September 9, 2010
Villagefest at Kern County Museum, 3805 Chester Ave., 6 p.m. Saturday, September 11th, $63, 323-2739. The biggest annual gathering of Bakersfield socialites, it’s also quite the rager. During its original years atop of the Bank of America parking structure, the entire structure used to shake. If you miss this year’s party you have only yourself to blame. Please make sure you have a sober driver before you head into downtown where the festivities continue at Fishlips. CLICK ME TO READ A PREVIEW!
Ryan Bingham and The Wichitas at B Ryders, 7401 White Lane, 8 p.m. Sunday, September 12th, $20, 397-7304. I can’t recommend this show enough. After winning a 2010 Oscar for his song “The Weary Kind” from the movie “Crazy Heart,” singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham is finally coming home. His killer new CD “Junky Star” is out now with more future hits. During a recent interview, I asked Ryan what we can expect from his show, his first response was, “Oh, we like it a little rowdy.” Opening the show will be local alt-country legends, The Wichitas. CLICK HERE TO READ AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
Southern Culture On The Skids at Fishlips, 1517 18th St., 8 p.m., Sunday, September 12th, $12, 324-2557. Straight from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this hillbilly trio of rockabilly pranksters write songs about dancing, sex, and fried chicken. Checking out the band’s tour rider, they request a bucket of KFC and bananas for use onstage. Don’t ask me why, just get ready to have a Bakersfield-style hoedown with every Bakobilly scene crasher in town.
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DON'T FORGET BAKERSFIELD'S ONLY LOCAL MUSIC SHOW!
Appearing Sunday, September 12th:
-In-studio performance by Bako's - Lotus Veil!
-Interview with music promoter, Cody Anderson of The Dome!
-Preview of Bakersfield Blues Festival, happening Sept. 18 at CSUB!
*Also printed in The Bakersfield Californian, 9-9-10.