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A Conversation with Jah Sun: Reggae, Hip-Hop, World Music

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A Conversation with Jah Sun: Reggae, Hip-Hop, World Music

Nate Gartrell, EDN

A picture of Jah Sun, courtesy of Elliot Blair

Based in Humboldt County, Jason McCommas, aka Jah Sun, is an internationally-known reggae/hip-hop artist, who was nominated for an LA Music Award in 2006, for his single “Fiyah Dance.” But he’s no stranger to the Eugene area, having performed in many Tayberry Jams and Northwest World Reggae Festivals.

Jah Sun will be returning to Eugene on April 19, as part of a tour to promote his recently released album, “Battle the Dragon.” In this exclusive interview with Eugene Daily News, he discusses an upcoming collaboration with international reggae artists and Ethiopian youth, as well as how personal struggles growing up led him to music, and ultimately reggae and Hip-hop.

Eugene Daily News: How did you come up with the name “Jah Sun?” Your real name is “Jason,” did that have anything to do with it?

Jah Sun: Yeah. After I started getting into the Rasta livity and learning about Jah, it seemed like a real easy transition from “Jason” to “Jah Sun.”

EDN: How long have you been involved with reggae, and how did you first get involved with music in general?

JS: I’ve been involved with reggae about 17 years. Music, I’ve been involved with since I was about eight.

To know how I got into music you have to know that I was born to a 15-year-old little girl; my mother was 15 when she got pregnant with me. I never met my father. I grew up on food stamps and government cheese. We were poor, and I had several step-dads. It was a dysfunctional upbringing with divorce, and abuse—it was pretty rough.

And then, when I was about eight or nine years old, my mom married a Black American man—he was really nice to us, and it was the first time I ever had a father figure. I idolized him, and he was a rapper and a breakdancer.

It was 1982-83–breakdancin’ was sweeping over the nation. And I was adopted into this large, southern, Black American family. I was exposed to gospel, and soul, and R&B, and rap music. By the time I was 10, all through my teens, I was a fierce MC. I was into rhymin’ and b-boyin’. At 11, I was singing on a local radio station, and by 12, I was being featured on the local news channel.

At times, in my own personal life, I was running around and being a little hoodlum. That lifestyle almost landed me in trouble, and I knew I had to make a change. Right about that time, I discovered Bob Marely, and was just instantly transformed from where I was, to Jah Sun. I wanted to learn about spirituality and about cultures throughout the world.

EDN: How did you end up in Humboldt County, and what’s the reggae scene like down there?

JS: [Humboldt County] is the home of Reggae on the River. Humboldt County and reggae music go hand-in-hand. Reggae thrives here; it’s a good place for a reggae lover to be.

I moved here from LA (Los Angeles) because my partner of 10 years now, Chrystal, and I were going to have our firstborn child. We wanted to raise our baby in a smaller community; we didn’t want to do it in LA. We wanted to be in a place where people shared our ideas of organic farming and natural livity, so we moved here. It was a great choice—we really love it.

There seems to be a bit of camaraderie between Northern California and Southern and Central Oregon. Do you come up to Eugene a lot, and what do you think of the music scene around here?

JS: Really and truly, Eugene is my second home. My partner is from there, her mother still lives there, and my daughter was born there. I’ve played Northwest World Reggae Fest three or four times, I’ve played Tayberry Jam. I love it there, and all over Oregon.

Why do you think reggae has caught on in these parts, so far away from its place of birth?

Photo courtesy of Elliot Blair

JS: Because the message is a universal feeling that people from all walks of life can relate to. It’s a message of love and unity, and it’s a music that raises awareness towards cultural unification and music that fights against oppression. These are all morals and values that resonate to the core of any person who’s awake.

Along those lines, as a songwriter, what do you like to emphasize in your lyrics?

JS: I think an artist goes through changes and grows, and as a songwriter I just write what I’m feeling at the time. At one point, I felt passionate about veganism and wanted to move that message. I have other songs about organic farming, and I have some songs about herb.  But mostly, what I like to write about is people believing in themselves, and trying to gravitate towards love—I feel like there’s a lack of love in our society.

The world can be such a beautiful place, and life is the ultimate blessing. So many lives are spent in dysfunction, and wasted. I want people to realize their potential and tap into it and shine, and reflect that beauty to the world.

