Local music: Summer Bash hits Cain's Ballroom on Friday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, June 14, 2012
6/14/12 at 4:33 AM
Local and regional music keeps Tulsa nightlife hopping all week long. Check out the variety of venues and genres available for music fans.
1. Flashbulb Fires is a distinct modern take on a seemingly nostalgic voice. It evokes moments of Motown and '80s pop that are quickly twisted into more sinister versions of the originals. The Denver band brings its brand of rock to Tulsa for two shows. The first is 9 p.m. Friday at Treehouse Tulsa, 18th Street and Boston Avenue, with band Ishi. Must be 18. The second show is all-ages, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave. Free.
2. Chris Rusk and his band The Ruskettes celebrate the release of their album "Forever Blowing Bubbles," 10 p.m. Saturday at Soundpony Lounge, 409 N. Main St. It's free, but you must be 21 to enter. The band's first single, "Tell Me Why," is out now on Elefant Records.
3. If there were ever a concert deserving of the name, the Summer Bash on Friday at Cain's Ballroom fits perfectly. Local and regional acts Firstryke, Fist of Rage, Joint Effect, Absence of Ink, Searching For Sanity, Bound and Ragdoll take over two stages before headliner Texas Hippie Coalition performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $13, plus fees, and the show is all-ages. Visit tulsaworld.com/cains for more.
4. Longtime Tulsa musicians Shelby Eicher, Mark Brune r and jazz chanteuse Annie Ellicott perform acoustic jazz with nylon string guitar and violin with vocals, 7-9 p.m. June 20 at Full Moon Cafe, 1525 E. 15th St. No cover.
5. If it's eclectic, electric roots music you're looking for, this stalwart band has it in spades. Longtime musicmaker the Electric Rag Band performs 10 p.m. Saturday at Mercury Lounge at 18th Street and Boston Avenue. Cover is $10. Must be 21.
Original Print Headline: Local venues offer wide variety of upcoming shows
Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346