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Brew’n’View: Movies in the Park

Beer, tacos, popcorn, picnic blankets, warm summer nights and classic movies on an outdoor projector screen are all things that have quickly made Brew’n’View(s) one of my favorite summer traditions in Columbia. On select Wednesday nights throughout the summer, the folks down at Rose Music Hall have got you covered with FREE outdoor movies in Forrest Rose Park. So grab your friends, bring your blankets and lawn chairs and head down to Rose Music Hall next Wednesday!

Here’s a full list of the upcoming movies:

August 24: Dazed & Confused

August 31: Finding Nemo

September 7: Wet Hot American Summer

September 14: Bridesmaids

Gates at 7 PM, movies start at 9 PM


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CONCERT PREVIEW: ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
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Andrew McMahon was the first opener on the main stage last summer at Buzz Beach Ball in Kansas City. He was also one of the acts I was most excited to see, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I missed his set. Over the course of the past year, I managed to miss his performances as “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness” two more times. I did, however, get to see McMahon perform for the Jack’s Mannequin reunion tour in January 2016. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to, and that was solely because of McMahon. The air in the venue was electric, and so was he. I got goosebumps watching him play and I knew it wouldn’t be the last time I would see him perform.

For those of you who don’t know, McMahon is a singer/songwriter and pianist. He was the vocalist, pianist and primary lyricist for the bands Something Corporate and the main songwriter for Jack’s Mannequin. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is his most recent project.

Here are my top five reasons why you can’t miss Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at The Blue Note:

  1. This guy knows how to play a piano.

There aren’t a lot of live acts nowadays with a frontman who doubles as a vocalist and pianist. You might think this would affect McMahon’s stage presence, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Check out this video from the Jack’s Mannequin reunion tour concert.

  1. He’s got a little something for everyone.

Longtime McMahon fans can rejoice – if setlist.fm is to be believed (it rarely lets me down), McMahon will be playing several Jack’s Mannequin hits as well as songs from his band, Something Corporate. You can expect “Dark Blue,” “La La Lie” and my personal favorite, “The Mixed Tape.” If you aren’t familiar with any of these song titles, you’ve got nothing to worry about, as he’ll also be playing songs from 2014s “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.” There won’t be a dry eye in the venue during “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

  1. McMahon is a people person.

McMahon has a supportive fan base and he’s great about showing them love. At the show I went to in January, he brought a group of fans to sing on stage with him. Most artists don’t care to greet their fans after a performance, but McMahon has gone out of his way to do so while on tour with Weezer and Panic! At the Disco.

  1. Seeing McMahon headline a show will be a completely different experience.

At a Weezer or Panic! At the Disco concert, (both are bands that McMahon has opened for) most people are there to see Weezer or Panic! At the Disco. There’s something infinitely more special about seeing McMahon headline a show. The size of the venue also means a more intimate experience. I’d take a McMahon concert at the Blue Note over an amphitheater any day.

  1. The dormant punk-rocker inside you will come alive.

Need I say more?

 

This post was written by Danny Rosenberg, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose.

 


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9th Street Summerfest Q&A

Q: How much does it cost?

A: It’s FREE! No tickets necessary. Just show up and bring your ID & beer money!

Q: Is it rain or shine?

A: Yes! There is a roof to protect the bands’ equipment from a light sprinkle. Have no fear, the show will go on!

Q: When & where can I get in?

A: Gates open at 6 PM at the intersection of 9th & Walnut.

Q: What are set times? 

A: Overton Landing takes the stage at 7:30 PM, Streets of Laredo at 8:15 PM, then Shakey Graves at 9:30 PM. Music won’t go past 11PM.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: If you want! 9th Street Summerfest is an all ages event.

Q: Can I bring a chair or something to sit down on? 

A: Please don’t bring any chairs on blankets onto 9th Street itself, unless you’re required to sit. You won’t be able to see the stage while sitting.

Q: So Shakey Graves is playing a FREE CONCERT on 9th Street and I’m ready to drink! Is that allowed?

A: You bet it is! Be sure to get a 21+ wristband at the gate. We will have several bars set up outside on 9th Street serving beer & wine. If you want hard alcohol, the bar inside The Blue Note will be open.

Q: This sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?

A: There isn’t! We just want to share our passion for live music with our community – and what better way of doing so than by throwing a FREE concert in the middle of downtown? Come party with us and live it up! #livetonight

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