When’s the last time you went out and listened to a band? I’m not talking huge arenas where you shook it to Beyoncé, or watched that Hicksville hussy dry hump a wrecking ball. I’m talking quality tunes by local bands in venues small enough that you may just catch a rocker’s sweat droplet on the end of your nose—music the way it should be.
Leave work early, call a sitter, arrange a dog walker, and get out the house! We only walk this walk once as far as I know. Why not fill it with mellifluous tunes, good friends, hearts full of love, and evenings jam packed with shit I tell you to do.
Whassup kemosabes? This is WHASSUP:
Thursday, 7/24, Reformed Whores Present Cirque Du Ho-Leil, Union Hall: Ummmm, what? I know Cirque does a lot of pole work, but this is ridiculous. Though I’m not quite sure what to expect, I can just about guarantee you’re in store for something you’ve never seen before. $10, 7:30pm doors, 8pm show
Friday, 7/25, The DeLorean Sisters, Royal Palms Suffleboard Club: This throwback group takes the 80’s and the early 20th century, puts them in a blender on high, and comes out with a sound that can only be described as Michael Jackson meets the Great Depression. Roll on over to Union—have they made a longboard style Hoverboard yet? FREE ENTRY, 8pm
Friday, 7/25, All Boy/All Girl, The Bell House: There’s a special place in my heart for this band because a former voice student of mine—to whom I’d like to think I imparted great brilliance—is one of their vocalists. Self-described as an “avant-pop collective”, the band takes pop music and spins it in a way only achieved by a string section and infusing a jazzy undercurrent. Oh yeah…and they’re opening for the Haden Triplets. Nice! $15, 8pm doors, 9pm Show