For Friday’s Magnolia show I can just refer to my last two posts — it is the return of Maxx Katz and her Flute of Doom and Sunwatchers, both recently, but differently nightedly, rockin’ the Teahouse to great effect and universal acclaim. Plus Travis Thatcher and Steve Snider as Space-Saver, who also played wild sounds there in March, and an improv set by John Niekrasz, Chris Dammann and Kevin Davis. This is a potent brew of musical intoxicants, spikey, colossal, sometimes colostomal, possibly inducive of headache and nausea in the weak of spirit, but you’ve just got to ride that out until the visions come and it will all be okay. Also, the Sunwatchers album is a very worthy purchase if you get around to it.
Much like Steve Snider, but on a larger scale, Mavis Staples is a true legend. You can check her out at the Paramount Saturday night.