Weekend Fun 11-25 thru 11-30-05, Updated

      Hi there live music lovers. This is your copy of Weekend Fun, your
guide to the best live music in our area this week. Check my web page,  
SkyReport, for the updated version before you go out. I sometimes make
several changes a day. I don’t want to keep sending updated e-mails to
you. It just causes confusion. SkyReport is also available on your web
enabled cell phone or PDA. Just enter the address in your Favorites, and
SkyReport is just a click away. http://spaces.msn.com/members/SkyReport/
There are many links to web pages for bands that I list. Click on the links
to visit their web pages.
 
      Friday, 11-25-05
 
      The Shakey Ground Blues Band featuring Paul Bonn on vocals plays
at Hammerstone’s, 9th and Russell in Soulard, 9-1. 314-773-5565.
 
      John Farrar plays solo at Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL, 6-10.
1-888-966-WINE.
 
      Tim Berg, harp and vocals with Billy Barnett and The Movers will
be playing with Honeytribe, featuring Devon Allman at The House Of
Rock, #5 Ronnies Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 9-1. 314-842-2550.
 
      The Smash Band with Billy Barnett on lead guitar, and Gian Vianello,
The Godfather, on bass and harp, Smash on lead vocals, and chatter,
bring the 10 piece Smash Band to Cutter’s in Belleville, IL. Cutters
is not listed in my phone book, and they seldom run ads in the Local
Flashes. If you don’t know how to get there, you can’t come. 9:30-1:30.
 
      The Souled Out Soul Review featuring Jay Dover play at Harry’s
East, 4660 N. Hwy 159, Fairviw Heights, IL, 9-1. 618-236-9696.
 
      The Saloonatics play at Teacher’s Billiards and Sports Cafe, 4519
North Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL, 9-1. 618-257-8203.
 
      The Metro Blues Band plays at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main
Street, Belleville, IL, 9-1. 618-394-1300.
 
      The New Rising Sun Blues Band featuring Mike Aguirre plays at
The Island Cafe, 341 Centreville Ave, Belleville, IL, 9-1. 618-277-8210.
 
      Saturday, 11-26-05
 
      The Rhythm Rockers play at The Spyglass, 255 Union Blvd. near
Forest Park, 8-12. 314-367-6704.
 
      The Lucky Dog Band plays a special acoustic show for Thanksgiving
weekend at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust, St. Louis, MO, 8-12.
314-241-BEER.
 
      The Boogiemen make their return to The Shamrock near New Athens,
IL, now open under new management, 9-1.
 
      The Shakey Ground Blues Band with Paul Bonn on vocals and dancing
on the bar, and Preston Hubbard, formerly with Room Full Of Blues, and
The Fabulous Thunderbirds on bass, Ryan Waked on soulful guitar, and
Derek Bonn on drums play at Harry’s East, 4660 N. Hwy. 159, Fairview
Heights, IL, 8:30-12:30. 618-236-9696.
 
      The Souled Out Soul Revue with Lauren James and Jay Dover on 
vocals play at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main Street, Belleville, IL,
9-1. 618-394-1300.
 
      The Smash Band plays at Cutters, Belleville, IL, 9:30-1:30. $5 cover.
 
      The John Farrar Trio plays at Main Street Jazz and Blues, 307 East
Main Street, Belleville, IL, 9:30-1. 618-235-6025.
 
      Sunday, 11-27-05
 
      Bob Tyler plays at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main Street, Belleville,
IL, 3:30-6:30. 618-394-1300.
 
      The Choosy Mutherz, Joe Truttmann, Tony Boyer, Steve Strayhorn,
and Johnnie Batch, (spelled with an I), play at The Towne Lounge, 119
West 1st, O’Fallon, IL, 5-8. 618-632-8886.
 
      The 4th Annual Baby Blues Showcase is held at BB’s Jazz, Blues and
Soups, 700 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO, beginning at 6pm.
314-436-5222.
 
      Liston, Nienhaus, and Crawford play at Cleo’s, 1013 North Main Street,
Edwardsville, IL, 5:30-9:45. 618-692-0786.
 
      Jackson’s Five featuring Billy Elam on vocals, Joe Garnier on keys,
Max Baker from Mama’s Pride on guitar, drummer Donald Smith from
Flextasy, and Paul Jackson on Bass play at Jackson’s 6655 Manchester
in St. Louis, 7-11. Including guest performances, every Sunday night.
 
      Check out the Sunday Jam session at The Dutch Hollow Barn in
Belleville,IL, 7-11. They always have free food. 618-235-5868.
 
      Monday, 11-28-05
 
      The Shakey Ground Blues Band with Paul Bonn and bassist
Preston Hubbard, formerly with The Fabulous Thunderbirds play at
Beale on Broadway 701 South Broadway, St. Louis, 9:30-1:30.
314-621-7880.
 
      Tim Albert, Danny Jackson, and Steve Strayhorn play their acoustic
show at Hammerstone’s, 9th and Russell in Soulard, 8-11. 314-773-5565.
 
      John Farrar, Jay Dover and John King host the weekly Jazz and Blues
Jam at Club 313, at #20 Mascoutah Avenue in downtown Belleville, IL.
9-12. This is the longest running weekly Jazz Jam on the East Side, since
1999. 618-239-6885.
 
      The New Rising Sun Blues Band plays at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups,
700 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO, 7-10. 314-436-5222.
 
      Tuesday, 11-29-05
 
      Billy Barnett Band plays at 1860 Hardshell Cafe at 9th and Geyer in
Soulard, 8-12. Come see this world class jazz group play to a packed
house every Tuesday night. 314-231-1860.
 
      Kim Massey featuring Lew Winer III on sax and vocals plays at Beale
on Broadway, 9:30-1:30. 314-621-7880.
 
      Wednesday, 11-30-05
 
      The Park Avenue Jazz plays at Hammerstone’s, 9th and Russell in
Soulard, featuring John Farrar, Rich Hensley, and Darryl Mixon, 8-12.
314-773-5565.
 
      The Ground Floor Band plays at Beale on Broadway, just South of
Busch Stadium on Broadway, 9:30-1:30. 314-621-7880.
 
      The Duck Tape Duo Trio hosts the Open Mic Night at Stagger Inn
Again, 104 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL, 9-1. 618-656-4221.
 
      Mary Daly and Beno play at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main,
Belleville, IL, 6:30-10. 618-394-1300. 
 
      If you have a friend that would like to be on my e-mail list, send me,
or have them send me, their name and e-mail address. Call my cell if
you need help. 618-792-1035. Skykingvideo@hotmail.com
Sky
 
 
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