Weekend show recommendations
Where I plug bands I like and mostly bands that are my friends, this week extended to recommend a friend's band playing a show on Saturday night in Fredericksburg at the Auslander. Good family fun. It's Ben Bell and the Stardust Boys, an upbeat and extremely talented roots-style country band. They are also known to do wacky covers. We're trying to get them to cover "Ace of Spades".
Tonight, as usual, Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five will be doing an 8:00 happy hour at Beerland. I won't be there tonight, but that is all the more reason to go. Peelander Z, an extremely screwy and very fun Japanese band that currently lives in New York will be at Beerland on Saturday night. There will be human bowling, definitely worth the cheap Beerland cover charge.
The Thermals are playing Emo's tomorrow. They're cool, if you're not in the mood for human bowling. But I'm in the mood for human bowling. At Room 710 on Saturday is my ever-favorites, Amplified Heat, a must-see if you haven't seen them before.