Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Upcoming Shows: October 31 - November 6

Wednesday, October 31st
  • Fall Fest feat. A Work Begun, Jamie Mulligan, Tunnels 2000, The Consumption @ 414 - 7:00 PM, all ages, $4
  • CORRECTION: The Domino Affect @ Blue Moose - 9:00 PM, free (thanks, Bill!)
  • Mischief @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • Gold Standard & June Panic @ Crosstown Lounge - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • Full Tilt @ Longhaul Saloon - 9:30 PM, 21+

Thursday, November 1st

  • Jazz Jam @ Urban Stampede - 8:00 PM, all ages, free
  • Mischief @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • Gold Standard @ Crosstown Lounge - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • MOVED: Open Mic @ Mike's Pizza - 9:00 PM
  • Jazz on Tap @ L'Bistro - 9:00 PM, all ages, free

Friday, November 2nd

  • Expressions (multiple artists) @ The Loading Dock - 7:00 PM
  • Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents "Spooky Nights" @ Chester Fritz Auditorium - 7:00 PM
  • Mischief @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • Identity 5 @ Longhaul Saloon - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • Still Fighting It feat. Jarrod Schell @ Suite 49 - 10:00 PM, all ages, free

Saturday, November 3rd

  • Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents "Spooky Nights" @ Empire Theatre - 7:30 PM, $15/10/5, all ages
  • North Country Fiddle and Barn Dance @ Grand Forks Senior Center - 7:30 PM
  • Identity 5 @ Longhaul Saloon - 9:00 PM, 21+
  • We The Living @ Loading Dock - 9:00 PM
  • Jarrod Schell (solo) @ Suite 49 - 10:00 PM, all ages, free

Sunday, November 4th

  • Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents "Spooky Nights" @ Empire Theatre - 2:00 PM, $15/10/5, all ages

Monday, November 5th

  • Pluckstruck @ Tabula - 8:00 PM, all ages, free
  • Red River High School Jazz Bands @ Empire Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 6th

  • UND Chamber Orchestra @ Campbell Recital Hall (Hughes Fine Arts Center - UND) - 7:30 PM, $6/$3
  • MOVED: Open Mic @ Mike's Pizza - 9:00 PM (New, permanent night and time - thanks, Julie!)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Upcoming Shows - Oct 25th thru 30th

Sorry, it's been a heck of a last two weeks - I've been musically committed nearly every day. Yesterday was my first day off in a while and I reveled in it by not going to work or doing my normal Wednesday update.

But things musical are still going well in this town and interest in music, from both audiences and musicians alike, is strong - I can't complain about that!

Getting back to normality - here is your weekly update:

Thursday, October 25th
  • Pro Musica feat. Job Christenson @ First Presbyterian Church - 7:30PM, $10/$5
  • Mercy Me @ Chester Fritz Auditorium - 7:30PM $27/$23
  • Jazz Jam @ Urban Stampede - 8:00PM, free, all ages (I won't be there again as I've been called to fill in w/ Jazz on Tap - next week, I promise).
  • Jazz on Tap @ L'Bistro (Canad Inn) - 8:00PM, free, all ages
  • Crimson Betty @ Mike's Pizza - 9:30PM, beer donation requested
  • Peat Moss & Bucket of Blues @ O'Really's - 10:00PM, free, 21+
  • Johnson Family Band @ Crosstown Lounge - 10:00PM, free, 21+

Friday, October 26th

  • J Bobby Hamilton @ Charley Brown's - 9:00PM, free, 21+
  • Still Fighting It feat. Jarrod Schell @ Sanders - 10:00PM, free, all ages

Saturday, October 27th

  • J Bobby Hamilton @ Charley Brown's - 9:00PM, free, 21+
  • Jarrod Schell (solo) @ Sanders - 10:00PM, free, all ages
  • Grampa's Amp @ Bonzer's - 10:00PM, 21+

Sunday, October 28th

  • Greater Grand Forks Master Chorale presents "Passport to Choral Music" @ Sacred Heart Church Auditorium (EGF) - 7:30PM, all ages

