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FEATURES

INTRO

6 we were There – Were you?

19 local chef spoTlighT – froM fooD With fLair

68 race for the Cure – annual walk reTurns

by Matt presley & Mark Mccoy

by Dylan Gibbs

by Alison Sigman

8 DiGits – By the nuMBers

36 whaT’s cookin’! – the MaGaZine

69 The TempTaTions – LeGenDs of r&B

by bean counters

10 hank williams, Jr – BrinGs his roWDy friends To Town by paul dockery

by Dylan Gibbs

by Lanea Stagg

37 Briefs – eXtra neWs 4u

70 local TheaTre – With CiViC & u of e

by Dylan Gibbs

38 fiDo WaLK – CeLeBrate, pooCh-styLe

12 evansville philharmonic – orChestra’s opening monTh by Dylan Gibbs

14 folksy fun – in nearBy ferdinand by Dylan Gibbs

15 ron White – a mosT famous alias by paul dockery

by ashley albin-Sollars

71 fashion – auTumn Time

39 naTive american Days – anGeL MounDs’ signaTure evenT

72 kid’s page – a minor Thing by Dylan Gibbs

40 okToBerfesT oVerVieW – it’s aLWays Time for Beer

73 Brew ha-ha/ from The sTacks

by Dylan Gibbs

85 show reVieW – from The good seaTs

by dan Woolsey

by Dylan Gibbs

17 waTer for The people – ConCert for a Cause by Alison Sigman

18 BourBon BLoG – whiskey’s Quicker…

65 WrassLin’ – pulse of The regional scene parT ii

86 Blues notes – lifT your spiriTs wiTh The Blues

66 local music foLLoWup – DaViD forD

87 the reeL DeaL – v for vendeTTa by Matt hotz

67 art party – painT, sip, enJoy! by paul dockery

FUN STUFF 95 comic: Broke cracker by Nick Folz

by Dylan Gibbs

publisher Bashar Hamami

promotions Tori Weaver

Business manager Sharon Tindle

account executives Carolyn Cummings Nick Doerter Keith LaCrosse

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managing editor Dylan Gibbs

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Director of operations Amanda Smith amanda@news-4u.com

web programming Jeff Lingis

production supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey art@news-4u.com

Graphic artist Aisha Borel staff photographer Mark McCoy staff Writer Alison Sigman

GUIDES 20 RESTAURANTS 31 BANDS 32 CLUBS 42 NIGHT LIFE 74 ARTS & ETC. 76 ROAD TRIPS

by paul Mattingly

by casey carnage

94 soundBoard: The musician’s forum

REVIEWS 33 BEER 34 FOOD 35 WINE 80 MUSIC 88 FILM

by Matt rowe/amy Mangold

by “Johnny Full-time” John Luttrell

by Lanea Stagg

by tom Fischer

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by Alison Sigman

by Alison Sigman

64 sore thuMBs – a BiT of This and ThaT

16 kunsTfesT 2010 – neW harMony’s german parTy

by Alison Sigman

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contributors Ashley Brown, Casey Carnage, Paul Dockery, Tom Fischer, Nick Folz, Kate Grimm, Matt Hotz, Ron Hull, Jabez, John Luttrell, Amy Mangold, Paul Mattingly, Mark McCoy, Matt Rowe, Lanea Stagg, Tom Tindle, Dan Woolsey, Todd Zachritz

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WE WERE THERE [ by Matt Presley ]

PermaCrush at Marina Pointe

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WE WERE THERE [ by Mark McCoy ]

Keith Vincent at Club Royale

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DIGITS

[Randomized]

1882

Year in which the first Labor Day was celebrated.

1

Week one of the NFL season begins September 9.

16 Number of games during the NFL’s first week (Thursday through Monday).

109,901

Capacity of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, which is the home field for the Michigan Wolverines.

91,704

Capacity of FedEx Field, used by the Washington Redskins. It has the largest capacity of any of the other NFL stadiums.

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$7,500,000

Total purse for each of the three PGA playoff tournaments during September 2010.

$1,350,000

Amount won by Tiger Woods as winner of last year’s BMW Championship.

500,000,000+ Number of active Facebook users

130 Average number of friends had by individual Facebook users

700 billion number of minutes people are on Facebook per month.

70% Number of Facebook users outside the United States.

150 million

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So begins the greatest drinking song (and perhaps the best country song) ever put on record. Written by Hiram “Hank” Williams, the mournful ode to love lost and reconciliation in a bottle was hauntingly redone in 1989 as a duet with Williams’ son, Hank Jr., earning the younger musician a Grammy Award for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” in 1990. In a way similar to Natalie Cole’s duet with her deceased father Nat “King” Cole, the Hank Sr./Hank Jr. version spanned generations as well as the afterlife.

If ever there were a dynasty in American music, it would be the Williams family. Hank Sr. was Contributor arguably the most influential country musician in history, amassing a wealth of treasured songs in his short, tempestuous lifetime. Hank Jr.’s career is now into its fourth decade, and his body of work includes nine number one albums, seven platinum-selling records, ten number one singles, including “Born To Boogie,” “Mind Your Own Business,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have

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Settled Down)” and the aforementioned “There’s A Tear in My Beer.” Hank “Bocephus” Williams Jr.’s son Hank III continues the family traditions in his own way, blending his father’s and grandfather’s honky tonk with heavy doses of rockabilly and punk rock. And the women in the family – Hank Jr.’s sister Jett, and daughter Holly – have each contributed music of their own. But it is the man behind the beard – Hank Jr. – who’s the topic at hand here, and he’ll be back to Evansville for the first time in nearly www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


four years on Friday, September 17 for a gig on his “Rowdy Friends Tour.” And who are these raucous buddies of Hank ’s? None other than special guests Eric Church, Colt Ford and Sunny Sweeney. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana a month before his father’s first show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Hank Jr. was only three when his famous father died. By age eleven, Hank was himself on the venerable Nashville stage, dressed in a white suit and singing his father’s songs. He had his own hit song in 1966 with the single, “Standing in The Shadows.” Williams experimented with rock music but never strayed to far from the genre he was born into. He also experimented with drugs, and in 1974 he attempted suicide. During this time he was also involved a near-fatal mountain climbing accident; disfiguring injuries to his face caused him to grow his now-trademark beard and to wear large, dark sunglasses. Eventually, though, he worked out his personal troubles, developed a nuanced musical style and continued to carve out his own identity apart from his father’s. This process was summed up perfectly in his hit song “Family Tradition.” “I’m very proud of my daddy’s name,” the song goes, “although his music and mine ain’t exactly the same/Stop and think it over/put yourself in my position/If I get stoned and sing all night long/ it ’s a family tradition.” Hank Jr.’s songs have long been representative of the average Joe; in “A Country Boy Can Survive,” the images leap out to us rednecks instantly: “I can plow a field all day long/I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn/We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too/Ain’t too many things these ole boys can’t do…”

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There ain’t too much Bocephus can’t or hasn’t done, either. From industry awards including being a six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner and seven-time Country Music Association Award winner to his four Emmy Awards for his longtime contributions to Monday Night Football, Williams looms large in country music. His influence in other genres was seen recently in his collaboration with Kid Rock on CMT Crossroads, where Bocephus introduced Rock as an “up-and-coming country singer” and “fine young gentleman.” And in what surely ranks as the mark of the pinnacle of anyone’s success, he’s received one of the finest honors anyone in the business can – being on The Simpsons – not once, but twice.

the rundoWn: tickets to hank Williams, Jr’s “rowdy Friends tour” gig on September 17 at evansville’s roberts Stadium are available at the box offices at roberts Stadium, the centre, all ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. Seats are $59.50, $49.50 and $25. there is also a $150 vip ticket available (not a meet and greet) that includes entry 30 prior to the 6 p.m. door opening, vip seating in the first five rows on the floor, two drink tickets and snacks in the meeting room and a souvenir.

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Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra OUT OF THIS WORLD

The stage is set for another fantastic series of performances from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. After a celebration season of the Orchestra’s 75 th anniversary that began last September, this season sees new musical programs and guest artists, an “Out of This World” theme and a pricing structure that offers a more affordable way to experience all the wonderful moments created within the beautiful confines of the Victory Theatre.

“Out of This World” helps describe some of elements to come during this, the Philharmonic’s 76 th season. “Down to Earth Prices” is another part of the organization’s theme; Glenn Roberts, the Executive Director of the Orchestra, describes the new pricing as such: “For the 2010-11 ‘Out of This World’ season the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is taking bold new steps to make the orchestra accessible to as many people as possible,” says Roberts. “To accomplish this we have removed a barrier by reducing prices dramatically in all sections of the Victory Theatre such that 70% of the hall is now priced at $25 per ticket or less. This is all part of a new business model and philosophy we’ve adopted regarding ticket prices to focus on growing the audience in support of our mission which is ‘to engage the community in the powerful experience of live symphonic music.’ “The tag-line “Down to Earth Prices” seemed the perfect complement to our programming this year which is simply ‘Out of This World,’” he continues. Put simply, the musical programs lined up from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra are accessible to many more people. Let’s have a look at some of the concerts scheduled throughout this, the 2010-2011 season. Opening Night is Saturday, September 11 and follows the theme, “Red, White & Blue Jeans.” It’s a night of tributes to American music, and will feature selections from Ives/Schuman (Variations on “America”), O’Connor’s Double Violin Concerto – highlighting the solo work of guest artists Mark O’Connor and Kelly Hall-Tompkins – Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring, and George Gershwin’s famous An American in Paris. This concert – part of the EPO’s Classics Series – begins at 8 p.m.

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The evening of November 13 sees the second Classics Series concert: “From Russia… With Love,” featuring popular pieces from the composers Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. Mozart is the man of the night on January 22; selections that evening will include Symphony No. 31 “Paris”, Violin Concerto No. 3, the hymn Ave Verum Corpus – performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus – and the 18 th century prodigy’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41. The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus joins the Orchestra once again in February for The Creation, Haydn’s masterpiece drawn upon allegories from the Bible and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The Creation is truly one of symphonic music’s greatest oratorios of all time, and on the night of the 19 th , it will be all too easy to lose oneself in the moments of first light, through to the creation of the Heavens, the Earth and all its inhabitants. “Ports of Call” is a night of travel throughout the musical world, with pieces from such diverse composers as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Ibert, Gottschalk, Copland, Debussy and Leonard Bernstein. From Italy to Turkey to Mexico and beyond, audience members can navigate the globe… with a little help from the Orchestra and its Musical Director, Maestro Alfred Savia. Joining the EPO during the afternoon of May 1, and rounding out the Classics Series, is the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra – a first time event during which both outstanding groups will combine to create a program titled simply “The Planets.” Musical selections during this matinee concert include Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Holst’s The Planets and the monumental Scythian Suite from Prokofiev. The Orchestra’s Pops Series starts with shows on October 2 and 3. “Broadway Nights” will offer plenty of favorites from the legends of stage music, Lerner & Loewe, including tunes from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon. More familiar family songs await with one of the most popular concerts of the entire season, the Holidays’ Peppermint Pops. The whole family is invited to enjoy the combination of the EPO and the EPO Chorus for seasonal songs on the night of December 4 and the afternoon of the 5 th . “The Gospel According to Swing” will showcase the Orchestra along with guests Byron Stripling on trumpet and vocals, Hammond B3 organist Bobby Floyd and Bob Breithaupt on drums playing songs from titans of American swing and jazz such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and Mahalia Jackson. It will be impossible to www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


resist the beats during this Pops concert, scheduled for February 5 and 6. The magic of the world’s finest circuses comes to the Victory on April 9 and 10 with “Cirque de la Symphonie,” as such varied pieces of music from Star Wars mixes with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Swan Lake, Carmen and more. As the music bounds out of the pit, overhead, aerialists will fly, performing superhuman feats of daring and strength. Yet more “Out of This World” selections come from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on May 21 and 22 during “Sci-Fi Night,” a concert filled with familiar music from the wildly popular movies ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, Star Wars and many more. This is a chance to help wind down the Pops Series with a lot of fun, as real Storm Troopers will be at the doors to greet audience members – who themselves are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the otherworld of science fiction. So there you have it, a quick rundown of Classics and Pops Series concerts and events to come for the 2010-11 season, which offers out-of-sight musical adventures at prices within the reach of nearly everyone. For more details about these concerts, ticketing, or other information please call 812-425-5050. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is also online at evansvillephilharmonic.org; they may also be found on Facebook. Simply search Evansville Philharmonic… and be sure to click “Like!” September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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FERDINAND FOLK FESTIVAL CELEBRATING COMMUNITY, CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Evansville residents may or may not even know that each time they travel along Interstate 64 east toward Louisville they are – at least for a few moments – literally a stone’s throw from the charming community of Ferdinand, Indiana. Located in the far south-central part of Dubois County, Ferdinand is perhaps best known as the home of the beautiful Monastery of Immaculate Conception. But coming up this September, the town will become known as a place where serious, world-class folk music can be seen and heard.

The Ferdinand Folk Festival is bringing a number of nationally-known artists to the town’s 18th Street Park on Saturday, September 18 as part of a familyfriendly day of great music, crafts and arts, terrific foods and more. Events begin at noon Eastern Time (11 a.m. Evansville time). Designed to promote arts and the environment, the first Ferdinand Folk Festival is, according to Town Manager Marc Steczyk, part of a ten-year plan to help improve the quality of life for Ferdinand’s residents. As part of the planning process for the festival, as Mr. Steczyk put it, “one of the things suggested was providing more cultural and/or artistic opportunities for our residents – younger residents in particular,” he said. “We had made small steps in that direction by implementing a pair of well received free, outdoor community movie nights each year, but hadn’t really been able to find another true cultural outlet,” he continued. “At the same time, we took note of a couple of households in the Ferdinand area that had been extremely successful at holding house concerts by very notable local, regional and national musicians,” Steczyk elaborated. “They actually sold tickets to most of these events – and sold out. The ‘thirst,’ for lack of a better word, was obviously there for music which would, in turn, lead to more exposure to culture. So, we organized a crew and set sail with one question in mind:  how can we promote, through music, the health and wellness of

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the community, culture and environment?” T h e answer is the Ferdinand Folk Festival, which is going to be complete with great musicians such as Will Kimbrough, Sarah Siskind and the Rachel Davis Band. In addition, there will be more than 60 art, craft and environmental and educational awareness vendors, 16 food vendors, hands-on art demonstrations, a songwriter’s workshop, a children’s concert, storytellers for the kids, falconry, an open jam session tent where people can bring their own instrument to create their own music and more… all jam-packed into one full day. Oh, and the Festival is free and open to the public – very cool indeed. A little about the musicians who’ll be on hand to entertain: Will Kimbrough hails from Nashville. Among the highlights of his resume are winning the 2004 Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year award, receiving a Grammy nomination as a producer, serving as the tour guitarist for Todd Snider and Rodney Crowell, having songs of his recorded by such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Little Feat, Jack Ingram and Todd Snider, and picking up another nomination from the Americana Music Association for Instrumentalist of the Year for 2010.

