10.21: Blue Party – Republic
At this point it should be pretty obvious that the primary driving force behind the young classically-schooled guitar mega-talent known as Cliff Hines is a ceaseless desire to test not only the limits of his own musical faculties, but those of every musician around him. As the mastermind behind last year’s faithfully executed David Bowie Tribute and this past spring’s very ambitious Prince Tribute, he has successfully one-upped himself with each farfetched concept he’s hatched by managing to always bring along a slew of other local jazz and indie rock musicians for costumed-out, multi-member revolving door lineups that add a singular charm to each song they perform.
This Sunday at One Eyed Jacks, Mr. Hines plans to take it up several notches for a Holloween-themed tribute to the inimitable Radiohead, a painstaking endeavor that – if done right – could be the most terrifying thing you witness all year outside of seeing the real deal. This time he’s working with about fifteen fresh faces including members of Caddywhompus, High In One Eye, Bionica, Big History, New Grass Country Club, Vox & the Hound, Sun Hotel, Big Rock Candy Mountain and Glasgow for what should be one of the most interesting, eye opening and – depending on whether you wear a costume – fun concert experiences of 2011.
10.25: Loma Prieta + Thou – The Mushroom
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