Beer and Pavement

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Posted in Live, Uncategorized by SM on April 11, 2011

Sorry for the filler. I meant to continue and wrap my beer story, but it wasn’t meant to be. I ran out of time and this last beer has me moving a bit slow. So, I’ll repost this weekend’s CoMusic bit on the Blue Note. Stay tuned this week as I will wrap the beer story and may even do more work on that list of beliefs as a response to whatever Pizza writes. I feel bad as my numbers were soaring at the end of last week and all I have to answer that is this little piece of filler.

The Blue Note in colder times.

A one-time vaudeville porn and sci-fi theater, restored in 1980, The Blue Note is Columbia’s primary venue for national touring acts. Name the band, they have probably played the Blue Note. Now in its 31st year, the venue on North 9th Street is the place one goes to see bands such as Bright Eyes, Yo La Tengo, New Pornographers, The Walkmen, and Yeasayer…or at least that’s where you’ll be going for these (and other) shows in the near-future.

The highlight of the Blue Note’s lineup usually happens every spring and through the summer for the annual Ninth Street Summerfest where 9th is blocked off between Broadway and Walnut for bigger and better-known acts. I’ve personally seen The Flaming Lips and Wilco at these outdoor shows. Some of the outdoor gigs are even free, depending on the band set to play.

Bright Eyes is headlining the venue’s 31st anniversary show, but the Summerfest list has yet to be revealed. This weekend Explosions in the Sky hit the Note Sunday evening.

Even if you miss these gigs, you’re likely to find something that fits your schedule on the Blue Note’s site or their sister venue, Mojo’s.

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  1. Pizza Cottontail said, on April 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

    New Pornos are here this week. Dan Bejar/Neko Case aren’t on the tour, I assume? Here we’re getting Menomena for openers instead of the Walkmen, though.

    • builderofcoalitions said, on April 11, 2011 at 9:01 am

      Actually, I think both Bejar and Case are touring. It means that the likelihood of seeing them in Columbia is low. Someone I know saw Menomena recently and was pleasantly surprised.

      • Pizza Cottontail said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

        Neko Case was at the show last night, so with luck she’ll be at the CoMo show as well. Dan Bejar wasn’t there: he was supporting Kaputt, I s’pose. I thought Menomena outshined the New Pornographers, but they still put on a good set. Keep us posted on your show. (We snagged a set list, but I’ll spare you the spoiler alerts.)

  2. Carrie the Destroyer said, on April 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    not so much vaudeville as a porn theatre with the rare science fiction screening, according to my pops.


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