Sarah Siskind is also from Music City, USA. Songs penned by Ms. Siskind have been recorded by the likes of Randy Travis and Allison Krauss, including the Grammy-nominated “Simple Love.” Siskind has also been recognized as the winner of the Nashville Music Award’s 2009 Album of the Year for Say It Louder. Rachel Davis comes to Ferdinand from Lansing, Michigan. Her credentials include being the 2001 recipient of the Boston Music Award for “Best New Singer-Songwriter” as well as the Grand Prize at the 2003 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Contest. Ms. Davis has performed with and shared a stage with artists like Robert Earl Keen, Ralph Stanley, Taj Mahal and Fred Eaglesmith. Each of these performers bring a high level of professionalism and creativity to the Ferdinand Folk Festival, which is already creating a high level of interest and curiosity and enthusiasm in both the town itself and beyond. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive for the event,” said Mr. Steczyk. “A typical message that we’ve seen has been complimentary of what we’re trying to do. Also, people tend to recognize the unique nature of our event and the fact that something of this stature has been long overdue in not only Ferdinand, but in southern Indiana.” Ferdinand, Indiana is located in the slowly rolling hills of south-central Indiana just north of Interstate 64. For more details about the town and, of course, about the first Ferdinand Folk Festival, please visit www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


ron white tater salad is good salad Who’s funny up in here? Ron White’s funny, that’s

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who. Surely you’ve seen the sharpest dressed member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour on one of the frequent Comedy Central broadcasts of the movie with the same name. His familiar, easy-going style, perpetual cigar, and rocks glass have all helped make White one of the most recognizable comics in America today, and he’s all set to perform here in Evansville on September 30 at The Centre.

Ron White’s ascendancy to the height of comedy fame seems recent, but he’s a veteran with years of experience under his belt. He’s appeared on An Evening at the Improv and Caroline’s Comedy Hour, as well as many of the top clubs and theaters in the country. White has also performed with comic legend Sam Kinison and country icon George Jones. White paid his dues for over twenty years as a stand-up comedian, traversing the country in a beat-up Nissan pickup truck, and doing it all with a work ethic inherited from his days growing up in the middle of Texas oil country. Ron’s major break was of course the $15 million-grossing Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which he co-headlined with Larry “The Cable Guy,” Bill Engvall and redneck humor pioneer Jeff Foxworthy. The tour lasted for over three years, spanned sold-out venues in over 90 cities

and drew the attention of Warner Brothers, who filmed the tour and released the highly successful movie in 2003. His most memorable solo appearance has to be the hour-long special They Call Me Tater Salad, which provided the Comedy Central network with the highest-rated Sunday evening in its history. Ron’s also made television appearances on network TV (Late Night with David Letterman) and even filmed a pilot for the Fox Network called Senor White. And he’s an award-winning performer who’s taken prizes and rave reviews at a number of comedy festivals. You may call Ron White a triple threat. That’s because he’s not only a star of television and a feature film, he’s got a CD called Drunk in Public that’s been on the Billboard Comedy Charts for a long while. The disc is an uproarious series of bits that showcases White’s slightly bent outlook on life, and manages to be not just hilarious but insightful. All told, White’s book, DVD and CD sales have topped 10 million total units. So who knows what’s next for Ron White? We know that he’s been on the road all summer, playing sold-out shows all over the country – including a couple of big deal shows at the Mirage in Vegas – so he should be more than warmed up and ready to slay the crowd when he visits Evansville’s Centre on September 30. Ron White’s gig is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 30 th. Tickets are available at the Roberts Stadium and Centre box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, including Schnuck’s and fye, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Seats are $40.75 and are subject to Ticketmaster fees, handling and facility fees.

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kunstfest 2010 germany comes to harmony In this day and age of hurry hurry hurry and now now now, it is – for some of us – comforting to know that a great many of the old ways are still embraced, practiced and used by people who still have a leg in the past. It is the past that draws lines all the way to the present time, and a convergence of many of those Old World lines will happen in nearby historic New Harmony, Indiana this month on the 18th and 19th.

Kunstfest 2010, a weekendlong celebration of so many of the wonderful trades, crafts, traditions, wares and culture drawn from old Germany, returns to the Posey County hamlet both days, beginning at 10 a.m. What are some of the items of interest at Kunstfest? Well, what’s one of the constants of human existence, regardless of one’s heritage? Food, of course. Kunstfest will feature vendors who’ll offer authentic German cuisine such as bratwurst, kuchen (German for “cake”), cider, apple butter and kraut balls. Kraut balls are a wonderful creation, and are a sort of meatball comprised of sauerkraut, m i n c e d meat and seasonings, all fried up in a delicious t a s t e deliverymechanism (the “ball” in “meatball ”). Y o u ’ v e possibly seen and tried these wonderful, two-bite delights at E v a n s v i l l e ’s Fall Festival or and Gerst Haus on West Franklin Street. Now is your chance to sample them in another of their native habitats – a festival of fun. Germans and beer are like peas and carrots. They go hand-in-hand. So it goes that Kunstfest 2010 will host their Bier Garten (German for yes, “beer garden”) at New Harmony’s fine dining establishment, The White House, during both days of the event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday the 18th and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Music will stream from the Garten on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. A small cover charge is in place for the live music. Speaking of music, throughout Kunstfest, Old World music – and New World music heavily influenced by Old World traditions – will accompany the many goings-on. As in year’s past, German • 18 •

folk music will be heard, along with dulcimer and polka music, valley-deep Appalachian and new to the event will be the Wolfgang Classical Wind Ensemble. So there will be something authentic with a flavor for everyone in the world of music at Kunstfest. Some of the most interesting activities to witness during Kunstfest are the various craftsmen and women performing the often-arduous work behind blacksmithing, rope and broom making, creating pottery, weaving and spinning, antique firearms and powder horns and more. Often educational and always fun for those inclined, these craftspeople take a great amount of pride in their work and wares, and it shows. Come to Kunstfest to share in that pride. Kunstfest is for all ages; there will be a variety of activities geared toward children, including face painting, chalk art on New H a r m o ny ’s c h i e f thoroughfare, Main Street, and more. Other activities – some all for the family, others more for the grown ups, such as wine tasting, include visitation of various nearby historical sites, antiques and gifts to take as reminders of your visit, craft vendors, wagon rides and more eventappropriate activities. Always fun, easily educational and, if you use your imagination, Kunstfest even offers a bit of time travel as you can be transported back to a time when making things took just that – time. In our have-it-now society, it’s nice to know that some people remain bound to the old ways that got us here to begin with. For more information about Kunstfest 2010, visit newharmony.biz or call 800-231-2168. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


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million people worldwide who do not have access to safe drinking water, something you and I take for granted every day as we toss yet another plastic water bottle into a garbage alison can. Add to that the fact that there are siGman over 2.6 billion people who are living Staff Writer in an area with inadequate sanitation facilities. Astounding numbers for sure, but thanks to the nonprofit organization Water for the People, they are working to eradicate these numbers. Their mission is to help underprivileged countries install, and maintain a safe drinking water supply, in order to eliminate the number of water borne diseases. For the past five years the people of Evansville have come together, enjoyed a night of drinks and entertainment while simultaneously supporting this cause. Currently, the Water for the People foundation is gearing up for its yearly fundraiser in the area taking place September 16 at the Victory Theatre. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. when the cash bar open, and the silent auction begins. Providing the entertainment portion of the evening will be the Van-Dells as well as the Browne Sisters. The Van-Dells are known for combining comedy with the music of the 50s and 60s. Their fast paced show

there are over 2.6 billion people who are living in an area with inadequate sanitation facilities. astounding numbers for sure, but thanks to the nonprofit organization Water for the people, they are working to eradicate these numbers…” includes choreography, jokes, costume changes, and harmonious harmonies. The Browne Sisters are comprised of real life sisters Joan and Gina Moore will be on hand to sing a variety of musical styles including gospel, jazz, and R&B. They were honored by the Evansville Arts Council as “Artist of the Year” in 2003. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Donut Bank locations, First Federal Savings Banks, Home Builders Savings Banks, Don’s Cleaners, Clayton’s Cleaners, or by calling Duane Gilles at (812) 305-6684. Group Discounts are also available. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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DAY TRIP

[ Bourbon Blog ] Bourbon Street has been a stop we’ve made on BourbonBlog.com a few times in the past. However, we’ve never experienced New Orleans like we did at Tales of the Cocktail. Tales of the Cocktail, or “Tales” for short, is an internationally-acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture held annually in New Orleans. The event brings together the best and brightest of the cocktail community including mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and more.

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We wasted no time upon arriving in NOLA and hitting our first seminar with Richard Paterson, Master Blender of Whyte and Mackand of Scotland. This man responsible for the most expensive Scotch Whisky in the World. It was The Dalmore 62 Years Old. Richard happened to have a tiny vial of it with him to share as well as other whiskies. How much did the 62-year-old Scotch fetch at auction several years back? Around $50,000. The rest of his Scotches are more reasonably priced and well worth every penny. Richard is passionate about whiskey. His presentation breathed some real Scottish fire throwing ice around the room and even throwing a few “F-bombs,” as a member of the audience interrupted him. Watch a very amusing video and interview with Richard from Tales on BourbonBlog.com as he showed us how to taste and evaluate four Scotches from The Dalmore collection as he compared to approaching a whiskey like you would approach your lover. In this tasting, he suggests keeping a whiskey in your mouth for the number of years it has been aged to thoroughly enjoy the flavor. Actually, I challenged Richard to competition to see who between us can keep Scotch in our mouths the longest without swallowing. With thoughts and words like “lovers” and “swallowing” you may wonder if this is all by coincidence? Richard had a powerful quote that addressed this: “As we say in Scotland, ‘Love makes the world go around.’ That’s rubbish. Whisky makes it go around, but twice as fast.” Since meeting Richard at Tales, he has been in the spotlight regarding the international story of whisky discovered frozen in the Antarctic for over 100 years from Ernest Shackleton expedition discovered in the Antarctic. Richard will reportedly be analyzing the whisky in an effort to recreate it. I wouldn’t recommend drinking Richard’s Scotches in a frozen state, even if those rocks were 400 years old. Coincidentally, we were about to sample some 400 year-old ice as we visited The Mixoloseum in New Orleans with Four Contributor

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Roses Bourbon. The Mixoloseum is both a gathering of cocktail bloggers and mixlogists in New Orleans as well a search engine which archives all the great drinks they find on Mixoloseum.com. On this night, one of the cocktail writers brought back some 400 year-old glacier ice from Alaska to experiment with in some Bourbon cocktails. Chicago bartender Fred Sarkis carved the glacier ice into spheres. The spherical shape ensures less surface space and keeps the ice from melting in the cocktail quickly, which you find with conventional “freezer ice.” “We all drink enough water all the time, so I don’t want it in my cocktail,” said Sarkis. “I’m ready to drink some Bourbon.” Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and other Four Roses friends were there with plenty of their fine Bourbons. Larry Rice of Louisville’s 732 Social, yet another Kentuckian with us at Tales, makes a Manhattan and serves it over the very old ice. Spherical and premium ice are becoming increasingly popular in the cocktail community. Before this night was over, we met celebrity bartender Kevin Brauch, host of Fine Living’s Thirsty Traveler and floor reporter for Food Network’s Iron Chef: America. Kevin told us he is familiar with our work and is a fan of BourbonBlog.com. The photo seems to explain it all. Fortunately, the next morning began with Abuelo Rums and the Van Gogh Vodkas. You read that correctly, but please allow me to explain. There was a chocolate bread pudding made with made with Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka and plenty of beignets and breakfast cocktails. There is no escaping the spirits at Tales of the Cocktail. By the way, Van Gogh Caramel Vodka in coffee is quite a treat. From this breakfast, we went on to a tasting with Casa Noble Tequila guided by their CEO Tequila Jose Hermosillo. If your taste buds have a mind or brain at all, then this is mind blowing. I interviewed Jose, learning the “proper” way to taste his Tequila. This is not a shooting tequila. This is a quality spirit which takes time to make and is best sipped. His approach was patient, well-thought and soft-spoken yet one could not but sense the passion in this third-generation Tequila Distiller’s blood. Again, I invite you to BourbonBlog.com to watch my interview with Jose and to learn more about how to sip Tequila. Late-afternoon, we enjoyed the hospitality of the Russian Standard Vodka team at their event. Russian Standard is produced from a lake of ancient glacial water. They have two primary tiers in the states: the call-price point tier is similar to Absolut in expression and does well mixed. The super premium, “Platinum,” is amongst the world’s finest in my opinion. We hyper-chill ours stirred in a shaker with dry ice, strain it, and serve it exceptionally cold with the mist rolling over the glass. I wish I could describe every cocktail we sampled, consumed and occasionally became a part of creating at Tales of the Cocktail. In the humidity and fun atmosphere of New Orleans, a cocktail is always needed. Visit BourbonBlog.com for all our video episodes and stories on Tales of the Cocktail. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


LOCAL CHEF SPOTLIGHT [ Paul Krack ] The

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Paul Krack took some moments to participate in this month’s Local Chef Spotlight. n4u: what’s your background, what prodded you into a career with food? PK: I am a pastry chef by hobby; [I] learned everything from a book, retired as a school teacher and much earlier than that as a respiratory therapist. [I] love baking and turned it into a profession. what is your philosophy regarding food and cooking that you use as a guide? [Everything] must taste and look good.

