Local music roundup: Vaudvillian sideshows? Nerd nights? Live music? Parties? Yes, yes, yes and yes.
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 14, 2013
2/14/13 at 10:32 AM
Vaudvillian sideshows? Nerd nights? Live music? Parties?
Yes, yes, yes and yes.
Tulsa has it all as we head into the weekend. Now get out there and hear something.
1. The Paul Benjaman Band plays a live gig at Arnie's Bar in the heart of the Blue Dome District. The singer-songwriter is here to celebrate love and loss and cheap beer. Music starts at 10 p.m. Saturday, 318 E. Second St. Cover is $5, must be 21.
2. Oklahoma's latest "American Idol" contestant Jacob Abello brings his band, Prettyboy Fahrenheit, to The Vanguard Music Hall on Friday with Chrome Pony, The Side Show and Randall Shreve. It's a fun, off-kilter dance, retro-fantastic, old-school, new-wave, live-music dance party. It kicks off 8 p.m. Friday at 222 N. Main St. Tickets are $10 advance at tulsaworld.com/ticketfly or $15 at the door. Must be 18 or older.
3. Hey, nerds need love, too. Don your favorite "Star Trek" costume (red shirts welcome), grab your 20-sided dice, light saber - whatever - and come out for a nerd and music singles lovefest with music from Dan Crossland and Meggie McDonald, 9 p.m. Thursday at Treehouse Tulsa, 1738 S. Boston Ave. Must be 21. Cover is $5.
4. Singer-songwriter, Tulsa homeboy and bluesman TJ McFarland plays a local show, 9 p.m. Friday at Elm Street Pub, 329 S. Elm St., No. 165. Must be 21. Grab a game of pool or darts while you're there and come hungry.
5. Head out to Club 209 for a "group sexy" vaudeville sideshow with the Crispy Family Carnival. You'll see art, hear awesome music, witness fire breathing, sword swallowing, bed of nails and other things that must be seen to be believed. The show mixes titillation with comedy, so bring your valentine. Proceeds benefit Tulsa Cares. Showtime 10 p.m. Thursday, 209 N. Boulder Ave.
Original Print Headline: Live music love
Oklahoma's latest "American Idol" contestant Jacob Abello will play a show Friday at The Vanguard Music Hall. Courtesy
Paul Benjaman will perform Saturday at Arnie's. Tulsa World file