Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Yule Love This

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow? No, it’s not a re-screening of the classic Brit chiller, Children of the Damned. It’s the merry, jolly, joyous season of Christmas (also winter solstice). Or, as Andy Williams is oft wont to repeat from playlist purgatory, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

You already know how many shopping days are left before Christmas, but keep reading to find out where to find the mostest soul-satisfying LIVE music right through the whole blinkin’ Holiday season.

McMusical Calendar

Friday, December 21
Yuletide is Blues time, at The KnuckleDown Saloon. Come out, and hear The Birddog Blues Band with Mel Ford on guitar, Ken Olufs on harmonica, Tom McCarty on bass, and Derek Hendrickson on drums.
8 to midnight

Saturday, December 22
Tyranena Brewing taps Wisconsin’s best beers, and Big Wes Turner’s Trio (Rick Becker on drums, Gary Hendrickson on guitar, Tom McCarty on bass) sings and swings Blues and rocks & rolls Rhythms for discerning groove aficionados. An easy drive to nearby Lake Mills. 7 to 10.

Friday, December 28
The Sparks Band, (Rich Larson on drums, Mark Loder on guitar, Tom McCarty on bass) those administrators of 60s nostalgia, rock out early at Chief’s. 6:30 to 10.

Saturday, December 29
Again, with The Sparks Band, this time at The Hody Bar & Grill in Middleton. 9 to 1.

Monday, December 31
Ring in the new year with the authentic Chicago Blues sounds of The Cashbox Kings at The Knuckle Down Saloon.
Music starts this year, ends next.

And what will 2019 bring? Besides some well-deserved hibernation?

Wednesday, January 23
Tom joins forces Jimmy Voegli and Perry Weber (of The Jimmys) for an evening of Blues with drummer Tony Wagner, host of Wednesday’s With Wags at The Wheelhouse in Waupaca.

Check back here for more breaking McMusical news.

NoteBig Wes Turner’s Newsletter has an amazing new option: POSTCARDS! Whaaaaa? Yeah, you heard right. Most well-informed Turnerites receive their sporadic action updates via email, but now they can alternately (or additionally) get a scrap of cheap cardboard with information scribbled thereupon... FOR FREE!!! Just ask.

'Nother Note
: BWTN postcards are redeemable for a drink wherever Big Wes Turner’s Trio is found.