What constitutes a perfect meal – both tangibly and intangibly? Pleasing the taste buds in a quiet atmosphere with friends. Working as a chef is a very up-tempo occupation; what do you do and think about to stay calm and focused? You said it: Focus on the job and just get it done. What’s the most satisfying thing about cooking to you personally? Making people smile when they eat my food. What dish or meal would you prepare for yourself right now? A chocolate cherry cake.

the rundoWn: know a chef you’d like to see featured in our Local chef Spotlight? Let us know: • Send an email to editor@news-4u.com • call 812-437-4743 or send a fax to 812-429-3908. • go to Facebook, look us up there, and tell us that way!

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Black Buggy Restaurant (east) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 (wasington) Hwy. 57 S. 812-254-8966 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC

[ Restaurant Guide ]

stoll’s country inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu

BarBecue

Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks, MC, VISA

casual theme

hawg ‘n’ sauce (mt. vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal hickory pit stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/AMEX

Marx Barbeque and Catering service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA, MC/Full Service Catering

r.J.’s smokehouse 1013 Weinbach Ave. 421-8020 Under $10/Carryout Only/ All Major Credit Cards shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

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applebee’s Bar & Grill (east) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (west) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bar louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Beef o’Brady’s (newburgh) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC

The nisbet inn (haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

Wilson’s General store, Café & BBQ (evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC/Online ordering available – www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

Corky’s ribs & Barbecue Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/FullBar/ Credit Cards/Carry-Out

Moonlite Bar-B-Q inn (owensboro) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

stepto’s Bar-B-Q shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/Beer & Wine/ MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.thebarbqshack.com powered by Click4AMeal

Blush ultra Lounge & tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 $10-$15/Upscale casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Boston’s the gourmet pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/$10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $15-$20/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards gator’s hot fish 1203 N. Main St. 424-7733 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ No Credit Cards/No Alcohol

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[ Restaurant Guide ] firefly southern Grill 6636 Logan Dr. 402-2354 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.fireflysoutherngrill.com powered by Click4AMeal food with flair 122 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 812-250-7995 Under $10/No Alcohol/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards hadi shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards hollywood Bar & Grill (Next to Showplace Cinemas) 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA, MC, AMEX

Koodie-hoo’s (mt. vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

La sombra Coffee house 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/No Alcohol Served/ All Major Credit Cards/ Espresso Bar and Gifts major munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC/ Online ordering available – www.majormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards o’Brian’s sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar

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on Deck riverside Bar & Grill (henderson) 100 2nd St. 270-826-2424 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/MC, VISA, DSCVR ollie’s sports Bar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2125 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards panera Bread 200 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards riverview by firefly (Inside Old National Bank Building) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards show-Me’s (east) 1700 Morgan Center Dr. 401-SHOW (west) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal

steeplechase café (Holiday Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.g.i. friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Reservations/ No Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Trophy club lounge & Dining room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Zoup fresh soup Co. 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

chinese

canton inn restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards charlie’s mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA china king 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards China super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ VISA, MC, DSCVR China town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/ Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/Reservations Accepted/VISA, MC

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china village (newburgh) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Alcohol Served/VISA/MC/DSCVR

[ Restaurant Guide ] Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ MC, VISA, DSCVR

Chopstick house restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards

wok ‘n’ roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards

yen ching chinese restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (newburgh) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR

deli/caFes

café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC

gracie’s chinese cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St. 429-0283 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Janbo restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC, DSCVR

Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC dimond deli 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

lucky dragon chinese restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC mandarin garden chinese restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol Served/VISA/MC maT. 888 china Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards shing-Lee Chinese restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards szechwan chinese restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC, AMEX Taste of china 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol Served triple Dragon Buffet (newburgh) 7844 St. Rd. 66 812-853-1900 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Carryout Available/ All Major Credit Cards

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Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee shop (west) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (north) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 8426-0011 (east) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (newburgh) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol emge’s Deli & ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/No Alcohol finn’s Café & Bakery 920 Main St. 812-962-3694 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.eatatfinns.com powered by Click4AMeal fresh harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 801 St. Mary’s Dr. 471-9004 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Grand traverse pie Company 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards The granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ] The great american Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC, VISA Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (newburgh) 8680 Highpoint Dr. Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Just rennies cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards La sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC, DSCVR Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery.com powered by Click4AMeal panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/ChecksAll Major Credit Cards penn station east Coast subs (east) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (north) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (west) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (owensboro) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (henderson) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards piece of cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/No Alcohol/No Reservations/Checks/DSCVR, VISA, MC planter’s Coffee house (henderson) 130 N. Main St. 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/All Major Credit Cards roly poly sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/VISA, MC schlotzsky’s deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC

spudz –n- stuff (east) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (west) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal riverview by firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Vecchio’s italian Market & Delicatessen (newburgh) 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC, DSCVR

Family/homestyle The acropolis fine greek Cuisine & spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available - www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal Black Buggy restaurant (east) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 (wasington) Hwy. 57 S. 812-254-8966 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC Bob evans restaurant (east) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (west) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (owensboro) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (princeton) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ No Alcohol Served/VISA/MC Boonville Café (Boonville) 713 E. Main St. 812-897-2912 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA, MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (east) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (west) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual carousel restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

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cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Checks Accepted/Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ]

Cross-eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Online ordering available – www.crosseyedcricketrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal Culver’s frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC, VISA, DSCVR denny’s classic diner (west) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (newburgh) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards denny’s restaurant (north) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (east) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards

hootie hoot saloon & Grill Hwy. 261 & 66 490-9135 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards hornville tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted ihop 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards

Dogtown tavern 6201 Old Henderson Rd. 423-0808 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/VISA, MC

K&D Dutch Korner 13935 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9370 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

ellis park-Clubhouse (henderson) Hwy. 41 N. 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

kT’s fire grill (Wadesville) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC

The feed mill (poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards flying saucer café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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The hilltop inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/Check/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Knotty pine Cafe 500 N. Main St. 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Checks Accepted/Cash Only/ No Alcohol Served

frontier restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC

Koodie-hoo’s (mt. vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

gemeca inn (ft. Branch) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/ VISA, MC, AMEX

log inn (haubstadt) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar

golden corral (west) 5301 Pearl Dr. 423-4930 (east) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (henderson) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks/No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards

Merry-Go-round restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted o’charley’s (east) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (west) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ] The old mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The pie pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol Served pop’s grill (new harmony) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA, MC rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards red robin gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards st. Joe inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar stoll’s country inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu The stucco house (mt. vernon) 10301 Old Hwy. 62 E. 812-985-7977 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/VISA, MC Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Fine dininG

acropolis fine greek cuisine and spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/ No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

the Cincinnati (vincennes) 10 N. 2nd St. 812-895-1855 $15-25/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/MC, VISA, DCSVR Cork-n-Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards The edgewater grille (newburgh) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Jungle restaurant and fat cats Bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/ Two Full Service Bars/VISA/MC Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar madeleine’s restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St., 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar milano italian cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/ Credit Cards/Beer & Wine red geranium (new harmony) 504 N. St. 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/Credit Cards szechwan chinese restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC, AMEX The Trophy club (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards The white house (new harmony) 610 Church St. 812-682-3455 $10-$20/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Live Entertainment/Credit Cards/ Outdoor Seating/Smoking Outside Only

German

Gerst Bavarian haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 424-1420 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Greek

The acropolis fine greek cuisine and spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

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Taste of india 4612 Vogel Rd. 477-4482 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

[ Restaurant Guide ]

Japanese

fujiyama Japanese steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards

Taj mahal indian cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

iwataya Japanese restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

italian/ mediterranean angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Kanpai sushi & asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.mykanpai.com powered by Click4AMeal

Biaggi’s ristorante italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC café arazu (newburgh) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC, DISCOVER charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC, DISCOVER dilegge’s italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal

Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards Zuki Japanese Grill & sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine Serviced /All Major Credit Cards

korean

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

house of como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

meXican

manna mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

acapulco mexican (east) 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 (newburgh) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/MC, Visa/Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal

milano’s italian cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

cancun mexican (henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 (newburgh) 10640 Newburgh Rd. 812-490-9936 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.cancunhenderson.com powered by Click4AMeal

the olive Garden italian restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar/Credit Cards pita pan 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/VISA, MC raffi’s italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 473-2903 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards • 28 •

nagasaki inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

el charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

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EATS

[ Restaurant Guide ] el maguey (Boonville) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www.mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal el rio 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards hacienda mexican restaurant (east) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (north) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (west) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Service Bar/VISA, MC, AMEX Jalisco mexican restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Major Credit Cards la cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal las americas mexican 1016 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-3483 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/Checks Accepted/Major Credit Cards Los Bravos (east) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (north) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (west) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC/AMEX los Toribio’s (henderson) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX

Tequila’s mexican (mt. vernon) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, VISA

piZZa/ sandWiches

2 daddy’s at marina pointe 830 LST Dr. 459-8257 $5-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards archie & Clyde’s restaurant (newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Visa, MC/ Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com powered by Click4AMeal Big m’s pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA, MC Boogie’s pizza (mt. vernon) 506 E. 4th St. 812-838-5000 Under $10/Beer & Wine/ Checks/VISA, MC, DSCVR Boston’s - the Gourmet pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Major Credit Cards cici’s pizza (east) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (west) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/ Non Smoking/No Credit Cards collegetown pizzeria 4110 Broadway Ave. 463-6181 $5-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA, MC, DSCVR Dave’s sports Den pizza & pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards deerhead sidewalk cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards Accepted

moe’s southwest grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine

firedome pizza & Wings (henderson) 2046 Hwy. 41 N. 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/Major Credit Cards

Qdoba mexican grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, VISA

Gardo’s italian oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual

Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA, MC

geronte’s pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC

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greeks pizza 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards

[ Restaurant Guide ]

hollywood Bar & Grill (Next to Showplace Cinemas) 4706 Morgan Ave. 812-402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

pizza king (east) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (west) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (north) 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060 (newburgh) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal

highland pizza shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA, MC hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Under $10/Casual/Beer/ VISA, MC

roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar

kipplee’s stadium inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

rounder’s pizza (north) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (east) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/VISA, MC

Mama roma’s pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s pizza & Wings (henderson) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/MC

samuel’s place (new harmony) 518 Main. St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

muncheeze pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-3300 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Online ordering available – www.gotmuncheeze.com powered by Click4AMeal

sandy’s pizza (ft. Branch) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

noble roman’s pizza (east) 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 (West) 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Beer & Wine/Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.nobleromansevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal

The slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

old Chicago pasta & pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.evansvilleoldchicago.com powered by Click4AMeal

Talk of the Town pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC

papa John’s pizza (east) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (east)5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (north) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (west) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards parkway pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 812-423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/Checks/MC, VISA pizza chef (newburgh) 4938 State Route 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC, VISA

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smitty’s Little tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

turoni’s forget-Me-not-inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s newburgh (newburgh) 8011 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR turoni’s pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (newburgh) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar, In house brewery/All Major Credit Cards walther’s golf ‘n fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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[ Restaurant Guide ]

private dininG c.J.’s party place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/All Major Credit Cards

Just rennie’s catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Banquet facilities for private parties for up to 40 people/Conference Calling/WiFi Internet/AV Equipment/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards the event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities for private parties/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Necessary/All Major Credit Cards

puBs

chilly willy’s pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Credit Cards Corner pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA, MC cricket’s (newburgh) 518 W. Main St. 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

fox & hound english pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards ginny’s place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC K.C.’s time out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/VISA, MC, DSCVR kipplee’s stadium inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards the Little Cheers restaurant & pub (Lower Floor of the Hilliard Lyons Building) 329 Main St. 423-9740 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards main gate sports Bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC, DISCOVER old Chicago pasta & pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards ollie’s sports Bar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 401-2124 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Cash

darren’s pub (henderson) 713 N. Green St. 812-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ Full Service Bar/VISA/MC

The pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards

Dave’s sportsden pizza & pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards

rira’s irish pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

d.c.’s pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 (mt. vernon) 506 E. 4th St 812-838-5000 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC fast eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/VISA/MC

rookie’s sports Bar (henderson) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar

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rounder’s pizza (north) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (east) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/ Beer & Wine/VISA, MC sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards turoni’s pizzery & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 424-9873 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar-In house brewery/VISA/MC/DSCVR Turoni’s newburgh (newburgh) 8011 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/DSCVR turoni’s forget-Me-not inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 812-477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations / Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR

seaFood

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/$10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards gator’s hot fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual harbor Bay seafood 4428 N. First Ave. (In the North Park Shopping Center) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards red lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Tin fish (newburgh) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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spanish

eclipse tapas Bar & restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 812-202-3671 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA, MC

steak houses Cork ‘n Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards haub steak house (haubstadt) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards hornet’s nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards house of como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar logan’s roadhouse steakhouse 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards lone star steakhouse & saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards longhorn steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar outback steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards rookie’s sports Bar (henderson) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

sirloin stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Texas roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/No Checks/VISA/MC/DSCVR Tumbleweed southwest grill (henderson) 1868 U.S. 41 N. 270-869-9800 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/VISA, MC Western rib-eye & ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/Reservations /Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards

taverns

Bob’s lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Brett & rhonda’s place (chandler) 763 W. Lincoln 812-588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA, MC Buck’s tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards cricket’s 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar corner pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards darmstadt inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/ MC, VISA/Full Bar deerhead sidewalk cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Service Bar/ All Major Cards Accepted diamond lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards doc’s nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards duck inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

EATS

fat Boys tavern (ft. Branch) 115 N. McCreary St. 812-753-9914 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA, MC

