Friday, March 10, 2023

Pithed Off

This is the spot where you normally find pithy commentary and trenchant observations neatly packaged in a paragraph or three as prelude to the REAL business at hand: drumming up business for the McMusical events listed below.

But sometimes pithy is in short supply. Here’s the thing. We’re only human. And when I say “we” I’m (we’re) talking about the multiple and disordered personalities of your interlocutor: yours, mine, and ours truly.

So what happens when the well runs dry? What gives when nothing comes? How to shine up another ho-hum and humdrum word-apple before it plops down into the vast, stewing ocean of digitized “content”?

I dunno. It’s been a “funny” winter.

But Spring is right around the corner, and the season of live performance is nigh.

P.S. R.I.P. Michael Rhodes, one of the Greats.

The McMusical Calendar

Saturday, April 1
The Birddog Blues Band at Main Street Music at 102 W Main Street in Brooklyn (Wisconsin). Stuff starts at 7 pm.

Saturday, April 8
The Pick-Me-Ups at Toffler’s in New Glarus. Combo with a made-up name puts on their party for special friend Marilyn. Expect to see Jimmy Voegeli and Perry Weber (The Jimmys) and Ken Olufs, Tom McCarty, and Joel Brantmeier (The Birddog Blues Band). 2 to 5 pm

Saturday, April 22
Sorry Gang. Family health issues come first, therefore The Gentlemen will NOT be reliving their reign as Wisconsin’s premiere British Invasion band back in the late 60s at Chief’s Bar & Grill on Cottage Grove Rd. Maybe next time. We'll let you know.

Friday, May 5
The Birddog Blues Band plays the beautiful Bur Oak (2262 Winnebago Street). Move and groove with the “Doggies” and fortify yourself with brews, cocktails, and scrumptious Lao cuisine from the acclaimed AHAN restaurant under the same roof. 7 to 10 pm

Sunday, May 21
The Birddog Blues Band at WORTstock. Celebrate and support Madison’s community supported radio station at this all-day event in Warner Park. The “Doggies” play from 4 to 5 pm.

Monday (Memorial Day), May 29
The Birddog Blues Band does an afternoon holiday hang at Club La Mark, 1525 N. Stoughton Rd (Hwy 51, a half block north of East Washington Ave). 2 to 5 pm

Details about the following gigs coming soon. Check back. Outdoor shows subject to the vagaries of the weather.

Friday, June 2
The Birddog Blues Band puts it in park for Verona Hometown days. 5:30 to 7 pm

Saturday, June 3
The Birddog Blues Band at Schumacher Farm Park Festival 5682 Hwy 19 in Waunakee. 3 to 5 pm

Thursday, June 8
The Birddog Blues Band at Memorial Union Terrace

Friday, June 16
The Birddog Blues Band at Tyranena

Saturday, June 17
The Birddog Blues Band at Wisconsin Brewing

Saturday, June 24
The Birddog Blues Band in Paoli

Thursday, July 13
The Birddog Blues Band at East Side Club

Friday, August 11
The Birddog Blues Band in Paoli

Monday (Labor Day), September 4
The Birddog Blues Band at Club La Mark

Friday, October 6
The Birddog Blues Band in Paoli