Big Bend Live Music August 13th, 2009

Big Bend Live Music August 13th, 2009

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–Several good shows this weekend, so it was a little difficult to pick one, but Matt’s Pick this week goes to Quintron and Miss Pussycat.  This looks like a really fun show!

Thursday, August 13th

  • The Doodlin’ Hogwallops at Harry’s Tinaja, 8:00 PM.
  • A Few Too Many at Reata’s Patio, 8:00 PM.  For more information, Click Here

Friday, August 14th

  • The Dry Creek Pickers at Harry’s Tinaja, 8:00 PM.
  • Quintron and Miss Pussycat at Marfa Ballroom, 9:00 PM. For more information, Click Here 
  • Kevin Dean at La Trattoria, 6:30 PM. 
  • When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth and S.P.I.C. at Ray’s Bar, 10:00 PM.  For more information, Click Here

Saturday, August 15th

  • Ramblin Wrecks with Alpine artist Charlie Bell at Padres Marfa. 8:00 PM.  For more information, Click Here
  • Jeff Strahan Band at The Railroad Blues, 10:00 PM.
  • Open Mic Night at Harry’s Tinaja, 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 18th

  • Big Mountain Boogaloo at Harry’s Tinaja, 8:00 PM.
  • Betty Soo, Charlie Faye, Will Sexton and the Border Blasters at Padres Marfa, 8:30 PM. 

Wednesday, August 19th

  • Open Mic Night hosted by Dave Simpson at The Railroad Blues, 10:00 PM.  Hopefully my band will be able to make it this time!

 –Last Weekend

I got a chance to check out a couple of bands that played.  Unfortunately I was only able to get usable video of one of them.

  • The Side Show Tragedy is a fantastic rock and roll three piece that played mostly original music for free.  Powerful wide ranged vocals with a strong rhythm section made it easy to see why they were able to fill an Ozarka water cooler bottle with tips. 
  • Back Porch Mary is a southern-styled mellow rock and roll with a hint of rock-a-billy that had a remenesence of Mike Ness from Social Distortion.  Overall, they were a well rounded original band that at times if I closed my eyes could have sworn I was listening to Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers with some new material.  Videos from that show can be viewed Here.