Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday and early week picks

A show I missed for tonight that should be a lot of fun is the Terry Robb Electric Band and The Troublemakers at Kelly's Olympian. If you want to finish your weekend with a roadhouse rockin' Sunday night, this is the place to be. Fun starts at 8:30 PM. $7

This week doesn't let up . . . with some great shows, particularly at the Aladdin.

One of my all time favorite songwriters and performers, John Hiatt, will be there on Monday. This show is sold out, but if you really want to go there may be a few available to the patient and lucky. Can't hurt showing up and giving it a shot. Ben Taylor opens. 8PM, $55

If you don't have a ticket for John, a good alternative is to head over to the Doug Fir for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Grace and the band blend a variety of musical influences, including blues and soul, into a fine Americana stew. Extensive touring over the last couple of years has gained this Vermont-based group a growing and loyal audience. 9 PM, $12

Tuesday at the Aladdin brings one of the quintessential Texas troubadours, Joe Ely.
As it says in his biography . . . "He sings of distance, about rivers and ranches, of smoldering passions and sad laments, of faraway longing and unrequited love." And he's one kick-ass performer. This time through he's accompanied by Joel Guzman on accordion. I highly recommend this show . . . hope to see you there. 8 PM, $25

Great shows continue at Aladdin with Kathleen Edwards and John Doe on Wednesday and Donna the Buffalo on Thursday . . .

. . . and keep in mind next weekend with the much anticipated CD release shows by both James Low and Little Sue . . . more on those soon . . . now get out to some live music!

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