[ Restaurant Guide ]

ford’s Bar 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Cash Only/ Full Service Bar gloria’s corral club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/Cash Only/Full Service Bar hogdaddy’s saloon (old shawneetown) 648 Main St. 618-922-1389 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted hornville tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted the Knob hill tavern (newburgh) 1016 Hwy. 662 W. 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/Major Credit Cards/Full Bar the peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC, VISA, DSCVR rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards sam & Jimmy;s hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards 711 tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards st. phillips inn (mt. vernon) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards silver Bell 113510 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-0944 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Credit Cards — Cash Only/Full Bar

smitty’s Little tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Cards Accepted sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards state street tavern (newburgh) 718 State St. 490-6614 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards stockwell inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Cash Only/Full Service Bar stockyard inn 1217 Baker Ave. 421-9759 Under $10/Casual/ Beer & Wine/Cash Only yellow tavern (new harmony) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit & Debit not accepted

thai

Thai chow (ft. Branch) Rt. 1 812-753-3878 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Required/Checks Accepted Thai papaya cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.thaipapayacuisine.com powered by Click4AMeal

veGetarian

penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

vietnamese

vietnamese cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/VISA, MC

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BANDS

[ A Listing ]

acoustic Andy Norvell Adam Blythe “Blind-Dog” Gatewood Bobby Clark Byron Rohrig Calabash Chad Harvey Chad Nordhoff Chris Knight Clayton Daughtery 5th & Jackson David Fuller Dave Cogswell Dustin Kaposta J.T. Cusic Jay Johnson Jason Mann Keith Vincent Lindsey Williams Matt & John Matt Clark Michelle Shelton Mike Z Nathan Mowery Nick Gregory Nick Hamilton Rik Hilborn Rob Bennett Scott Winzinger Sin Eats the Apple The Stockholm Robot The Strolling Tones Rowan Tree The Last Hurrahs Troy Miller

christian rock/ Gospel Kerusso Last Hour Euphrates Jones

country/ southern rock A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

dJs Bryan Steel Enok Dougie Fresh DJ Kodyman Freddy K Jon B NickkyB Paul Bunyon Randy Marshall Romey Rome Shane Breedlove Syimone

heavy metal/ hard rock Aegaeon Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Displacement Diversion Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Killarus Kingdom Life of Decay Cruicifuge

Paradigum The Path Prowler Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal With Monday Brings Massacre

JaZZ Bob Ballard Bob Minnette & the Swingcats Bookie Buchenberger Jazzafloozie Jeff Harmon Jazz Shawn Needham & the Black Sheep

rap/ hip hop Boop D Bradley-T Cas One Clusoe Crispy Cyclopean Super Hero Dew Dirt D-Trick E’ville J-Fill Kanine Kasper from the K KY Prophet Lac the GoGetter Laudi Lil’ Ace Loc the Great MC Till Menace the Untouchable Mic Nuke’em Raaqim Red 13 a.k.a. Rone Shadowman Reverend Fang Gory Scooter Sinumatic Wayward a.k.a. Chessmaster Whydhe Write a.k.a. Papale WSM Young Press

rock ‘n roll (Stuff like ABBA to Zappa & Everything In Between) Aegaeon Akacia American Pie AMPutee Anger Wish Anywhere But Here Bad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley Bobby Clark Band Bosko Brett O’Daniel BSR Cadillac Whiskey Calling Corners Chowder Monkey The Cold Stares Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Do Androids Dream? The Dominos The Duke Boys Dyonosis Ever Dweller Fifth Wheel Band Flashback Flat Stanley 4-Seamer Fuzzy Roxx Gentlemen & Scholars Gonzo’s Toybox Goodnight June Hair Bangers Ball Hard Sunday The Hiding Hollywood Iron Monkee Gutter Rats JEB Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue The Marlinaires

McFly Midnight Manifest MINX Namasté Never Been Caught The Painkillers Panacea Pale Runs the Ghost Pfreak Show Philpot Pieces of the Day The Pits Poptart Monkeys Quasimojo Rachel & the Jimmies The Relics Retro Shock Rukkus Second Story Shagadelics The Shanks Six Hills Giant SixtyFourEast Six More Miles Slick Willy The Smoke Rings Static Stolen Remains Stompbox 40 Throne of Lions The Toddlers Top Dead Center The Velcro Pygmies Velvet Bombers Union Jacks

r&B/Blues Amazing Soul Crackers Ashes & Rain Big Slick Black Widow Blues 4U Brian Hunt Cartez DeeShea Hog-Maw Blues Band Hoosier Daddy Object Blue Small Train Shaggy Wonda Soulunique Stillwell-Rodenberg & Co. Roy Carter & Co. Twist of Fate Valentina Gibbs Will-C Yankee Dime

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2 daddy’s pizza 329 Main St. 455-9052

Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin 423-7616

doc’s nightclub 1305 Stringtown 401-1201

algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin 589-0706

The duck inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835

Ø cheeseburger in paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074

ns ellis park sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

ns archie & Clyde’s 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-480-7778 Ø area 51 5425 Oak Grove Rd. 306-8830 Ø Blush ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) 433-4000 Bob’s lounge 907 N. Fares 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s music venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D 421-6767 Brett & rhonda’s place 763 W. Lincoln Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. 421-0024 Buck’s tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. 422-2800

chilly willy’s 3039 Claremont 423-0726 club royale 2131 W. Franklin St. 401-1699 corner Bar 2668 Mount Vernon Ave. 423-0933 corner pocket 1819 N. Fulton 428-BALL cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN 858-2782 darmstardt inn 13130 Darmstadt 867-7300 darren’s pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY 270-827-2206 d.c.’s pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 deerhead sidewalk café 222 E. Columbia 425-2515

extra innings (holiday inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555 fast eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK fox & hound english pub 5416 E. Indiana 473-5721 fred’s 421 Read St. 423-8040 ginny’s place 1602 Covert Ave. 477-0789 gloria’s 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 hagedorn’s tavern 2037 W Franklin 423-0796 hammerheads 317 Main St. 421-8492 hob-nob tavern 1400 W. Maryland 425-6159

ns hollywood Bar & Grill East: 4706 E. Morgan Ave. (Inside Showplace East) 402-5122 hoosiers lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4100 Ø hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 hootie hoots saloon & Grill Hwy 261 & 66 490-9135 Ø hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. 437-3377 Ø icon Bar & nightclub 111 S. Green River Rd. Suite F 471-4872 iron horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918 the Jungle & fat cats Bar 415 Main St. 425-5282 k.c.’s Time out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall 437-9920 koodie hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202

lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin 437-0171 lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia 491-2222 legends 1050 S. Weinbach 476-7444 Leroy’s tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. 464-8300 Little Cheers 329 Main St. (812) 423-9740 Ø main gate sports Bar 520 Main St. 428-7776 marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 2 daddy’s at marina pointe 830 LST Drive 459-8257 o’Brian’s sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 old chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 ollie’s sports Bar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade 401-2125

GOING OUT [ Clubs & Pubs ]

on Deck riverside Bar & Grill 100 2nd St. Henderosn, KY (270) 826-2424 The peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. 423-5171 Ø penny lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 rick’s sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. 477-4088 ns rira’s irish pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000

ns show me’s (west )5525 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 ns (east) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-7469 sidetrack tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828 someplace else Main & Sycamore St. 424-3202 sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 state street tavern 718A State St. Newburgh, IN 490-6614

rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106

ns The pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121

rick’s 718 lounge 718 3rd Avenue 423-0872

Ø tinfish newburgh 300 W. Jennings 812-490-7000

sam & Jimmy’s hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker 491-6229

TJ’s stockyard inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273

smitty’s Little tavern 2109 W. Franklin 423-6280

woody’s west 3200 Claremont Ziggy’s pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN 812-874-2170

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Pick up this month’s beers at: now 4 Locations! www.LiquorLockers.com Beck’s oktoBerFest

label doesn’t hurt. But what matters most is the taste, and “Rocky’s Revenge” hit me straight away with a strong nutty, hoppy kick. There’s some chocolate notes, too, most definitely, but none of the coffeelike tones of a porter. It’s sweet and malty, but, like, heavy, man. A real winner and a unique flavor.

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alison: 3.5 I like original Beck’s, and this Oktoberfest doesn’t disappoint either. It’s smooth going down, but finishes robust. It is definitely more enjoyable from the glassware I poured it into as the bottle stifled the smoothness of the taste. Jabez: 3.5 This is a clear dark amber colored beer. It had some wheat flavor to it but also some all spice. It also had a subtle hops flavor but nothing overbearing. I didn’t have any flavors that were overbearing and I guess I would best describe this beer as “Oktoberfest Light.” Todd: 3.5 This malty red-amber brew pours with solid lacing, and a rich, yeasty biscuit toastiness upon initial sips. Not really a complex beer, but more than pleasing to my palate. Good showing, especially from the usually sub-par Beck’s label. Tom: 3.5 A nice clear amber color with a slightly malty scent. It’s slightly dry with a mild malty flavor. It would be better with a little more body and little more flavor. A good beer, but it seems like it’s not living up to its true potential.

castello (italy) alison: 1 I watched an episode of the Golden Girls the other day where a supposedly delicious sweet food was so horrible smelling that the women had to plug their nose to enjoy it. Whether this was built in to be an basis for appeal, after the appeal wears off you’re left with domestic lager with no taste. Jabez: 3 This beer had a night light amber color and good carbonation. It did have a strong lager smell. Its

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flavor was on that light end of the lager spectrum. As I finished this beer it reminded me of another. It took me a minute but this beer tastes like Löwenbräu to me. Todd: 2 Hmm. A thin, pallid appearance and major skunky odor are immediately apparent with this Italian lager. Not a good place to start. Taste is weak, watery, and, well, bland. There’s little to grasp taste-wise. I know there are some good craft brews from Italy, but I’ve yet to encounter one, unfortunately! Awful stuff here. Tom: 2.5 Pale straw yellow with an almost skunky pilsner aroma. The taste was better than I expected – thin, yet crisp and not too bitter. I am not a fan of light beers, but this one is not bad.

tyranena BreWinG rocky’s revenGe (lake mills, wi)

Tom: 4 Rich brown color with a sweet bourbon aroma that carries over into taste. It has a medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation and a relatively complex flavor. It is a little sweet for my tastes, but is interesting enough to be enjoyable.

Great divide – BelGica (Denver, Co)

alison: 2 This beer pours out a crisp yellow. It goes down crisp, but just like a woman, I can find something that displeases me. The Belgian yeast that is prevalent on the last note of the beer leaves me wanting to clear my throat. I can think of more disgusting things that have left the back of my throat happier. Jabez: 4 This beer totally messed me up. I poured it and it was a nice cloudy orange color and I could smell the fruity characteristics immediately. I was expecting a standard wheat style beer. It had a grapefruit taste to it but peppery at the same time with some of the yeast flavor also. Just having the spectrums of flavors this beer had was somewhat indescribable. You will either love or hate this beer because I don’t think someone with think its just “OK.”

alison: 4 Dark and frothy, this beer isn’t lacking on the hops. There’s a sweeter end note, (Caramel maybe? Chocolate?) that one doesn’t find in their dirty thirty. Normally I prefer the glass, but this one is definatley better from the bottle. Jabez: 4 This beer poured a deep rusty color. It had a quite complex flavor with a mix or caramel, chocolate and a little molasses. This beer seemed a little creamy with a bitter finish but very good. I should give it a better rating but I feel a four is good enough. Todd: 4 This cloudy brown ale I’d never seen nor heard of, but it packs a wicked punch. Starting with the endearingly cool “sea monster” bottle art with local legend on the

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Todd: 4 A “Belgian-style India Pale Ale”? Now that’s something I’ve never had before. Kudos to Great Divide for creativity. Anyhow, Belgica pours a non-threatening pale gold (like a lager), but the sweet and spicy floral notes are prominent and welcoming. My first taste landed me headfirst on the spice train -- warm and peppery with an outlying hint of citrus underneath. Definitely one for the more adventurous, but quite delicious. Tom: 3.5 Golden yellow with a hoppy citrus aroma. Medium, slightly creamy body. Dry and very hoppy flavor that borderlines on floral. There is something missing in the balance. It’s a decent beer, but I had expectations of more. • 35 •


EATS

[ Main Gate Sports Bar ]

having never Before done a food review, i was a liTTle apprehensive on saying yes. Sure, I knew it entailed going to a restaurant, eating their food and giving my (long-winded) opinions on the matter but, what about the food? I wouldn’t call myself a picky eater, but my boyfriend and my mother sure would. It ’s not that I’m picky, I just happen to know what I like, what I don’t like, and tend to stick to things that I’ve had before that passed. Going to a brand new place and trying something new gives me a mild case of anxiety. Obviously, I said yes for food is food, and boy do I love food, besides, I’ve been wanting to try out Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant anyway…

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Nestled along Main Street downtown, this area is known for eateries that produce good food. While I come here once a month, it ’s never any longer than to drop off the latest issue of this magazine. It ’s always inviting, and every time I walk in, I’ve always wanted to hang out just a little longer. With nine flat screen televisions (all tuned to various sports programs, of course), and a brightly lit digital jukebox this place is ready to show its customers a good time, but it ’s also evident that this good time isn’t going to involve Jell-o shooters, or plastic pitchers of beer. This is bar where everyone will eventually know your name, and a jolly man named Norm will have his seat to be able to see the entire bar. (I’m told there is a “Norm,” even says so on his stool.) This isn’t a typical sports bar. There are not clouds of smoke impairing taste buds and eyesight and nothing on the menu is “beer battered,” although some things may be lightly fried. After choosing my seat at the bar, not in Norm’s seat, but one in the middle so I can still get a full view, I give the menu a once-over while owner Paul Hoskins gives me some insight on what to choose. I learn that many of the items have been around for years, all stemming from by-gone establishments. Like the Stromboli sandwich was thought up in Indianapolis in the 60s. I never know exactly where to start when perusing a menu, so I start at the top, and as much as I would like Staff Writer

my meal arrives to the bar lightning fast, the wonderful and delicious smells reaching me before

the solid food does.”

to indulge in the fried variety of vegetables, mushroom and zucchini especially, I decline and get right to the good stuff. What jumps out at my first is the grilled pork tenderloin sandwich. I consider myself an authority on all things tenderloin, and find myself disappointed with the outcome most times. Hoskins informs me he too loves a good tenderloin, and on that I’m sold – order up! My meal arrives to the bar lightning fast, the wonderful and delicious smells reaching me before the solid food does. Here a steaming basket of the house fries and the sandwich are accompanied by a small tub of coleslaw. I try the potato portion first, which are wedges of a large potato seasoned and then baked to a golden brown. It ’s nice to see sides baked in a bar. So many times it just seems easier for the cooks to throw them into a deep fryer for a while. I am so entranced with the potatoes I get sidetracked and forget about the real part of the dish I chose. I pick up the pork tenderloin sandwich • 36 •

and already know I’m in for a treat, which is confirmed by my first bite. Just like the potatoes the meat is seasoned to perfection, juicy, and has an overall smoky char that I thought only came from outdoor grill masters. I ate it plain, no need to muck up the tastes with extra dressings. Between bites of my fries and my tenderloin, I was able to fit time in for the coleslaw. Crisp, and tangy and again seasoned to perfection. As I was finishing the main course, an option of desert came up. Hoskins loves his cakes, and changes them up each week. This week it was a chocolate cake with a Heath bar twist, and the weekly cheesecake was a blackberry/blueberry combination. While I love cheesecake, I love chocolate more, and am glad those fries were baked because this PIECE of cake is enormous. Three layers, covered in homemade whipped cream, and caramel butter cream icing, but well worth the caloric intake of the next two days. They don’t call cake a “treat ” for nothing. It ’s certainly a pleasure to dine in restaurant that offers such a casual, yet upscale feel. And while it ’ll take me another dozen or so visits to enjoy the entire menu, I believe this is a place where picky eaters can go and be satisfied. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


REVIEW [ Wine]

Fall For Wine tastinG

Get these spirits at The Winetree!

