Night on the Town – SATURDAY –
If you ended up staying home last night…TOO BAD for you! There was some pretty incredible music last night to check out. Fortunately my shopping spree went over well in that I found some nice cashmere to keep me warm; am still on the prowl for some comfy boots. But alas, what is a girl to do? I think today is the day to head out and pick out my pumpkin day… gotta take advantage of the dry weather!
Last night was fabulous! Had a blast at the First Friday Art Walk. Caught just the tail end, as well, I was still on my cashmere mission. But despite the drizzle, there were folks checking out the storefronts. And you know that Occupy Eugene crowd? Well, not sure what happened to that? There was supposed to be a pub crawl… but then the participants were discussing the value in doing the crawl without drinking?! Fortunately for me, the “masses” couldn’t be found much of anywhere, where I was, at least.
Poli High did a great set at the Goat. Intimate evening with just under 30 people there, the band sounded good and Matt LeShay sounded happy to be there.
The Eager Beavers put on a great show as well. It’s always a treat to see the girls perform and watch all the boys swarm around them. While listening to the girls sing Touched by an Uncle (as song about just that) I sat back and watched the reaction of the people in the room. I saw a few jaws drop (both girls and guys) and I also saw people dancing. The ladies did a good job last night and the song Squirt Alert went over surprisingly well.
I did sneak over to Spirits later in the evening to hear my long time friend’s Roger McConnell and Mike Trathen perform with the house band (Luuse Cannons) under the name Phreaky Phaces. Both Roger and Mike were both original members of the Eugene band Phamous Phaces. Amazing musicians. It was worth the trip out to see them. They’re playing there again tonight. Just a tip though. Get there early so you don’t have to deal with the drunk obnoxious folks… oh, and bring your taser. Just sayin’….
Tonight, well, not too sure on who to go see? Astronautilus (aka Andy Bothwell) from Seattle is playing the WOW Hall. I think that will be a good show. He’s a bit hip-hop, a bit rap but his songs are good. His onstage persona is pretty entertaining too. His Facebook page says “Having started in music over 15 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis’ roots are planted firmly in hip-hop. However, the sounds and styles on his albums are an animal not so easily caged, and his latest release, “This Is Our Science” is no exception to that tradition of wild genre bending. “This is Our Science” is pure autobiography. While there are flash references to scientists from the Age of Enlightenment and old dead French mountaineers, these ghosts serve merely as parallels, rest stops in the story of the last 7 years of Bothwell’s romance with the road.” This could be a very fun show actually!
Then, there’s Concrete Loveseat who is also playing tonight. Cynthia Valentine has some chops on her. If you’ve not heard her voice or this band make it a point to see them live. They’re playing tonight at Cozmic Pizza. Then, just because I’m really interested in seeing this band, I might just check out The Underlings with Baitball at Maize Lounge.
So check this out! Next Thursday, October 13th, Petunia and the Vipers are playing along with The Red Raven Follies… and guess whose got free tickets to give away? If you’d like to be entered to win these click HERE (WILL CALL).
Better get myself together to get on with the day. Very late night for me last night while at the Church of Shari’s listening to the confessional I heard. C’mon! It’s good for the soul! But tonight, will be low-key… at least I won’t be frequenting any establishments where I feel like I’m dinner.
I will see you out there!
Security in Numbers, Pirate Radio, 40 Ways From Sunday, Machine Gun Vendetta~ punk~
Lea Jones~ Mulligan’s~ 9pm
Elizabeth Yandel~ acoustic~ Wandering Goat 9pm
Black Delany, Explodatron~ punk, rock~ Oak St. Speakeasy~9pm
The Underlings, BaitBall~ Maize Lounge~10pm
$3 Rock and Roll Damnation, The Upbeat DJ~ Luckey’s~10pm
$5 Aeon Now, The Harmed Brothers, Barleywine Review~Sam Bond’s~ acoustic~9:30pm
$5 Ego Machine~ indie, experimental~ Axe & Fiddle Garage Voice~ 8:30pm
$10 Wild Hog in the Woods~ americana, bluegrass~ 7pm
Baby Gramps~Old Time Salty Vaudevillian~10pm Granary
$18 Astronautalis~ hip-hop~ WOW Hall~9pm
Cover & Tribute Bands
Phreaky Phaces~classic rock~ Spirits~9pm
Cadillac Jack~rock~ Mohawk Tavern~9pm
Mr. Wizard~classic rock~Goodfella’s~9pm
Joybox~ rock~ Yukon Jack’s~9pm
Razor Road~ rock~ Village Green~9pm
Blues, Jazz & Country
Gerry Rempel Trio w/Gus Russell & Mark Schneider~ Soul, jazz~ B2 Wine Bar~ 8pm
Jessie Marquez Quartet~ Brazilian jazz, Cuban Davis’~ 8pm
$5 Concrete Loveseat, Mynt Eclyptic~ jazz fusion/belly dance~ all ages~ Cozmic Pizza~ 9pm
$5 Calango~ brazilian,samba~ Jazz Station~ 8pm
$5 Taylor’s Crossing~ country~ Whiskey River Ranch~ 9pm
$5 the Love Sisters with Barb Healy and Deb Cleveland~ blues~ Mac’s at the Vet~ 9pm
Dance, DJ, Hip Hop Other
Ladies Night~ Conways~9pm
“Sup!” w/Sassy Mouff, Michael Human~ top 40, electronica~ Cowfish~ 9:30pm
DJ J-Will~ dance~Doc’s Pad ~ 8pm
Small Arms, DJ Philly~ Downtown Lounge~ 10pm
Retro~ Embers~ 9pm
DJ Crown~ hip hop, dance~Taylor’s Bar & Grille~ 10pm