Thursday: Colossus of Roads, Kevin Gordon, Jonathan Wilkins and more | Rock Candy

Thursday: Colossus of Roads, Kevin Gordon, Jonathan Wilkins and more



A railroad man for more than 40 years, Gurdon-based artist Colossus of Roads is one of the most-revered boxcar artists around. He's one of the subjects of the documentary, "Who is Bozo Texino?" The film tries to trace the source of a ubiquitous piece of rail graffiti, a sketch of a cowboy with an infinity-shaped hat and the words "Bozo Texino" attached that's been seen on railcars for more than 80s years. The filmmaker Bill Daniel and Colossus of Roads will both be on hand at the ACAC space on Thursday and Friday for a gallery reception and a screening of the film. Daniels' photographs will be on display and Roads, who's also a famed "mail art" and stencil cut portrait artist known as Buz Blurr, will also show his art. The reception begins at 6 p.m. each night and the film starts at 8 p.m. each night. It's open to all ages and costs $5.

Kevin Gordon, who’s been giggin’ around town over the last several months more than a lot of local acts, returns on Thursday to White Water Tavern to perform what he calls “indie swamp,” likely including material from his full-length due later this year, 9 p.m., $5.

At Satellite, Jonathan Wilkins offers literate, aggro-folk for free at Satellite, 9 p.m.

Vino’s continues to host a Battle of the Bands, with acts This is Jacob, Rigby Fawkes, She Is The Antagonist, Danger Ready and Eve’s Descent squaring off, 8 p.m., $5.

At Afterthought, Thurman and Nesbitt specialize in gypsy and hot jazz, 8 p.m., $5.

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