Fearless, Joyous Music

Hoodoo hero Jon Dee Graham is at The Side Door Lounge Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m., for Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse series. Graham’s indomitable messages of hope, faith and fearlessness in the face of trouble are inspiring. His onstage sense of humor and honesty are by turns entertaining and uplifting. Graham is touring in support of his summer release, Garage Sale, a song...

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Lash’s Toy Drive

Since 2003, local musician Lash LaRue has been hosting events to gather toys for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. This is the poorest zip code in the U.S. and without donations, most children and families would have nothing to celebrate Christmas. This year’s concert events happen this weekend, beginning Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., at The Waiting Room, with the CD release and...

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Music & Giving

Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov 21, with music. Matt Cox hosts his third annual “Canned in Benson” Food Drive and Songwriter Showcase, 9 p.m., at Barley Street Tavern. Non-perishable food donations will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Artists performing include Brad Hoshaw, Kyle Harvey, Matt Cox, John Klemmenson, Nick Carl, Bret Vovk, Rebecca Lowry, Matt Whipkey and more.
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The Chief, Nightcats & Magic

There are excellent touring shows coming up at The 21st Saloon, beginning with Alligator Records’ Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater this Thursday, Nov. 15. Born in Macon, Miss., in 1935, Clearwater is one of the creative guitarists who helped forge the distinctive West Side Chicago blues sound. Expect vintage rock, gospel and country blues too.

There is an early show Wednesday, Nov. 21, with...

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OEAA Showcase & What’s Shakin’

Friday night, Nov. 9, the annual OEAA music nominees showcase hits the streets of Benson. This is always a fun event with the chance to see over 35 local bands at five venues for a mere $10. Event wristbands are available at the door at The Waiting Room, Star Deli, Barley Street Tavern, The Sydney and P.S. Collective inside The Pizza Shoppe. It’s a great way to sample the music of bands and...

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Roadhouse, Zoo & More

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse series is back with the first of several notable shows this Sunday, Nov. 4. The duo presents Americana buzz band Shovels & Rope at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m., with special guests Shivering Timbers. Shovels & Rope’s recent gigs include some opening slots for Jack White. NoDepression.com says “There is lust and death and triumph and loss...and boy...

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