Wasn't paying that close attention to all that was happening until I look at music schedules late yesterday and was blown away by how much great music we have to choose from between today and Sunday. Here's a quick look at today and a preview of some of the most notable choices this weekend. I'll follow up tomorrow with more ...
Early-ish "no cover" music tonight... of course Lewi Longmire at the Laurelthirst (6 pm) ... but also Jared Mees at Al's Den (tonight with Pancake Breakfast's Mike Midlo) at 7 pm, and the Freak Mountain Ramblers at the Kennedy School - also at 7 pm. And the usual Thursday at Jimmy Mak's with Mel Brown's B3 Organ Group at 8 pm.
Excellent touring show tonight is Rickie Lee Jones at the Aladdin ... 8 pm, $35
Another at the Crystal Ballroom is Brooklyn's They Might Be Giants who are celebrating 30 years of making their creative and quirky brand of rock ... Jonathan Coulton opens ... 9 pm - show is sold out, but you know the drill - if you show up, you'll probably find a ticket.
Groove jazz with Trio Subtonic and a Seattle band, The Schwa, will be at The Goodfoot ... 9 pm, $6
The Blue Monk has the weekly Alan Jones jazz jam ... 8 pm, $5
Kathryn Claire and the My Oh Mys are at the Laurelthirst ... 9 pm, $??
John McCutcheon at the Alberta Rose
John Wesley Harding at the Aladdin
Herbie Hancock at the Schnitz
Willie Porter at the Aladdin
Blitzen Trapper at the Crystal Ballroom
James Low & Lewi Longmire at the Press Club
Stolen Sweets at the Alberta Rose
Vie de Boheme's First Anniversary
Honeyboy Edwards Tribute at the Alberta Rose
Frank Fairfield at Duffs
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at the Aladdin
Craig Carothers at the Kennedy School