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Columbia Holiday Soirée: What to expect

What: Columbia Holiday Soirée: A Mad Men Era Vintage Costume Ball
When: Saturday, December 16thDoors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Blue Note
Tickets: $20 General Admission | Ages 21+
Featuring: Amalgamation Jazz Orchestra and DJ Jen Ha playing ’60s era hits!

Word on 9th Street is that the holidays are here, so it’s time to celebrate! At The Blue Note, we do it big. We roll out the red carpet, pour lavish cocktails, strike up the jazz band, serve exquisite hors d’oeuvres, decorate for Christmas, lay the white linen tablecloths and dress to the vintage nines so that we may strike a pose at the photobooth.

We swing, we shimmy, and get down to vintage hits that never went out of style.
I guess you could say we’re the cat’s meow.

 

Our annual event was originally inspired by the style and sophistication of the ’60s and the AMC television series, Mad Men. Although the show and era have ended, this spirit lives on through the hottest vintage holiday soirée in Columbia.

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This year, we’ve even teamed up with Candy Cane Crib to ensure The Blue Note is the merriest and brightest building on 9th Street.

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We want you and your in-crowd to join us for a night to remember. Invite your friends, freshen up on your dance moves and get ready! Not sure what to wear? Stop by Muse Clothing. They’re prepared to help you dress to impress. We’ll also have a coat check ready upon your arrival.

To get you in the holiday soirée spirit, here’s our playlist:

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To recap, we made a Holiday Soirée List
(and checked it twice!) :
Red Carpet ✅ Jazz Band ✅ Fancy Cocktails ✅
Photobooth ✅ Christmas Lights and Decorations ✅
Vintage Hits spun by DJ Jen Ha ✅ Hors D’oeuvres ✅
White Tablecloths ✅ Coat Check ✅ Vintage Style ✅
A Dazzling Holiday Party to Remember ✅ ✅ ✅ YOU⁉️

Be fashionably early. Get your tickets here.
Let your posse know you’ll be there. RSVP here.

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P.S. Need to learn some slick dance moves? All the kids are doing ’em.

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Surfer Blood’s long-awaited return to Rose

When: Monday, October 23rdDoors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $14
Opener: Tree House

Surfer Blood returns to Rose Music Hall on Monday night to bring their breezy surf rock back to Columbia. The band will be supporting their newest album, Snowdonia, this time around. Snowdonia is a return to form for a band that struggled over the last few years to match the critical success of Astro Coast — the band’s debut album.

Following the passing of bassist Thomas Fekete in 2016, lead singer John Paul Pitts was writing on his own for the first time without a friend and founding member of the band.

“It was a little lonely at first,” Pitts told KEXP in an interview earlier this year. “I’d grown so used to Tom introducing me to four out of five of all my favorite bands, so his taste was really important to me, and his approval was always something that I was seeking out. My strategy was write a lot and don’t criticize, and do something that Tom would be impressed by.”

Snowdonia is the band’s most complex record to date. Themes of grief and mourning are disguised by the familiar bright guitar tones and upbeat melodies of Surfer Blood’s past.


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Rainbow Kitten Surprise: Don’t be fooled by the name

When: Thursday, October 12. Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Blue Note
Tickets: $15
Opener: Elliot Root

With a name like Rainbow Kitten Surprise, it’s easy to get confused as far as what these guys are all about, but don’t let that stop you from checking them out.

Their unique blend of indie pop and folk rock makes for a smooth sound combined with a light-hearted atmosphere that they bring to the stage for every show. All of that plus their ability to engage an audience with their fun spirit means that this will be a show you won’t soon forget.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is in the middle of their first solo tour, and have played several other festivals including Bonnaroo, Loufest and Firefly.

I saw them live for the first time this past weekend at Austin City Limits and they blew me away, specifically lead singer Sam Melo. As a vocalist with no instrumental responsibilities, he engaged the crowd with his high energy and got us all through the unbearable Austin heat.

This post was written by Hannah Greteman, contributing writer for The Blue Note & Rose blog.