Monday, August 24, 2009

Kansas


Saw Kansas yesterday at Mayo Park in Rochester, MN. They put on a phenomenal show! Steve Walsh is still singin' and rockin' the keys, and it was such a delight to see him; and, Rich Williams' guitar solos were as soaring and intense as ever. The highlights for me were "Icarus-Borne on Wings of Steel" and "Song for America." Such a great show! Do yourself a favor and get out to see Kansas if you ever have the opportunity.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Guide to Upcoming Local/Regional Music Events, week of Aug 17

Tuesday, August 18
PAULIE—10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, 308 S. 4th, La Crosse, free.
OPEN JAM—9 pm-1 am @ The Joint, 325 Jay St, La Crosse, free.
OPEN MIC W/ CHEECH & FRIENDS—7-11 pm @ Del’s Bar, La Crosse.

Wednesday, August 19
CHEECH—7-10 pm @ Baus Haus, Ward Ave, La Crosse, free.
ADAM’S OPEN JAM—10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
EVERGREEN GRASS BAND—Del’s Bar, La Crosse.
AARON NEVILLE—8 pm @ Dakota Club, Minneapolis, MN.

Thursday, August 20
KIES AND KOMPANIE—jazz, 5-8 pm @ Starlite Lounge, 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, free.
DAVE ORR’S DAMN JAM—10 pm @ Nighthawks Tap Room, 401 3rd St, La Crosse, free.
ADAM PALM—7-11 pm @ Cruz-In, W5450 Keil Coulee Rd, La Crosse.
DEREK R. & JOE G.—7 pm @ Feature’s Sports Bar, West Salem, WI.
NICK SHATTCUK & FRIENDS—Del’s Bar, La Crosse.
AARON NEVILLE—8 pm @ Dakota Club, Minneapolis, MN.
FAT FEST—featuring The Wood Brothers, Shoeless Revolution, Charlie Parr, Roster McCabe, Smokin’ Bandits, Heatbox, Fat Maw Rooney @ Coffee Mill Ski Resort, Wabasha, MN.
JASON MRAZ—7 pm @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN.

Friday, August 21
KIES AND KO. W/ SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS FRYE—8-11 pm @ Waterfront Restaurant, La Crosse.
DAN SEBRANEK—8 pm-midnight @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
FAT FEST—featuring The Wood Brothers, Shoeless Revolution, Charlie Parr, Roster McCabe, Smokin’ Bandits, Heatbox, Fat Maw Rooney @ Coffee Mill Ski Resort, Wabasha, MN
PAT McCURDY @ UW-Madison, Madison, WI.

Saturday, August 22
KIES AND KO. W/ SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS FRYE—8-11 @ Waterfront Restaurant, La Crosse.
DAN SEBRANEK—8 pm-midnight @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
TOO MANY BANJOS—10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
FAT FEST—featuring The Wood Brothers, Shoeless Revolution, Charlie Parr, Roster McCabe, Smokin’ Bandits, Heatbox, Fat Maw Rooney @ Coffee Mill Ski Resort, Wabasha, MN

Sunday, August 23
SOM’N JAZZ— 10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
ORGAN RECITAL W/ RANDY LYDEN—3 pm @ Guadalupe Shrine, La Crosse.
KANSAS—7-10 pm @ Mayo Park, Rochester, MN.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 28-30—Great River Folk Festival, UW-La Crosse.
August 28—Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Fort McCoy Army Base, Sparta, WI.
August 31—Jackson Browne@ Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul.

David Lee Roth picture of the week!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Karl Denson

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will be coming to locations near us soon! Check 'em out at:

  • Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee--Wednesday, Sept. 16th
  • The Cabooze, Minneapolis--Thursday, Sept. 17th
  • High Noon Saloon--Friday, Sept. 18th.

As much as I want to go to all of them, I'll probably be going to the Madison show. Cant wait! His new album will be released on 9/14/09.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Guide to Upcoming Local/Regional Music Events, week of Aug 10

Tuesday, August 11
PAULIE—10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, 308 S. 4th, La Crosse, free.
OPEN JAM—9 pm-1 am @ The Joint, 325 Jay St, La Crosse, free.
REEL BIG FISH AND THE ENGLISH BEAT— 7:30 pm @ Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesday, August 12
CHEECH—7-10 pm @ Baus Haus, Ward Ave, La Crosse, free.
ADAM’S OPEN JAM—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
DAVE ORR—Del’s Bar, La Crosse.

Thursday, August 13
KIES AND KOMPANIE—jazz, 5-8 pm @ Starlite Lounge, 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, free.
DAVE ORR’S DAMN JAM—10 pm @ Nighthawks Tap Room, 401 3rd St, La Crosse, free.
OPEN JAM—8 pm @ Northside Oasis, 620 Gillette St, La Crosse, free.
ADAM PALM—7-11 pm @ Cruz-In, W5450 Keil Coulee Rd, La Crosse.
CHEECH—Del’s Bar, La Crosse.

