Friday, August 23, 2019

The Remains of the Days

Days of summer, that is.

The sun is shining and a soft breeze is blowing. The grass still needs mowing. Plenty of warm (or warmish) weather left to enjoy. What's not to love?

Well, plenty, as it happens, but we're not the daily news. We're here to keep you up to date on some of the musical diversions that abound around this corner of the great state of Wisconsin.

McMusical Calendar

Friday, August 23 (Tonight!)
The Sparks Band replays the 60s at Chief’s 6:30 to 9:30

Saturday, August 24
Big Wes Turner’s Trio plays a fond farewell gig at Me&Julio on Fish Hatchery Road before the line-up of live music comes to an end. 
6 to 9
(Tom, Rick, and Gary pictured.)

Saturday, August 31
The Birddog Blues Band rocks Toffler’s in New Glarus. In the backyard, if weather permits. 8 to 11

Friday, September 13
Big Wes Turner’s Trio at The Bulquarian Brew House in Monroe. Come for the beer, stay for the music, or vice versa. All good. 6 to 9

Saturday, September 14
Big Wes Turner’s Trio plays a CAP (Customer Appreciation Party) in New Glarus from 1 to 4 (pm). If you’re a customer, you know where to go.

Friday, September 20
Big Wes Turner’s Trio plays the historic The Club Tavern in Middleton. 9 to 1

Thursday, September 26
The Sparks Band is back at it at The Vintage Brewery in Sauk City. 7 to 9

Friday, September 27
The Sparks Band reloads their 60s for a salvo of nostalgia at The Atwood (on Atwood Ave., formerly Mr. Roberts). 8 to 11

Check back for October dates and updates.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Short Notice

Madison Wisconsin has a Blues tradition going back at least as far as big Blues names appearing at a crowded campus corner bar called The Nitty Gritty. From there the nexus of Blues performances in Madison kept moving. To The Church Key, The Club De Wash, Luther's Blues, and now Madison's new "Home of the Blues", The Knuckle Down Saloon.

And this Saturday (August 10), longtime, grizzled veterans of the Madison music scene,  "Madison's Biggest Little Band," Big Wes Turner's Trio, gets down at the Knuckle Down. Be there! The "Rockin' RHYTHM & Swingin' BLUES" starts rollin' at 9 pm.

Big Wes's chosen three will rely heavily on their Blues and R&B repertoire, but there's no way they won't be trotting out favorites from further out, such as: Mickey Baker's classic guitar instrumental Lullaby of the Leaves, or Jimi Hendrix's Up From The SkiesAfter all, Blues and R&B has always been Big Wes's meat and potatoes, but, as the big Man himself would say, "What about dessert?"

Tom McCarty (bass), Rick Becker (drums), and Gary Hendrickson (guitar).

Check back for updates to the McMusical Calendar.