by Steve Haruch
Hey, it's August 31, and you know what that means. It's a new day. It's a special day. It's the birthday of "two of the greatest, most vile, most decadent hedonists the world has ever known: blogger and etiquette queen Ashley Spurgeon, and former Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka 'Caligula')."
So that means drinking and bands, of course, and tonight's 8 off 8th at ye olde Mercy Lounge has a birthday-tacular theme in honor of the birth of the Spurge:
The Minor Keys
(Matt Friction [Pink Spiders] and Dave Paulson [The Privates] play hits from The Muppets.)
(Bawston Sean plus a lot of percussion? Maybe? Nobody really knows.)
(The artists formerly known as Shit Sandwich.)
Denney and the Jets
(Members of MEEMAW and JEFF, so you know it's good.)
Daniel Pujol and Some Beaus
(See above, minus JEFF.)
Max and the Wild Things
(Described to us as a "Jonathan Richman-with-a-banjo approach to rock.")
(The proggy side of jammy.)
As always, this action is free and starts at 9 p.m.