Friday, December 10, 2010

The Rising, The Machine, Three Sheets to the Wind, Friday Cheers?, Free Holiday Sampler

Its a big weekend for tribute bands at The National.  Friday night, you can see The Rising - Bruce Springsteen Experience, and I have obtained a special password that will let you see the show for FREE.  No foolin'.  Just go to The National Box Office starting at 7pm and give them the secret Password "THE BOSS" and receive a FREE Ticket to the show.   Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 with opener Cheenon.  If you don't believe me about the free ticket thing, shame on you for callin' me a liar (dem's fightin' words), you can check out the Calendar page on Cheenon's site for proof.  If you really want to pay for a ticket, its $12.50.  You can check out some videos of The Rising HERE but I was unable to embed any of them in the blog so you gotta go there.

Saturday night at The National, is the Pink Floyd tribute, The Machine.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8, tix are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.  There is no opener.  The Machine will be doing two all request sets.  If you want to request a song, go HERE.  Please don't request the same old, same old.  "Wish You were Here", come on, no!  "Money", please, NOT!  Go on there and ask for "Astronomy Domine", "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict", "Atom Heart Mother", "Obscured by Clouds > When You're In" and "Dogs".  Here's another good one they could play from the "Obscured By Clouds" album, "Wot's...Uh The Deal":

Next Thursday, yacht rock tribute band Three Sheets to the Wind will be playing The Republic.  The show is FREE and starts at 9:30 PM. 

BTW, in case this cold weather is bummin' you out, we have our first Friday Cheers sighting of the year.  Per Pollstar, on Friday, May 20, 2011, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will at Friday Cheers.  Looks like a good one and if feel chilly, just imagine standing on Brown's Island, beer in hand, shorts & t-shirt on and having fun grooving to them. 

If you like the chilly weather as it gets you in the mood for Christmas, you can download Paste Magazine's free 13 song Holiday sampler HERE.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to download all 13 songs at once.

Speaking of Paste Magazine, in an earlier blog, I mentioned their list of the top 25 music videos of the year.  I figured we'd highlight a few over the next few weeks.  Here is "Congratulations" by MGMT and a weird ostrich-like creature wandering around Tattooine.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan