Music options abound if you wish to brave the St Pat's crowds . . . Kells, Ash Street Saloon, various MacMenamins venues, Mississippi Studios, etc . . . seems like all the clubs will have live music tonight. A couple to note are the fine celtic band Circled By Hounds will be at The County Cork (7 pm) and at Biddy McGraws (10 pm) . . . . early, late . . . your choice. And there'll be a full night of music at Biddy's that includes Elizabeth Nicholson, St James Gate and The Old Yellers. Casey Neill & the Norway Rats will be at the Kennedy School at 7 pm.
Most of you know one of my favorite artists is Marcia Ball. Whether you know Marcia's music or not, you come out to the Aladdin Wednesday night. If you like piano players - who can play New Orleans style, boogie, blues - Marcia is among the best. She's a consummate performer with a killer band. You will not be disappointed. 8 pm, $25
BTW, Marcia plays tonight at the McDonald Theater in Eugene.
Here's a little preview . . .