Too Much To Do: Dirty Notes, COG, and Wild Bill

Dec 9, 2011 by

How I’ve missed this! The weekend is here and I am freshly returned from my three year vigil in the arctic northlands, and what awaits me? Too many options.

That is one thing I miss the most when circumstance forces me to leave for extended periods of time, the incredible density of things to do. It’s rarely ever a matter of wondering if something cool is happening, rather figuring out which of the multiple can’t miss options you should hit. Such it is this Friday evening, with at least three brilliant events at the same time. Take my advice and hit at least one of these.

First, and at the top of the list, is the Ten Year Anniversary show for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Tipitina’s at 9pm, and Flow Tribe is opening. This is going to be amazing, the Dirty Notes came roaring onto the scene ten years ago and turned the dial up to eleven on local funk rock. Since then they have consistently delivered one of the best shake your ass shows the city has seen. If you have still not seen them yet you owe it to yourself to stop by.

Then there is the Xmas on Tattooine fundraiser at the Big Top, including manic shenanigans by the Krewe of Chewbacchus and the Consortium of Genius. The city’s first all geek carnival krewe and our own resident mad scientists together with The Green Demons and more! Plus you can get that warm fuzzy (wookie-like?) feeling of supporting one of the cooler venues in town. Obey the orbital mind control lasers and put in an appearance.

For those who wish something verbal, but not neccessarily musical New Orleans own Wild Bill Dykes is back briefly, performing with Brian Posehn and Andi Coll over at The Howlin Wolf. Wild Bill is a handful, I know as we used to work together back in the 90s when he was a bartender. My sides allways hurt by the time we were done cashing out for the evening. Sharp wits and a sharp tongue and only home for the one show. Give it a shot.

As for me, I don’t know how successful I’ll be but I’m going to try to make at least a little of each of them!

Damn it’s good to be back!