For warm, fuzzy introspection and possibly a fresh musical take on social issues, pop into the Thom Hoskins Songwriters Consortium, which meets Tuesday nights at the Czar Bar (1531 Grand, 816-221-2244). The former Buffalo Saints and Blackpool Lights multi-instrumentalist holds court from 7 to 9 p.m. with invited musicians; the interactive audience experience includes live performances and a discussion on musical current events. "Everyone ends up playing a stripped-down version of their own stuff," Hoskins says. Previous players include Martin Bush of Audiovox and Konnor Ervin of the ACB's. This event is open to ears of all ages, but the evening's $5 glass-of-wine special is only for those 21 and older.
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., 2009