My stomach is revolting against me, which will keep me from going to any shows this weekend. Just because I’m stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Take a look at these fabulous shows occurring over the next two days. If you can’t find some place worth going, something is severely wrong with your musical taste buds.
• Boys Named Sue play at Allgood Café tonight. If you’re craving country tonight, this is where you need to be.
• I saw Blue Petal play at White Rock Coffee almost a month ago, and I said “with a little extra confidence on behalf of their lead singer, the sky would be the limit for this band.” Well, tonight they return to White Rock Coffee, and I have a feeling that the nerves will be gone, leaving the audience only her beautiful voice to focus on.
• The cut*off recently added keyboardist John Chapman to the band, and he makes a wonderful new addition. Don’t take my word for it, though. Hear for yourself at 6th Street Live in Fort Worth, when they with The Gunship from Norman, Oklahoma, and Fort Worth’s own Get Well.
• Do you like rabbits? Help a rabbit out at the Rock N’ Roll Rabbit Benefit at City Tavern, with live music from THe BAcksliders, Escort Service, and The Anna Show. You know how much I love THe BAcksliders, but let me encourage to take a listen to The Anna Show. It's not often that Anna does shows anymore, so get there early to check her out. There is no cover, but donations will be accepted for The North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary.
• It was a year ago that Kristy Kruger’s brother, Lt. Col. Eric Kruger, was killed while fighting in Iraq. She is playing a show tonight at Club Dada in memory of her brother. Donations will be accepted tonight for Fisher House and/or TAPS. Oh, Hard Night’s Day plays before Kristy Kruger, and J.D. Whittenburg will play a set afterwards.
• Do you have your copy of Harshmellow yet? If not, head over to Club Dada to the Lovie CD release party. You can even get your CD autographed by the lovely Lovie ladies (try saying that ten times fast). Sunward, MC Router, and Austin’s Golden Bear warm up the stage for Lovie.
• I saw Stella Rose about a year ago at The Moon, and was very impressed. I have never gotten a chance to see the band since, but if you’re curious, you can see them at The Moon, along with The Frontier Brothers. I have never seen them before, but all the recordings I’ve heard have me quite curious. If you’re in the Tarrant County area, this is where you need to be.
• Did you miss the cut*off and The Gunship on Friday night? Here’s your second chance to see both bands, along with The Demigs. All three will be playing at Andy’s. There are few things I enjoy more than a cut*off show, but one thing that is even more fun is to see The Demigs perform with the cut*off. Don’t bother wearing socks to the show, because they will be rocked off.
This is a hard weekend to pick out a “best” show for. Hell, I’m not sure I can single out a best show for each night. So just pick a show, go out, and have all the fun I’ll wish I was having.