Seems like a fairly normal week, local institutions announcing that they’re closing, crazy people making crazy threats, and maybe some good news with the opening of a new music venue. Plenty of great options this weekend and it’s going to be a cold one so what better way to get through it than with a few shows?
Hopefully everyone had a nice thanksgiving, even better if you’re off work today too. There is a nice mix of shows this weekend, and since you’re probably still struggling to digest yesterday’s food, we’ll keep this to the point.
Now that the presidential debates are finally over, it seems like the best time to get out an do something that’s actually enjoyable. With amplifiers set between three and eleven this weekend, there should be something for everyone.
Who said summer was supposed to be nice anyway… with thunderstorms forecast for much of the weekend, you might as well spend it inside somewhere watching bands! Let’s not beat around the bush, here are some recommendations…
Thanks to Pete for subbing last week. Nothing helps me get over disappointing election results and earth shattering musicians dying (RIP Prince) than blowing a chunk of cash on records, so it’s more than fortuitous that my favourite label, The Numero Group, are hosting their third annual pop up this weekend; You can head over to 170 Franklin Street from Thursday until Sunday (details here). There are shows to be seen, too, of course… [Read more…]
I’d like to think I’ve got a decent track record of recommending shows or bands that might normally fly under the radar, and that might still be somewhat true this week, but what you are getting are established, tried and tested greats, with a healthy dose of “wow, they’re still playing?”. As proved last week, nostalgia is no bad thing, and the older acts, more often than not, still teach everyone else a lesson.
I want to kick things off by rejoicing about the start of the football* season, which begins on Saturday (*translation: soccer, real football). I suppose some would say the MLS is currently in season already, but let’s be honest, the quality is about as good as my beloved Oxford United. The summer is a long and treacherous struggle without the beautiful game and come 7:45am our time on Saturday, the cold turkey is no more, and the inevitable heartache will ensue (again, Oxford Utd fan here…). Anyway, the humidity is supposed to drop, temperatures are going to be good, so enjoy the outdoors and a few shows!