Come for the Light, Stay for the Show
The new year beckons
By August March
It’s not true. I’m not any of those things. I’m just some old dude who happens to write about music. I also play the piano. Musicians say they like me to sit in with them because I have a good ear and a wacky, louche, yet curiously informed improvisational style. I suppose the same might be said about my writing, the music-related stuff, anyway.
But I am in agreement with Ms. Deal. The new year provides an opportunity to find one’s path home. Ironically, for music lovers in particular, that means the journey begins again. It’s a grand cycle of gigs that begins in the dark of winter and peaks during the brash brightness of summer’s outdoor festival tour season before declining and then raising itself up again to the light, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum.
The first weekend of 2017 is a great place to start the endeavor; here are some shows that may show you the way.
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T-Rextasy • garage, punk • Mount Ivy • space rock • Emma Lee Toyoda at Burts Tiki Lounge
DJ Clout • rap, hip-hop • SMB • Cinematica • instrumental, experimental rock • Soul Soup • Bandit Lordz at Launchpad
Mr. P Chill • underground hip-hop • Poor Majesty • The Beat Jackers at Mine Shaft TavernMore Recommended Events ››