar: Halden Woffard & the Hi* Beams (‘honky-tonk’ country), 9pm-midnight, $5 door, 21+
Saturday, January 26
Danielle Ate the Sandwich birthday party show, online, 3pm CST/2pm MST, $5 minimum
Road 34: Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo w/ Maxwell Hughes, 9pm-midnight $5, 21+
Albums/EP’s coming out soon:
They Might Be Giants (Idlewild Recordings)- “Nanobots EP“, Released January 22
Gem O’Reilly (Walled City Records)- “Teenager EP“, Release date January 28
You Me & Apollo – new EP, release party this Saturday at the Aggie.
Other shows coming up next week:
Thursday, January 31 (yep, not a weekend and still conflicting shows):
The Aggie Theatre: Bonnie and the Clydes & Great American Taxi
Avogadro’s Number: Bearfoot Bluegrass Band w/ Mike Finnders
Friday, February 1:
Road 34: The Patti Fiasco
And, to close out, here’s a video clip from a show I would have been at recently, had I been in Derry, NI. I’ve heard before that performing is a lot like taking tests, in that you give a better performance if you are nervous enough to put a little extra time and effort into preparing for it. In any case, Damian McGinty gave a fantastic performance at the Derry Sons and Daughters concert.