Here are my picks for the best live music this week:
-Everthus the Deadbeats, Red Light Driver, Loretta, Those Young Lions
September 27th, $7, The Vogue, 9 p.m.
It is hard to argue that the Vogue isn’t the best music venue in town. It is the perfect size, the sound is usually good, and it looks really cool. That is why it is so sad to see the noticeable lack of live, local music at the venue. On the heels of the excellent Rev Peyton show, two great local shows are happening at the Vogue this week. First up, on Thursday a killer line-up of four of my favorite bands invades the Vogue. If this show goes as well as the Rev show did, local music could once again become a fixture. If you have any interest in seeing music thrive in this city, you MUST come out. That is an order.
October 1st, $12, The Vogue, 6 p.m.
The second local show at the Vogue this week should be a barn burner. Local rock band The Elms might be the most polished rockers in the city. Waltz for Venus, Wonderdrug, and Pennycuff round out a solid lineup.
-Everything Now!, Hands Down Eugene
September 29th, $5, Locals Only, 9 p.m.
When Everything, Now! released “Bible Universe”, I was highly impressed. I immediately put them at the top of the list of bands I needed to see. But before I got that chance, they went out and released a second excellent album in 2007, “Ugly Magic”. The rate at which these guys churn out outstanding music is amazing. And, from what I hear, the live show is an insane experience not to be missed. Hands Down Eugene has a strong reputation in their hometown of Nashville.
Go see some live local music this weekend! Have fun, and I’ll see you next week.