Tuesday, October 30th

  • "I Love a Piano - the music of Irving Berlin" @ Chester Fritz Auditorium - 7:30PM, all ages, $35/30/20/15

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Upcoming Shows: October 17-23

Wednesday, October 17th
  • A Work Begun, Rhyme and Reason, Noise Union @ Fourfourteen - 9:00 PM
  • The Light Friday @ UND Quad (behind Twamley) - 7:00 PM
  • Still Fighting It feat. Jarrod Schell @ Blue Moose - 9:00 PM, free, 21+ in bar/all ages in restaurant

Thursday, October 18th

  • UND Music Dept. Student Showcase @ Hughes Fine Arts Center (UND) - 2:00 PM, free
  • James Talley @ Empire Arts Center - 7:30 PM, $10
  • UND All Choirs Concert @ United Lutheran - 7:30 PM, $6/$3
  • Jazz Jam feat. John Behling (I'm not there this week) @ Urban Stampede - 8:00 PM, free, all ages
  • Crimson Betty @ Mike's Pizza - 9:30 PM
  • Mischief @ Crosstown Lounge - 10:00 PM, free, 21+

Friday, October 19th

  • Friday Night Cabaret feat. Job Christenson, Anne Christopherson, and Pluckstruck @ Fire Hall Theatre - 7:30 PM, $10, all ages
  • Jazz on Tap feat. Denny Connolly on Sax (and me on bass!) @ Sanders - 9:30 PM, free, all ages

Saturday, October 20th

  • Kenyon Wilson tuba concert @ Hughes Fine Arts Center (UND) - 4:00 PM
  • Jazz on Tap feat. Denny Connolly on Sax (and me on bass!) @ Sanders - 9:30 PM, free, all ages

Monday, October 22nd

  • Maierdown @ Tabula - 8:00 PM, free, all ages

Tuesday, October 23rd

  • Dr. Niskala piano recital @ Hughes Fine Arts Center (UND) - 4:00 PM $6/$3
  • The Light Friday @ Tabula - 7:00 PM, free, all ages

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Upcoming shows: October 10-16

Wednesday, October 10th
  • Seven Dollar Shift @ Joe Black's - 10:00 PM, free, 21+
  • Robin Smith @ The Blue Moose - 11:00 PM, free, 21+

Thursday, October 11th

  • Trumpet Studio Recital @ Hughes Fine Arts Center (UND) - 7:30 PM, free, all ages
  • Grand Forks City Band @ The Empire Arts Center - 7:30 PM, free, all ages
  • Brad Paisley @ The Ralph - 7:30 PM, $43.50/$28, all ages
  • Jazz Jam feat. John Behling and MattFacingSouth @ The Urban Stampede - 8:00 PM, free, all ages
  • Open Mik Night @ Mike's Pizza - 9:00 PM, free
  • Driver Mooth @ Crosstown Lounge - 10:00 PM, free, 21+

Friday, October 12th

  • Julie Moffitt @ Memorial Union (UND) - 11:30 AM, free, all ages
  • Still Fighting It @ Suite 49 - 9:00 PM, free, all ages

Saturday, October 13th

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (musical) @ The Chester Fritz Auditorium - 3:00 PM, $16 or $50 per 4, all ages
  • North Country Fiddle and Barn Dance @ GF Senior Center - 7:30 PM, donation at the door, all ages
  • Morriscode feat. Robert Morris @ Empire Arts Center - 8:00 PM, $10, all ages
  • Wookiefoot @ Crosstown Lounge - 10:00 PM, free, +
  • Grampa's Amp @ The Hub - 10:30 PM, $2, 21+

Sunday, October 14th

  • Hugo Wolf String Quartet @ North Dakota Museum of Art - 2:00 PM, $15/$13/$5, all ages
  • Oak Ridge Boys @ The Chester Fritz Auditorium - 7:30 PM, $40.50/$30.50, all ages

