A while back a guy with the unlikely Facebook name of Joseph Mountain wrote to me and suggested I should check out his band. Though years sometimes, and in this case did, go by before the stars aligned and I got to see them, I am glad I eventually did. The summer draws to a close and we got a chance to enjoy those last days of warm weather while the wintertime music scene is just spooling up. Black River Review was playing at Every Buddy's Bar and Grill and it was a great night to be out on the town!
Earlier this week my friend The Lawyer asked me if I would be interested at all in going to a Gillian Welch concert with he and his wife. Free concert? Good seats? Yeah sure, I was interested. The name was familiar to me. I know that part of it is we sit around The Lawyer's front yard quite a lot quaffing wine and admiring our joint garden. While there he pipes music though the speakers he had wired a couple of years back. Often times I think Gillian is in the mix he plays. But I felt like I knew the name outside of that. Sunday night, State Theater? Sign us up!
A few weeks ago I saw Saliva down in Eau Claire. Big name band. Not many of the original band members around though. I left there slightly less than happy. Different night, Fuel playing on the big stage at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill, just down the street from my house. Not many of the original members left. One in fact.
I am in the big city tonight. I found out my friend, The Jewess, was at a Seder celebrating the second night of Passover. With her gone I had little incentive to arrive at her house before 10:30 other than her cat, Zee, who seems to care for me dearly. I decided it would be fun to hit the Harriet Brewing tap room for their regular Tuesday night staging of the band Dead Pigeons. What I found there, was not the Pidgins but something just as pleasing. The two piece band Crankshaft and they were very tasty indeed.