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Here Come the Mummies…again!

Where: The Blue Note
When: Saturday, March 18. Doors 7:30 | Show 8:30
Tickets: $21.50 advance | $24 day of show
Opener: Hound Sounds

Get ready CoMo, Here Come the Mummies are coming to get funky for a special St. Paddy’s party this Saturday. This isn’t the first time Here Come the Mummies have graced the stage, it’s the third time they’re playing for us this year! Is it obvious we can’t get enough of them? Now, a look back onto some of HCTM best moments onstage in Columbia…

1. March 24, 2016

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HCTM brought their brand of “terrifying funk from beyond the grave” to our stage for the first of their three 2016 concerts at The Note. Their sound has been described as a cross between Fitz & the Tantrums and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. This particular show highlighted how fun their indoor shows thanks to their killer production.

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2. 9th Street Summerfest 2016

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Here Come the Mummies were just one of the amazing acts that headlined in our Summerfest series last summer. Even in the extreme heat, these mysterious guys donned their full mummy disguises and took the time to meet a few fans after the show.

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This could be you!

3. This Saturday!

These guys are sure to put on an energetic show in the spirit of continuing St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Don’t miss one of the most unique groups around and come with a little extra cash because their merch is to die for. (Har har har.)

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Also be sure to check out the opening band Hound Sounds coming to us from St. Louis!

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Lone Star State native William Clark Green brings alt-country to Rose

Where: Rose Music Hall
When: Thursday, Feb. 9. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance // $12 day of show
Opener: Brad Cunningham Band + Jarrod Turner Trio

William Clark Green is one of the latest in a long line of extremely talented country music artists from Texas. Born in Flint, Green moved to College Station at the age of 12 and began taking guitar lessons. He attended college at Texas Tech where he juggled studying with acoustic and open mic gigs. He has since received widespread recognition in his home state, with three studio albums and one live album released to date. With unapologetic lyrics, twangy guitars and irresistibly catchy hooks, you’ll have his songs stuck in your head for days.

“Ringling Road,” from the album with the same name, has a uniquely dark sound that highlights Green’s raw, raspy voice. The song is about what happens at a circus after-hours. Green was inspired to write the song based on an area owned by Ringling Brothers in the 1920s that was used as a rest stop for circus trains and was the site of “rowdy, surreal situations.”

His lyrics are painfully real, especially in “Sympathy,” a bitter sendoff to an ex that most people can relate to.

Note one of Green’s biggest hits that you’re sure to see him perform on Thursday night, “She Likes the Beatles.”

Don’t miss your chance to see one of Texas’s best and make sure to check out Brad Cunningham Band and Jarrod Turner Trio before Green takes the stage. See you Thursday!

This post was written by Abigail Dempsey, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.


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Playlist: A Blue (Note) Christmas

We’ve brought you a Mad Men era holiday party playlist and a Christmas hits of the 80s and 90s playlist, and now it’s time to bring you A Blue (Note) Christmas! These songs are sure to get you in a festive mood and all that you have to do is press play.

You can’t go wrong with Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble, but we wanted to bring you something a little less traditional this season. This playlist is full of both covers of Christmas classics and new songs. It even includes a few songs by past and future Blue Note performers like Andrew Bird and Dan + Shay.


1. “A Great Big Sled” – The Killers

The Killers are becoming more widely killing it with holiday music. They come out with a holiday song almost every year. This is their first (and in my opinion their best) one for your listening pleasure.


2. “Lonely Christmas Eve” – Ben Folds

Written from the point of view of the Grinch, you might recognize this jazzy song from the movie’s soundtrack, and you’ll definitely recognize Ben Folds from our lineup of concerts this spring.


3. “A Willie Nice Christmas” – Kacey Musgraves & Willie Nelson

There’s nothing more exciting than finding out two Blue Note veterans linked up to make a quality Christmas song. There’s a healthy use of ukulele in this mellow song, and if you know anything about Willie Nelson, you can probably guess the subject matter.


4. “Player’s Ball” – Outkast

Some people might try to argue that this isn’t a Christmas song, but I argue otherwise. Just listen.


5. “Christmas Song” – India.Arie & Stevie Wonder

There have been so many different covers of this song, but I think this soulful version featuring Stevie Wonder is definitely the merriest.


6. “Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!” – Sufjan Stevens

Songs like this make for a new era of Christmas classics that might actually make you like Christmas music again. Sufjan Stevens gifts us with plenty of original music to truly get us in the holiday spirit with his album “Songs for Christmas.” With over 40 songs, the album could be a playlist itself.


Stream away! We hope you enjoy, and we hope your holiday season is blue in the best way possible.

For more playlists, follow us on Spotify @thebluenotecomo

This post was written by Abigail Dempsey, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.