AmyB suggests that even if you're going to the Rep's opening of "A Chorus Line" tonight, you'll have plenty of time left over for most of these shows (and, if you're skipping the Rep, hit some of these shows early):
Pearl Jam has a recent new album and they also have a tribute band. Evenflow is at Sticky Fingerz tonight, with the Turns (who start off at 9:30 p.m.) Admission is $7. I have to remind some of my friends that may want to go, NOT to sing l
Here's one that would be a good show for some of the local rock whippersnappers to check out: White Water Tavern has Andy Tanas (bassist for Swedish metal band Krokus and BOA) and John Kilzer (has worked with Keith Sykes, but a rocker of his own right). They might show you a thing or two about rock in it’s purest from like Springsteen or Seger,. Listen, learn and enjoy. Starts at 10 p.m. $10 (worth it).
Easy like Friday Evening: Green Eggz and trumpeter Rodney Block tonight at 2nd Place Cafe (in the Second Baptist Church at Eighth and Cumberland streets). The easy-listening jazzy band Green Eggz opens for Block, the gentlemen trumpeter who’ll take you where you wanna go, whether it be classic, jazz, but bebop, big band style. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the cover is $6. The venue is non-smoking and alcohol-free.
Or, metal for the masochists: 1000 Points of Pain, Wishtribe and Deep Within at Downtown Music. 9 p.m.; $5.
If you’re still up after all that for something: Starroy are funk, rock, and a tidbit barefoot country (though 3/4 of the quartet are from Missouri). They put on a serious rock show at the Musician’s Showcase, and will no doubt rock the little venue of Midtown Billiards, starting 1 a.m.(ish). Memberships available at the door.
There’s a benefit for Bethany, and it’s not the first for the lady who obviously has friends that support her in As Cities Burn, who play tonight for $10 going to help the treatment in what ails Miss Bethany. All ages. 8:30 p.m.
And a head’s up for all you “Wild Style” graffiti artists, taggers and the like: Mediums art gallery is holding a “Back to the Old School” jam on Saturday afternoon, starting with a Graffitti-Roma contest at the Belvedere at Riverfront Park. First of all, there’s a $10 entry fee. Registration is at noon and the competition begins at 1 p.m. Artists must bring their own cans of paint, but plywood will be furnished.. Artists have plenty of time, until 6 p.m., to complete their work. Judging starts at 6 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 8 p.m. Music, food and vendors will be around as well.
We don’t want to leave out a mention for Dreamfast (in photo above), a local-like punk pop outfit with lead woman amyh (who does most of the songwriting) headline at Vino’s tonight with the Natural State and Asterick. All ages. 8:30 p.m. $5. ,
And for Depeche Mode Fans: the first six North American Touring the Angel Live shows are now available for digital downloads, according to an email sent to me (thanks for the info, Another Theory). www.depechemode.com.
There’s also more newsy info this link:
Apparently fans were sulking about how long it’s taken.
Imagine that…Depeche Mode fans…. sulking?