The Doggery kicks off St. Patrick’s weekend with a set by the D’Sievers from 8 to 11 Thursday, March 17. They have promised to turn their jazz green with a crew consisting of John Sievers on trombone, Mike King on guitar, Kurt Savela on drums, Steve Sawyer on bass and something or someone called Trombot providing cool hair.
The Canadian Honker has a special St. Patrick’s Day guest as well: jazz band Les Fields and the Turkey River All-Stars, who play Thursday, March 17, from 6 to 9. They’ll bring Debbie Schreyer and Tom Owens along for the ride. I could give you a URL to go to, but I suggest you Google the band, whose first gig was a Christmas party in 1968. The first result is a wonderful story written by the late Rochester icon Harley Flathers, another man who knew his sounds.
Studio 5, next door to the Post Town Winery, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration as well, with the Ravens Fire Band, who play from 6 to 9 p.m. There will not be any green beer, but there will be traditional Irish music played by guitar, mandolin and two lips whistling..
Of course, Kathy’s couldn’t let itself be outdone, so they booked Suite for a St. Pat’s Bash that is sure to turn your I-have-to-work-early-on-Friday-so-I-can’t-go-out-tonight friends green with envy. It kicks off at 9:45 p.m. and goes until the holiday is over.
Suite’s frequent stage-mates, Push & Turn, get the main stage at Kathy’s Pub on Friday night, March 18. The crew’s positively charged mash of reggae, funk and rock styles are a sure bet for keeping feet moving on the dance floor, but don’t take my word for it, some of their original tunes are streaming online.
Cover band Five Finger Discount, whose guitarist, Keith Zeller, is a member of both the Minnesota and Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Halls of Fame, hit Boomer’s Lounge starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday. They play tunes by acts such as ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and Waylon Jennings.
The Wicked Moose brings Torozono Cannon and The Steepwater Band for an evening of Chicago blues on Saturday night, March 19. Headliner Torozono Cannon, a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, is using the occasion to celebrate the release of “The Chicago Way,” his first record on Alligator Records. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
• Joel Ward’s Theraputic Thursdays continue at Forager Brewery Thursday, March 17 starting at 8.
• Fernando Ufret’s distinctive acoustic pop is at The Loop from 6 to 9 Thursday, March 17.
• Classical guitarist Christopher Rude plays solo instrumentals in jazz, latin, classical, folk, and Spanish styles at Four Daughters Vineyard on Friday, March 18 starting at 5.
• Booker & Mark bring their classic rock stylings to the Canadian Honker on Friday, March 18.
• The D’Sievers, not content with one show a weekend, hit the Canadian Honker on Saturday evening, March 19.