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Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend: Surf City, Cool Shoes, Wade Bowen

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 5:15 AM



In Hot Springs, the Valley of the Vapors festival rolls on with manic two-piece Japanther and melodic, rambunctious New Zealanders Surf City, 8 p.m., $5.

Reno's Argenta Cafe hosts a singer-songwriter night with two of the best in town: throwback folkie Michael Leonard Witham and country-western chanteuse Bonnie Montgomery, 9 p.m., $5.

Blues man Big John Miller takes the 12-bar guitar to Dugan's Pub, 9 p.m.

Cool Shoes returns with a "Spring Break Edition" deejayed by Wolf-E-Wolf, Red Six, Jason D., Rysk and Cameron Holifield, 9 p.m., $7.

Maxine's brings a triple-bill of metal from Iron Tongue, The Vail and From Which We Came, 8 p.m., $5 adv. , $7 d.o.s.

Phillip McMath's Civil War drama "The Hanging of David O. Dodd" returns to The Weekend Theater for its penultimate performance, 7:30 p.m.

And the always-stellar Isaac Alexander plays White Water Tavern with J.R. Top, 10 p.m.



Stickyz brings American Aquarium, the Last Chance Records alt-country act with a Wilco-referencing name, and Mandy McBryde & the Unholy Ghost, the stellar local country act with sweet Wilco-like effects pedals, 9 p.m., $7.

The "Independent Music Night" hip-hop showcase returns to Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $5.

Red Dirt Country takes over Revolution when Wade Bowen takes the stage, 9 p.m., $10.

In the nightclub world, Discovery offers Michael Shane in the disco, VJ g-force doing his thing in the hip-hop room and modern rockers Third Degree holding down the live band slot, 10 p.m., $12.

And for the night owls, Ghost Town Blues Band takes it to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members.



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