music notes 12-23-04
Capcitill Promotions invites you, the listening public, to a "Hoes Exposed" meet-and-greet at Two Olives and Pepper from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 28. What will you meet and greet at a such an event, you ask? Why, members of Springfield's underground hip-hop scene, including such acts as ILL-Legitimate, Mohrer Les, Phat Head, Human Torch, Bis, D Jilla, and Doc J, of course. The all-ages event is hosted by Emcee R-Two the Second and is celebrating the release of Exposed Mixtape. Call 217-816-9478 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the rest of the story.
Something is afoot in the sleepy town of Pawnee. Good heavens, it's blues guitarist extraordinaire Michael Taylor, and he's making the trek to Springfield to host the Illinois Central Blues Club Blue Monday Jam on Dec. 27 at the Alamo (115 N. Fifth St., 217-523-1455). Over the past few years, when he's not playing the blues, the Mississippi born-and-raised picker/singer has been behind the mixing board of his recording studio, producing some wonderful local talent. Check out MT for one American dollar, starting at 8:30 p.m. The open jam session usually kicks in around 11.
Here's a holiday reminder that the Good Brothers are at the Cellar, down the stairs in Andiamo! (204 S. Sixth St., 523-3262), on Thursday, Dec. 23. All proceeds of the MICE-sponsored show go to the local Salvation Army. So get your holiday spirit on and show up around 6:30 for a good cause, on a good night, by a good group, the Good Brothers. Not bad, huh?
Hey, fellow musicians, if you got that new guitar for Christmas and can't wait to try it out, check out one of the many fine upstanding open mics listed in Pub Crawl. Be sure to get there early, sign your name legibly, and wait for your turn patiently -- then give 'em hell when you get your chance onstage, don't stop when the host asks you to, and see whether you can break something that doesn't belong to you while you're there. (Just kidding, right?)