Today your trip through the music scene starts a few hours early, and in a location we haven’t gotten to talk about music at for quite a while. The Bloody Battle of the Bands starts at 3 p.m. at Remington’s Southside, with seven high-school-age bands competing for sweet prizes before headliners Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Black Box Revue close out the evening. Like what you hear and want to vote for one of the battling bands? All that’s needed in exchange for a ballot is a pint of your blood for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks–a life-saving gift for someone in need, meaning you contribute to two important events in one sitting.
That’s just scratching the surface of tonight’s activities. Check these out:
* Short Histories of Powerful Nations and Jabberjosh at Lindberg’s. SHoPN’s 13-show tear through the month of August continues tonight in a club it hasn’t played in before. Stage? Lights? Beefed-up sound system?! The two-man Jabberjosh complements the local group well in sound and attitude and should not be missed.
* Mark Bilyeu at Lindberg’s. Two shows in the same club in one night?! Yup. Bilyeu takes the stage in an early (8 to 10) set before the night’s action gets underway. Bilyeu’s golden voice and acoustic strumming couldn’t stand in greater contrast to what follows, but then isn’t that the beauty of it?
* Urban Legend at The High Life Live Martini Lounge
* Chance Ray Band at Dennis’ Place. Surprise! This show is a late addition to the Dennis’ Place calendar, but the bar on West Sunshine Street is now regularly bringing in solid, recognized names on a regular basis on Wednesday nights. Expect a legion of fans here.
* Greasy Chair at Patton Alley Pub
* DJ P at The Outland
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