Tonight at the Uptown Theater on Broadway and Valentine, $5 will admit you not only view the fugly-ass Blues Brothers mannequins in the smoking lounge but also to find out which bands are winning a Pitch Music Award this year. Lauded and loathed karaoke host and erstwhile bandleader Brodie Rush will perfor songs and give out awards between sets by Anvil Chorus, the Leo Project, the Grand Marquis, plus a DJ tagteam set from Sku and Ataxic. There might even be a few crazy m.f. surprises. Hope you can be there. Tonight will be EPIC, I guarantee.
Afterwards, there's a number of parties around town. I know the Grand Marquis is jetting over to Davey's Uptown to throw down with the Golden-Hearted Whores, while the official afterparty will be held at the Record Bar, where Salt the Earth, Stock Market Crash and Ring: Cicada are kicking out the jams. Over in JoCo, Sku and his partner Konsept are holding turtablist court at Club 5401 (aka Lucky Brewgrille) on Johnson Drive.
If I survive tonight I might be seeing you tomorrow at one of these shows:
Feelsexy with Miles Bonny at the Hangout
As a dude, I'd have to say that — despite the fact that he's an incredible beatmaker — Miles Bonny is the last person I want help with when it comes to feeling sexy. But when that slinky, bassy soul creeps through the PA, one's libido takes over and anything goes. Either that, or one just has a good time hanging out and being chill and not worrying about getting one's mack on. It doesn't all have to be about fucking, does it?
The Throttlers, Super Black Market and Last of the V8s at the Brick
It's bands like these that get my pop-lovin' ass back into the dirty, heavy shit that makes rock and roll possibly the most awesome human creative endeavor. Clash-saluting Super Black Market heap screamage and humor on top of dissonant, driving punk, while Last of the V8s bring the world back to the MC5's heyday, getting trashed, breaking shit and occasionally bleeding all over the place. They're my favorite local band to see live, I think. The Throttlers...I've never seen before. I'm sure they're great. Good name, at least.
Check your Pitch listings and drop by Sad Dog for more info on local haps. Tune in soon for tales of debauchery from yours truly, and feel free to leave comments more often; it's easier to do now.