Thursday, April 26, 2012

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 9, no 9

First published in the Broad Ripple Gazette
Old Truck Revival, Stella Luna and the Satellites
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Locals Only
2449 E. 56th Street
21+, door 7:00 pm, show 8:30 pm, nonsmoking, $5.
Old Truck Revival is made up of Gary Wasson, John Bowyer, Junk Box Mike and Gary Rakow – that’s too much talent to fit in a regular pick up, they’ll need an flatbed for that. They promise a show of “sweet electrified hillbilly, rockabilly, folk, bluegrass, and rock.” Luna and the Satellites will open the show.
I suggest that you include Locals Only in your dinner plan for the evening, I’m partial to the spinach melt quesadilla. And if you’re offered salsa, order it – it’s delicious. It’s made by the lovely Robin Hudson. Speaking of yummy food– Locals Only is now serving Sunday brunch from noon – 3:00.

Weekly Events
The Corner Wine Bar
6331 Guilford Avenue
free, nonsmoking, 21+
I realized that I don’t do a good job of taking about reoccurring events. The Corner Wine Bar has some great things regularly scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. And they typically have music on Thursday too.
The music is in the Wine Cellar. You can reach it stairs on either the Corner Wine Bar or the Wellington sides. The Cellar is much cozier then most basements. And unlike most basement bars there is no old Budweiser banner stolen from a college bar – there is actually a great selection of the fine liquor, craft beers, and of course, wine. The full Corner Wine Bar menu is available in the Wine Cellar also. It is a great place to have dinner and hear music.
Every Friday and Saturday (7:00 open for dinner, 9:00 music):  A Touch of 'Grass
…bluegrass, that is. And tom foolery.  There is a core band made up of veteran musicians with weekly special guests. Their music will make your toes tap and their jokes will make you groan. Just how they like it. I always have a great time at their shows.
Every Sunday (6:00 pm show and dinner) Gary Wasson's Open Stage
If you’ve never been to an Open Stage show, don’t be nervous. They won’t make you play. Unless you want to, of course. It is a great chance for musicians to try out new music and a great chance for the audience to be the first to hear something.  Gary Wasson hosts the evening of local music. No two shows are the same, which is most of the fun. You’ll hear musicians just starting to play in public and well-known folks looking for the chance to play a solo acoustic show instead of performing with their band.  No matter who is playing, it is always entertaining.

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