This month's off-mic news is presented in digest form, as we're in that pre-marathon state that's got all the panic one feels before hosting a huge party. Did we remember everything? The Chex Mix, Maker's Mark, pan-fried dumplings, and all the ingredients for the inevitable Bananas Foster? Christ, did we even remember to invite anyone? If you think I'm going to eat all of this whitefish salad, I would have to say that you are either A) crazy, or B) smoking too much of your hippy love weed.
Irwin Chusid's new book, The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora is now available for ordering in all of its lyrically page-turning glory. Here's a link loaded with ordering info, and here's Irwin's recently birthed Flora-centric blog.
Downtown Soulville's Mr. Finewine spins the platters of utmost urgency on March 10th at APT's Bumpshop night, and then again on the 16th at Royal Oak's Horse River Social before moving on to far awar shores, where his deep funk and soul 45s will assuredly crash mightily upon foreign eardrums.
Meanwhile, back at home, Dave the Spazz will ably hold down various local forts with the kind of toe-stubbing rock & roll that makes Music to Spazz By such a hoot, with many options to holler. Swing by Union Pool any Sunday night this month for evidence to the fact, or swing by Magnetic Field on March 3rd for a live set from his band, The Yams. Hot dog!