Night on the Town


FRIDAY – Night on the Town

Despite the fact that technically, this was a short work week, I am tired! Holy Cow! Looking at guitars, writing songs, drinking beer and taking my dogs to the river is TIRING! Thankfully my batteries are recharged and I’m ready to head out this fine evening and see some really good shows.

Excellent Gentlemen

Tonight, only two places to stop. First stop will be at Diablo’s, where the very funkalicious band, Excellent Gentleman are performing.  Cover will be $5, and there will be drink specials.  Be sure to watch where you park!  On at least two occasions now I’ve been ticketed.  Don’t mind helping Lane County’s bottom line, but would rather drink my support than pay cash.  This is a fun dance band with smooth R’ n B’ grooves.  With suave, sophisticated music I can’t wait to instantly fall under these Gentlemen’s spell.  Besides, they are scrumptious eye candy!  Yum!  Besides I need a reason to wear my purple wig and long sparkly eyelashes!  This is going to be fun!

Kingdom County

Second stop for this evening will be Luckey’s.  There is a good line up tonight with Tyler Fortier, Kingdom County, Gregory Rawlins.  All of these bands are strong with their songwriting talents.  And all are well worth the $5 to get in.  Thankfully $2 Jameson shots and Crater Lake Vodka will go a long way tonight… so bring your dollar bills.  Both Kingdom County and Tyler Fortier have new CD’s released earlier this year and are well worth hearing.  Articulate artists are always entertaining.  And by the time I get myself over to Luckey’s I will be in the mood to enjoy the singer/songwriter vibe.

Thankfully, I get to lie around all day in the backyard soaking in the sun and looking for that purple wig for tonight.  I so love dress up night!  My driver has the night off so I will be doing that artful balancing act!

I will see you out there!


Original Music

FREE: Cornucopia Breakers Yard—10
FREE: John Henry’s Varicoasters—10
FREE: Oak St. Speakeasy The Walnut Collective, Black Delany, Jason Johnson—9; Rock, acoustic
FREE: Tiny Tavern Christie & McCallum—9:30; Americana, n/c
FREE: Wandering Goat Crooked River—9; Country, bluegrass, n/c
$5.00 Axe & Fiddle Anne Weiss, Joe McMurrian—8:30; Blues
$5.00 Luckey’s Tyler Fortier, Kingdom County, Gregory Rawlins—10; Singer-songwriter, indie,
$5.00 Sam Bond’s Philly Phunkestra—9:30; Rock, funk

Cover Bands & Tribute Bands

FREE: Mohawk Tavern The Valley Boys—9; Rock
FREE: Mulligan’s Trip Wire Project, Milepost—9:30
FREE: Village GreenJohnson Unit—9; Rock

Blues, Jazz & Country

FREE: Jazz Station Gene Newbold Group—8; Cool jazz
FREE: WestEnd Tavern Piano Bar w/Rhianna—8
$7.00 Eugene Eagles Cowboy Cadillac—7:30; Country
$5.00 Mac’s Broh Tayler Band—9; Blues

Dance – DJ – Hip Hop- Other

FREE: Cowfish “Freek-Nite” Dance Party w/Audio Schizophrenic—9
FREE: Embers Retro—9
FREE: Granary Brimstone Sound w/DJ Crown—10
FREE: The Loft Inner Limits—7:30; Jazz, funk
FREE: Quackers Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam—9
FREE: Rogue Public House Trivia Night—8
FREE: Two Friends Pub Flashback Friday—9
$3.00 Cozmic Pizza Kutsinhara 20th Anniversary Celebration—7:30; Variety
$3.00 Maize Lounge Organik Time Machine—11
$5.00 The District PL afterparty ft. SOLOVOX, Dream Dusters, One 11—10; Electronic,
$5.00 Downtown Lounge Excellent Gentlemen—10P

Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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