Got a summer-like weekend - both weather wise and in regards to options - straight ahead. Let's look at our best options.
A chance to dance takes place Thursday night at The State Room when the March Fourth Marching Band arrives for an 8 p.m. show. I haven't sampled the horn-heavy New Orleans flavored groups that TSR tends to attract, but I think I'll investigate this act tonight. Tickets are still available via The State Room's website.
Also, exalted new-school hip-hop artist Theophilus London will be at The Urban Lounge on Friday night. Flash & Flare and Kiliona are the openers. Music starts a bit after 10 p.m. Tickets are available at 24tix.com. Check out a video from Mr. London right here.
Top 40 country artist Jason Aldean will be at the Maverik Center on Saturday night for a dose of mainstream schmaltz. Chris Young and Thompson Square are the openers. Aldean is another "country" star that seems heavily influenced by hair metal of all things. Go, if you dare. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are at ticketmaster.com.
A good indie-rock option is available Saturday night when Milagres hits Kilby Court for a 6:30 p.m. concert. Milagres, New York based indie rockers with a cool, heavy keys sound, will headline the five-band show. They'll be worth the wait. Tickets are only $5 in advance. Even with my math skills, I know that's only $1 a band. Nice! Check out Milagres right here:
And guitar fans will want to be at The Depot on Saturday night as Gibson slinger extraordinaire Warren Haynes hits town with his latest project. Haynes, who normally splits his time between Gov't. Mule and the Allman Brothers Band has recorded a soul-heavy disc under his own name. It'll be a guitar-fueled night. I've seen Haynes in various acts going clear back to 1989 and he's always a good time. Saturday night could be a real treat. Check out his new song, "Sick of My Shadow."