Do you have any upcoming shows lined up?

Yeah, I’m doing a little CD release tour in just a couple weeks. I start off April 18th at the Mateel Center with Midnight. Then I’ll be up at Luckey’s with Marv Ellis, on the 19th. I’ll play 4/20 in Southern Oregon, and then the 21st up in Seattle. Then the 25th, in Bellingham, Washington.

After, I’ll be going to Ethiopia, Africa, for the first time.

What will you be doing there?

I was invited to be a part of this really amazing project called the Youths of Shasha. It’s about Shashemene, a Rasta community. When Haile Selassie I was in power in Ethiopia, he dedicated a large chunk of land to anybody who wanted to compatriot back to Africa. And so, Shashemene has been a community there for the last 40 years.

Youths of Shasha is being funded by a label in Italy. Eleven children from Shashemene were selected, and each was paired up with an international reggae artist. They’ll be a cd, a documentary, and some music videos. I was asked to be a part of it, and I’m going to meet the kids, and speak at some schools.

What are some of the struggles associated with being an independently signed artist? Do you feel that certain messages are favored in the mainstream?

There’s definitely that element; you sing about bling-bling, or you talk about naked girls, and you have a chance to bust out and go much bigger.

I also think that, in our country, we just don’t respect the arts so much. Art programs always get taken from schools. In other countries, if you have a band and you get invited there to play, the government will pay for your ticket and be proud to showcase the talent that region has. We don’t have that kind of support here, and our idea of good music is auto-tuned pop music. So, players of instruments and songwriters and singers are definitely struggling.

But, at the same time, I’m not trying to be a pop star. I’d like to just be able to make a living at it, and take my family around the world.

The struggles are a bit disappointing. It’s tough to make money and it’s a lot of work. Being in the car for hours, going through airports, being on buses, staying at shaggy hotels, being ripped off by promoters. But there’s no greater joy than having someone say, “I got a lot out of that song, it really helped me in my life.”

What was your latest release, and where can people find it?

My new album, “Battle the Dragon,” is available on iTunes and on CD. I want to encourage people to support independent artists and buy the album—don’t bootleg it.

October 21 – Morning Headlines

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Luckeys turns 100

Headlines

Tim Chuey Weather:

Fog and clouds today, but it should be dry. The precipitation chance starts tonight and will continue through Monday.

High: 67
Low: 48
Rain: 20% by evening.

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on jet stream line) is moving through and a frontal system off shore will stall over the Northern reaches of the area waiting until Saturday or Sunday push through to keep the chance of rain and cooler temperatures with us through early next week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, mostly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain late tonight through Sunday, then a (30%) chance of rain Sunday night highs 63-67 cooling to 64 Sunday lows near 48. A mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday, partly cloudy Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly clear Tuesday night, then partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday highs 60-68 lows 35-42 . (seasonal averages high 62 low 40)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

Inside Outlaw – Friday Night at the Cluster

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ScottieZ get’s up close and personal with the quality of the facilities down at the Cluster (Broadway and Olive) in Downtown Eugene.
 

 
Looks like the best bet may still be the local McDonalds.

Beard-Metal Shreds at Luckey’s

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Live Show Review

Luckey’s, Friday,September 2nd, 2011

The Dead Americans
Testface
Red Fang

Guest Contributor:  William Kennedy

Testface

Out of a city known for brainy and literate indie rock, comes the metal band Red Fang from Portland.  Red Fang is a band of Northwest slackers who play sludgy riff-laden hard rock that has a lot more to with Black Sabbath or the Melvins than with the Portland darlings du jour, The Decemberists. Red Fang released their sophomore album Murder the Mountains earlier this year on Relapse Records.  Gaining heat in hard-rock circles, this band is quickly becoming one of the most talked about new bands in the metal renaissance. 

On this trip through town, Red Fang were joined at Luckey’s by local indie rockers Testface and the insurgent punks The Dead Americans.  Last Friday was a perfect night to see the show; the night was warm and Luckey’s was packed wall-to-wall with seriously excited metal-heads.

