Tonight. 7 p.m. Along Carroll Creek. It’s free music Tuesday. Courtesy of Levitt Amp and the Downtown Frederick Partnership. On this fine evening, Dale And The ZDubs will be reggae-ing and rocking their way through Frederick. The fun begins at 7 p.m. We really love these guys, so if you just so happen to be free, you might want to wander on down and check it out. You won’t be disappointed. Promise.
Welp. As we mentioned last week, we have partnered up with the Downtown Frederick Partnership for the second year in a row (the above video comes from last year) to help provide you – yes, you! – with some free local original music along Carroll Creek this summer. And for the second year in a row, that free local original music will be performed in conjunction with the organization’s Movie Night On The Creek series that is expanding this year!
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We kicked things off on Friday with a couple of the dudes from Jack Funk performing before “Jurassic Park” took the screen. It was sunny. It was fun. A few strings were broken. A good time was had by all.
Hey, hey. Saturday. Were you there? We hope so. Because if you were, you would have seen these fine men perform as part of Monocacy Brewing’s annual cornhole tournament. They rockabilly-ed all afternoon long and we can’t thank them enough for it. A special thanks also goes out to Todd C. Walker for his quick opening set before Willie and all his Chaperones took the stage. It’s now onward and upward to Aug. 8. We’ll have so much more on that in the weeks to come! Photo by Bill Green. He’s got the greatest voice in the world and you can follow him on Twitter here.
And here we are again … Thursday! And here we are again … Movie Nights On The Creek! And here we are again … 200 East! It’s going to be a busy weekend for us, over here at Frederick Playlist. In addition to May Weather (above) performing tonight at Alive@Five, this year’s Movie Night On The Creek schedule kicks off tomorrow evening. Just like last year, we’ll be providing the music before the big screen is blown up and the blankets are spread on the lawn. It’s free. All you have to do is be 21 years old. Or older, of course. First up this week is Nick and Dan from Jack Funk playing an acoustic set before “Jurassic Park” scares us all to shreds. We’ll be there, talking to anyone who wants to talk (which, all things considered, might just be a desolate tree; the joke being no one wants to talk to us), and perhaps giving away a free beer koozie or two. Then, on Saturday, the next event at the 200 East Arthaus (look, it’s German now!) will go down as Monocacy Brewing holds its annual cornhole tournament in the building. We’ll be providing the music for that, too, which will feature Willie And His Chaperones, as well as the great Todd C. Walker. There will be prizes galore. And darts. And a candy machine. So … who doesn’t want to check that out? Elsewhere, Biohazard is going to burn your body to the ground at Cafe 611 tonight, so you should really check out what it’s like to have your body burned to the ground. Seriously, though: That should be a fun show. There’s Craggy Island. Bumper Jacksons are releasing their CD over in Shepherdstown tomorrow night (and we did a Q&A with them once!). Our dear friend Doug Alan Wilcox will be at a winery. A ukulele jam will commence. Cafe Nola has some great artists, as always. Grand Ole Ditch will be at The Blue Side and we still need to check that place out. And then Teamster. And then Brother Down. And then The Few. And then Vitality. And then, of course, Hey Baby!. So … hey baby! you. Yes, you. Come say hi if you see us mulling about, doing inane things and talking to trees. A lot of fun stuff is happening this weekend. Dive in, friends. August is almost here!
It’s all about the saxophone.
No, but really. With plaeground’s latest, “Love Is Real — Live From The 8×10,” that’s the truth. It’s all about the saxophone. Why? Because it’s that live instrumentation that sets Will Saxton’s pet project aside from all other electronic-based groups around. This isn’t just a collection of beeps and burps. These are real people. With real instruments. With real imagination. And with real talent.
That’s what makes “Love Is Real” so unbelievably exciting. Start with the opening title track, which translates the set’s namesake into four-plus minutes of sonic bliss. Backed by a killer slow burn of a groove, the song is what you’d hope to hear on ‘80s pop radio during a sweaty late-Saturday-night. The sax is seamlessly smooth while a flute flutters in and out of the background, adding a texture that transcends genres. It’s like what would happen if Branford Marsalis was the musical director of The Weather Channel. In this case, the local on the 8’s promises humid, steamy early-morning hours.
Hey, remember this thing? That’s right – it was our first-ever Frederick Playlist Presents … event, in which, literally, nobody showed up. Well, this weekend, the great Mr. Walker will be opening our next event at 200 East, which features a cornhole tournament as well as a headlining set from Willie And His Chaperones. It’s a daytime/evening thing, so you’ll want to reserve the afternoon for it. It should be a lot of fun. So … see you there?
It’s an uninteresting photo, but hear us out: Remember the Movie Nights On The Creek, organized by the Downtown Frederick Partnership, that we were at last summer? Well, they’re back! (And, of course, better than ever). They begin again this Friday with “Jurassic Park,” and again, we are the ones responsible for the music. Kicking things off this year will be some of the dudes from Jack Funk. Thus this photo of their gear, taken from their Facebook page. (Hey, it’s the best we could do). The music will start at about 7 p.m. The movie begins when the sun goes down. It’s all free and as we all know by now, there’s nothing better than free.
Hey, it’s Tuesday! You know what that means? Free music on the creek (assuming and hoping the weather holds up, of course). Tonight’s free music? It’s the only kids act of the summer – Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band. Thus, in order to get you familiar with said Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band, check out this video of “No School Today.” The fun starts at 7 p.m. Some of us will be there, kidz-boppin it up for all to see. Come say hello!
So … Saturday, August 8. What do you have going on? Something fun? Something neat? A whole bunch of summer heat? 200 East Patrick St. is going to be hippin’ and hoppin’ all day long and we thought we should tell you about it. For consistency’s sake, let’s work backwards.
At 8 p.m. that night (doors at 7), we have a hell of a treat for you. Kabob-O-Taj will take the stage. Then Time Columns will take the stage. And then, amazingly, Giraffes? Giraffes! will turn the volume to 11 and blow your skulls to smithereens. OK. Well, maybe it’s not that dramatic. But you get it. Not familiar with any of the bands? Check out our latest playlist on the right on this page. It features both Time Columns and Giraffes? Giraffes!. We’ll have the Flying Dog beer. We’ll have the candy machine. And, of course, we’ll have the amazing art. Tickets will run you 10 bucks.