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Looking Forward: Nov. 28- Dec. 4
Happy Thanksgiving! Stop trying to escape your family by looking for shows. Just kidding, spending that long in the house with the fam might just kill you, and lord knows you’ve had enough turkey and carbs to feed a small village. Feel Good is a recurring giant multi-genre EDM dance party experience you aren’t going to want to miss out on. Live DJ performances by the following: Dreadheadedslut, GadaBeats, Thumpur, Will Funk, and Sehorn. EDM is up and coming in the DJ scene world-wide, so catch some of Kansas’s representation. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, 10 p.m. FREE for 21+. $2 for 18+.
Whatever Forever Cassette Release Show: Ovaries-eez, CS Luxem, Your Friend, Bearded Hall, Max Fields
Lawrence cassette label Whatever Forever is releasing a new 16-track compilation tape called Family Vacation, with songs from many local favorites and musicians elsewhere: Your Friend, Hospital Ships, Julie Byrne (Seattle), CS Luxem, Dubb Nubb (Columbia, MO), Frances With Wolves (St Louis), Cerf Volant (San Francisco), Danielle Rae Comstock, Max Fields, Carey Scott, Levon Realms, No Magic, Rishi, Beaded Hall, Gypsum, and Your Mom's Best Friend. Tapes are available for purchase at the Love Garden as early as Black Friday.
I’m told there’s story to go along with each track on the tape so get down to the Love Garden and start asking some of the artists. But first, Danielle Rae Comstock was the mysterious street musician who’d play ukulele in front of the copy store next to Antique Mall. She passed away a few years ago after moving to Portland, but not before Rolf Petermann (facilitates Whatever Forever) recorded her song, “Sing to Me.” Saturday, Nov. 30, at Love Garden, 822 Massachusetts, at 6 p.m.
Once you’re done getting down to the local sounds curated by Whatever Forever, head over to the Bottleneck to continue to work off that turkey weight with DJ Kimbarely Legal. She spins Afrobeat, reggaeton, funk, hip-hop, moombahton, samba, salsa, bomba and plena, which is enough to get your moving, and she is currently working on new material, which she previewed a taste of at the Taproom DJ Throwdown last weekend (it was fantastic). The show is free for 21-year-olds and just $3 for the minors. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, 9 p.m. FREE for 21+
Casey Donahew Band
Their latest album “Standoff” showcasing pure and honest Texas country music, was quite a success, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart, #8 on the iTunes overall chart, at #7 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. Single “Whiskey Baby” is climbing the charts in Texas charts, as well as mainstream country charts, proving to be another sign they are on the verge of breaking out like Texas-born Randy Rogers Band and Eli Young Band (all three include the word “band” in their name, maybe they’re onto something). Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, 8 p.m. $18 in advance.
Kanye West: Yeezus Tour [KANSAS CITY PICK]
Love him or hate him, the Kanye is a musical genius, having sold more than 21 million records and 66 million digital tracks worldwide. His latest “Bound 2” music video featuring his topless fiancee, Kim Kardashian, has caused a stir (as does everything he says/makes/thinks), with everyone commenting on the “cheese” factor and phony effects of them riding on a motorcycle through the Grand Canyon. Yeezy commented that it was intentional. Plus it led to the masterpiece that is “Bound 3” parody by James Franco (Kanye) and Seth Rogen (Kim). Even Kanye and Kim had to admit it was brilliant. Kendrick Lamar will be opening for Kanye West. Ok now check out the spoof via Rolling Stone.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., 7:30 p.m., $46.50-127.
Chuck Inglish (from The Cool Kids)
The Cool Kids is an alternative hip hop duo comprised of rappers Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll based in Chicago. Originally linking up to make beats to sell to other artists, the two found their own lyrics to be the best for the production. Chocolate Industries put out their debut album “Bake Sale” in 2008, and their latest album “When Fish Ride Bicycles” was released in 2011. Rapper and producer Chuck Inglish plans to release a new solo LP called “Convertibles,” but no date has been finalized. His latest projects have been summer “Droptops” mixtape and “Easily EP” with Mac Miller and Ab-Soul. He is accompanied by Kings Dead and Tayyib Ali on the Wax and Roll Tour, coming through Lawrence. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, 8 p.m. $12 in advance.