Night on the Town – FRIDAY

After spending most of this day in the Gorge at Bonneville Hot Springs, soaking in a very hot mineral bath, I do believe I’m ready to get myself together for an evening in Eugene to hear some amazing music.  This time of the year, with the leaves turning is such a stunning sight!

Since it’s the last Friday of September, what better way to start tonight off than at the Wandering Goat for the Last Friday Art Walk.  The art of Jeff Mason goes on display tonight as he’s the new house artist for October. The evening kicks off around 6pm.  Why would I not stop by to enjoy the free snacks and wine? Seriously?

Blue Lotus Photo Courtesy TheClubCircuit

Blue Lotus photo courtesy The Club Circuit

Then we’re heading over to Ninkasi Brewery Tasting Room to hear the band, Blue Lotus. Relatively new to the music scene this group has some amazing songs with memorable vocal by Brandelyn Rose. I’m looking forward to hearing them perform one of my new favorite songs, The Train. That song has some good rhythms and really makes me want to shake my groove thang.  My colleague Laurel Hayles absolutely loves this band. In her review of the band, Laurel says, “first, you have to know that Brandelyn reminds me of Janis Joplin in looks and sounds completely like Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders. Put that together with music that sounds like the Dead, and you have a party wherever they are playing. Couple that with Felix Blades, a 15-year phenomenon on lead guitar, and that just starts the outline of the picture of this group.” This sounds like a lot fun!

Stephanie Schneiderman photo courtesy of Stephanie Schneiderman

Next we’ll head over to Cozmic Pizza to hear my Portland friend Stephanie Schneiderman with Laura Kemp. Stephanie is quite an accomplished woman actually. The Talent Buyer for the House of Blues, Adam Zacks, says “her honest, earthy presence and rich, serene vocals separate Stephanie from the hordes of “girls with guitars.” She’s completed six solo albums, has two collaborative albums completed, three music production credits, many film and stage roles as well as a wildly successful concert series to benefit refugees in Uganda since 1999.  She certainly knows how to keep herself busy and amazingly productive!  I’m quite certain, tonight will be an amazing show!

With the rumors floating around that rain is on the way, head out and enjoy the dry roads, and the perfect temperatures for that coat you’ve not worn in months.  I’ll be the one wearing knee-length boots with the bright red mini and matching lipstick.

I will see you out there!
–Nancy Glass, EDN

Original Music

FREE: Black Forest VX-36, Dead Horizon, Explode-a-thon, Cold Blood Ceremony—10; Metal
FREE: Downtown Lounge 12 Dirty Bullets—10
FREE: The Loft Jim Liberato—8; Acoustic
FREE: Ninkasi Brewing Tasting Room: Blue Lotus 7pm
FREE: Wandering Goat: Jeff Mason art opening 6pm
$5.00 Axe & Fiddle Howlin’ Houndog—8:30; Blues, Honky tonk
$8.00 Cozmic Pizza Stephanie Schneiderman, Laura Kemp—8:30; Americana
$6.00 Luckey’s Jamalia, Mar Retrieval Unit—10; Jam, funk
$3.00 Maize Lounge World’s Finest—11
$10.00 Sam Bond’s Hillstomp, McDougal—9:30; Country, blues
$5.00 Whiskey River Ranch Hookah Stew—9; Rock, soul, punk
$15.00 WOW Hall Crossfade, Emphatic, Adakain—8; Rock

Cover & Tribute Bands

FREE: Good Fellas: No Way Out 10pm
FREE: Happy Hours Blazin’ Eddie—8:30; Rock
FREE: Mulligan’s The Devil Apes, Milepost—9:30
FREE: Quackers Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam—9
FREE: Village Green Satellite Jack—9; Rock

Blues, Jazz & Country

Free: Eugene Hilton Aftermath—7; Jazz
Free: West End Tavern Piano Bar w/Rhianna—8
Free: Pizza Research Institute Olem Alves Duo—6:30; Jazz, blues
$3.00 Creswell Coffee & Wine NattyBone—7; Delta blues
$5.00 Granary Marty Chilla & Friends—10
$5.00 Jazz Station Chord Four Quartet—8; Jazz
$5.00 Mac’s Kelly Thibodeaux & The Etouffee Band—9; Swamp rock

Dance, DJ, HipHop, Other

FREE: Embers Retro—9
FREE: Rogue Public House Trivia Night—8
FREE: Two Friends Pub Flashback Friday—9

This weeks listings provided with the help of the eugene weekly