Saturday, October 5, 2013

Busy month at two of my favorite venues

I don't know what's on your concert radar, but this fall shapes up rather nicely at both the Aladdin and the Alberta Rose. In a city full of venues we're lucky to have these two wonderful theaters for both touring artists and some of the bigger locals shows.

Check out the Aladdin Theater calendar - Quarterflash and The Kingsmen Benefit for Music Education (tonight!), Bob Schneider, Father John Misty, KT Tunstall, Karl Denson, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott, Rufus Wainwright, Jonathan Richman, Bill Frisell, Graham Nash, Over The Rhine, Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal, David Bromberg, and a lot more ... plus, they also produce shows at bigger venues when the 600 seat theater is just a bit too small  - like the Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson show at the Schnitz.

And the Alberta Rose has Live Wire Radio recording their live shows every other Saturday, the legendary Ramblin' Jack Elliot this month, followed by the not-yet-legendary but always delightful Peter Mulvey. Then there's an evening with John McCutcheon, a Jerry Joseph CD release, and much more. Plus ... looking ahead to November and December, there's the Siren Nation Festival, Jeffrey Foucault, Todd Snider & Friends, the annual Next Waltz show over Thanksgiving weekend, and the annual White Album Christmas for five nights! Great stuff!

I know over the past few years that ticket prices for touring shows have gotten more expensive. But if you're going to spend money to see a quality touring artist or special local show, both of these venues provide a level of professionalism and comfort that make concert-going a satisfying experience. Check out a show or two ... at each!

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