Monday, October 15th

  • Michael Whisler @ Tabula (UND) - 7:00 PM, free, all ages

Tuesday, October 16th

  • Just Dessert Fundraiser feat. GF Master Chorale @ ND Museum of Art - 7:00 PM, free-will donation to benefit Northwood, all ages
  • Twin Forks Chorus of Sweet Adelines guest night @ Zion Methodist Church - 7:00 PM
  • Faculty Brass Quintet @ Hughes Fine Arts Center (UND) - 7:30 PM, $6/$3, all ages

Thursday, October 4, 2007

SFI gig announcement

Jarrod is still fighting a cold from last week that left him fairly mute, so instead of playing this Friday (Oct 5th) at Suite 49, we're going to be playing next Friday (the 12th). Thanks to Matt at Suite 49 for being so gracious about this!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Good music week

Last week was indeed a good music week. Perhaps it was because of UND's homecoming, but I'd like to think that right now in GF, there is quite an appetite for good music, and bands to satiate it.

Case in point - I declined to go hunting with my wife on Saturday morning because I didn't get home from Sanders until about 3:00AM. So I had a day with no child, no wife, and no gigs.

So I ventured down to the Farmers Market to catch The Midnights and perhaps buy some of that "peaches and cream" corn that's been sold 'round here lately. I struck out on the latter effort - maybe it's all gone for the season... maybe it blew away with all that wind. I was very pleased, however, to find out that the Midnights - featuring fellow local blogger Coffee Guy - are pretty darn good. I would describe their sound as "electric Dylan." CG added that they are also influenced by the Byrds and early Springsteen, which I can totally hear as well. Pulsing rhythm, raw vocals, and engaging harmonies kept my toes tapping; the crowd (those that could stand the late-season heat and wind) was pretty hooked, too.

The best part was that they're all original, baby! That's what we need a lot more of - and I'll take it when I can get it. It was good to be able to catch them at a time other than midnight - when I'm usually either sleeping or gigging.

Anyway, check them out when you get a chance - you won't be disappointed.

There are some good shows this week, too. I have to plug my band because we're playing an all-ages show at Suite 49 this Friday. Also, check out the Jazz Jam at the Urban - jazz is one of those genres that many people don't realize they would appreciate, mainly due to lack of exposure. Every week, right here in GF, we have jazz played by a house band with quite a bit of experience as well as an opportunity for pretty much anybody to come up and sit in with us. Even if you don't like jazz - there's good coffee. See you there.

Upcoming Shows: October 3rd through 9th

Wednesday, October 3rd
  • Jazz on Tap @ Blue Moose - 9:00 PM. free. all ages/21+ in the bar

Thursday, October 4th

  • UND Wind Ensemble and University Band @ Chester Fritz Auditorium - 7:30 PM. $6 adult/$3 student/$12 family
  • Jazz Jam @ Urban Stampede - 8:00 PM. free. all ages - bring your axes!
  • Driver Mooth @ Crosstown - 9:00 PM. free. 21+
  • Open Mik Night @ Mike's Pizza - 9:00 PM
  • The Legionnaires @ Crosstown - 10:00 PM. free. 21+

Friday, October 5th

  • POSTPONED until 10/12: Still Fighting It @ Suite 49 - 9:00 PM. free. all ages
  • June Panic @ The Hub - 10:00 PM. $3. 21+

Saturday, October 6th

  • Sweet Adelines @ Empire Arts Center - 3:00 PM. all ages
  • Rock 4 Sk8 feat: Dingus, Camera Can’t Lie, Battlefields, A Work Begun, Kentucky Sound Arsenal @ Crookston Armory (Crookston) - 6:30 PM. $5. all ages
  • Sweet Adelines @ Empire Arts Center - 7:30 PM. all ages
  • Enchanted Ape @ Crosstown - 10:00 PM. 21+

Sunday, October 7th

  • Jennifer Shaw @ Hope Evangelical Covenant Church - 6:00 PM. all ages
  • Kai Robert Johansen (Norwegian recording artist) @ Burtness Lab theater (UND) - 7:00 PM. free. all ages

Monday, October 8th

  • Julie Moffitt @ UM Crookston Student Center (Crookston) - 11:00 AM.

Tuesday, October 9th

  • Julie Moffitt @ Mayville State University (Mayville) - 7:00 PM