Meal starters? We think they deserve more love. Southern Gourmasian, Juanita's, Tusk and Trotter, The Flying Saucer and Damgoode Pies get a big thumbs up for their appetizers—and that's just scratching the surface. /more/
You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.