This Week in Live Music: March 9-15

Hey kids, let’s Spring Forward into some live tunes (see what we did there?)

On Monday, you should get to bed early to make up for lost time.

You’ll need the extra rest, because it’s a very busy week of music.

Tuesday gigs:

  • Fruition plays Madison Live, with former Houndmouth member Katie Toupin as the opener
  • Bear Hands plays Riverfront Live
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill is at the Taft Theater
  • Jerry Springer records another batch of podcasts at Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, KY.

On Wednesday, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (they’re a jam band, in case you couldn’t tell by their name… “I’ll see your String Cheese Incident and raise you 200…”) will be at the Madison Theater, with Goose as the opener.

Instead of “say ‘cheese'” it’s “say ‘Duuuuuuude!'”

Other Hump Day gigs:

  • Theo Katzman plays 20th Century Theater
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo is at Memorial Hall
  • MammaBear plays MOTR

Thursday shows:

  • Whiskey Myers plays Taft with The Steel Woods
  • Melvin Seals and the JGB play Ludlow Garage (Jerry Garcia will NOT be there… well, I suppose it depends on what sort of mushrooms you have for the pre-show dinner)
  • Kelly Richey and Sherri McGee play Dead Low Brewing
  • Fea, Patsy, and Megahussy are at Southgate
  • Death Hags and Brindle play MOTR
  • Ben Levin is at BrewRiver

This coming weekend is close enough to 3/17 to serve as a handy excuse for a “St. Patrick’s Day Weekend” at every bar in America. Please be careful out there.

Friday is busy night for gigs too:

  • of Montreal plays the Woodward, with Lily and Horn Horse
  • Caamp plays a sold-out show at Madison Theater
  • Tommy Emmanuel plays Taft with opener Sierra Hull
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram plays the Mad Frog
  • Motherfolk and Bad Bad Hats play Southgate’s Revival Room
  • Lost Dog Street Band plays Southgate’s larger Sanctuary
  • Culture Queer plays MOTR with Disaster Class and Quotah
  • Saxy man David Sanborn has a sold-out gig at Ludlow Garage

Here’s your Saturday smorgasbord:

  • Guster plays an evening of acoustic music and improv at Memorial Hall
  • Kasim Sultan’s Utopia plays Ludlow Garage
  • Dermot Kennedy is at Taft
  • The Nude Party and Boa (seems like a fitting pairing) play Southgate
  • Anna Burch and Carriers play MOTR
  • The Ark Band is at Fretboard Brewing
  • Georgia Middleman and the Ruby Green Duo play the Downtowne Listening Room
  • Ben Levin and Noah Wotherspoon play Mansion Hill Tavern
  • Camp Springs Tavern (co-owned by the extremely talented designer/artist Keith Neltner) hosts a 4-Year Bash and Print Trader art show, with a nice music lineup:

On Sunday, Bogart’s has a nice double bill: Anderson East and Foy Vance. And Southgate has a four-band lineup of Tiny Moving Parts, Belmont, Capstan and Jetty Bones.

Recommended Reading

This Robbie Robertson interview (with video clips) about the new movie about The Band called Once Were Brothers is worth checking out. I hear the movie is quite good too.

Recommended Viewing

If you weren’t alive when Battle of the Network Stars was on TV, have you really ever lived? Feast your eyes upon the glory of this clip:

Check out Bill Simmons’ ESPN article about the Battle clip too.

Concert Review

Wussy crushed it, as always, at Woodward this past Friday. Such a fantastic band! In my next life, I want to be married to Chuck Cleaver and/or Lisa Walker.

Album Cover of the Week

Ach du lieber!

Shows that I’m attending

A recurring theme in the tons* of emails we get every week is: “Hey TWILM Editor, you seem like a really cool person. What shows are you attending?”

Why, thanks so much for asking! Here are the shows for which I have tickets in hand (I type with my other hand):

  • Rob Fetters at Roebling Point Books in Covington on Saturday, March 21
  • Bob Mould at 20th Century on Sunday, March 22
  • Shovels & Rope at Ludlow Garage on Wednesday, April 8
  • Watkins Family Hour at Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 11
  • Liz Longley at Parlor & Patio on Friday, April 17
  • Robyn Hitchcock at Southgate House on Sunday, April 26
  • Greg Dulli with Joseph Arthur at Woodward Theater on Wednesday, April 29
  • The National’s Homecoming Festival on May 8-9
  • Andrew Bird, Calexico and Iron & Wine at PNC Pavilion on Saturday, June 20

(*tons = smattering)

Have a great week!

One Reply to “This Week in Live Music: March 9-15”

  1. Lisa

    Love me some Robbie Robertson and The Band! Going to have to go see the movie as “The Last Waltz” was awesome! (How you found the Battle of the Network Stars”, I will never know – truly awful television – hahaha – spectacularly bad!).


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