Friday, September 5, 2008

You Can Blame It On The Rain But Don't Blame It On Worcester

It really is too bad about the storm that is going to wreak havoc all over New England tomorrow. I was looking forward to a day of leaving my house on foot around 10am and not returning until about 2:30 am and experiencing an outdoor/indoor music and fun filled day. Not an 18 hour day but it could be stretched to about 17 if I chose to get some breakfast after the bars close.

Starting at 10 in the morning we would have had the Main South Farmers Market happening at the corner of Main and Benefit featuring locally grown produce, live music, and awesome happenings.

Then I would have walked back over to the Canal District for Canal Fest at the corner of Harding and Winter featuring great food, great music, canal replication silliness and more awesome happenings.

At 6:00 over on Green St Ukestock is starting up in the White Eagle ballroom which should be a good time and something you don't get to see everyday, which is a whole slew of people playing ukeleles. An added bonus is that it happens in the Arcadia Ballroom in the White Eagle which is one of more fantastic rooms in the city.

And then to end the night we have three of the cities best getting together right across the street at the Lucky Dog in Huck, Thinner, and Little Big Wheel. By the way I want to just put it out there that if I endorse a band as good they actually are and it's no hyperbole. You hear me say a band is good and in my opinion they are as good as anything you would see at one of the bigger regional music venues. They ain't no Probable Cause.

Can we have a moment of silence to contemplate just how god awful Worcester's self proclaimed best band is? I mean they really really suck. They aren't even any good at playing other people's songs and it makes me a little sad that they draw the numbers that they do.


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So I have a feeling the Farmer's Market is still happening. Canal Fest has been officially postponed until November 1st so that throws a wrench into things, but Ukestock and the phenomenal show at the Lucky Dog are still going on so tomorrow is a great time to get yourself out of the house and make some memories in the the Woo. If you see me say please say hello.

16 comments:

punky said...

P.C. does suck but they have hottest fans...every time they play the dog is packed with beautiful people. It so weird.

Paulie said...

Big Man Run XIII "The Omen" is not being canceled:>)

www.baevents.com/bigmandrun

Gabe said...

Paulie, in a round about way you just gave me permission to plug at least one thing that I do over on your blog. Thanks sir!

Gabe said...

What irks me about Probable Cause isn't that they exist, shitty bands only offend me if I am there to see them. It only bothers me that they refer to themselves publicly as Worcester's best band in advertising for the very high high profile gigs that they get which is a direct slap in the face to all the other bands in the city being that they don't even come remotely close in any way shape or form (except lining the pockets of venues and promoters) to being the cities best band. That statement when marketed on a large scale does a disservice to all the people (including the Lucky Dog) who work hard to shake the stigma that local music sucks in Worcester when in fact it's pretty friggin good for a city this size and one of our things we should take pride in.

DC said...

I headed over to the market but I saw no musicians...but it was a good time anyway. Wanted to go to Ukestock, but this humidity and rain is sapping the willpower.....


PS Of course you can link to my blog! I'm glad to know that you have one as well!

Bill Randell said...

How was the Farmer's Market???

johnmenard said...

You missed the College Shuffle on Shrewsbury St. All up and down Shrewsubry St. there were vendors giving away free stuff and samples to new college students. Also, many of the restaurants opened their doors to give away free samples too.

The Best Part... various colleges were busing in students on free shuttles!

Starbucks was packed with college kids.

Now this is what I'm talking about!

Bravo to whoever organized this.

Gabe said...

Bill, I am very sad to say that I did not make it to any of those things yesterday. I became the embodiment of the Central Mass citizen I have the biggest problem with. I just went to a friends house and drank and played video games. I am a little ashamed of myself.

But just a little.

Paulie said...

you are plugging everyone else..plug this will ya..lots of folks from beyond Worcester coming..maybe you can help me excite some Worcester folks..easy walk to mi su casa aftah "Start of the Street"

http://www.baevents.com/pauliesnolabluesandjazzfestival/

Paulie said...

http://www.baevents.com/
pauliesnolabluesandjazzfestival/

Gabe..I need one more band for the above

A Cajun band, any leads??

I hired The Hurricane Horns last night and The Chris Fitz Band last Sunday at the Wachusett Mtn Festival...

All welcome-it's free on me:>)

Gabe said...

I might have something. Let me ask around.

F said...

Punky, your right.. PC does have the "Hottest fans"...

I try to be impartial, but come on ladies and gentlemen..they can't be so bad if they draw large crowds at some of the biggest venues consistantly...

Anyway, I have seen them a couple of times and the crowd loved them... I shot the shit with some of the members while I had a smoke and they were very nice people and complimented alot of oher bands in the city....In fact they are one of the most UN-pretentious bands I have ever met..

As for the advertisement stuff...I think it's the bars that they play at that post this stuff..

Anyway, that is my observation coming from a person who does not go out and see cover bands that much....

Gabe said...

I am sure they are very nice people who have quite a few friends.

Anonymous said...

probable cause will kill you, you stupid fuck

Gabe said...

Then I would be dead and they still wouldn't be very good.

Anonymous said...

Gabe, you are a very jealous person. Either you are in a original band and think you are going to get a record contract or you are a wanna be musician.