Local music: Black Metal Mass set for Saturday at The Vanguard
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
12/27/12 at 5:08 AM
If you're looking to get out and about before or after the New Year Eve's rush and traffic, have we got the picks for you. There's lots of fun to be had and even more music to hear.
1. Ring in the last Saturday of 2012 with Klondike 5 String Band and a free party at Soundpony, 10 p.m. Saturday, 209 N. Main St. It's Tulsa's only biker bar - as in bicycle - and there's no better place for an unplugged folk-bluegrass-psychobilly hoedown. Free. Must be 21.
2. Award-winning Rogers State University college radio DJ Turbo hosts another blowout party this year, this time it's Black Metal Mass at The Vanguard Tulsa, 222 N. Main St. Turbo, of his Metal Meltdown show, welcomes bands including Vore, Pittersplatter, Alluvia, Giant of the Mountain, TheWayItWas and others. Doors open 6 p.m. Saturday. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Must be 18. Tickets are $10, available at the door and in advance at tulsaworld.com/ticketfly
3. If you're looking to head south before the New Year, this may be your best bet. The David Castro Band performs its unique take on Tulsa blues at 9 p.m. Saturday at T-Bones Place, 109 W. Willis Road, Tahlequah.
4. Open Stage with Smitty Jones gives you - yes, you - the mic for 30 minutes on a full indoor stage with PA system. Do what you like, how you like. Reserve a spot (30 minute increments) between 8:15-11:15 by messaging Jones at facebook.com/openstagetulsa It all goes down Wednesday at The Yeti (formerly Crystal Pistol), 417 N. Main St. Free. Must be 21.
5. The Red Dirt Rangers rock the best lil converted gas station in Tulsa with a 10 p.m. show Friday at Mercury Lounge, 1747 S. Boston Ave. Must be 21.
Original Print Headline: New year, new tunes
Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346
Tulsa's David Castro Band Courtesy
The Klondike 5 String Band Courtesy
Red Dirt Rangers Courtesy
Gary "Turbo" Webb of KRSU radio show Turbo Metal Meltdown Courtesy