The Doggery kicks things off at 8pm Thursday, March 24, with Root River Jam, a local crew dabbling in roots, blues, Celtic, folk, jazz, and rock styles. The band’s website features a five-pack of original tunes for the price of an e-mail address. You can also check out a video of the band performing “Louisiana Saturday Night” on the Mayowood bridge.
Meanwhile, at 6 pm at The Loop, Cole Allen brings his acoustic blues and rock to the stage. Allen’s website claims that he is known for playing his guitar above his head and behind his back.
Speaking of blues-infused acoustic music, also at 8pm Thursday, March 24, at Forager, Joel Ward’s bluesy soul-man approach to acoustic tunes is front and center as another installment of his Therapeutic Thursdays gets underway.
LP & The 45s play at 8pm on Friday, March 25, at the North Star Bar. The band’s repertoire of classic hits, like Danny & the Juniors’ “At the Hop,” Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” and The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” is a sure bet for dance floor sweetness.
At 9:45 pm Friday, March 25, both the upstairs and downstairs stages at Kathy’s Pub come alive. Upstairs, the ravey vibes of Kathy’s Last Friday EDM party go down hosted by DJ Inztramental. For a sample of the turn up to come, check out his Soundcloud page, where he has a slew of mixes streaming. Midwest Jam Collective handles the downstairs stage with their mixture of funk, EDM, and jam music. Check out the band’s Facebook page for more.
At 8pm on Saturday, March 26, the North Star Bar hosts Minneapolis metal act Slow Children. If their Facebook page is any indication, the band will bring the noise in the tradition of Slayer, Rob Zombie, and Korn.
At 9:45 pm, March 26, Kathy’s Pub hosts Ethereal Groove Inc. This Illinois band strives to put genre classification behind it, and with a lineup featuring two guitarists, two drummers, and one bassist, they’re well positioned to do just that. The band’s website gives some hints about the sounds you can expect, though — a touch of prog rock, some funk, and a dose of jam.
At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, Forager hosts Thomas and the Rain back for another evening of acoustic guitar selections augmented by violin, cello, and vocal harmonies. Head over to thomasandtherain.com for a chance to stream a handful of their songs.
Finally, congratulations to local grunge rockers Second Story, who nabbed a spot in the next The Rochester Experience video, where they will give an interview and premiere their music video for “Just Be Friends.”