Tuesday, January 5, 2010

it's only tuesday, but let's talk about the weekend

this weekend may offer 2 feet of snow and some other polar bear friendly conditions, but you need to crawl out of your cave. there's WAY too much cool stuff happening for you to stay home and watch another "jersey shore" marathon on mtv.

FRIDAY NIGHT - your agenda
what: Mid America Manifesto: Music Poster Design and Printmaker Showcase
where: 1819 Central Gallery + Event Space
when: the gallery opens friday, january 8 at 6:00 pm. it will remain on display until march 4
more info here.

the gallery will feature concert posters from some of your favorite local and national bands and probably some of the bands you are in. the Alacartoona poster above is by GravityInk who will be at the event.

what: Michael Byars gets the "Tantrum" treatment at the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre
when: Friday, January 8 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
more info here.

the good people of the Tantrum improvisational troupe have been looking for a sacrificial lamb to start the new decade with - guess who? our favorite KCUR Morning Edition host, Michael Byars. it should be a good and hilarious time.

what: Brannock Device, Howard Iceberg and Grisly Hand at Davey's Uptown
when: Friday, January 8 at 9:30 pm
more info here.

THREE great bands all under one warm roof.

what: Mark Lowrey vs Hip Hop at Czar Bar
when: Friday, January 8 at 10 pm
what it all means: Lowrey and Brandon Draper will be playing jazz vs the freestyle hip hop stylings of Les Izmore (hearts of darkness), Sephiroth, Vertigone, and Swayzorblades

SATURDAY NIGHT - your agenda

what: The Old Canes, The Caves and Cowboy Indian Bear
when: Saturday, January 9 at 10 pm
what it all means: back in 2004, one of Tim Finn's favorite albums of the year was "Early Morning Hymns" by The Old Canes. in 2009 they re-emerged and are now signed to Saddle Creek. the video above shows the creation of their newest album from 2009, "Feral Harmonic".

additionally, it was one of my favorite albums of the year in 2004 and the lead singer, Chris Crisci is the lead singer of my beloved, The Appleseed Cast.

what: screening of the film, "The Room" and SH3PP@MA+ICS (Nomath/Botnet Hive) at Czar Bar
when: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 9:05pm - till 3am (yep, now open till 3am)
more info here.

come for a screening of the cult classic film and stay for beats by SH3PP@MA+ICS (Nomath/Botnet Hive) & IGGYBABY (Botnet Hive).


  1. Yep, way too much going on to not do at least something. Weather will be a challenge but the rewards are many.

  2. ill be at michael's thing and probably the poster thing.