The Dead Americans

The Dead Americans, a tight and aggressive veteran punk-rock group, that recall the glory days of CBGBs (think Patti Smith, Ramones, or Johnny Thunders) opened the night.  Testface, fronted by, Dave Snider,  came on next.  Changing musically from a whispery indie/alt-country outfit to a sludgy metal band rooted firmly in the `70s, Testface has the expected fuzzed-out bass-lines mixed with psychedelic keyboards and shredding guitar lines. This band is a “roll-a-joint, light some incense, and watch the lava lamp” metal. Unlike Red Fang, Testface owes more of a shout out to Pink Floyd than to Black Sabbath.

Red Fang isn’t hair metal, or prog-metal, or metal hyphenated with whatever the [email protected]%k– this is old school boozed up heavy metal (think Motorhead produced by Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme sitting in on vocals).  Yet, Murder the Mountains track “Prehistoric Dog” proves these guys aren’t afraid to be catchy, to get a chorus, verse, or even a riff, stuck in your head.

Red Fang

Local rocker, Shane Thornton was spotted in the crowd and told me “pure head bangers delight!  These guys are TIGHT.  I love the old Sabbath sound.  Great fricken’ show!

In the end, it doesn’t make much difference where Red Fang call home.  What counts is that this band puts on one hell of a high energy metal show.  Live, Red Fang propel themselves along with the older Sabbath-esque riffs that make it impossible not to throw up the “devil horns.”  After all, they are from Portland; the city of ironic pop-culture anachronism.

Red Fang
The Dead Americans
Testface

Leaves Russell & Scott Austin

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Laurel Hayles, The Club Circuit

Two for one reviews this week!  We really didn’t know what to expect with either of these bands – but seeing as how we’d never been to Luckey’s for a show either, we figured all bets were on!  So without further ado, we give you…

Leaves Russell (Matthew Russell – vox/keys; Isaac Medina – bass; Thacher Schmid – strings/vox; Jackson Conrad – drums)

Wow – where do I even start; this four-piece band from Portland blew us away… First, I have never heard or seen a band that plays progressive/alt rock that didn’t have a lead or rhythm guitarist, but Thacher’s strings are far and away some of the best lead riffs I’ve heard.  If you could put Transcending Maya with This Patch of Sky, and then add a little Forever Growing into the mix, you might see a shadow of what this band gave us.

Matt’s vocals are pure honey, with a range that goes from sultry to raw power, and his proficiency on the keyboards was simply beautiful.  Jackson’s drums alternated between pounding and a sweet, simple foundation, and Isaac’s bass (both electric and standing) was a different kind of perfection, running a steady stream of dark melodies like the undercurrent of a river that you just wanted to drown in.  And seriously?  He makes love to and with his standing bass, swaying and weaving with it – it was… hot!

Thacher’s backup vocals were perfect, blending seamlessly with Matt’s lead vocals; you could hardly tell where one started and the other came in.  His work on the strings (violin and what they called a “mini-guitar” – it wasn’t a dulcimer or mandolin, I’m not sure what the actual definition of that instrument is!)…was magic.  If I say that they were hot and bright and hard and completely amazing, that wouldn’t even come close to adequately describing it.

The combination of the vocals with the keyboards and violin was haunting, evocative of your darkest fantasy – just lovely.  Their songs run from funk to eclectic to light-hearted stomps.  I bought a CD – it’s become my new obsession!  Find them on Facebook and ReverbNation.  Truthfully – I think their live work completely outshines their studio album – check out this recent video from Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre:

Scott Austin and The Everyone’s Band (Scott Austin: acoustic guitar, lead vocals; Ben Klenz: drums; Joe Intile: bass, backing vocals; David Michael Frank: electric guitar, backing vocals; Erik Berg-Johansen: violin)

What a great group of guys outta Eugene!  They were lively and tight, with Scott on acoustic guitar and lead vocals.  Erik’s violin was an interesting addition to this grassroots jam band.  Folks were immediately out on the floor, struttin’ and cuttin’ moves – even the folks playing pool were bobbing and weaving.  Scott reminds me a bit of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger – not so much in sound but just his energy, as his music comes shooting straight from the heart.  He has this magnetism that pulls you in to the party!

