Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What to do this Wednesday

It's rare for me to go to a show on the weeknights because of work, sleep, and that whole cycle. It usually takes something really special to pry me away from home on a work night. Well, tomorrow is something very special indeed.

The ever fabulous Kristy Kruger will play a benefit show at AllGood Cafe tomorrow night marking the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and this time she's not playing alone. The Los Angeles band Rose's Pawn Shop will be acting as her backup band. Kristy goes on at 8 pm, and then Rose's Pawn Shop will take the stage at 9:30 or so and play their own songs. There is a $10 recommended donation for the event, and a portion of the donations will go to the Red Cross.

For the better part of this year, Kristy Kruger has embarked on a 50 state tour in remembrance of her brother, Lt. Col. Eric Kruger, who died in the Iraqi War. As a result, opportunities to see her perform around these parts are quite rare. It is even rarer to see her perform with a full band, as she will be doing tomorrow night.

If you can't make the show, you can catch Kristy September 14th (minus Rose's Pawn Shop) at Opening Bell Coffee. But really, you should be at AllGood Cafe for an evening of great music in support of an important cause. You can catch up on sleep the next night.

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