Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekend Roundup: Maha (duh), Ted Stevens, Beatles and more

It's going to be a good weekend. I really want to make that Ted Stevens show tonight, but won't be able to. I will be at Maha all day long on Saturday and then probably going to the Waiting Room to catch It's True's last set ever.

Happy weekend, folks.

Ted Stevens solo
This guy's pretty good. He's in Cursive, used to be in Mayday and also in the band Lullaby for the Working Class that's having a little reunion next Saturday. Maybe you heard about it. This one could be packed, considering it's at the 1020 (formerly Trovato's), which is a pretty small space.

Yesterday and Today (Beatles tribute)
Billy McGuigan is leading a Beatles tribute tonight at the Waiting Room. McGuigan seems to be the tribute expert, leading groups devoted to the fab four, U2 and Buddy Holly (probably his most famous). Show starts at 9. $10.

Maha Music Festival
If you're reading this blog and haven't heard about the Maha Music Festival, I really don't know what to tell you. The basics are this: for $33 (or $38 day of show), you get to see a bunch of bands that charge a helluva lot more. On average, Spoon goes for $27.50, Superchunk for $22, The Faint for $20, Ben Kweller for $20, The Old 97's for $26.60 and a host of local bands you gotta pay $7 to $10 bucks for. It's a steal. If you want more info, read my Maha preview package that includes interviews with Spoon, Superchunk, The Faint and Rhett Miller of the Old 97's. See you at the show.

Orion Walsh & the Traveling Band CD release show
I don't know a ton about him, but Walsh plays indie folk and is releasing a new album, "The Hitchhiker's Son," at this show. Guests include Sarah Benck, Platte River Rain and Elvis Houdini. Good ensemble of folks. 9 p.m. Saturday at Barley St. $5 as usual.

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