Ah, Mootsy’s. It’s one of the best downtown dives on any given night, but it really comes alive on Thanksgiving weekend. Folks have actually made a Turkey Day pilgrimage into a tradition, camping out at the watering hole to see their favorite local rock bands. That annual practice gets started on Thanksgiving night, with Double Bird, Lip Sick and Pit bringing the heavy garage rock. The following evening, finish up your Black Friday shopping and head back to Mootsy’s for a co-headlining bill featuring Belt of Vapor and Dead Serious Lovers. Get all warm and cozy, bump into old friends and dance off all that tryptophan.
— Nathan Weinbender