Monday Concert Connection: Free Freedy!

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Hey blog readers!  Hope you’re all enjoying this gorgeous loooong weekend.  To help extend the spirit of vacation a bit longer, we’ll be bringing you two great shows in the following week; one from singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston, and another from the massively influential Meat Puppets!  As you’ve probably figured out by now, in addition to previewing our upcoming shows, we like to start the week off by rewarding our readers with a little free ticket action.   Read on to find out how YOU could win a pair of tickets to see Mr. Johnston’s show!

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Thursday, May 28

FREEDY JOHNSTON

Genre: Rock, Pop, Americana

Sounds Like: Michael Penn, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, The Jayhawks

Of his This Perfect World album, CD Universe writes that his music marries “perfectly realized power-pop sensibility to skilled, literary writing chops.”

Win A Pair Of Tix!: Johnston grew up in a small Kansas town where music stores and live shows were virtually non-existent. Pursuing his passion always meant a fair amount of travel. What’s the farthest you’ve traveled in the name of great music? Did you take an epic concert destination road trip? Ever followed a band on tour? Tell us about it–you may win a pair of tickets to Freedy’s show! We’ll announce a winner tomorrow (May 26th) at noon.

Show Info: 7pm ( early show ) High Noon Saloon $10 adv – 21+

BUY TICKETS HERE

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Friday, May 29

MEAT PUPPETS with ALAN SPARHAWK (solo) and DARK MEAT

Genre: Rock, Grunge, Punk

Sounds Like: Nirvana, Mudhoney, Minutemen, Husker Du

“At their best, the Meat Puppets tackle swampy rock, erratic punk, boisterous country, ruminative folk, and seedy psych with equal authority, all while instilling a surreal scent of the desert.” -Hartford Courant

Show Info: 9pm The Annex $15 adv $15 dos – 18+ Presented by Decider and WORT FM

BUY TICKETS HERE

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One Response

  1. I recall a solo Freedy show at Momo in the 90’s, around the time “This Perfect World” came out.

    The Cafe was packed, and, as is often the case, the crowd was talkative, annoyingly so.

    Freedy pressed on, but about 1/3 the way through the his soaring rendition of the title cut, Freedy stepped away from the mic, unplugged his guitar and walked out into the audience.

    Freedy walked half-way to the back of the room, asked someone to give up his chair, which he then stepped up on and started the song over from the top.

    You could have heard a pin drop.

    After Freedy finished the song, Butch Vig, who had produced the record, yelled out: “Now please shut the fuck up!”

    To this day, I still don’t get why people pay a cover only to go into a club and talk, rudely ignoring the artist and confounding the listening experience of the patrons who are hanging on every word.

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