September a transitional time 1951 Washinton Ave. of year— we begin to leave (812) 476-8141 behind the sweltering heat 4201 First Ave. of summer and eagerly greet ron (812) 425-2010 fall, its cool breezes and the hull Winetree East shifting colors of nature. Since 13301 Darmstadt several area wine tastings (812) 867-2403 resume, fine-tuning our wine tasting skills seems a timely activity. Tasting wine isn’t that complex. It’s about your eyes, your nose, your mouth, a glass of wine and hopefully, someone to share the wine and your impressions with. Begin by pouring a small amount into a clear wine glass. Look at the color of the wine, its clarity. Swirl it in the glass. Notice the legs or vertical streams of liquid that form on the side. The more prominent they are and the longer they last, the higher the alcohol content, the fuller the wine’s body. N o w , vigorously swirl the wine to open-up the aromas. Get your face right down in that glass and smell the wine. Just what is it that you smell? If fruit, is it berries (what kind?), cherries, apples, melons or tropical fruit? Are there hints of spice, herbs or earthy aromas? OK, it is time to take a sip and taste it. Let it rest on your tongue for a moment and gently roll it around your mouth. Pursing your lips and drawing a little air through the wine can intensify the flavors. What flavors can you detect? Come on, you’ve tasted a lot of things in your life. What the heck do the flavors, and smells, remind you of? After you’ve swallowed, how long is the finish (aftertaste) and does it echo the same flavors, or something different? Hey, that’s largely what wine tasting is all about. Your impressions based upon remembered flavors. That’s why it’s helpful to taste as many different wines and foods as you can; it broadens your basis for comparison. Attending a local wine tasting is an opportunity to experience other wines and allows the person serving you to learn your tastes. It’s important to find a wine seller who knows the wine they sell and makes an effort to learn what style of wines you like. It makes it much easier to find a wine that you will truly enjoy. Before you go, remember that gum, mints or toothpaste can really mess up your taste buds. . . for hours. More than a hint of perfume or cologne seriously interferes with tasting too and can kill your smeller and those of the other tasters. Imagine passing an Irish lass singing a soft, lilting ballad, then going into a Godsmack concert with the amps at full volume. When you come out you can barely hear yourself. That’s strong perfume’s effect on olfactory nerves. I recommend that you do at least a little collecting of wines you like. It’s nice to have a few bottles on hand when unexpected needs arise, and buying more than one bottle of a favorite allows you to learn how wine develops as it matures. So let’s raise a glass to tasting and savoring good wine. With the wide range of styles and grape varieties available, there’s something out there for pretty much everyone. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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evansville dininG WHAT’S COOKIN’! is Better than ever your family is aBsoluTely aT a loss aBouT whaT To eaT. no one can seem To come up wiTh anything – where to go, what to eat, how much to spend, etc. We’ve all faced this situation more than once. Well, if you have a copy of What’s Cookin’! on hand or EvansvilleDining.com pulled up on your browser, you’ll have, at your fingertips, the area’s favorite restaurants’ menus right in front of you before calling for take out, delivery or making reservations – if you’re so inclined. Thanks to the enhanced directories you’ll enjoy the convenience of knowing if a particular restaurant is in your price range, what’s appropriate to wear, where exactly the restaurant is, contact information, the restaurant’s website and online ordering status (if it’s available) and more information. It’s essentially the finest tool you can have in your arsenal when it comes to intelligently dining in the area. Contributor Let’s say you have at least one answer in mind already: what you’d like to eat… in this case, pizza. Directories are broken down by category, so under the Pizza & Wings section, you’ll find a huge list of places that specialize in such items along with price ranges and the other items of info you’ll want to have answers to. EvansvilleDining.com offers all that’s available inside the pages of What’s Cookin’! and then some, including photographs of many of the area restaurants, so you’ll not only know the address of a certain eatery, you’ll even know what it looks like from the outside, making things even easier. We’ve published What’s Cookin’! for a number of years, and this – we think – is our finest effort yet. Not only is the EvansvilleDining.com site up and running like a champ, the 2010-11 issue is jam-packed with directories, menus and more useful and informative items, as well as fun and lively editorial topics. The issue features an exclusive interview with Food Network star and “the world’s grooviest Home-Ec teacher,” Alton Brown. In the issue he describes his approach to food, from the unique ways he “hacks” to create and innovative ways to prepare dishes, to his outlook on the state of American cuisine and Midwestern food in particular. Also included in the issue are dozens of recipes from some of the area’s finest restaurants. From appetizers to entrees to desserts and cocktails, something

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for every taste is included, along with all the instructions you’ll need to create many of the same dishes found in local eateries at home. Hard copies of What’s Cookin’! are at many of the Evansville area’s restaurants as well as at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and local hotels. The issue is available to check out online in “flappable” form at EvansvilleDining.com. You may also easily order a hard copy at the Web site. What’s Cookin’! and EvansvilleDining.com – your best resources for all things dining in the Evansville area. Not only are they immensely useful, they’re fun and even a little bit educational. Anyone interested in cooking and food should definitely get a copy of the magazine and bookmark the Web site today!

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INFO 2GO [ Briefs ]

In The Skin Get to Marina Pointe on September 4 for a day-long celebration of music and fun for all ages. Here’s the rundown on what to expect: Music from two DJs and nine bands, contests, fire dancers, plenty of kid’s activities, a bierstube, tattoo contests, vendors from local businesses and much more. Doors open at 11 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 13 and under. On the web: myspace.com/intheskinfestival

Nashville Comes to Evansville

Nitro Fitness’ Strong Man Competition and more Staying home sick during the day is weird. You don’t feel like doing anything, so you click on the TV. And what’s on the Telly? Well, on the cable sports networks, it seems like there’s always a strong man competition. Giant humanoids named Sven Svenson do things that are out of sight. Incomprehensible feats like dragging trucks around with their teeth. It sure beats the soap operas, that’s for sure. Now, coming up on Saturday, September 18 at Nitro Fitness (located behind Denny’s on Green River Road), there will be a strong man competition, car and bike show and corn hole tournament. Weighins begin at 8 a.m., auto registration at 9 a.m., with awards to be dealt at 1 p.m. For more info on how to enter, call 402-9900 or send an email to ericnitrofitness@yahoo.com.

Fall Music Fest

What do you get when you combine a pop chanteuse/Berklee School grad and amazing singer/songwriter, a badass whose songs have been featured in spots for Doritos, Holiday Inn and Chex Mix, and a band who’s just plain weird and wonderful? You get Natalie Prass, Kyle Andrews and Heypenny – each from Nashville and each set to bring a wonderful array of sounds to the Duck Inn on September 11 at 10 p.m. On the web: myspace.com/natalieprass myspace.com/kyleandrews myspace.com/heypenny

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Like books? How about classical and symphonic music? You like both? Awesome. Here’s a way to kill a couple of birds with one stone, to para-quote an old phrase… get to Barnes & Noble at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Green River Road on Evansville’s east side on Saturday, September 11 for an all-day event: The Barnes & Noble Bookfair. It’s oh so simple. All you have to do is make a purchase (certain restrictions apply), and mention the Philharmonic at checkout. A portion of the selling price will go to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra at no extra cost to you. It’s that simple! If you can’t make it on the 11th, you can still help. Visit bn.com/ bookfairs online from September 10 through September 17, make a purchase and enter Bookfair ID 10261105 at checkout. Support your reading addiction and a world-class music program… all at the same time! September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

The 2010 Fall Music Festival will be Saturday, September 11th at the Vanderburgh 4 H Center. All ticket sales will benefit Riley Children’s Hospital. The concert will be a family-friendly event, and will feature many of the area’s finest musicians representing a variety of musical genres including Carl Rodenburg, Calabash, The Funk, Shawn Needham and the Black Sheep, Andrea Wirth, Marvin Daniels Band, The Strolling Tones, Dang Heathens, Charlene Blay and the 2nd Edition, Logan Dyer & Friends, and more. It all starts at noon and concessions will be available.  Please bring seating.  The festival will take place rain or shine. All activities will be in open-air shelters. Advance tickets are $5 at Moore Music, Patton Music, & Joe’s Records. $7 the day of the event. Children 10 and under are free.

Zest Fest Get to Zesto on Franklin Street at 2 p.m. on September 11 for Zest Fest, a day of fun and music that will include performances from Keith Pluss, Grany Massey, Nick Brumley, Randy Pease, The Toddlers, Joe West & the Sinners and Austin, Texas’ Jon Dee Graham. Tons of fun for all will be had… just please: No coolers, drinks or food, but DO bring chairs… Oh! And it’s all FREE. • 39 •


vhs rock Fido Walk, and run in The currenT economic climaTe, our aTTenTion has

ashley sollars Contributor

turned toward those who have lost their homes; but people aren’t the only ones suffering through the storm. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized and the numbers just keep escalating. In Evansville, homeless pets aren’t subject to the elements but are kept safe, warm and full at the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Currently, over 2090 unwanted pets have been surrendered to VHS in 2010. Because VHS receives no government funding, all monies are raised through the generosity of individuals in the community and through fundraising efforts.

One of VHS’ main fundraisers is the Annual Fido Walk, Rock and Run. On September 11th, the VHS campus will go to the dogs... literally! Previously called the Fido Walk and Fun Fest, there’s more than just a name change. This year’s event will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will still feature the Fido Walk pledge walk, Fun Fest area with activities for kids and dogs and their owners, the Fido 2K Fetch, an off-leash play area, microchipping station, and great food. In addition to the static events, VHS has added a 5K Run that will go through Garvin Park and along a portion of the Greenway, live musical entertainment, and a beer garden for the adults.

currently, over 2,090 unwanted pets have been surrendered to vhs in 2010. Because vhs receives no government funding, all monies are raised through the generosity of individuals in the community and through fundraising efforts…” Just by attending, you will be aiding unwanted pets in Vanderburgh County but if you want to make a Great Dane difference, you or your team can raise pledges for prizes. The more you raise, the better the booty! Compete with other individuals and teams and raise even more funds by completing your own personalized webpage at vhslifesaver.org. The VHS Campus is located at 400 Millner Industrial Drive at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Read Street (two blocks west of Bosse Field near Garvin Park). While you are there, check out the pets up for adoption or visit www.petfinder.com to find your next furry forever friend. • 40 •

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28th annual native american days

Out on a stretch of Pollack Avenue that connects Vanderburgh County with Warrick County sits a large area of undisturbed land. Several hundred years ago, this land was rich with people, and today it is rich with heritage. From 1100 – 1450 A.D. the Mississippian people, several thousand strong, settled this area, but abandoned the settlement without reason leaving behind ALISON the mounds, a major characteristic of their culture. High SIGMAN upon these mounds, chiefs and other important figures Staff Writer of the community lived, and were sometimes buried. This site is believed to be the largest Native American settlement in Indiana and continues to be the best preserved site in the United States and recognized Angel Mounds State Historic Site as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. While the “Mounds” part of the name of the persevered land is easy to discern, the “Angel” comes from Mathias Angel whose family settled and farmed the area in 1852. After his death in 1899, the farm land stayed in his family, being looked after by his brothers who lived nearby. It wasn’t until 1938 that the 480 acres of land traded hands, and was purchased by the Indiana Historical Society to begin preliminary preservation efforts, as well as the first stages of excavation. Since then a museum has been erected to house the findings on the property as well as give a more detailed view of how the site looked all those years ago. For more than 60 years the Angel Mounds State Historic Site has worked to preserve their archeological findings as well as educating the public on the indigenous people of our land. Their biggest effort in this task comes in the form of Native American Days. Reaching far back into the past they recreate the environment and society of the Mississippian people. Expected events include demonstrations, hands on craft activities as well as performances, a market, and concessions. Native American group Estun-Bah will be performing their traditional songs from the Southwest. Also included in the performances are traditional dances, while the vendors will take turns demonstrating archery, how to make an arrow head, pottery, basket weaving, and the prehistoric farming and hunting techniques that the Mississippi people used will be demonstrated. Guests will be able to take a hands-on approach to some of these projects learning how things were made. The Native American Days take place over the weekend of September 24 and include enough fun and education for the entire family. Cost of admission is $10 per vehicle. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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did you knoW oktoberfest begins in September? Spend some time looking through these pages to see who’s doing what, where and when to celebrate germany’s most fun festival!

