Out the Other blog queenand unstoppable documenter of all things local rockJanet Timmons may possess superhuman powers when it comes to chronicling a good rock show, but just about the only thing she cant do is stop time. This Friday, Timmons turns 28, which means shes been championing, talking about, writing about, and supporting with her money, mouth and mere presence, this very local rock scene for nearly five whole years now. Thats five years of stamp stains, leaked tracks, reviews and concert calendars, not to mention that she also devotes a bunch of her WRVU radio show to the subject (79 p.m. Mondays this fall). Thats when shes not hosting Rock n Roll Trivia night at Mercy Lounge on Tuesdays, or using her well-booked time to compile one heck of a festival guidethis year she did for Bonnaroo what shes known all over the blogosphere for doing for SXSW every year. We cannot confirm whether Timmons, in fact, ever sleeps. So join her this Friday for a nocturnal birthday celebration that features two local acts she fans the flames of (And the Relatives and Eureka Gold) and the debut of 90s cover act My So-Called Band, led by The Privates Dave Paulson. Along with local rock mainstays Keith Lowen (The Privates, De Novo Dahl), Sam Smith (The Comfies, Ben Folds) and Josh Watson (Feable Weiner, The Cheap Shots), Paulson will finally bust out 90s confections of the Spin Doctors, Weezer, No Doubt, Michael Jackson and Ace of Bass variety, with guest singers waiting in the shadows. The show is free.
Fri., Sept. 18, 9 p.m., 2009