Friday, March 18, 2011


Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Damn, we sure had a busy Thursday night in music last night. This weekend? Not so much — but here's a preview of the best shows going through Monday. 


The sixth annual voter-chosen, Som Jordan-hosted Sommy Awards are back, this time at Aclub. It's a red-carpet affair, with a black-and-white dress code. And for lots of local musicians, it's sort of like prom: metal bands in ties, female singers in their cocktail best. In between awards, see performances by Team Growl, MJ the Human Beatbox, Yarn Owl, Silver Treason, Groove Patrol, Real Life Rockaz and DJ Isis. 6 pm. $5. All-ages.


It's been years since we've seen longtime Fumes and Dee Farmin Army frontman Dee Farmin on local stages, but since he and his longtime collaborators announced their new band, Yamamoto, these guys have been everywhere. Check out their authentic punk rock sounds and attitudes tomorrow night at Mootsy's. 9 pm. Gotta be 21.


When most performers come down with a runny nose, they're usually all like "sucks to be you, ticketholders!" Not Del — the funkiest of homosapiens. The bizarro Deltron 3030/Gorillaz emcee couldn't play his scheduled show here back in February, but he rescheduled for Sunday night at Aclub. When does that ever happen? He plays with Bukue One, Zac Hendrix and the always-excellent Bad Penmanship crew. 7 pm. $17. Gotta be 21.


We love a good shit show. And all we've heard about Old Man Markley, the punk-bluegrass band that will take the stage here Monday, is that the band puts on a crazy good time. Check out our story on them here, and be sure to hit up the show — they play with Cooper McBeam and Whiskey Dick Mountain — at Aclub. 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21. 

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Michael Bowen is a former senior writer for The Inlander and a respected local theater critic. He also covers literature, jazz and classical music, and art, among other things.