Herman's Picks

The tour de force big rock & roll spinning toe hold of a show will happen tonight, Wednesday, August 29 at Club Fire. The $10 cover will get you Evans Blue, Submersed, Framing Hanley and Absence of Concern for mucho rock well into the night. If you want a less expensive hang-out next Wednesday, check out the blues jam of Cool Papa Bell at Fenian's for free. Local eclectic roots favorites Goodman County return to Martin's Thursday, August 30. Martin's continues to cook next Saturday when Cedric Burnside, Lightnin Malcolm and many others serve up a R.L. Burnside Memorial Blues jam. Pay respects to the North Mississippi icon by getting it on in glorious tradition. Another Southern Rock area favorite, The Electric Mudd will be at George Street Saturday night.

Remember that next Friday is a 3 day weekend with Labor Day. Road trip ready is Macy Gray & the Brand New Heavies kicking off the weekend next Friday, Aug. 31 at the Hard Rock Casino, in Biloxi. Tickets are $50-$65 at ticketmaster.com or 228-374-ROCK. Arguably the world's most popular post-punk band touring today, Interpol will bring the goths back to the New Orleans warehouse district for a show at the Sugar Mill on Sunday, September 23. Check out the large renovated space at sugarmillevents.com.

There are some choice regional shows coming up with tickets on sale now. You may NOT want to see Wilco in Southhaven on Thursday, September 13 when you can see them at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans October 26-28. Along with them you'll see Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Clap Your Hands, Spoon, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper, Fall Out Boy, MIA, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and 90 others.

- Herman Snell


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