Thursday night is here. It's like Friday if Friday had a day job.
At The Rutledge, you've got The Features, playing their indefatiguable brand of '60s-tinged rock pop, along with a band I've not heard of called Rantings of Eva. (Sounds a bit like the name of a blog, and not necessarily a good blog. Just sayin'. Not that there's anything wrong with blogs, obvs.) This show is listed as starting at 8 p.m., so keep that in mind.
Tonight is also the MusiCares benefit we told you about, where they're gonna get all Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on your ass. That happens at 12th & Porter, right around 8:30 p.m. I'm looking at the list of performers (including Reeves Gabrels of Bowie sideman fame, Don Henry, Edwin McCain and Natalie Hemby) and thinking this might go on for approximately four days. Like a cricket match. Or a Peter Jackson movie.
But let's say you don't really musicare about Elton John, or The Features you've either seen too many times or they're a little too straightforward for your taste. Hotpipes hold it down with a more twitchy style tonight at The Basement. The original plan was for this to be the 'Pipes album release show, but it's still a solid bill if I do, uh, say so myself. Eureka Gold get the sandwich spot, and And the Relatives open. 9 p.m. and, if I had to guess, $5.