Monday, December 14, 2009

Next show January 16th!

Don't forget that our next show is January 16th from 2-5pm at the Center for Southern Folklore featuring:

Gustafer Yellowgold all the way from Brooklyn!

Memphis's own Yazoo Shakes

and The Kindergarten Circus, the toast of Murfreesboro!

Monday, December 07, 2009

December 5th Recap

Our first try at having an indoor winter show was a rousing success!  I guess you people DO need something to do when it's cold out.

This show was at a very cool space on South Main, the old Jay Etkin gallery space.  Three levels of family-friendly pandemonium!

First up was Whose Army?  I am actually not saying that as if I am uncertain of their name.  I know their name, and they have a question mark at the end.  Reminds me of this bad cover band I was in in high school, called "Just Once?"  Except that Whose Army? freaking rocked.  Worlds above the crap I was playing at their age...

Next up was the southern power-pop goodness of The Bulletproof Vests.  These guys had a vaguely Weezer-ish vibe on some songs, with some Squeeze and Old 97s thrown in at times.  Great musicianship, and excellent songwriting.

Finally, the long-awaited RnR debut of Snowglobe, one of Memphis's finest.  Most of you Memphians know this band well, so no description is necessary.  Let's just say they're awesome.

We had our usual kid activities, like the sit-n-spins:

And cork-reindeer Christmas tree ornaments:

After the show, everyone walked out the door to watch the Downtown Christmas Parade, which was fun.  It was definitely one of our best shows yet.  This young lady gave it the thumbs up:

Thanks again to the Center City Commission for helping us put this one on.  Also thanks to our cool food sponsors for this show-- Majestic Grille, Kooky Canuck, and Bluefin.  (To all of you slow folks who didn't get any of the free food from these folks at the show-- wake up and move faster next time!)  And thanks as always to Central BBQ for the beer cups.

See the rest of my pics here.  And add your own RnR pics to our Flickr pool here.

We're continuing with our new indoor winter series on January 16th, featuring an awesome national act called Gustafer Yellowgold.  (These guys have opened for Wilco and Polyphonic Spree.  Kid-centric without being dorky.)  Check them out and see you then.  Happy Holidays everybody!