My weekend started so early that Friday comes around and I'm just looking at it like any other night of the week. Then I look a little bit closer and realize that it's the first time, at least in my memory, that Tropical Popsicle has headlined the Soda Bar. As much as I'm a cheerleader for local music, sometimes the scene is so disjointed. Some succeed locally while others book national tours and hardly get what they deserve back in their home city. When it comes to TropPop, I feel at fault. If you haven't seen them, this is your chance, and lucky for us, no matter what eyes befall them across the blogosphere, I'm pretty sure they will always call this home. So welcome them and do it right on a Friday night.
Friday, June 22:
Tropical Popsicle, Exray’s, Barbarian @ Soda Bar
Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, Dent May, Lion Cut , Maxfield Rubbish and His Oddly Alluring Flea Circus @ Casbah
Melissa Etheridge @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino Open Sky Theatre
CityBeat Drink Issue Party, featuring the Beautiful View @ The Propagandist
Mad Traffic, Skyline Union, Habitat, King Legend @ Eleven
John Katchur, Jeff Berkley, Lisa Sanders, Carlos Olmeda, Jeffrey Joe Morin @ Java Joe’s