Thursday, January 24, 2008

Upcoming Shows - Jan 24 thru 29

It's looking to be a busy music weekend, which is great!


Thursday, January 24th

Jazz Jam @ Urban Stampede - 8:00PM, all ages, no cover

River City Jazz Trio @ ’l Bistro (Canad Inn) - 8:00PM, all ages, no cover

J. Bobby Hamilton @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00PM, 21+

Open Mik Night @ Mike’s Pizza - 9:00PM, all ages, no cover

Jarrod Schell @ O’Really’s - 10:30PM, 21+

Friday, January 25

Ralph Votapek @ Josephine Campbell Recital Hall (UND) - 7:30PM, all ages

J. Bobby Hamilton @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00PM, 21+

Identity 5 @ Long Haul Saloon - 9:00PM, no cover, 21+

Big Bizness @ Charlie Brown’s - 9:00PM, 21+

Saturday, Jan 26

GGF Symphony Orchestra - Legends of the Keyboard @ Empire Arts Center - 7:30PM

Jarrod Schell @ Playmakers at the Canad Inn - 8:00PM

J. Bobby Hamilton @ Diamond Lounge - 9:00PM, no cover, 21+

Identity 5 @ Long Haul Saloon - 9:00PM, no cover, 21+

Big Bizness @ Charlie Brown’s - 9:00PM, 21+

Sunday, January 27

Darrett Adkins @ North Dakota Museum of Art - 2:00PM

GGF Symphony Orchestra - Legends of the Keyboard @ Empire Arts Center - 2:00PM

Tuesday, January 29

Open Mic @ The Hub - 10:00PM, 21+

Sunday, January 20, 2008

No weekly digest this week

Sorry, folks - it's been a busy time out here in CA and I didn't have time to compile the weekly shows. I've been out here since Sunday attending the NAMM show - which is the National Association of Music Merchandisers; roughly, most stores in the country (such as Popplers) browsing and/or meeting with every manufacturer in the country (such as, say, Yamaha, or Fender). To give you an idea of scale, the attendance was nearly 90,000 and the convention center is over 1/4 mile of gear, gear, and more gear. Today I saw both Slash and Paul Stanley, but was not in the two-hour line for autographs, so it was merely eyeballs-on. Needless to say, I've had an incredible week and I've got nothing but good things to share when I get back.

I'm not looking forward to the deep-freeze, though. It's been in the 70's all week here in Orange County and I've been absorbing it as if I still live out here. Which reminds me: my car has been cold-soaking out at GFK. Anyone want to come give me the inevitable jump-start Sunday night around midnight?

Talk to you all soon,

Matt

Friday, January 11, 2008

Upcoming Shows: January 10 thru 17

It's been busy in the MattFacingSouth house. I'm at the tail-end of a two-week hole where we got back from visitng my folks in California and me heading back out to LA. Thusly, my weekly updates have been a little late in coming. No worries, though - once I get back I promise to take you back to your regularly-scheduled programming.

Hey, by the way - I met a new jazz trumpet player last night who can really play! Look for new stuff to come from this...


Friday, January 11th
  • Bethany & The Bandits @ Diamond Lounge - 9:30PM, 21+
  • Fire @ Charlie Brown's - 9:30PM, 21+
  • Still Fighting It @ Suite 49 - 10:00PM (or after the hockey game). free, all ages

Saturday, January 12th
  • Bethany & The Bandits @ Diamond Lounge - 9:30PM, 21+
  • Fire @ Charlie Brown's - 9:30PM, 21+
  • The Jones Gang @ Crosstown Lounge - 10:00PM. $3, 21+
  • Jarrod Schell @ Suite 49 - 10:00PM (or after the hockey game). free, all ages

Tuesday, January 15th

  • Marketplace Talent Competition Finals @ Alerus Center - 7:30PM.
  • Open Mic @ The Hub - 10:00PM, 21+

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Upcoming Shows: January 3rd thru 8th

Happy New Year!

'Tis a fairly slow week - UND is still on vacation, but there are some really good shows. I'm going to work on getting the Urban Jam to change to Tuesdays because of the conflict with the cool jazz night that recently sprang up at L'Bistro.

Thursday, January 3rd

  • Jazz Jam @ Urban Stampede - 8:00P, free, all ages - bring your axes!
  • River City Jazz Trio @ L'Bistro - 8:ooP, free, all ages
  • The Great Outdoors @ The Diamond - 9:00P, free, 21+

Friday, January 4th

  • The Roosters at the Bull Riding Challenge @ Alerus Center - 6:30 & 10:00 PM, cost: admission to the Bull Riding challenge, all ages
  • Union Pulse @ Urban Stampede - 7:00P, free, all ages
  • The Great Outdoors @ The Diamond - 9:30P, free, 21+

Saturday, January 5th

  • The Great Outdoors @ The Diamond - 9:30P, free, 21+

Tuesday, January 8th

  • Open Mike @ The Hub - 10:00P, free, 21+
  • Open Mic @ Mike's Pizza - 9:00P, free, all ages