And it was fun to see Robert Meade (who recently opened for Floater at the WoW Hall), snapping pics and cuttin’ it up on the floor as well – got to say hi and get a hug, always a treat!  Also note – Scott’s guitar is NOT pink as it looks in the photos – not sure why the stage lights were pretty much off for their set, but his guitar is a natural blond wood, not pink!!  And me without my fedora too – man, I really shoulda worn it…

The backup vocals by David were nice, and his riffs were well done too.  I really liked Erik’s violin work with the guitars, it made for a great combination.  Scott’s lyrics are easy to understand, speaking of things that everyone can relate to, and the composition of his music is just pure fun.  I think most of his previous work has been solo, with a band backing him being a fairly recent addition.  With the addition of the Everyone’s Band, it just brought up the exponential element of his work.  We especially liked the title track from his recent EP, “Into The Light.”

And damn – he looks good in jeans and a black tee!  Find Scott here:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000696684928&sk=info; http://scottaustin.bandcamp.com/

Spotlight – Luckey’s Club Cigar (933 Olive Street, Eugene, Oregon)

This was our first visit to this venue, one of Eugene’s oldest establishments.  Walking in, it felt warm and inviting – we could still almost smell and see the blue cigar smoke haze from times past.  I think they must have the longest bar of any club I’ve ever been in!  The club is big and dark and feels very much like a place where you wanna just put your feet up and have a cold (or hot – depending on the weather) beverage.  With a full bar, you could easily spend most of an afternoon or evening perfectly content.  They have three pool tables, with tables and seating scattered throughout the club, as well as several black leather couches close to the stage and a huge dance floor area.  The house sound was excellent, and the stage, while deceptively small, has enough depth to allow folks room to move while performing onstage.  We definitely liked this club and are looking forward to coming back soon!

Night on the Town

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FRIDAY  — Night on the Town

Thankfully this week is finally over.  I’m not sure why, but it seemed to drag on like some really lame B movie that you just want to end as soon as humanly possible!

There is lots to see and do this weekend.  Lots of cover bands to see as well as some delicious live original music too.  In case you hadn’t heard, tomorrow night at the Springfield Summer Fair  Eddie Money will be performing.  However tonight, you can catch the Mystery Train and Satin Love Orchestra all for the wristband admission $25 per family, or $8 per person.

Petri Dish

Before tonight’s event’s, however, I’m taking a jaunt out to Junction City where there is free wine tasting going on at the 6th Street Wine and Deli, starting at 6pm and going till 8pm,  featuring select wines from High Pass Winery with music performed by Petri Dish.  Featuring the largest selection of Oregon wines in Junction City, the 6th Street Wine and Deli offers, what I daresay is, the best food in Junction City.  I think tonight I’ll try their one of a kind Ruben sandwich on fresh marble rye; wonder which wine would be best suited with sauerkraut?

Petri Dish is a dynamic duo of talent consisting of Theo Czuk on vocals an piano, an award winning songwriter and poet and a lifetime member of Mensa,  and Kevin Ronkko on vocals and congas, who is an acclaimed percussionist as well as author.  Should be rather interesting.

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

Next stop will be over to Sam Bond’s Garage where The Blackberry Bushes Stringband performs.  This band has a unique blend of Ozark Indy Bluegrass that blends vocal harmonies and complex rhythms into a memorable songs such “One Promise” and “Mermaid.” Can’t wait to hear the 4 piece instrumentation of the stand up bass, the banjo, guitar and fiddle.  I can’t believe the cover is only $5… should be $10!

If the spirit moves me, I may just find a $5 and take a peek into Luckey’s as they’ve got a San Diego hip hop band, Vokab Kompany.  They’re pretty tight as a full 7 piece band, and with their grooves I predict dancing is on my agenda.  Up from San Diego, with two MC’s on the mic, they  could be considered hip hop, but even that is a bit too skimpy when it comes to describing their music.  Think Rick James, Prince and George Clinton rolled into one band, and you’d have a pretty accurate description of the sound Vokab Kompany creates, fronted by the dueling MC’s, Rob Hurt and Burkey.

Looks like it will be a fun night!  I need to figure out how to get a hold of my driver however as it seems he’s out costume hunting for next weekend’s Seadog Night’s & Gypsy Carnival happening in Lebanon.

