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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.

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A night in with Day Wave

When: Wednesday, October 11. Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $13 in advance | $15 day of show
Opener: Tidal Volume

By this point, you have surely heard at least one of Day Wave’s songs. Getting frequent air time on SiriusXMU, Day Wave — aka Jackson Phillips — blends his 80’s lo-fi sound with vibrant melodies and personal lyrics that discuss solitude and introspective views on human interactions.

Day Wave just finished touring with The Shins, which included stops at Red Rocks, the Greek Theatre and Lollapalooza. He’ll be performing to more intimate venues on this leg of the tour, so it’s a great chance to see an emerging artist that has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in indie rock scale things back for his very own headlining show.

While everything you hear on Day Wave’s 2017 album, The Days We Had, is performed by Phillips himself, his live shows provide backing members to provide a full landscape of sounds that incorporate the many warm layers from his studio work.


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80’s vs. 90’s Music Video Bracket: Final Four

When: Saturday, October 7th. Show at 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Blue Note
Tickets: $5

We’re getting close to crowning a champion for the 80’s vs. 90’s Music Video Battle of the Decades. It’s come down to the final four videos of the tournament, and at the end of the day, we will have a winner from each decade before they square off in a final battle to declare the champion!

Check out the final four and cast your votes below, and be sure to come out to The Blue Note on Saturday night for the 80’s vs. 90’s Music Video Battle of the Decades with DJ Requiem!

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