FRIDAY – NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Happy Friday! Boy, it smells like October already! I’m liking this! Last weekend was fun. Was able to see some music and hang with some of the other writers from Eugene Daily News. Thankfully, we had a great time and no one got arrested.
This weekend has some great music on tap as well. Not quite sure where I’m going to go yet. The Wainwright Brothers are at Cornucopia tonight and Portland based Tony Furtado is rolling through Sam Bonds tonight too. Although truthfully, the idea of seeing Captain Galex at the Wandering Goat sounds ultimately entertaining. Think I’ll start there at least and maybe head over to “the cluster.” Not familiar with the term “the cluster?” You know that area downtown Eugene where Luckey’s, John Henry’s, Jameson’s, The Ale House, Davis and Cowfish. At least being in this area of downtown, affectionately known as “The Cluster” will provide enough places to check out since the driver has the night off.
Making it pretty easy to just park and go check out Mnemonic Sounds at Luckey’s. This Portland based band is a ‘boy-girl’ (Megan Ouchida and Peter Suk) duo who perform power-pop music. Their debut CD Muscle Memories released last year has been hailed as “pure pop perfection.” With such songs as Buidlings Like Boxes it’s pretty easy to understand why with the cool vocal harmonies and the effect loops in place. I like the sound.
In the event you’re feeling the itch for metal, there’s a cool band metal band playing in Tanget tonight called Attackhead, playing. They will be playing at Dixie Creek Tavern tonight with the band, Vial Experiment. This band is rolling through from California on their way to play dates in Washington, Idaho and Utah, as part of their Northwest Civil Unrest Tour 2011. One of their songs Make Me Suffer is an amazing metal song with some kick-ass guitar licks and amazing drumming. This video isn’t one of my favorites however. But, I’m pretty sure, that’s just me. If you’re outside these Eugene parts, check them out. It’s a great lead up to who’s playing tomorrow night at The Black Forest.
Well, better sign off now and see if I can rounds some folks to hang with me tonight. I do feel like dressing up tonight so will have to see what my gal pals are up to tonight. Nothing like a bunch of gals, dressed up, seeing live music!
I’ll see YOU out there!
FREE: The Beanery QTNstrumentals—7pm
FREE: Billy Mac’s Christie & McCallum—7:30pm; americana
FREE: Cornucopia Wainwright Brothers—10pm
FREE: Oak Street Speakeasy Def Kids—9pm; bluegrass
FREE: Wandering Goat Captain Galex-C—9pm; electronic
$10 Axe & Fiddle Loch Lomoud, Celilo—8:30pm; baroque, indie, experimental
$3 Creswell Coffee & Wine Dennis Smith Project—7pm; folk, rock
$5 Luckey’s Mnemonic Sounds, Mitten, Double plus good—10pm; indie
$10 Sam Bond’s Tony Furtado—9:30pm; banjo
$8 WOW Hall The Tip, 2 Grams Heavy, Sol Seed—8:30pm; rock
Cover Bands & Tribute Bands
FREE: Goodfella’s Monolith w/Chuck Walls—9pm; rock
FREE: John Henry’s Parish Gap Band—10pm; classic rock
FREE: Quackers Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam—9pm
FREE: Sam’s Place The Valley Boys—8pm; classic rock
FREE: Village Green Dammit Jim—9pm; Rock
Blues, Jazz & Country
FREE: Jazz Station Slight Retro Jazz w/Bob Ragan—8pm; swing, latin jazz
FREE: Pizza Research Institute Olem Alves Duo—6:30pm; jazz, blues
FREE: WestEnd Tavern Piano Bar w/Rhianna—8pm
$9.00 Eagles Lodge Blue Skies Big Band w/Jewel Tones—8pm; jazz
$5.00 Mac’s The Rick Johnson Band w/Skip Jones—9pm; blues
$5.00 Whiskey River Ranch Jonathan Harris—9pm; country
FREE: Cowfish“Freek-Nite” Dance Party w/Audio Schizophrenic—9pm
FREE: Downtown Lounge Cold-shot—10pm
FREE: Embers Retro—9pm
FREE: Rogue Public House Trivia Night—8pm
FREE: Two Friends Pub Flashback Friday—9pm
$5.00 Cozmic Pizza Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene—8:30pm