Friday, February 01, 2008

On the other side

After work I popped over to Babylon to see Gunsmoke perform at the Rock'n'Roll Pizza Party. A big crowd turned out for the Last Pizza Show - soon to move to the Bytown Tavern, if I hear things correctly - which doubled as a release show for Standard Issue No. 3. A nice way to spend a Thursday, but what to do this lovely Friday eve? I'm working, but if you aren't you might want to head over to The Rainbow and see The Grass - depicted below at an August 2007 show at Zaphod Beeblebrox - perform at The Rainbow with The Watters Brothers Rebellion. They shared the stage back in August with the Brothers Chaffey, who coincidentally enough also have a show tonight - at Irene's. If you're in a charitable state of mind, you can see Benefit of a Doubt, Tomorrow's Downfall, Symphony in the Stairwell and Full Blown Whores kick out the jams for the Children's Wish Foundation at Mavericks. The Scarecrowz, MoonMovement and Deadbeat Professionals play Zaphod's. The Adopted shake it up at Barrymore's.

As for the rest of the weekend on Saturday Ghoulunatics, Profugus Mortis, Insurrection and Remnants of a deity play Mavericks; upstairs at Cafe DeKcuf you can see ManKillsMan, Insect, Mekhaya and A New Renaissance. Sadie Hell, Sister Suvi and The Balconies play Zaphods. Most importantly, down at the Rainbow The Trudels make their debut - it's some former Solid Senders and a Golden Famile guy kicking out the frat rock in company with Gunsmoke - them again! - and The Reverb Syndicate. It's a benefit for the local roller derby. On Sunday, provided you get up early enough, you can see Jas Nasty, Autonomic, Tsunami and Seam at Sounds Unlikely, no doubt as part of their first anniversary celebrations. Later in the day, Clock Strikes, Tea For The Voyage, The Sewer Rats and Fleeba do battle at Cafe Dekcuf. If you're the sort of person who doesn't stop going out on a Monday, you'll want to check out The Golden Hands Before God at Mavericks - a great band somewhat reminiscent of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. The City Above and The John Punch Band round out the bill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad you mentioned The Golden Hands Before God... because I over looked them. I am always looking for a good weeknight show.