Yep, Rupert’s still a buffoon
It’s Thursday, September 23, and you’re scanning Survivor: Vanuatu, hoping that a flow of molten lava will reduce this hideous cast to burnt toast. Ain’t gonna happen, so turn off the telly and get that wide television-watching arse down to Old Ironsides (1901 10th Street) to see the hot igneous progressive rock of Call Me Ishmael, with Quitter and Singe also on the bill. The 21-and-over show starts at 8:30 p.m. and will set you back $8. The following night, Friday, September 24, you can see Low Flying Owls, the amazing Daisy Spot and the Pets at the Blue Lamp, 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, for $7; the 21-and-over show begins at 9:30 p.m. And if you’re scratching your fiddle finger and wondering why we’re so deliberately rockist this week, you can drive over to the Palms at 13 Main Street in Winters on Friday and see the Battlefield Band (8 p.m. Friday, $20), the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (8 p.m. Saturday, $15), Andy M. Stewart & Gerry O’Beirne (7:30 p.m. Sunday, $17), Jesse Colin Young (8 p.m. Tuesday, $20) and Richard Shindell (8 p.m. Wednesday, $17). Do the math: That’s five shows for under $100, not including gas.