I’m hoping I will have more pull over him than his faithful flask of spiced rum… but I’m not holding my breath.

Here’s a full listing of the live music tonight

I’ll see you out there~!

 

 

Night on the Town

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Friday – Night on the Town

After the short work week there is plenty of music to see tonight.  Think of tonight as a musical buffet offering everything from metal bands, to country outlaw punk and everything in between, including a thick slice of novelty songwriting for dessert!

The Eastman Band

First stop, however, is over at Goodfellas where the KNRQ Last Band Standing winner, The Eastman Band is performing.  I’ve read the hoopla and heard the buzz and I’m ready to see why these boys won last month’s competition.   This Springfield power trio of John Eastman, Jim Cuelar and Terry Brewer, while stylistically reminiscent of Metallica and even Pearl Jam create their own distinctive brand of metal, which is a perfect fit for their original songs like “Facebook Friend” and “Blood Suckin’ Bastards.”  Well crafted songs are as memorable as a one’s first kiss and well, metal or not, I”m up for hearing some good songs tonight.  No cover tonight with Happy Hour starting at 5pm and going till 8pm.  Rumor has it one of their drink specials tonight just might be jello shots!  Hooray!!

The Whopner County All Stars

Next musical dish tonight is over at the Oak Street Speakeasy where not only are the is Low Men performing but so are The Whopner County Allstars.  A cohesive group who are so much more than a typical ‘country rock’ band, but are a high energy with an infectious twang band, the Whopner County All Stars are a welcomed treat tonight.  Think old style country (Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard) meeting classic soul stylings of Wilson Pickett and Dusty Springfiled.  Hope to score one of the button or stickers that the band gives out to all who attend their show.  The band consists of Gregg Vollstedt on vocals, guitar, lap steel, Sara Scofield on vocals and kazoo, Matt Alpert on lead guitar, Ken Howe on drum and J.P. Scofield on bass and vocals.  Their song “I’ll be with you Tonight” is my idea of a classic country song.  This is big band with a BIG sound.
Poking my head in at Luckey’s I just have to hear the My American Myth set.  Relatively new to the scene, just started performing as a band earlier this year, this band has some great hooks in their songs; both musical and lyrical.  In songs like “The Big Heartbreak” the musical hook you can’t get out of your head (I’ve been trying!) and is well complimented with slow melodic verses and a loud grunge-like chorus.  It will be terrific to hear this band in such an intimate room.
Last stop on tonight’s tear will be Sam Bond’s Garage to hear Portland’s Tom Heinl and see which “guests” show up to help promote his latest release With or Without Me.  I got a $5 for the cover and know the show will be good.  Heinl is a singer/songwriter who has the voice of someone like Tom T. Hall or Johnny Cash and the songwriting ability like no one else I’ve ever heard.  Who else would write the songs “Peein in an Empty” or “Three Way”?  In the song “Three Way,” a man asks his wife for an extra parter in bed and finds himself left out entirely!  You know this stuff happens in real life and Heinl has captured the moment in song.  Yes, it’s got an alt-country twang goin’ on, but OMG!  It’s hilarious!  Just like the other songs on this CD. — IHOP is a personal favorite -ed.

Tonight I pray that I don’t end up like the gal in photo for today’s column!  I will see you out there!

to sleep..perhaps to dream..

Night on the Town

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Saturday – Night on the Town

Let's roll!

On my quest to find some good music, I was forced to send out the EDN street team to capture some of the happenings.  Reporting back, the lead singer for the band Lost Highway, Janet Little, sang off key most of the night! So they ended up headed over at Good Fellas, where the band Monolith, were very metal; when they weren’t on an extended break that is.  And then they headed off to catch the band Van Wenda, over at the Black Forest who were very up tempo rock, but didn’t quite cut it for the street team.

Despite this muggy wet day, I think tonight will be a good night to catch some talented musicians. I’m going to have to get the itinerary to the driver early to make sure all the rounds are made as there’s plenty to see tonight!

The Downside UP

First off, we’ll start with a jaunt back to Happy Hours to see guitarist, Gregory Glass (no relation) to perform in his band, DOWNSIDE UPHis vocals are kind of sultry. Gives me goose bumps every time I hear him.

