Snooze, you loose . . .
Really, some great opportunities for music around town . . .
Tonight (Tuesday) the buzz band of the moment - Vampire Weekend - will be at the Doug Fir. Show is sold out, but if you just must catch the indie darling of the year to date, you could check craigslist or show up and pay a premium for a ticket from the re-sale merchants.
Though it promises to be a full house Wednesday night at Mississippi Studios, you should still be able to get a ticket for the Casey Neill / Mike Coykendall show. Casey will be backed by Jenny Conlee (of the Decemberists) on keyboards and accordion. And a bargain for two really outstanding local acts. 8 PM, $8
Also on Wednesday, Teddy Thompson will be at the Doug Fir. There's high expectations when your parents are Richard and Linda Thompson, but Teddy's career has been steadily developing since release his debut recording in 2000. His latest recording, Up Front and Down Low, is a distinctive and very fine interpretation of classic country tunes. Another great choice for a Wednesday evening in P-town. 9 PM, $15
Jeremy Peterson at the OPB music blog also has a useful summary of his picks this week . . .
Mine cross over with recommendations for the Springsteen show on Friday, and X and Jim White on Saturday. Jeremy's focus leans to "indie" bands - both local and touring (as is the tendency of OPB's musical programming), though by no means restricted to it. Check out the blog - Jeremy and David Christensen are trying to encourage a listening community via blog comments, but so far it doesn't seem like a whole lot of people are chiming in.
More thoughts coming tomorrow or Thursday . . .