ASSORTED DECLARATIONS BY STAFF WRITER TOM GRAHAM
Now that your bellies are stuffed from all of the Thanksgiving goodies you gobbled down last week, it’s time to get off of your butts and shake it on the dance floor. And if you’re not a dancer, at least you can go out and see some great live music this week in The 570. Go get some of that good stuff.
All That Jazz
The River Street Jazz Café in Plains has an all-star packed weekend starting off Thursday night with MiZ Fits featuring Miz, Matt Gabriel, Lee Falco of CKB and Rethink Pink, Justin Mazer of Leroy Justice, Angelo Miraglia of Suicaudio and Greg Kondrat of Village Idiots playing blues and rock cuts. Friday finds NYC blues guitarist Popa Chubby back on the Jazz Café Stage and house favorite The Ends of the Earth return on Saturday night.
The musical greatness continues on Dec. 8 with Lotus solo project Beard-o-Bees with The Manhattan Project and REAL. Jesse Miller, though primarily known as a bassist and composer for the band Lotus, has been performing and releasing electronic oriented remixes and original music as Beard-o-Bees for the past two years. He is currently touring in support of his new album, Imperfect Grid.
Test Your Vision
Down to Six is having a record release show on Nov. 30 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine Street, Scranton, along with Eye on Attraction and special guests Moxie & Rebel. This show claims it “will be the hottest thing in downtown Scranton since electricity”. We shall see. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and the bands go on at 8 p.m. Admission is $6.
New Visions will also present “Half & Half: A Half Metal — Half Rock Experience” on Dec. 1. The show features hard and heavy acts Without A Martyr and Where Horizons Meet (with special guest appearance by Nick Van Wagenen of Silhouette Lies) and rock ‘n’ roll bands Crock Pot Abduction “C.P.A.” and Birds Eye View. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door.
For more information, call 878-3970 or visit NewVisionsStudio.com.
More and More
The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, will host Edelweiss, Empire Of The Sea, The Sinclairs and an acoustic performance from Tom O’Connor this Friday, Nov. 30. The all-ages show begins at 7 p.m. and costs $6.
Fly the Flannel
Tom Flannery and the Shillelaghs are performing Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Gravity Inn in Waymart. Tom and the boys will play all your favorite hits from bands like The Kinks, Rolling Stones and many more for a mere $3 cover charge. They released their first record in the summer of 2012, the energetic Teen Angst and the Green Flannel. It’s loud, fun rock ‘n’ roll. You can find out more about them at www.theshillelaghs.com.
The Pub Helps the Pups
McGrath’s Pub and Eatery in Dalton will host a Pub for Paws Benefit on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. with proceeds being donated to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and True-Friends Animal Welfare. The day will feature live music from acoustic versions of Graces Downfall, Nowhere Slow, Ourafter, and many more. Admission is $20 or $10 and a bag of pet food.