Then it’s off to catch Ty Curtis at Mac’s.  I caught him playing at Roadhouse 101 over in Lincoln City earlier this year.  If you like guitar players who can tear it up and make it look effortless… Ty Curtis is the man.  He plays guitar as smoothly as Eric Clapton with a smile as infectious as James Brown. Trust me, you will dance!

Ezra Holbrook

Over at Luckey’s the man with the coolest name in the business is playing… Ezra Holbrook.  Not only is the cover only $5, but tonight’s drink specials are $2 Jameson – $2 Jameson from 10:00 to 11:00pm. $2 Featured Micro From 9pm to Midnight.  You’ll have to ask the bartender what the Featured Micro is tonight after 8pm. This brilliant singer/songwriter, who is slated to perform at 10pm, has had his hands in so many musical pies, it’s amazing he’s playing such an intimate club.  He was one of the founding members of the Decemberists, played in the band Dr. Theopolis and currently is in the band Minus 5, as well as Casey Neill & the Norway Rat, who takes the stage after Holbrook tonight.  Holbrook released his solo CD earlier this year, in February, entitled “Save Yourself.”  His voice is reminiscent of the singer/songwriter JUDE with a splash of FIONA APPLE thrown in on the songwriting side.  I can’t wait to hear him sing the title track “Save Yourself.” Holbrook’s songwriting skills are at their height here.  The palpable emotion will reverberate in your soul.   “I need you to be ok.  So just save yourself, save yourself… from me.”

If I can tear myself away from Luckey’s, (no promises here at all) I will head over to The Whiskey River Ranch to catch Concrete Cowboys.  Yes, they are a country band, but they are GOOD.  Besides, I have to see for myself why in 2010 this band was the winner of The Outstanding Achievement Award in Country Music at the Portland Music Awards.  Their song “Cold Girl and Warm Beer” sounds like something you’d hear on the radio already!

Ok, off to my closet to find something that makes me look like I live here.  I’ll make my way to the Church of Shari’s around 4am.  Don’t call me in the morning.

Thursday – Night on the Town

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Night on the Town Thursday, June 2. Last nights gold standard Flogging Molly show at the sold out McDonald Theater is a tough act to follow.  If you missed it, you missed out – great band, great time.  In spite of the bar being set so very high, there is actually a reason or two to give out your attention tonight…and the skipping of happy hour festivities this evening can be blamed on FM’s Dave King thank you.

Whale Song: Or, The Whale – Sam Bonds Garage, 9pm – $5.  “My dog died, it broke my heart…letting go’s the hardest part” Must more said?  Ok: “The soaring vocal harmonies and Neil Young-inspired guitar riffs found on Or, the Whale’s self-titled sophomore album yield a fiendishly potent listening experience, which may even provoke your own hallucinations.” Lots of vocals, everywhere, twisted lyrics in a familiar musical setting. Kinda like the first time you had cold cerveza by yourself in a Baja cantina, the time you didn’t get mugged; surreal, refreshing, and a little unsettling in an enjoyable way.  Go here.

Songwriter Convention: Cris & Amblin – Luckey’s, 9pm – $3.  If you’ve got a burning itch for some singer/songwriter sturm und drang (literally “Storm and Urge”), there is a heady flush of local talent out tonight.  Mind you, this is very local and you’ll see a mix of interesting, strange, uncomfortable, banal, even weird so drink accordingly.  Watch for Scott Austin.

San Fran's Or, The Whale at the Fillmore

 

Thursday: Night on the Town

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Are Thursday’s the new Friday?  Here are our picks for out on the town:

Feelin Cheesy: Dave Lomond – Hole in the Wall BBQ, 6pm – no cover. Elvis lives, and he can still sing.

Walk on the Wild Side: Long Tall & Ugly – Sam Bonds, 9pm – $5. Get your Velvet Underground vibe fix. When they’re sound is on, you’ll be feeling your Sweet Jane…

Bohemians: Hot Panda – Luckey’s, 9pm – 12am (with Boats), $3 at the door. Modern, in your face, catchy, edgy…you know.

Stand or Fall: Open Mics – Various. Get up and put it out there, beats karaoke.

If you think we missed a good one, add a comment and a link, we’ll check it out. Think we picked a bad one? Let us know which one and why. We’re open.