Saturday, June 21, 2008
YOU WILL NOT BE GOING TO:
Rock the Garden 2008 @ the Walker Sculpture Garden, 35/40 bucks, 4:00 because it is sold out.
NOR WILL YOU BE GOING TO:
Bill Frisell @ the Cedar, 30/40 bucks, 8:00 because it is canceled.
INSTEAD, WHY DON'T YOU TRY:
Mark Mallman with Now, Now Every Children and Hope for the Future @ 5:00; and again with Mercurial Rage and StrangeLights @ 9:00, the Entry, 8 bucks.
The Belfast Cowboys and The Congo Eels @ Whiskey Junction, 9:30.
The Deaths, The Dad In Common, Magic Castles and Daughters of the Sun @ the Hex, zero bucks, 9:00.
Les Deux Magots, The Deaf, Kitten Forever and Atomic Annie @ Big V's, 5 bucks, 9:00.
Pabst Blue Ribbon: The Big Blowout Phase II with These Modern Socks, Solid Gold, The Cosmic Comedy, Economy Team, Speed's the Name and The Guystorm @ Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, zero bucks, 3:00.
Priss @ Cafe Maude, zero bucks, 9:00.
Diesto (from Portland), The Blood Shot and Calutron Girl @ Club Underground, 5 bucks, 9:00.
Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs @ Mayslacks, 5 bucks.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival with the Ravi Coltrane Quartet @ Mears Park, zero bucks, 830.
Nice and Neat Fest with The Potential Johns (from Texas), A/V Murder (from Chicago), Fontana (from Michigan) and France Has the Bomb @ Turf Club, probably not all that expensive, 9:00.
AND YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO TRUST US ON THIS ONE:
Wh-what? You've never been to Merlins Rest? You lose. We're sick of looking at friends and saying "Wh-what? You've never been to Merlins Rest?" and so we think you should go there tonight, because Papa John Kolstad and the Hot Club of East Lake is playing, zero bucks, 9:00. Please now visit the website to learn all about regular Wild Bill Watkins, "once and future celt...one of Merlins Rest's most notable friends." According to the site Wild Bill can be found at Merlins Rest a few times a week sharing stories of a life spent in his native Ireland and around the UK. This is absolutely true, as we have spoken to Wild Bill and he does indeed share stores of a life spent in his native Ireland. He can also give you the scoop on every regular in that place. He also makes kilts to order. He is also a real nice dude and so if you run into him you will not regret having stopped in. Merlins Rest is where Popeye's (not the chicken) used to be, not to be confused with McMahon's Irish Pub, which is where the Poodle Club used to be. East Lake be a-changin'. P.S. If you can't make it tonight, there's some other night where a bunch of men sit around a table up front and play Irish-y covers of 70s classic rock hits. I don't know the night. But it's fucking awesome. Wild Horses on the Mandolin is a very pretty thing.
You will run into ren-festers. And the twenty-something lady servers WILL hit on your male friends, distracting your male friends from conversation with you and more alarmingly, distracting themselves from keeping your glass filled with Jameson.