Friday, March 16, 2007

31 flavors and then some...

So I was browsing around Pollstar today (in between working very hard, of course) and I think I have Spring fever. Below is my “narrowed down” list of shows I would like to catch (the bold are ones I probably actually will):

3/17 - Sondre Lerche @ Gypsy Tea Room (Dallas); 3/17 - Vienna Teng in Dallas; 3/31 - Tim Reynolds @ Revolution; 3/31 - The Greencards @ Sticky Fingerz; 4/7 - Patrice Pike @ Sticky Fingerz; 4/7 – Guster in Dallas; 4/11 - Old Crow Medicine Show @ George’s Majestic (Fayetteville); 4/13 - Runaway Planet @ Whitewater; 4/13 - Neko Case in Memphis; 4/18 - Brandi Carlile in Memphis; 4/21 - Soul Asylum @ Horseshoe Casino(Memphis-ish); 4/23 - Lucinda Williams in Memphis; 4/25 - Runaway Planet @ Sticky Fingerz (KABF Benefit); 4/27 - Chantal Kreviazuk in Dallas; 4/29 - Big Head Todd @ Horseshoe Casino; 5/2 - Son Volt @ Revolution; 5/2 - Norah Jones in St Louis; 5/8 - Erykah Badu in Dallas; 5/9 - Joss Stone in Dallas; 5/11 - Old 97’s in Dallas; 5/27 - India.Arie @ the Orpheum (Memphis)

Little Rock’s older, cooler sister Memphis has a fun line up as always for her Beale Street Music Festival (even though I’ve sworn off ever paying money again for such a well stocked yet poorly executed festival): Social Distortion, Old Crow Medicine Show, Barenaked Ladies, Corrine Bailey Rae, Counting Crows, Guster, John Legend…

Pat Benatar will be playing at this year’s Riverfest, though Gretchen has informed me that she now refuses to sing Hit Me With Your Best Shot. Come on Pat! Even Steve Earle performed Copperhead Road, and he deserves to be smug about his music:

A Various Assortment of Drunk Riverfest Patrons Screaming at Random Intervals Both Between and During Songs: “Play Copperhead Road!”

The Beautiful and Talented Steve Earle: “Do you really think I’m not going to play that song? Do you really think I’m not going to play it? I’ll play it when I’m damn good and ready to.”

I started to make this post about the “top ten shows” I’ve been to, but the list just kept growing and I kept thinking of stories surrounding each one. Therefore I’ve decided to launch a series a la Myles’s “life in coffee”. If nothing else, it should keep me out of writer’s block hell for a while and provide entertaining memories for the people who were actually there with me. So, be on the lookout and let me know if you have any special requests (I’m not planning to go in any kind of sequential or sentimental order).


Anonymous said...

Pat does sing "Hit me with your best shot" at every show, only now she encourages the audience to sing certain parts so she doesn't have to, but she does sing it.

Kimberly said...

thank you random, anonymous person. welcome. I will get out my karaoke machine and start practicing, though I have my rendition down pretty well.