Friday, August 14
GREAT RIVER JAZZ FEST—La Crosse Center, La Crosse.
GREAT RIVER JAZZ FEST JAM SESSION—10:30 pm @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
LA CROSSE HOT CLUB—9 pm @ Bodega, La Crosse.
THE MOON—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
JAKE AND ANDY FROM TUGG—4-8 pm @ Pearl Street Brewery Tasting Room, La Crosse.
THE FREEZERS—9:30 pm @ Hillbilly’s Fun Saloon, Ettrick, WI.
THE BAND THAT SHOULD NOT BE (Metallica Tribute)—9 pm @ Club 151, Winona, MN.
SHOELESS REVOLUTION—9-2:30 @ T-Bar, Ellsworth, WI.

Saturday, August 15
CHEECH’S SUPER DEECE BAND—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
THE FREEZERS—9:30 pm @ Hillbilly’s Fun Saloon
KIES AND KOMPANIE—5-8 @ Starlite Lounge, La Crosse.
GREAT RIVER JAZZ FEST JAM SESSION—10:30 pm @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
SHOELESS REVOLUTION—7-11 pm @ Victorian Village Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI.
THREE BEERS TIL DUBUQUE—Wisconsin State Fair, Saz’s Stage, Milwaukee, WI.

Sunday, August 16
SUNDAY BLEND—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
THREE BEERS TIL DUBUQUE—Wisconsin State Fair, Saz’s Stage, Milwaukee, WI.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 23—Kansas @ Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN.
August 28-30—Great River Folk Festival, UW-La Crosse.
August 31—Jackson Browne@ Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

And the winners are...

First runner-up for the most kick-ass Ultimate Dream Band:
Ms. Britt Severson

And the WINNER for the most kick-ass Ultimate Dream Band...is...
Mr. Brent "Brownie" Brown!!

Congratulations, Brownie and Britt! Next time I see you, I'll buy you a beer. :)

David Lee Roth picture of the week!


Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lisa's Library--Books I Recommend



Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns.
The True-life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, David Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends. This book takes a look at the folk-rock scene of the late 60s-early 70s and how these musicians collaborated with each other to heighten their careers and produce some of the greatest music ever made. **** (4 stars)

Ronnie Wood Autobiography.
Ron Wood tells his story of growing up in an artistic and musical house in England and rising to fame with the groups The Faces, Jeff Beck Group, and the Rolling Stones. **** (4 stars)

Pattie Boyd Autobiography.
“Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.” Pattie tells the stories of what it was like to be married to the most successful rock-stars of the 1960s and 70s and how in some ways it destroyed her. She talks in detail about the songs and the culture of one of the most exciting eras in music history. **** (4 stars)

Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents by Mikal Gilmore.
A collection of stories about people who defined the 1960s—musically, socially, politically, culturally. Features the stories of Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Phil Ochs, Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. It is an interesting and thoughtful examination of life and death. **** (4 stars)

Motley Crue Autobiography.
“The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.” Mick, Tommy, Nikki, and Vince recall their wild and crazy adventures from starting as a band in LA to where they are today. Leaves you feeling disturbed yet laughing. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll! *** (3 stars)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Guide to Upcoming Local/Regional Music Events, week of Aug 3

Tuesday, August 4
PAULIE—10 pm @ Popcorn Tavern, 308 S. 4th, La Crosse, free.
OPEN JAM—9 pm-1 am @ The Joint, 325 Jay St, La Crosse, free.

Wednesday, August 5
CHEECH—7-10 pm @ Baus Haus, Ward Ave, La Crosse, free.

Thursday, August 6
KIES AND KOMPANIE—jazz, 5-8 pm @ Starlite Lounge, 222 Pearl St, La Crosse, free.
DAVE ORR’S DAMN JAM—10 pm @ Nighthawks Tap Room, 401 3rd St, La Crosse, free.
OPEN JAM—8 pm @ Northside Oasis, 620 Gillette St, La Crosse, free.
ADAM PALM—7-11 pm @ Cruz-In, W5450 Keil Coulee Rd, La Crosse.
LA X ALL-STARS—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
MOODY BLUES—Target Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, August 7
ROSTER McCABE—6 pm @ Huck Finn’s on the Water, La Crosse.
BURNT BROWNIES—Popcorn Tavern, La Crosse.
DAN SEBRANEK—8 pm-midnight @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
SELL OUT—9:30 pm @ Northside Oasis, 620 Gillette St, La Crosse, free.
JIM SEEM & MELISSA HYMAN—8:30 pm @ Rootnote, 115 4th St, La Crosse.
YUCATAN JAM—featuring Tugg, Moon Boot Posse, Smokin Bandits @ Outback Ranch, Houston, MN. (http://www.outbackranch.net/events.php)

Saturday, August 8
DAN SEBRANEK—8 pm-midnight @ Freighthouse, La Crosse.
YUCATAN JAM—featuring Burnt Brownies, Which 1’s Pink, The Bourbon Brothers @ Outback Ranch, Houston, MN. (http://www.outbackranch.net/events.php)
FLASHBACK--9:30 pm @ Northside Oasis, 620 Gillette St, La Crosse.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 9--Fleet Foxes @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.
August 14-16—Great River Jazz Festival, La Crosse.
August 23—Kansas @ Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN.
August 28-30—Great River Folk Festival, UW-La Crosse.
August 31—Jackson Browne@ Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul.

David Lee Roth picture of the week!