The weekend starts early with a couple of great Thursday night shows.
Tonight, January 30, fellow KWSS Radio host Brett Coleman of the Vibes Alive Show is hosting a live recording of his radio show at Last Exit Live. This free evening of music, interviews, and giveaways include acoustic performances from Black Bottom Lighters, Haley Green, Why Worry, The Irie, and Clint Stevens.
In case you're not familiar with Vibes Alive, the reggae-themed show hit the ground running early last year. It brings grooves from some well-known indie and local artists. You can listen to the show every Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Tonight's live recording begins at 7 p.m. Did I mention it's free?
Another show happening tonight will appease your garage-pop punk hip-hop side. Sore Eyes was recently named a rising artist to watch this year by Yab Yum Music and Arts, along with emo-rap artist The God Samaritan. Both are at Trunk Space tonight for a night of music titled A Show That Was Supposed to Work.
Believe me when I say that these are both artists that you should be paying attention to. Sore Eyes' latest EP, Songs That Were Supposed to Work, will have you texting your ex, but after listening to "Let It Burn," the latest single from The God Samaritan, you'll be moving on. The show starts at 7 p.m., and it’s $10 at the door.
Your early start to the weekend continues Friday night with a show at Yucca Tap Room. Check out art from at least a dozen artists while listening to music from Bogan Via, MRCH, Terra Fractal, The Doyenne, and more. This free show begins at 7 p.m. and goes all night long.
Over at Last Exit Live, The Haymarket Squares promise to share some of their patented "punkgrass" and are bringing along Some Dark Hollow and The Sunpunchers for the evening. It will be a night of Americana goodness beginning at 9 p.m., and tickets just $10.
You have my permission to take Saturday off.
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Dani Cutler is the morning show host on independent radio station KWSS 93.9 FM, which supports local independent artists as part of its regular alternative music rotation. She has been volunteering for the station since 2007. You'll often find her out at a show or walking around with her headphones on because she forgot she was wearing them.