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Short and Sweet--You have to keep your party duds handy when there's this much good music.
Thursday, July 30, 1998
I was going to take the week off, but there''s just too much good stuff to ignore. So I''ll just settle for being short and (maybe) sweet.
Red Archibald and the Internationals headline the Sunday Blues series in Seaside at Laguna Grande Park. Red and his pals are becoming something of a fixture in the area. In the last month or so they''ve appeared both at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival and at Doc''s Nightclub. If you caught either one of those shows, you know the band swings and jumps, and they most definitely should have the crowd on their feet, swinging their thangs in the afternoon sun (or fog...or late afternoon drizzle...whatever).
Red Archibald and the Internationals, Sunday, 1pm. Laguna Grande Park, Seaside. Free. 899-6270.
Hapa, the Irish/Hawaiian duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli''i Kaneali''i, returns to Monterey County to rock, in their traditional Hawaiian sort of way. No...wait ...that''s what they were doing on their old album, In the Name of Love. On their newest album, Surf Madness, the duo displays a definite bent for hard-core surf music. The music is eclectic, intriguing, and definitely something you don''t want to miss.
Hapa, Sunday, 7:30pm. Carleton Hall (at the Monterey Church of Religious Science), Pacific and Franklin streets, Monterey. $18.50/advance; $20/door. 373-7379.
M&A Productions'' benefit gospel concert for Christina Marie Williams, scheduled for last weekend, was postponed until this Saturday. Audrey Williams, the "A" in M&A, says there was just too much going on last weekend (with the Feast of Lanterns, Fat Fry and Garlic Festival all happening at the same time) and ticket sales were going real slow. The lineup remains the same with The Starlights headlining the show with a host of other local and regional bands.
Gospel Benefit Concert, Saturday, 7:30pm. Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium, $20/advance, $25/door. More info, ticket locations: 899-3950.
And at Doc''s Nightclub, the San Jose-based NiteCry will be rockin'' the blues on Saturday night. Anybody who''s seen the band live knows they can truly rip it up. My rapidly diminishing brain cells can''t quite remember when the band first got started, but it seems like they''ve been around forever. The band has just gone through a change in lead vocalists--Dave Wilson, Jr. is now the main man behind the mic--but, if their demo CD is any indication, they still have as much rockin'', raw power as ever.
NiteCry, Saturday, 9pm. Doc''s Nightclub, 649-4241