Turkey time! (also tofurky time)

Can you believe it’s almost time to go over the river and through the woods to your grandmother’s house? I can’t either – mostly because I thought your grandmother moved to Del Boca Vista years ago. Or maybe it was Del Besta Bicko…

Well, yer grammy may not make it to many gigs anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Let’s look over the menu.

On Tuesday, Gable Price & Friends play a sold-out gig at Madison Live. (Also, the kitchen is out of turkey, but we can substitute tofurky.)

She can hear him all the way down in Florida.

Wednesday evening, you can enjoy Smut at MOTR (their new album came out Friday and it’s pretty tasty… unlike Aunt Betty’s green bean casserole).

On Thursday:

  • Tenci plays MOTR, with Freedom Nicole Moore
  • Chris Knight plays Southgate, with Ben Knight and Chance Stanley
  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown play Ludlow Garage
  • Tommy Goodroad and Willie & the Cigs play Madison Live
  • Woodward Theater screens Meet Me in the Bathroom, a movie about the NYC music scene of the early 2000s.

I would love to be a fly on the weirdly-angled wall on Friday night, when Ludlow Garage hosts the SoCal Punk Invasion, featuring Black Flag, T.S.O.L., The Dickies and Total Chaos. I’m sure those bands have played some weird basement gigs in their day, but probably not a venue with a wall 10 feet from the stage. At least Ludlow is removing their airline seats for this show.

Why yes, that is Doc from Love Boat… full afterschool special is here.

Also on Friday, the Menzingers play Bogart’s.

Oops, these are Kid Zingers, not Menzingers.

Memorial Hall hosts The Eagles Project. If you want to see these guys playing acoustic versions of Eagles songs, go for it:

If you squint hard enough, the guy on the far left looks a bit like Don Felder

And the Hard Rock Casino has The Jacksons – Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon… and of course your favorite Jackson (and mine)… Tito!

The Southgate House hosts the Cincy Groove Music Fest on Saturday – bands are listed on the hand turkey below:

Also on Saturday, Danielle Ponder plays the Taft Ballroom, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (a.k.a. Elmo & Patsy for the highbrow set) plays two holiday shows at the Coliseum. But remember:

Will Hoge and Dave Hause play Southgate on Sunday. And John Waite (who is no longer a Baby) will be “Missing You” if you don’t go to his show at Memorial Hall.

Thanksgiving Week might be loaded with extra calories (I blame the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes*)…

… but it’s rather thin on concerts.

*Marshmallows on sweet potatoes is like a hat on a hat. Stop it – the potatoes are sweet enough on their own.

Of course, you’ll want to spend Turkey Day Eve with Jackyl at the old Annie’s. Maybe swing by Del Boca Vista on the way and bring grandma – she loves Jackyl!

Once a rocker, always a rocker…

You can dance your stuffing off next Friday, November 25th, with the FUNKsgiving show at Ludlow Garage featuring Freekbass and the Bump Assembly.

That same evening, Southgate has two shows of note:

  • The Harmed Brothers and Carriers play the main room (Sanctuary)
  • The Speed Hickeys play their first gig in eight years in the Southgate Lounge

On Saturday, 11/26:

  • Trouble No More (an Allman Brothers tribute – they’ll be playing Eat a Peach in its entirety) and the Rebirth Brass Band play the Taft,
  • You can get on the “Love Train” with The O’Jays at Hard Rock Casino,
  • Woodward hosts An Acoustic Evening with July for Kings,
  • Johnny Berry & the Outliers play Southgate with The Kentucky Struts opening,

Down about Low

R.I.P. to Mimi Parker, drummer and co-vocalist for the band Low. She had been battling ovarian cancer for a few years. Mimi and her husband Alan Sparhawk formed Low in Duluth, Minnesota in the early 90s.

Paste Magazine has a nice remembrance. And Robert Plant paid tribute to Mimi with a couple of songs at a recent concert:

Thankful for you

I realize this semi-regular music missive is a mishmash-y mess (like Uncle Harold’s potatoes). If you actually read it on a semi-regular basis, thanks!

Album Cover of the Week

Perfect for losing those Thanksgiving pounds… especially if you live in Del Boca Vista!

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