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Friday, March 12, 2010

Cross Pollinate, Furrows, Aladandy

It's Friday, March 12th and this is what's happening:
This weekend is the first Cross Pollinate Jackson speaker series, which brings in young intellectuals/artists for a weekend to present a talk on their topic of expertise on Friday night and an artistic program on Saturday night. The first speaker is Shahid Buttar, the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and spoken word artist.

Shahid will be speaking tonight at 5:30 pm at the Jackson Community Design Center downtown. His talk will be on "Keeping Accountable Those Who Keep Us Safe," an analysis of torture, civil liberties, and respect for the rule of law in a world full of real and perceived risks of terrorism.

Saturday night, Shahid will be performing spoken word back by a band comprised of local electronic musicians and a DJ set by Julian Vu. This event will be at 8pm at North Mid-Town Arts Center, formerly One to One Studios.

Also, tonight is the Furrows CD release show at Sneaky Beans!!!!

Furrows is releasing their debut album on Elegant Trainwreck Records and they will be performing on the outdoor stage around the back of Sneaky Beans. The show starts at 7pm and will also feature Dead Gaze. Read more about Furrows in this JFP article called Grafting ‘New’ Branches.

Here's a new one from Mississippi's very own.... TTOCCS REKARP featuring 7even:Thirty! This video was produced in Jackson, MS. You can also purchase the song on iTunes. Let's support our Mississippi artists! Woooooo hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Two Great Bands – One Night @ T-BONES
starting @ 7 p.m. this Saturday, March 13th

*1st Act: THE SQUIRMS (Hattiesburg’s Own Rockers) @ 7 p.m.

Featuring an all-star lineup of the Pine-Belt’s finest. On Drums: Jed Newell (Thomas Jackson, Cary Hudson, Blue Mountain & more); on bass: Warren Ard (Micro Dream Home, Morilla, Thomas Jackson, Victory Loaner & more); on keys: Joe VanZandt (The Parasols, Stale Fashion, The Step Kids, Micro Dream Home & more); and, on vocals and guitar: Will Poynor. Will has been a staple on the Hattiesburg music scene for nearly a decade, now. He pushes the limits of psychedelic rock with dreamy soundscapes and reverb drenched vocals, all wrapped in good ol’ rock n’ roll! Will has also help thousands upon thousands of Hattiesburgians find the music they need at T-Bones.

*2nd Act: LOS BUDDIES (Jackson Rockers bring it to T-BONES) @ 8 p.m.

Check out the article from the JACKSON FREE PRESS on the Buddies: Melody from (Mechanical) Defeat by Larry Morrisey on February 3, 2010.

Here’s an except from the article: “…Los Buddies has persisted to create a loose but tuneful sound that incorporates the rough edges of early punk and ’60s garage rock with a love of guitar-based pop…” Los Buddies’ “…songs demonstrate the band’s allegiance to the energy of early punk, tempered by an underlying affection for melody. They mix overdriven guitars and aggressive drumming that would not be out of place on an early Replacements record with cleaner elements, including some underlying chiming guitars and “ooh-ooh”-ing back-up vocals.”

The Coffee Shop is now opening Mon-Sat at 7 a.m.
Stop in and pick up a fresh cup of coffee or cold-brew to get your day started!

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