Wednesday, septemBer 1 2:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Bike Night w/DJ Jon J Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Amazing Soul Crackers Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Blind Draw Dart Tournament

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9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/ Freddy K/music by Deaf Megan Gloria’s Corral Club -- Wild West Wednesday/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Dj Raj & Live Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Mike Seals (from Nashville) Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s The Corner Keg -- Live Entertainment 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 pm Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Ever Dweller Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth

thursday, septemBer 2 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

8:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

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NIGHT LIFE

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night & Open Mic w/Andea Wirth

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7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Open Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano Show Me’s (East Side) -- Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- SIN Night w/DJ Raj

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8:00 pm Cricket’s -- Live Music

Friday, septemBer 3

9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -College Night w/John Hussman Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Server Appreciation Night w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Old School 80s Night/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Deaf Megan Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- Variety Night: Live Music & Comedy hosted by Killing Miley O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs • 44 •

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Ty Buttrum 6:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:00 pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Dandelions” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Beasley 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montourage Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke w/BK Gloria’s Corral Club -College Night/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge

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KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Flashback Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Club Royale -- City Heat Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Jimmy & the Chets 10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Sexstone/Halo Stereo Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Fast Eddy’s -- Stompbox 40/DJ Mikus Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- TBA Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark/ Best Singer Contest 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Trio Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- King & Queen Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

saturday, septemBer 4 12:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- In The Skin Music & Arts Festival 2010 4:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- In The Skin Music & Arts Festival 2010

5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Ty Buttrum 7:00 pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Catnip” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Cricket’s -- Live Music or Dart Tournament Doc’s Nightclub -- Jason Lee McKinney 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Beasley 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- In The Skin Music & Arts Festival 2010 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Karaoke w/DJ CJ Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Shaggy Wonda Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Quasimojo KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Sons of Sisters Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

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9:30 pm Club Royale -Brett O’Daniel Duck Inn -- Sam & the Babymakers Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Jimmy & the Chets 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Original Showcase Saturdays: Death of a Hero/ Aetheria/Dude, I’m Amish Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Fast Eddy’s -- Stompbox 40 Hob-Nob Bar -- Brando Hobo Jungle -- 5th Wheel

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11:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Hip Hop Karaoke Party 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- King & Queen Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

mike seals Every Wednesday at Main Gate

Lamasco Bar -- The Dang Heathens O’Brians Sports Bar -- Dyonosis 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Diversion Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

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sunday, septemBer 5 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament 3:30 pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- John Gauer

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September 2 at Fast Eddy’s for Thong Thursday with Jon B.

4:00 pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League

Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

5:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller

10:00 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fox & Hound English Pub -John Hussmann/Industry Night Hob-Nob Bar -- Bad Elmer

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Doc’s Nightclub -- The Sellouts pre-Labor Day Party Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist 8:00 pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Jay Johnson Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

10:30 pm Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Devonshires 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

monday, septemBer 6 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

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7:00 pm Casino AztarHoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Club Royale -Monday Night Football Cricket’s -- Monday Night Football Lamasco Bar -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Wii Bowling 8:00 pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Monday Night Football Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Night by Dance Crafter’s Someplace Else -Pool Tourney 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

tuesday, septemBer 7 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussmann 6:30 pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Acoustic Entertainment Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andy Jones KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Pajama Party/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hobo Jungle -- Live Entertainment Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams

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9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK Fast Eddy’s -Karaoke w/Freddy K/ music by Deaf Megan Gloria’s Corral Club -- Wild West Wednesday/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Dj Raj & Live Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Mike Seals (from Nashville) Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -Kerry & The Double D’s The Corner Keg -- Live Entertainment

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Wednesday, septemBer 8 2:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree-East -Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Old Chicago -- Oktoberfest Kickoff Party Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Bike Night w/The Sellouts Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Marlinaires Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Blind Draw Dart Tournament 8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Iron Monkee Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth 8:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha

10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 pm Someplace Else -College Night Karaoke

thursday, septemBer 9 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/ Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano

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Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night & Open Mic w/ Andea Wirth 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Open Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano Show Me’s (East Side) -- Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -NFL Kickoff Party w/DJ Raj 8:00 pm Cricket’s -- Live Music 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- College Night w/John Hussman Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Server Appreciation Night w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Old School 80s Night/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/ Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- Variety Night: Live Music & Comedy budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Wine tastinGs

Wednesdays at Winetree East; Thursdays at Winetree North and Fridays at Winetree in Darmstadt

hosted by Killing Miley O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

Friday, septemBer 10 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Justin 6:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory Winetree - Darmstadt -- Wine Tasting

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7:00 pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Rex” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Randy Moore & the Fabulous Suedes Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Mesker Amphitheatre -- Movies At Mesker 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Brian Mounts & the Lonely Riders Band 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Sellouts Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke w/BK Gloria’s Corral Club -College Night/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix

Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Akacia Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Club Royale -The Jimmies Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Anywhere But Here 10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Poptart Monkeys Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- Reckless Willie Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark/ Best Singer Contest 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Fat Box Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- King & Queen Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

saturday, septemBer 11 2:00 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -Zest Fest: Keith Pluss

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3:00 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -Zest Fest: Grant Massey 4:00 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -Zest Fest: Nick Brumley 5:00 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -Zest Fest: Randy Pease 5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Justin 6:00 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -Zest Fest: The Toddlers 7:00 pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Mulberry Tree” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 7:15 pm Zesto-Franklin Street -- Zest Fest: Joe West & The Sinners 8:00 pm Buck’s Tavern -- 50s & 60s Party w/prizes & giveaways Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Randy Moore & the Fabulous Suedes Cricket’s -- Live Music or Dart Tournament Doc’s Nightclub -- Calabash Mesker Amphitheatre -- Movies At Mesker 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Brian Mounts & the Lonely Riders Band

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12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -- Cornhole Tournament Gloria’s Corral Club -- Football Bash O’Brians Sports Bar -Tailgate Party

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3:30 pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Byron Rohrig

mulBerry tree Art Party Theme on Sept. 11 at Art Party

9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Karaoke w/DJ CJ Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Namaste Fox & Hound English Pub -Soldier Appreciation Night Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Sons of Sisters KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Akacia Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke Zesto-Franklin Street -- Zest Fest: Jon Dee Graham 9:30 pm Club Royale -- The Jimmies Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Anywhere But Here 10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Poptart Monkeys Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Original • 54 •

Showcase Saturdays: Piasa Duck Inn -- Heypenny/ Natalie Prass/Kyle Andrews Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Hob-Nob Bar -- The Last Hurrahs Hobo Jungle -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- The Smoke Rings O’Brians Sports Bar -- Diversion

10:30 pm Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

4:00 pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League

11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

5:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Greg Anderson Big Band 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty

10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Fat Box Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs

7:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -- The Sellouts Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist

11:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Hip Hop Karaoke Party

8:00 pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- Brock Stahl Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night

11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Mathew 25 Diva Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

sunday, septemBer 12 9:00 am Buds Harley-Davidson-East -- Pink Ribbon Charity Run

9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams w/ Poptart Monkeys unplugged Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

10:00 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fox & Hound English Pub -John Hussmann/Industry Night

monday, septemBer 13 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Club Royale -- Monday Night Football Cricket’s -- Monday Night Football Lamasco Bar -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Monday Night Football Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Night

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by Dance Crafter’s Someplace Else -Pool Tourney 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

tuesday, septemBer 14 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night

9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -- Pajama Party/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hobo Jungle -- Live Entertainment Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussmann

9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams

6:30 pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney

2:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool

7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Acoustic Entertainment Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night

4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Wine Tasting

8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Andrea Wirth KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt

Wednesday, septemBer 15

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night

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mark chesnutt at Casino Aztar Sept 17 & 18

7:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Bike Night w/DJ Jon J Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- The Shagadelics Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Blind Draw Dart Tournament 8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Jason Nellis (Nelbow S) Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth 8:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/music by Deaf Megan Gloria’s Corral Club -- Wild West Wednesday/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Dj Raj & Live Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports

Bar & Restaurant -- Mike Seals (from Nashville) Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s The Corner Keg -- Live Entertainment 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 pm Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

thursday, septemBer 16 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Friday, septemBer 17 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski

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5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Tom Small

kaptain crunch & the cereal killers September 17th at 2 Daddy’s at Marina Pointe.

-- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night & Open Mic w/Andea Wirth 6:30 pm Roberts Stadium -- Casting Crowns & Leeland 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Open Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -Blue Collar Party w/DJ Raj 8:00 pm Cricket’s -- Live Music 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -College Night w/John Hussman Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Server Appreciation Night w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Old School 80s Night/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill • 56 •

-- Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Deaf Megan Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- Variety Night: Live Music & Comedy hosted by Killing Miley O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -Amateur Night Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

6:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Gregory Winetree Darmstadt -Wine Tasting

7:00 pm Art Party -- Art Party Theme: “Fresh Roasted” Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments

Gloria’s Corral Club -College Night/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Club Royale -- American Pie Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Brando

7:30 pm Roberts Stadium -Hank Williams, Jr’s Rowdy Friends Tour

10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Kaptain Krunch & the Cereal Killers Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fast Eddy’s -- Deaf Megan/DJ Mikus Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -- TBA Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark/ Best Singer Contest

8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Two-Tone Express Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament 8:30 pm Casino Aztar - Events Plaza -- Mark Chesnutt Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Dang Heathens Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke w/BK

10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Trio Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- Amateur Night w/Tasha Salad Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

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saturday, septemBer 18 8:00 am Nitro Fitness -- Strong Man Competition, Car & bike show and Cornhole Tournament 12:00 pm Buds Harley-Davidson-East -2011 Motorcycle Open House/ Music from R.B. Stone 12:30 pm Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: Helen Kiesel & Her Electric Accoridon 1:00 pm Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: New Harmony Artistic Guild Band Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Appalachian Bluegrass Band Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Southern Hollow Dulcimer Group Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: Rhein Valley Brass Band Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Shade Tree Players Dulcimer Group 4:00 pm Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: Wolfgang Orchestra 5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Tom Small 7:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Club Royale -- 4th Annual Demolition City Pub Crawl Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: Big Whoppers Liars Contest (in Murphy Auditorium) Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- 4th Annual Demolition City Pub Crawl Smitty’s Little Tavern -- 4th Annual Demolition City Pub Crawl 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Two-Tone Express Cricket’s -- Live Music

or Dart Tournament Doc’s Nightclub -Brett N. O’Daniel 8:30 pm Casino Aztar - Events Plaza -- Mark Chesnutt Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- Woodsboro 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Karaoke w/DJ CJ Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Waywards Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- The Hiding KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Club Royale -- American Pie Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Brando 10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Permacrush Beef O’Brady’s -- Comedy Caravan: Rob Busboom & Ryan Meimiller hosted by Lindsay Boling Bullock’s Bar & Grill -Original Showcase Saturdays: Live Entertainment Duck Inn -- Red Stripe Party w/Rich Hardesty Fast Eddy’s -- Lt. Dan’s New Legs Hob-Nob Bar -- Rampage Lamasco Bar -- Calabash O’Brians Sports Bar -- Six Hills Giant

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10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Killing Miley Little Cheers -Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Hip Hop Karaoke Party 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- King & Queen Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

sunday, septemBer 19 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -Cornhole Tournament Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Shade Tree Players Dulcimer Group 12:30 pm Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Helen Kiesel & Her Electric Accoridon 1:00 pm Historic New Harmony -Kunstfest: New Harmony Artistic Guild Band Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Southern Hollow Dulcimer Group Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Appalachian Bluegrass Band Historic New Harmony -- Kunstfest: Rhein Valley Brass Band 3:30 pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- RB Stone 4:00 pm Lanhucks -- APA Pool League 5:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller • 58 •

5:30 pm Casino AztarHoosiers Lounge -- Steve Greenwell Trio

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6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green

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7:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -- The Sellouts Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Show Me’s (East Side) -- WWE Pay-Per-View Show Me’s (West) -WWE Pay Per View Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist 8:00 pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Hussmann/ Industry Night 10:30 pm Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

monday, septemBer 20 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Club Royale -- Monday Night Football Cricket’s -- Monday Night Football Lamasco Bar -- Monday Night Football Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Monday Night Football Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Night by Dance Crafter’s Someplace Else -- Pool Tourney 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

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Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussmann 6:30 pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney

siX hills Giant

September 18th at O’Brian’s Sportsbar & Grill.

tuesday, septemBer 21 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/Industry Appreciation Night

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7:00 pm Casino AztarHoosiers Lounge -- Lonnie & Company Club Royale -Bike Night/Live Acoustic Entertainment Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night

8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Object Blue KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Pajama Party/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hobo Jungle -- Live Entertainment Lamasco Bar -- Heatbox Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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NIGHT LIFE

10:30 pm Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

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thursday, septemBer 23 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool

the rhein valley Brass Band

4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting

September 24th for Oktoberfest at Smitty’s Little Tavern on the Patio at 6pm.

-- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams

Wednesday, septemBer 22 2:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Wine Tasting 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night 7:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -Bike Night w/Casey Williams Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Lonnie & Company Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Blind Draw Dart Tournament • 60 •

8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Stephen Horning Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth 8:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/music by Deaf Megan Gloria’s Corral Club -- Wild West Wednesday/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Dj Raj & Live Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Mike Seals (from Nashville) Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s The Corner Keg -- Live Entertainment 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night & Open Mic w/Andea Wirth 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Open Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Hip Hop Dance Party w/DJ Raj

KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Dyonosis Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- Variety Night: Live Music & Comedy hosted by Killing Miley O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

Friday, septemBer 24

8:00 pm Cricket’s -- Live Music 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -College Night w/John Hussman Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Server Appreciation Night w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Old School 80s Night/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Stilwell & Friends

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 5:30 pm Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Gary Ward 6:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory

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Smitty’s Little Tavern -Oktoberfest w/Rhein Valley Brass Band (outside) Winetree - Darmstadt -- Wine Tasting 7:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Carl Rodenberg Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments 8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Chris Walker Band Hobo Jungle -- Open 8 Ball Tournament Victory Theatre -- The Temptations 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- McFly 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost

Cricket’s -- Karaoke w/ Randy Marshall Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Funk Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke w/BK Gloria’s Corral Club -College Night/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Southern Edge KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Sons of Sisters Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Club Royale -- Akacia Duck Inn -- Sam & the Babymakers

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10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -Bierstube w/Gonzo’s Toybox Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fast Eddy’s -- Six Hills Giant/Dizzy Hollow Fox & Hound English Pub -- Lindsey Williams Hob-Nob Bar -Stolen Remains Hobo Jungle -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark/ Best Singer Contest 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Panacea Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- Male Dancers Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

saturday, septemBer 25 4:00 pm Winetree-East -- Craft Beer Tasting 5:30 pm Cancun Mexican Restaurant -- Mariachi Band Tin Fish - Newburgh -- Gary Ward 6:00 pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -Oktoberfest w/Rhein Valley Brass Band (outside) 7:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Carl Rodenberg Corner Pocket, The -- Pool & Cornhole Tournaments

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sunday, septemBer 26 12:00 pm Corner Pocket, The -- Cornhole Tournament Top Spot Outdoors -- Customer Appreciation Day/ Music from Scott Winzinger

the cold stares

September 25 at 10pm at the Duck Inn with Halo Stereo.

8:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Chris Walker Band Cricket’s -- Live Music or Dart Tournament Doc’s Nightclub -- The Relics 8:30 pm Harbor Bay -- Karaoke Hollywood Bar & Grill East -- McFly 9:00 pm Beef O’Brady’s -- UFC Pay Per View Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost DC’s Pub & Charbroil Grill -- Karaoke w/DJ CJ Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Smoke Rings Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Woodsboro KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Hoosier Daddy Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Entertainment Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke OV Watersports Tiki Bar -- Live Music Show Me’s (East Side) -- UFC Pay-Per-View/DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- UFC Pay Per View/DJ & Karaoke • 62 •

9:30 pm Club Royale -- Akacia 10:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -Bierstube w/Gonzo’s Toybox Bullock’s Bar & Grill -Original Showcase Saturdays: Star Pupil/Fire To Reason/ Fiber/Killing Miley Duck Inn -- The Cold Stares/Halo Stereo Fast Eddy’s -- Six Hills Giant/Dizzy Hollow Hob-Nob Bar -- TBA Hobo Jungle -- Brando Lamasco Bar -- Alan Hart O’Brians Sports Bar -- Detail 10:30 pm Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal Little Cheers -- Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:00 pm Gloria’s Corral Club -- Hip Hop Karaoke Party 11:30 pm Brickhouse, The -- King & Queen Show Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

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-- Amazing Soul Crackers Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

3:30 pm Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Byron Rohrig 4:00 pm Lanhucks -APA Pool League

10:30 pm Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs Someplace Else -- Mr. and Miss Someplace Else Pageant

5:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 5:30 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Bob Minnette’s Swing Cats

7:00 pm Doc’s Nightclub -- The Sellouts Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- Karaoke w/Randy Marshall Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Hanover Fist

9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Lindsey Williams Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe

11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

monday, septemBer 27

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty

8:00 pm KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Singles Mingles Night w/DJ Tom Stocker Lamasco Bar -- All Girls Hootenanny Lanhucks -- Punk Rock Night

10:00 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke Downstairs Fox & Hound English Pub -John Hussmann/Industry Night

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski Show Me’s (East Side) -- Bike Night

6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Clayton Daugherty 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Monday Night Football Club Royale -- Monday Night Football Cricket’s -- Monday Night Football Lamasco Bar -- Monday Night Football

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Show Me’s (East Side) -- Nick Gregory TGIFriday’s Restaurant -- Wii Bowling 8:00 pm Beef O’Brady’s -- Monday Night Football Gloria’s Corral Club -Cornhole Tournament KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Latin Dance Night by Dance Crafter’s Someplace Else -Pool Tourney 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -Cornhole w/Bud Show Me’s (West) -- DJ & Karaoke

tuesday, septemBer 28 3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski O’Brians Sports Bar -- Free Darts/Industry Appreciation Night Show Me’s (West) -- Bike Night 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussmann 6:30 pm Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -- WPT Poker Tourney 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee &

The Rockaboogie Band Club Royale -- Bike Night/ Live Acoustic Entertainment Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Gregory Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Bike Night 8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Lacey Chaddock KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/Travis & Matt 9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- DJ L8 Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Fast Eddy’s -- Cornhole Fox & Hound English Pub -- Karaoke Gloria’s Corral Club -Pajama Party/Karaoke/DJ/ Double XL & Dance Mix Hobo Jungle -- Live Entertainment Lamasco Bar -- Open Jam-All welcome Marigold Bar -- Charlie’s Karaoke/College Night Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke 9:30 pm Old Chicago -Lindsey Williams

Wednesday, septemBer 29 2:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree-East -Wine Tasting

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5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Nick Smith Sportsmans Grille & Billiards -- Bike Night

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Show Me’s (West) -- Kerry & The Double D’s The Corner Keg -- Live Entertainment 10:00 pm Fox & Hound English Pub -- The Nick Smith Band Lanhucks -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -- DJ Jon B 10:30 pm Someplace Else -- College Night Karaoke

7:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- Bike Night w/DJ Jon J Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Terry Lee & The Rockaboogie Band Hobo Jungle -- Hobo Poker 7:30 pm Cricket’s -- Blind Draw Dart Tournament

thursday, septemBer 30

8:00 pm Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins Smitty’s Little Tavern -- Andrea Wirth

3:00 pm Duck Inn -- Free Pool 4:00 pm Winetree - North -- Wine Tasting

8:30 pm Brickhouse, The -Karaoke with Felisha 9:00 pm Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke w/ The Experience hosted by BK Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke w/Freddy K/music by Deaf Megan Gloria’s Corral Club -- Wild West Wednesday/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Dj Raj & Live Music Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Mike Seals (from Nashville) Show Me’s (East Side) -- DJ & Karaoke • 64 •

NIGHT LIFE

5:00 pm Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant -- “All About Sports” live broadcast w/Dan Egierski 6:00 pm Casino Aztar - Cavanaugh’s Piano Bar -- Bob Green Doc’s Nightclub -- Bike Night & Open Mic w/Andea Wirth 7:00 pm Casino Aztar-Hoosiers Lounge -- Open Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Andy Fulton on Piano Show Me’s (East Side) -Cornhole Tournament TGIFriday’s Restaurant -70s Disco Party w/DJ Raj

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star pupil

September 25 at 10pm - Bullock’s for the Saturday Night Showcase.

7:30 pm Centre, The -- Ron White 8:00 pm Cricket’s -- Live Music

9:00 pm 2 Daddys at Marina Pointe -- College Night w/John Hussman Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke & Dance mix w/T.W. DJ Frost Club Royale -- Server

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Appreciation Night w/DJ Jon J Gloria’s Corral Club -- Old School 80s Night/Karaoke/ DJ/Double XL & Dance Mix Hootie Hoot Saloon & Grill -Stilwell & Friends KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Karaoke w/ Travis & Matt Lamasco Bar -- Karaoke Marigold Bar -Charlie’s Karaoke Show Me’s (East Side) -- Kerry & The Double D’s Show Me’s (West) -- Nick Hamilton 10:00 pm Bullock’s Bar & Grill -- Dark Wave

Fast Eddy’s -- Original Thong Thursdays w/Jon B & music w/Big Nose Kate (Nashville) Fox & Hound English Pub -- John Gauer Lanhucks -- Variety Night: Live Music & Comedy hosted by Killing Miley O’Brians Sports Bar -Karaoke w/DJ Magic Mark 10:30 pm Little Cheers -Lindsey Williams Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 pm Someplace Else -Show Upstairs

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SORE THUMBS [ Gaming ]

not Just a clever name on april 27Th, 1997, game developer 3d realms announced The fourTh maJor game in the Duke Nukem series: Duke Nukem Forever. Fast-forward 13 years later and the game still hasn’t been released. Seriously, thirteen years! So what the heck is taking so long? Well, nobody is really saying, but recent legal actions show that there are parties still interested in the game’s release. Duke Nukem’s first appearance was on DOS systems in the early 90s. His first two games, Duke Nukem and Duke Contributor Nukem II, were both platformers (run, jump, shoot) tasking Duke with saving the earth from an evil mastermind. Both games were reasonably popular, but it wasn’t until the 1996 release of Duke Nukem 3D that the blonde bad-ass hit his peak of popularity and gave gamers something to remember for years to come. Duke’s third game was a firstperson shooter rather than a platformer and allowed the player more freedom in reaching the end of a level. While the gameplay was solid, it was the gore, pixilated women, and one-liners from Duke that caught the attentions of many gamers (and their parents) and came to be what Duke Nukem was known for. This same game would later have expansion packs added and be seen on 10 different platforms, most recently on Xbox Live. Duke Nukem Forever was scheduled to be released mid-1998, roughly a year after it was announced. Once June 1998 rolled around, the developer made it known that the game’s 3D engine had been changed. The game’s producer and co-creator of the Duke Nukem series, George Broussard, assured everyone that a 1999 release was in order, starting a pattern of delays that would continue for more than a decade. Occasional screenshots and videos (some showing gameplay) would be released, usually years apart with each set looking different than the last. By 2003, it was rumored that Duke Nukem Forever had made its fifth 3D engine change. Another teaser for the game showed up in 2007 with no release date given at the end of it. One year later, new footage of the gameplay was seen on The Jace Hall Show, but no release date was mentioned (again). The host of the show even asked Broussard “What the f*** is taking so long?” and got the reply “There’s been a lot of mistakes and a lot of lessons we had to learn, most of all a lot of World of Warcraft,” which may not have been a total joke. Due to a lack of funding (duh) it was announced on May 6th, 2009 that 3D Realms would be laying-off or terminating the majority of its employees. Take-Two Interactive, holders of the publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever, took these actions to mean that work on the project had ceased and filed a breach of contract suit against 3D Realms for never completing the game. The lawsuit was settled two weeks later and 3D Realms insisted that the project wasn’t dead. More recently, on August 10 th of this year, it was announced on Kotaku.com that game developer Gearbox Soft ware may have picked up Duke Nukem Forever. Having worked on previous titles in the Half-Life and Brothers in Arms series and also Borderlands, Duke would be in very capable hands if the rumors are true. The company’s president wouldn’t comment on the matter, but did say he’d elaborate at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. So as it stands currently, someone still just needs to finish Duke Nukem Forever. The game’s ridiculously long development cycle has resulted in the title winning Wired’s Vaporware Award six times (“vaporware” meaning a product that has missed a promised release and may never see release) and also their Lifetime Vaporware Achievement; both awards that aren’t exactly prestigious. Duke has appeared in other games during the development of Duke Nukem Forever, but no new first-person game has been made since Duke Nukem 3D. Let’s hope somebody, anybody, can finally wrap this game up and give Duke his sequel or mercy-kill it so we can stop being strung along already.

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useless and amaZinG Facts aBout DUKE NUKEM FOREVER: the following have taken place during the development of duke nukem Forever (thanks to duke.a-13.net): • Release of the Sega Dreamcast, Sony Playstation, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo Gamecube, Wii, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS • The release of every World War II themed firstperson shooter other than Wolfenstein 3D • Every installment of the Metal Gear Solid series and the Halo trilogy • All three Star Wars prequels and all three Lord of the Rings movies have been filmed, released in theatres, and made it to DVD • The national debt has increased by $3 trillion • The identity of Deep Throat has been revealed • Stephen King has written 16 novels

things that have taken less time than the development of Duke nukem forever: • A child beginning kindergarten and finishing grade school, middle school, and graduating from high school • The Beatles forming, releasing every one of their albums, and their breakup • The Wright Brothers designing and flying the first airplane • America’s Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II (including the complete development of the atomic bomb), Korean War, and the US involvement in Vietnam individually • The hand-digging of the Suez Canal • The building of the Titanic, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Channel Tunnel individually

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BreakinG & enterinG – part ii Here, we pick up where we left off last month, with more interviews with Harley, Al, Dory Funk and Dutch Mantell… What should the person look for in terms of a wrestling school? hr: Check the credibility of the person that is running the school and what they have produced out of the school. Various things like that will tell you whether it will be worth your time and not something where you will throw your money away. as: I would suggest looking for someone who has a lengthy amount of experience, not necessarily successful experience in regards to they were a major attraction within the business but that they have some kind of experience over and above and beyond just the local circuit. They have to have made a living at it, so to speak. Not someone who has not made it just a part time thing but actually as a vocation where they pay the bills based on what they received from working in the wrestling business. df: At the Funking Conservatory we have three basic principles we work by. Number one is safety for the wrestlers in training and we have safety procedures throughout our wrestling school not only in the ring but in preparation for going into the ring, special calisthenics, and special techniques in the ring so that we don’t get people injured. I think that’s very important. Second, at the Funking Conservatory we work very hard on television for the wrestlers in training. We believe that being an asset for a wrestling company that fift y percent of it is your television training and fift y percent is your in-ring wrestling training. Television is absolutely necessary to get your personality across to the wrestling fan. It’s not only speaking on television which is necessary but it’s how you perform in the ring with regard to the television coverage you are receiving, it will get you into who you work for whether it’s the local audience or the millions and millions who are watching on television. Those things are very important. The third principle that we work on here at the Funking Conservatory is your technical ability to do the moves and to do the performance in the ring. Incidentally our !BANG! television show is seen in 126 countries and the marketing that you receive from coming to the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School is absolutely invaluable to your career as a professional wrestler. dm: Just being a wrestler doesn’t qualify you to teach. You could take the greatest baseball player ever, move him up one level and let him manage the team and he can’t do it. Just because he can play the game doesn’t mean he can teach the game. Actually your best coaches were never stars, they were always second stringers. I’m using a baseball

analogy now but the best coaches were the guys who played second string or were back-ups because they spent most of the time in the dugout watching the coach manage the team. That’s where they learned.

good to do and how to do a move and when to do it. It’s very time consuming and you have to have a lot of patience. That’s why wrestling schools are often expensive because it takes a lot of time to teach it.

What qualifications should the person look for in a trainer?

one of esteemed guests for taking the time to answer these questions. I would also suggest that if you would like to get into the business, but can’t relocate, to check out Jamie Dundee at “Jamie Dundee’s Wrestling School”. For information on costs and more, please visit www.jamiedundee. com. Additional artwork for this article was provided to us by Koriander Ake.

hr: I vary the training part a lot because I don’t want anyone to become a carbon copy of someone else. That’s why my school varies back and forth between myself and two or three other trainers that I think definitely have good assets to the business that do the training. It varies and I think that’s made a big improvement in my overall school. as: I would try to find someone that has actually made a living at wrestling and understands the concept that it is a business and they have experience, whether it be positive or negative experience, in making themselves into an attraction therefore they can teach you based on their experience and know how best to go about doing that. df: In looking for a trainer, you would absolutely need to have someone who has experience in the professional wrestling business really from the standpoint of promotion to wrestling to marketing and I think in looking for a trainer, you would need to locate someone who has drawn money and has been in the wrestling business and someone who has good contacts with promotions today and someone who has demonstrated that he knows what it is to make money for a wrestling company because that’s what this is really about. It’s about what can you do for the company you are working for. dm: You have to have patience, you can’t go out and verbally abuse anyone, you have to encourage them, make them want to go and do better. Just because someone is starting doesn’t mean they are messing up intentionally. When they do that, you have to call them to the side and tell them why they messed up and why this is not

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News 4U, Norine, and I would like to thank each

to find out more about casey carnage and carnage crew, go to www.carnagecrew.net. audio interviews with some of wrestling’s biggest stars, pictures of live events, video interviews, and articles from around the world. to contact casey, email casey@carnagecrew.net. --caSey carnage & norine Stice

harley race

(www.harleyrace.com) – Owner & Head trainer of “Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy”; WWE Hall Of Famer; Multiple time title holder in the NWA, WWE, among others.

al snoW

(www.tnawrestling.com) – Head Trainer of WWE/MTV Tough Enough; TNA Star; Multiple time title holder in the WWE, among others.

dory Funk, Jr.

