In case you haven't heard, I'm getting married on Friday to a sweet little lady by the name of Mandi. We're having our reception/party at The Basement and everybody is invited (even Enraged and Louise7). Even if you don't know me you should make it to see the band, Atlanta's Soulphonics featuring Ruby Velle. Soulphonics are a killer, seven-piece R&B outfit with a baaaaadasssss rhythm section, sweet horns and a phenomenal vocalist—they are definitely one of the best live bands on the Southern circuit. If you're going to see Drive By Truckers or Nine Inch Nails stop by after the show. If you're heading over to Cannery, stop by on your way over there. And if you're going to 12th & Porter, uh, say "what's up" to Ethan. (I totes missed his campfire last week and keep forgeting to call him.) It is a costume event, and if you're wondering, my betrothed and I will be dressed as The Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster, respectively. You don't have to wear a costume, but the doorperson will make you do something silly to get in if you don't, so be prepared.
In closing: Wear a costume, drink lots booze and whoop it up at The Basement this Friday. It's gonna be awesome. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. with all the reception-y nonsense and I'll be there until my new missus drags me out by the scruff of my neck.
P.S. No matter where you are going on Friday, be careful—designate a driver, take a cab and watch out for Johnny Law. It's gonna be a wild night and the coppers are gonna want to make their drunk driver quotas before November strikes.