the old court for updating their upstairs space--the walls are warmer, the side-seating more integrated with the room, (not to mention comfortable), and the tap guinness is still the perfect go-with for the music.
jenny riddle and her band--what a great set--speakermute, los wundertwins del rap, the farewells, and the cold pilgrims (and to whomever may have been on before speakermute and i got there--not a better multiple bill to be had anywhere in the city, except possibly the 119 gallery and the lowell & behold gig, but a man can only be in so many places at once, and ya gotta give a bump when its a benefit for the food bank).
the hynes tavern for putting on so many great bands these days, like red devil lye this past friday, and you absolutely cannot beat an $8 pitcher of PBR as a go-with for all that, either.
jen kearney and the lost onion and their recording of their christmas video for cometolowell.com (it's due to go up on wednesday, so try the link again in a couple days)--the cometolowell website may need also to be excused for lacking links to melvern taylor (and his fabulous meltones, of course) frank morey, evan goodreau, and about a thousand others, (see those listed above for starters), but starting with jen does buy a certain amount of latitude.
the village smokehouse for remodeling their bar space to put in a stage where there always ought to be one--i was delayed from catching the reverend jj's birthday sets this past friday (see $8 PRB pitcher, the hynes tavern and red devil lye above if you need background, and i did get there for the load out and the last call for the birthday boy and his gang over at the worthen house, so i'm taking a mulligan on that one) but given that jen kearney and the lost onion will be there in january, there will be plenty of upcoming and great opportunity to give it a good listen.
everybody for making it a very merry christmas and hanukkah and name-your-holiday season this year--i won't name names in order to protect the innocent, but i've been invited to share the season with so many near and dear people to me, and i can't possibly convey thanks enough to them all.
have a merry!