Happy All Hallow’s Eve, y’all. Quick question: can we dispense with the whole “trick/treat” thing (which, IMHO is a false dichotomy) and get right to the feet-smelling? Er, asking for a friend…
And now let’s get to the live shows in the Tri-state area over the next fortnight:
Scott H. Biram has a gig at Southgate on Wednesday.
- Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Cedric Burnside play Ludlow Garage
- Chris Smither and Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius are at Memorial Hall
- Wheatus plays Madison Live
- Banditos play Southgate. Note, they are not related to the Frito Bandito.
Friday is a busy night for gigs:
- The Smithereens play Ludlow, with Marshall Crenshaw as the guest vocalist
- Taft has a “Celebrating David Bowie” show featuring Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Royston Langdon, Jeffery Gaines… and someone called “Scrote” for reasons that we don’t care to investigate. More on the show here.
- The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout hosts An Evening with Karla Bonoff
- Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle are in Southgate’s main room
- William Elliott Whitmore plays Southgate’s upstairs Revival Room
- Northside Tavern has a show they’re billing as “Alternative Indie Psychedelic Shoegazey Garage Rocking show!” (They must be trying their hand at SEO…)
The Queen City Blues Fest rolls into Southgate on Saturday.
On Sunday, Christine Havrilla and Mama’s Black Sheep play a matinee show (4 p.m.) at the Cincinnati Fire Museum. And that evening, Yes plays a Close to the Edge 50th anniversary show at Taft.
Giving us yet another excuse to run this classic skit:
Looking ahead to next week…
Sun Room plays a sold-out show at Top Cats on Wednesday, Nov. 9th.
On Thursday, 11/10:
- Puscifer (fronted by Maynard James Keenan of Tool) plays the Jan Brady
- Fun Lovin’ Criminals are at Ludlow (“Scooby Snacks” sold separately)
- My Brother, My Brother and Me are at the Taft. Note: My Brother, My Brother and Me are not related to another trio of brothers:
Also on 11/10, Memorial Hall hosts Majesty – a Tribute to Queen.
Next Friday, 11/11:
- The Mavericks play Taft
- Twiddle is at Madison Theater
- Paramore plays the Marsha Brady
- The Yellowjackets jazz up Ludlow Garage
Ludlow hosts John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band on Saturday, 11/12. (Note: the Beaver Brown Band is not related to Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.) And Southgate has An Evening with Lucy Kaplansky on Sunday, 11/13.
Hot Ticket Alert: Get on the Bus!
97X favorites (and Ohio’s own) The Royal Crescent Mob have announced two reunion shows in December, to raise funds for cancer research. They’re playing Columbus on 12/16, and hitting the Madison Theater in Covington on Saturday, December 17th. More info and a ticket link here.
(Fun fact: RCMob lead singer David Ellison is currently tour manager for Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, and Ke$ha, and formerly was the tour manager for Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Adam Lambert, Goo Goo Dolls, and Panic at the Disco.)
What Heaven is Like…
Heaven is Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker of Wussy playing in my living room. What a great night! New tunes from Wussy coming soon…
What Hell is like…
Two downer articles for live music fans:
We still miss Mr. K
The latest episode of the 97X Rumblings from the Big Bush podcast features a tribute to Ken “Mr. K” Glidewell, who worked at the station and was in Chemdyne and later Big in Iowa, and also had a long radio career at WEBN and 92.9 The Fox.