Workin’ for the Weekend

True story: When list member Howard Cohen joined us on a Zoom meeting for a live version of the 97X podcast, he had been painting a room in his house, and was wearing a bandanna that made him look like a dead ringer for the lead singer of Loverboy.

Uh, to be clear, we’re talking the 1982 version, not the 2014 look.

That led to a few jokes about Howard fronting a fictitious Loverboy cover band named “Coverboy.” (We trademarked it, so don’t try to steal it.)

Second true story: Howard actually fronts a real band, Cereal Killers, and they do a ton of great covers. (Sorry Mike Reno, no Loverboy… yet!) And Cereal Killers will be playing MadTree on Friday, October 29th, starting at 7 p.m. What a Halloween weekend treat!

More like “I gotta rock!”

Speaking of treats, if you show up and say “boo” to me (I’m no John Hiatt), I’ll buy you a beer. Tell a buddy, bring a friend, but don’t you dare miss this big show.

Speaking of big shows, let’s quickly run down this week’s gigs (all subject to covid-related cancellation, so check the venue website first):

Jeremy Pinnell has an album release show tonight at Southgate House.

Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers (guess his former backing band imploded…thanks, I’ll be here all week) play Southgate on Monday.

On Tuesday, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will be at the Icon, with Margo Price as the opener. List member Geoff C. hooked me up with two tickets – caller #7 right now gets to be my “plus one” (wait, is that supposed to be a prize?).

Victor Wooten featuring the Wooten Brothers (sounds like Victor’s doing double duty) will be at Memorial Hall on Tuesday as well.

Dispatch will be at 20th Century in Oakley on Wednesday. If they don’t sell dispatchouli™ at the merch table, they are really missing a great revenue opportunity. (I’ve already trademarked it…). That same evening, the Lydia Lunch Retrovirus plays Southgate, and The Toadies play Madison Theater in Covington, with the Reverend Horton Heat as the opener.

Thursday you can pick up what Brand X is selling at Ludlow Garage.

Nothin’ doing next Friday. Would be a great night for the debut of Coverboy™. Just sayin’.

New Tunes

A new song from The War on Drugs? Yes, please! A new song from The War on Drugs with Lucius doing background vocals? Even better!

The new album from Strand of Oaks is quite tasty:

This song is a real earworm – love the lyrics too:


Most local venues are requiring proof of vax (or, in some cases, a recent negative test). HT to list member Lisa Collins for the article here. Got a problem with that? The singer from Trampled by Turtles has something just for you:

Gentle Reminder

If you’ve yet to contribute to the Kevin Carrico Scholarship fund, which will provide need-based financial support to young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 35 who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond via the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, you can donate here. Thanks on behalf of list member Michael Carrico (Kevin’s brother) and myself.

Quote of the Week

“Music is magic and I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I’m allowed to share it.”

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks

One Reply to “Workin’ for the Weekend”

  1. I love the tbt comment included here. Thank you. Even in NYC where we have had so many losses and deaths, and where many people depend on an industry that had been shut down, we have no shortage of Mask-holes.


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