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Dirty Lobster Pads

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Dirty Lobster Pads

All the Pilot Light regulars were there, slipping into the beige, standard-issue, high-top skates and rolling out for two hours of sweaty, cyclical mayhem. The piss-poor skaters— Metropulsians included—smashed into each other whilst the talented, slightly hipper kids made it all look so damn easy. Who knew Will Fist was a primo rollerskater? Julia Hungerford of The Cheat , Mitch Garza of Lobster and Josh Wright of Fistful of Crows , among others, also took time to showcase their roller dexterity. But the coolest chick on the floor that night was most definitely the Hussla, who only stopped skating to strap on her guitar and belt out a couple numbers with her hard-core-chick-rocker friends in Dirty Knees.

It was an interesting showcase for bands. Some wallflowers kept their sneakers on and did the obligatory head-bob that Pilot Light patrons often do. One girl, known only to us as “ Valerie ,” wiped out in front of Garza during Lobster’s set. The quick-thinking rock-queen saved face by gyrating right there on the floor, keeping pace with Lobster’s angry yawlps on their seminal song, “Lots More Bats.”

And, by the by, another issue of No Press appeared that night, after an absence of several months. Let’s hope it’s back in paper form for good.

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Friday, April 14: Amble down to Patrick Sullivan’s and have a listen to local Americana rocker Tim Lee ’s new album, Concrete Dog . Listening party is downstairs at 7 p.m., then they’ll shake the Big Room at 9 p.m. $7.

Saturday, April 15: Two chances to see legendary folk artist Mike Seeger today: 12 p.m. at WDVX Blue Plate Special, then at 2 p.m. at McClung Museum for a longer show in conjunction with the current banjo exhibit. The latter show is $10 to the public, and $5 for museum members.

Sunday, April 16: Toast spring with a Blue Moon and a juicy orange slice at Preservation Pub, then go home and take a nap on the porch.

Monday, April 17: James Agee enthusiasts will want to hit up this week’s Writers in the Library series with John Wranovics at the University Club at 7 p.m. Wranovics will discuss his book, Chaplin and Agee: the Tramp the Writer and the Lost Screenplay , as well as showing film clips from Chaplin movies that Agee influenced. Then catch the Winterpills at Barley’s, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18: Recover from last night at home. If you haven’t already done so this spring, christen your grill with something yummy.

Wednesday, April 19: Check out the Himalayan art exhibit at KMA, “The Light of Butterlamps.” Wonder about the meaning of it all.


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