Sunday, August 7, 2022

Red Alert

RED ALERT! This coming Friday (August 12) is your last chance to hear Tom on bass with The Sparks Band. It’s also a great chance to enjoy a guest appearance by the incomparable Ena M? Will there be swinging and swaying and 60s music (including Motown) playing? Fer sure. 7 to 10pm

Good thing you checked in here, huh? (You can always check the Music Calendar at Isthmus.com. Isthmus is still the go-to source for arts and entertainment goings-on in the greater Madison area.)

It's summertime and, sure, there’s lots of stuff going on (see Calendar below) and, yeah, we all want to get going. But, there’s also lots of stuff still going around. Keep your mask handy for crowds and crowded rooms and keep up the good hygiene habits. Wash your hands frequently and stop diggin' around in your skivvies. Let’s help each other stay healthy. Being sick sucks.

The McMusical Calendar

Friday, August 12

The Sparks Band w/Ena M. plays the stuff out of 60s stuff at Chiefs Tavern, Cottage Grove Rd. Madison WI. 7 to 10

Saturday, August 13
Birddog Blues Band plays from 4 to 5:15 at the Waukesha Rotary BluesFest (held at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield (half a mile north of I-94 on Hwy 83). The rest of the Saturday lineup includes The Spectaculars, Tonic Roots, Altered Five Blues Band, The Blues Disciples, and headliner Sue Foley. Get advance tickets at www.waukeshabluesfest.com.

Friday, August 19
Birddog Blues Band warms up the stage for some band called The Jimmys at the Mineral Point Blues and Roots Fest. Enjoy the surroundings at “Orchard Lawn” and the grounds of The Gundry House at Church and Pine in historic, picturesque Mineral Point.

Thursday, August 25
Birddog Blues Band gets down on the roof at Lone Girl Brewery, Waunakee, WI. 6 to 9 pm

Friday, September 2
Birddog Blues Band boogies at Wisconsin Brewing, 1079 American Parkway, Verona WI. Spacious indoor and outdoor spaces for roaming around or imbibing brews. 6 to 9 pm

Saturday August 27
Birddog Blues Band plays at Goodfellows in Argyle WI. Come for the car show, stay for the brews and blues. 4 to 8 pm (ish).

Saturday, September 17
Mel Ford & the Fairlane, PRIVATE PARTY*, Madison, WI.
*(WAIT! Why are we telling you about a party if you’re not invited? Just to remind you that Mr. McMusic and associates are happy to bring live music to your neighborhood hall or your very own home, at surprisingly reasonable rates.)

Saturday, October 8
Birddog Blues Band at Full Mile Brewing in Sun Prairie, WI.

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