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Wed, June 26

The Hot Spot: Busy, busy, busy

Andrea Ramey and David Sorensen (photo courtesy Ken Hedler)

Andrea Ramey and David Sorensen (photo courtesy Ken Hedler)

So I have another busy weekend behind me, and what's shaping up to be a super exciting weekend with lots of great music ahead of me.

Last Saturday I saw Road One South at Coyote Joe's. As I had mentioned in last week's column, percussionist David Sorensen was sitting in for Ofer Harel. During the song "Red House," Dave actually put up a xylophone and incorporated it in the song. It was awesome. Originally slated to play until 11 p.m., the guys were asked to play an extra set which truly made their fans very happy. And once again the guys allowed me to sit in on the Djembe during some of their songs which always makes me very happy. Upstairs the Wes Williams band had the Attic rocking with their unique mix of soul/alternative/rock. These guys have garnered a large local following and for good reason. Check out their latest CD "Soul Survivors," available at iTunes or Amazon.

On I went to The Bird Cage, where The Backstage Crew entertained the masses. I was happy to see that the Seducer of the masses, lead singer Patrick Laferty, has decided to stay with the band after all. It was, however, a little disconcerting that the boys in the band all chopped off their hair! But they still look fantastic and sound better than ever! Jersey Lilly's played host to the effervescent Llory McDonald and the rest of the amazing crew making up Combo Deluxe. Of course the place was packed.

This weekend will be filled with outstanding entertainment, and I urge you all to check out as many of our local musicians as you possibly can. Roam around and enjoy the different genres, dance a lot, make new friends and have a blast.

Friday night one of my personal local favorites, Spafford, will start off at 9 p.m. at Hooligan's. Annie's Attic hosts Here Come Cowboys at 9:30, and Rhythm Guild (another amazing band) will grace the patio starting at 7 p.m. The Little Larry Duo rounds out the night at Jersey Lilly's at 8 p.m., and Matt's Saloon features the great country band Southbound at 9 p.m.

Saturday will be just as busy. Spafford will again play at Hooligan's starting at 9 p.m. Annie's Attic has a band new to me, Fish out of Water, at 9:30 while the patio will present our favorite comfort band, The CheekTones beginning at 8 p.m.

Lyzzard's Lounge features a "Fat Saturday Party" starting at 9 p.m., with local fan favorite Voodoo Sex Cult taking to the stage at 11 p.m. And last but not least, those amazing blues-icians of Road One South will entertain at the Raven from 8 p.m. till midnight.

Some more local music news:

Road One South is currently recording their first CD, which is just outstanding news for their fans. I know I'm totally looking forward to it.

Drew Hall and Anton Teschner will have a CD release party to reveal their newest endeavors on March 2 at The Raven.

And there has been a change in the lineup at Big Daddy D and the Dynamites: they have a new drummer, Sonny Campbell.

Next week's column will feature exclusive interviews with both Drew and Anton about the CD release, as well as Sonny about his new gig! Until then, Ciao!

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