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Live Music

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So, where do you guys go locally to hear live music? I'm more in the punk-based and independent scenes, so I spend a lot of time at The Beta Bar, St. Mike's, sometimes Big Daddy's (although they've fallen out of favor), and a couple of do-it-yourself type spaces. I've heard great bluegrass and country at The Warehouse on Gaines. The Legion Hall has the best dancefloor around. Floyd's gets a lot of live shows, but it's a terrible set up, sound is usually bad, the drinks are overpriced, and they don't allow re-entry.

So, where's everybody else get down? Best? Worst? And don't even bring up the Civic Center - that place is a good basketball court, but a crappy concert hall.

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I use to really enjoy Latin Jazz night (Bossa Nova etc) at Waterworks on Thursday nights, but I don't think they have it anymore. Waterworks also has some good 80's nights. Unfortunately it makes me feel too old to hang out at the student places around campus.

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C'mon, you know you've heard of DIY. Shows in houses, warehouses, storage spaces, sheds, outside - that kind of thing. Also known here as "do it yourself until the cops show up after a half hour to shut the whole thing down".

I use to really enjoy Latin Jazz night (Bossa Nova etc) at Waterworks on Thursday nights, but I don't think they have it anymore.

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Yeah Cafe Cab. does have some good Jazz and even Blues which I'm more into along w/more of a Latin flavor to my Jazz. However if you think Waterworks is high, you should see what they charge at Cafe Cab. Plus they built this great deck/outdoor seating area, but failed IMHO to make it pleasing and cozy w/at least some plants etc. It's just this cold sterile slab w/a roof. If you are paying those prices, you should at least have a nice atmosphere to hang/chill.

Both places are great to go to from my house, along w/Finnegan's b/c I can walk to them and never have to worry abt the drinking and driving thing.

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C'mon, you know you've heard of DIY. Shows in houses, warehouses, storage spaces, sheds, outside - that kind of thing. Also known here as "do it yourself until the cops show up after a half hour to shut the whole thing down".

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Both places are great to go to from my house, along w/Finnegan's b/c I can walk to them and never have to worry abt the drinking and driving thing.

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This is something I've never done. I did like the experience at AJ's Blues Cafe with the live music while I ate, if that counts.

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has that jazz club opened up yet in the frenchtown area? i remember some news re: the same a while back... that could be a good place when/if it opens.

aside from that, the majority of places cater to the college crowd and i feel ancient when i show up there...

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Nothing on the Frenchtown club in recent months. If it has opened, its probably not too hot or else we would have heard about it by now.

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This is something I've never done. I did like the experience at AJ's Blues Cafe with the live music while I ate, if that counts.

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Wait, are you saying you've never gone out to hear/see live music being played?

That depends on what kind of music you're going to see. Bradfordville Blues Club, for instance, doesn't have much draw for the average college crowd.

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I'm not a big fan of blues, but the Bradfordville Blues Club is great. The atmosphere is wonderful, as was previously said, the people are friendly and they light a huge bonfire, which is great on cool winter nights.

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I haven't gone to a concert in years although I'd love to. My bar days are long over and concerts there are too packed for my tastes. The last one I went to was the folk music daylong festival at the Junior Museum in 2005. Saw several local and regional artists and bought several of their CD's. Right now both my wife and I are desperately trying to get full time jobs and maybe we'll go to something when we can afford it. I was hoping to go to the MLK Blues Concert series earlier this year out at the Bradfordville Blues Club but since I lost my job last August, I couldn't go. Prior years had me working on weekends so I couldn't go. Maybe next year.

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I'm here listening to my music, and a question that runs through my mind, which I'm not sure even matters but I want to know anyway...

I'm a big fan of Hall & Oates...

... are they Lovers??? :whistling:

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Doubt it. Oates is married and Hall was with the same woman for 30 years.

But since you've brought up the live music thread, there's a fun show tonight at the Beta Bar on Railroad and Gaines:

End Of The Year Punk Fest: COUNTY HELL w/ Kid Hart, white Trash Messiahs, Girls On Film, Blue Flame Revival & Sarah Moore - 8pm, $5 over 21, $6 under 21, all ages

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I'm hoping to go to the MLK Blues Fest at Bradforville Blues Club in '08. I've been wanting to go for years but various things kept me from going.

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I'm hoping to go to the MLK Blues Fest at Bradforville Blues Club in '08. I've been wanting to go for years but various things kept me from going.

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