It’s time for another round of the game that’s sweeping the nation: Do You Want To Win Two Tickets To See (insert artist here)! Up next is the final Flying Dog Summer Sessions show, set to go down Saturday on the brewery’s front lawn. It features the fabulous Real Estate (note our most recent playlist to the side of the page). And it features the fabulous Heavy Lights, who we know all so well. What do you have to do? Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or answer the silly requisite question we cobbled together in order for people to win, even if they don’t want to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. And it’s to those people that we shake our fingers. Anyway, you know how it goes: If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll be in touch on Friday. If you’re not, come say hi and grab a free koozie from us at some point on Saturday. Good luck to all, and to all a good night.
Because if you have a photo of Styx, you darn well better use that photo of Styx. Check out Tommy Shaw and company as they performed on Saturday at the Great Frederick Fair. And then head over to read a tiny story regarding their time here in Frederick. Or, don’t. Hey, it’s your life. Anyway, we’ll also use this time to remind you that our final Flying Dog contest of the summer is live, so you can click over to that if you so choose. If not, rest assured we’ll have a post regarding the fun sometime in the very near future. Photo courtesy of Bill Green.
Well, Alive @ Five is done for the year, so pour one out for that (though Freddie Long is still playing his after-party at The Cellar Door each Thursday, it appears). And it’s also sad that we tried to give away two tickets to see The Knolly Moles at the Fillmore and literally no one entered the contest. So, what a great week this has turned out to be. There’s still time to turn things around over the next three days, though, as we get ready to stage our final Movie Night on the Creek Frederick Playlist Presents … event. It will feature Old Indian, and you will not want to miss that. Expect new songs. Expect surprises. And expect a whole lot of rawk, with a “w.” Elsewhere, there’s going to be a local music tent at the fair on Saturday, so that should be fun, the great Seaknuckle is going to join forces with Signs Point East at The Cellar Door on Saturday, a Morrissey tribute and a Joe Jackson tribute are going to take the stage at The Faux School Friday night, and, of course, Fractal Cat. Because, Fractal Cat. We’ll be all around this town Friday night (especially along the creek), so come by and say hello, check out Old Indian, watch a movie, and bid adieu to the summer of 2014 with us!
Well, first because it’s Styx. Duh. Second because it’s “Grand Illusion,” and again: Duh. And third, because these guys will be rocking and rolling at the Great Frederick Fair on Saturday night and someone may or may not have talked to the guy who replaced Dennis DeYoung recently. So, while it’s not local, per se, it certainly has local ties, if only for this weekend. Welcome, friends. To the Grand Illusion. Happy Thursday!
Have you ever wanted to see The Smiths, but, you know, you aren’t 40 (they broke up in ’87)? Well, here’s your chance. Frederick’s premiere (read: only) Morrissey and The Smiths tribute act, Girlfriend In A Coma, is set to sad-rock The Faux School on Friday night at 8 p.m. So, theoretically at least, you could check out Old Indian over along the creek with us for a little while and then head across the water to see what some dudes from The Reagan Years like to do in their spare time. We recently had the privilege of exchanging a few emails with Sy Seyler and Christopher Quinn (the former plays the drums while the latter is Moz himself) and asked them about their love for the singer, what they might ask him if they had the chance, and what we can expect from Friday’s show. It should be noted that kicking things off will be I’m The Man, a Joe Jackson tribute act, and it should be noted that yes, all of this sounds amazing. You can find out more about Girlfriend In A Coma here.
So. Have you been over to Cafe Nola on the third Wednesdays of each month to check out the Future Sound showcases? Because you should. Tomorrow (or Wednesday, for you tomorrow-haters), the series will feature artists from Noisy Meditation, which is, per its Bandcamp page, a “Deep electronic music label run by Kian Asamoah.” In light of the show, we exchanged a few emails with Mr. Asamoah, himself, and below is what we learned. Remember: You can check out what his label is up to beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday night over at Cafe Nola. Is there a better possible way to break up the week? The answer is no.
It might only be a half-minute of it, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. Plus, it’s a good way to remind you that if you’re so inclined, we’ve got some pretty great and pretty new videos up on our YouTube page. Dig what you hear? You can learn more about the band on Facebook or their very own website. Because if you don’t love ska, you don’t have a soul.
So … did you see us? Did you see some guy with a weird hat and an un-needed blazer with a Frederick Playlist T-shirt underneath introduce some bands? Did you come say hi? Did we give you a beer koozie? Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you … have an umbrella?
In The Street came and went this weekend, and we would be remiss if we didn’t bring it up. Bouncing around from stage to stage, making new friends while catching up with old ones, it was a hell of an afternoon (and a hell of an exhausting afternoon, but that’s neither here nor there). Because Five Things is pretty much our move these days, here’s what we learned:
All right. You know the drill, friends. Like us on The Facebook. Follow us on The Twitter. Or answer our silly, little question below. Whichever you choose, you can win two tickets to see The Knolly Moles open up for Pasadena at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday. We shot a video for this, with the guys explaining how excited you should be about it … but they can’t seem to limit their language to anything other than specific four-letter words that we aren’t allowed to use on this particular website. As you know, if you’re chosen, we’ll be in touch. Good luck!
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