(www.dory-funk.com) – Owner & Head Trainer of the “Funking Conservatory”; WWE Hall of Famer; Multiple time title holder in the NWA, WWE, among others.

“dirty” dutch mantell

(www.dutchmantell.com) – Owner & Head Trainer for “The University Of Dutch”; acclaimed writer; Multiple time title holder in various promotions. • 67 •


local Band FolloW up sinCe Last taLKinG With Bassist DaViD forD froM the BanD eXesion, Many DeVeLopMents have occurred. For one, the band is enjoying rave reviews for their music video of song “Conundrum” which can be found on Youtube, at youtube.com/watch?v=J1h9oYnZcRI The video is very well received by fans and even folks that wouldn’t normally watch that kind of stuff but still appreciate the production of a good music video. The lanea band’s CD Promise Rot & Waste which has a single that was staGG Contributor nationally endorsed by Guitar Center, can be purchased at Best Buy and Guitar Center. Sadly, the band had the departure of longtime member Brandon Rankin, but welcomed new member Jason Rager and found a renewed energy to complete their goals in moving onward and upward. I had a chance to chat with Dave and he told me that he wants people to get out and watch local bands perform to ensure that our local music scene thrives. Local musicians “…intelligent heavy music that

need audiences and music is always appreciated more when heard live. “The challenge is trying to keep things interesting … and let the music form its own identity. One mistake that we have exhausted efforts to avoid is falling into the rut of what is ‘in’ and overdone now. It may be a mainline to the vein leading to the heart of the people, but it is a surefire way to be lumped and categorized and shoved to the side when the trend is over. We hope if nothing else to be part of an insurgence of intelligent heavy music that keeps people guessing. Come throw down a few dollars and see us play-or sit home and wonder why we are dying off and why the radio plays nothing but music picked by twelve year old girls and corporate interests. This is a small request to ensure that your music scene thrives.”

the Quick Facts check out the band at Myspace or Facebook. next concert dates: Saturday, august 28 – hob nob tavern Saturday, September 4 – Marina pointe/revolution ink “in the Skin” Music & art Festival

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art party

paint responsibly! It’s a new concept in the Evansville area and it’s catching on. Art Party, which opened its doors on April 1, provides an opportunity for us non-artistic types to create a painting worthy of the living room mantle in a two or three hour class.

How? Artist/Instructors lead “students” step-by-step through the process of filling a blank canvas. They will teach you which Contributor brush to use, how to mix your paints, and how to apply the paint to the canvas. You even get to look at a finished painting while creating your own so you can see the direction you’re going. We don’t provide serious art instruction,” says Sara Jane Zinn, owner. “Art Party is in the entertainment business. We supply all the materials that you need in a setting that’s non-intimidating. There are no rules, except to have fun. We encourage creativity and will help anyone out of a painting boo-boo. We’ve had a few guests come in who discovered new artistic talents. The fee of $35 per person for a two hour class ($40 for a three hour class) covers all materials and instruction. Art Party offers wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages for purchase. According to Zinn, it’s a great couples’ activity. “You don’t need to gather a group to come and have a good time. In fact, we’ve had people come in alone who have enjoyed the evening meeting and talking with others in the class.” Evening classes are adult-oriented. The minimum age of 18 allows Art Party guests to relax and be less inhibited. Classes for kids are offered on Saturday afternoon. If you’re looking for a new or different way to celebrate a birthday, wedding shower, or any other event (or non-event) Art Party will schedule a private party for groups of 15 – 25. “You can have the entire place to yourselves and can choose your favorite painting from the Gallery page on our website,” adds Zinn. Scheduled classes are listed on the website’s Calendar page and you can make your reservation on-line. Reservations are necessary because seating is limited. Art Party is located at 5740 Vogel Road, just two doors east of the Thomas Kinkade Gallery. Look for the electronic sign. For more information, you can access the website at www.artpartyevansville. com or call 812-476-7696. Check out the Art Party Facebook page, listed as Art PartyEvansville, where you’ll seepictures from previous classes.

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race for the cure Currently, there are over 2.5 million breast cancer

ALISON SIGMAN Staff Writer

survivors in the United States, but an estimated 200 thousand new cases that will have been diagnosed by the end of 2010, according to the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect the man or woman diagnosed; it affects their friends and family as well. It is this reason that each September Evansville turns pink with a sea of men and women all coming together for one thing: hope for a cure to end breast cancer. That’s the goal of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is their biggest fundraiser. Races take place all over the country and ours is coming September 25, 2010. Last year 988 survivors of breast cancer participated along with 14 thousand others.

That staggering amount of people came together to raise $859,000. It is money that is put to good use. “Up to 75% of the money stays in the community providing for education programs, mammograms, diagnostic services and treatment of breast cancer. The other 25% is sent to our National office in Dallas, Texas and is used for breast cancer research,” explains Sheila Seiler, Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Evansville Affiliate. “Over the last 12 years we have granted out over $5.4 million to local organizations and over $1.2 million to National breast cancer research,” she says. There will be two separate events taking place in downtown Evansville Saturday morning. The 5K portion of the day will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Riverside Drive and Cherry Street, near the Pagoda. After following the designated course through downtown, the contestants will reach the finish line at the Vectren building at the corner of Court Street and Riverside Drive. There will also be a one mile Family Fun Run/Walk which will start at 9:30 a.m. The starting and ending points are the same, but this shorter track will follow Cherry Street and Second Streets to end at Court Street. This day isn’t all about sightseeing downtown for a good cause. “We will have an expo area where local sponsors will be passing out goodies and information as well as the survivor tent on the Old National Bank. The patio is for survivors and their co-survivor where they can get a drink, sit down, relax and have a snack. We will also still have the Komen VIP area on the Vectren patio. This is for participants who pay a $100 premium this includes special parking passes and entrance to the patio where 18 restaurants are taste-testing their wares,” she remarks. • 70 •

There are four main goals the Susan G. Komen for the Cure hopes to reach each year as a measure of their success, one that exceeds past a monetary amount, according to Seiler. “Our organization goals are to educate the TriState on the importance of good breast health practices, provide screening mammography for the uninsured or underinsured, provide diagnostic services for the uninsured or underinsured, and provide treatment for breast cancer for the uninsured or underinsured.”

You can register now through 8:30 a.m. the morning of the race. Register before September 21 for $25 and $30 after that, children 12 years old and under are $15. There is an additional $5 charge if you wish to be a timed participant. If you are unable to attend, or participate, there are ways you can still contribute. You can make a general donations, memeorial contributions as well as honorarium contributions. You make your donation personal with “In Honor of” and “In Memory of” flags which are to be displayed at the finish line on race day at a cost of $10 each. The pink and white nylon flags will be printed with the name of your loved one and will also be available to take home after the event. Orders for the flags must be mailed to the Komen Evansville office by September 10. For more information on donating, visit their website at www.komenevansville.org. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


get ready

temptations come to river city Get Ready Evansville... Motown is delivering its beloved legends, The Temptations, to Evansville and engines are going to roar at the Victory Theatre on Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Nearly all chicks get sappy when they hear the sultry opening lines from the group’s number one hit “My Girl” – “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day, when it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May …” lanea stagg The Temptations cranked out hits Contributor in the 60’s, such as “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Get Ready,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “All I Need,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” and with the fabulous Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.” They were one of the most successful groups to record for Motown Records and have enjoyed a five decade career which includes the music of R&B, doo-wop, disco, soul, funk and adult contemporary. It was a magical time in Detroit when visionary producer, Motown legend Berry Gordy was transforming Detroit into a music epicenter. A lot of male soul and R&B groups were rough around the edges and performed unrefined shows. Berry Gordy insisted the Temptations wear tailored suits and perform detailed choreographed numbers with their songs. This style became the base and model for many groups to follow and created a charm to Motown founder Berry Gordy – accompany the tremendous talents infamously known as legendary founder of many other Motown. Gordy insisted that all his acts be equally appealing legends, including The Temptations. to both white as well as black audiences and he hired creative experts to form the image of the artists and he achieved a crossover success that was marketing brilliance. The talent of the artists was true and that only made the quest for success easier to obtain. This sensational group was the first Motown act to earn a Grammy and they were awarded a total of three – which is two more than Elvis Presley by the way. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the group as number 67 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time. The group has released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and 14 Billboard R&B numberone singles. Over the years the group celebrated the talents of many members who have passed on, but they are overjoyed to have original member, Otis Williams, grace the stage. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the beautiful harmonies of The Temptations. Tickets are on sale and seats are $45, $35 and $25. All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster Fees, Handling Charges and Facility Fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Roberts Stadium Box Office, The Centre Box Office, All Ticketmaster outlets including fye in Eastland Mall and Evansville Schnuck’s West. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling 1 - 8 0 0 -74 5 - 3 0 0 0 oron the Internet at Ticketmaster.com. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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on staGe - local theatre sepTemBer is seT To Be QuiTe a TheaTrical monTh. noT one BuT Two of The TheaTres in Town are presenting the town with performances. At the Evansville Civic Theatre a performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the troupe at University of Evansville will show Assassins. First up, starting September 17 is the selection from the Civic Theatre. Thanks to a talented cast of adult actors, alison the story of six, young students comes to life as they go siGman in search of spelling success, as some find failure along Staff Writer the way. Along to help guide them through the competition are three (actual) adults. A former spelling bee champ, who poses as the moderator, the official spelling bee judge, back from a five year absence, and “The Official Comfort Counselor” who is there to offer the off-ed kids a juice box and a hug. One thing that provides a unique atmosphere to this musical comes from extra spelling bee participants who are pulled right out of the audience. It is this impromptu feel of the show that keeps the audience on its toes, always looking around wondering what to expect next, as the competition eliminates contestant after contestant until the new Putnam County Spell Bee champion is crowned. September also begins the new season of the theatre department from the University of Evansville. Marking the 80 th birthday of Stephen

Sondheim, they open their 2010-2011 season with the Tony Award winning musical Assassins. The story revolves around a company of both successful, and would-be Presidential assassins. As the play progresses, the thoughts and desires that drove them to such acts are exposed through the use of a haunting score that pull from American folk, popular, and ceremonial music. Reallife infamous characters like John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Hinckley gather together at a shooting range to trade stories, tips, and examine what goes on in the mind of a killer. Shows begin at the Shanklin Theatre on University of Evansville’s campus on the weekend September 23, running until October 3 for the final performance. Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. The Evansville Civic Theatre starts performances on September 17, with Friday and Saturday with curtain at 8 p.m. while the Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. The show runs until October 3, 2010.

marking the 80th birthday of stephen sondheim, [u of e] open their 20102011 season with the tony award winning musical assassins…”

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IN THE BAG

[ Shopping Styles ]

The color scheme for the fall is right up my alley. Rich jewel tones in dark hues are everywhere. Olive, cranberry, navy, and ocher (golden yellow/brown) not only look good on most skin-tones, they also complement each other nicely when assembling entire ensembles. It’s nice when the fashion industry plans that out for you like that doesn’t it? Now, what items should you be looking for ALISON in these shades…? SIGMAN Staff Writer Layers are going to continue to be a big portion of “looks” this fall. Long vests and cardigans that flow and drape will remain to be the best for the causal side of dressing. As the weather drops trade out the t-shirt for a plain long sleeve shirt, or the vest for a cardigan, which are making a comeback this fall. Sweet feminine cardigans with appliqué details are going to still be around like they were in the spring, but the big breakout look will be from the “old man” cardigans. Comfy, oversized sweaters with pockets (and sometimes belts) will be seen in those go-to colors. Keep from looking like your grandfather by pairing them with skinny jeans and flats for a crisp and balanced look. Also along the lines of the layer trend, the leather jacket is going to be big this fall. Thanks to seaming details, ruffles, and bright vibrant colors, these aren’t the leather jackets of the past, though structurally they are still similar. Sleeker, more fitted military inspired jackets are less about warmth and more about style with zipper and button elements. The leather blazer (that James Dean made popular overnight 50 years ago) is also more fitted while the leather trench coat is shorter, but not any more fitted than a basic trench. Also making a comeback this season are clogs. Tall, platform, wooden clogs are being produced by every company, in every price point. Grommet details, buckles, and even peep-toes make them less Dazed and Confused and more Devil Wears Prada. Also big in the shoe department this season are wedges (especially on boots) and boots that have more of a biker feel to them. Heavy flat boots like those seen on most Harley riders are seeping into popular culture, as well as Doc Martins. (So if you still have a pair lying around from 1993 then my all means, dust them off and enjoy them again!) As I said, these trends aren’t so “trendy” and thankfully don’t require a lot of work to pull off. Because of the simplicity of these garments, the area of accessorizing is also basic with single strand chains, and uncomplicated earrings that don’t double as doorknockers. And I venture to guess if you took your favorite jeans, paired them with the most fabulous wooden-soled clogs you can find, a white tee-shirt and one of those lightweight vests, in olive, and top it with a navy leather jacket you’d have one killer outfit. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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KID’S PAGE [ tot time ]

WNIN Kids Fest

Slated to begin at 10 a.m. on the 18th at the station, which is located in downtown Evansville at 405 Carpenter Street, WNIN Kid’s Fest will serve up plenty of fun (think of those wonderful characters from your child’s favorite PBS shows). As always, this free family event is a jam-packed four hours of fun and entertainment that includes on the big Carpenter Street Stage such locals as the nationally-renowned Tales & Scales, the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the awesome magician Don Baggett, Boom Squad, Inc. and performances from the Evansville Dance Theatre. Many of the sponsors will be offering cool hands-on activities for children of all ages, and every single kiddo that comes to WNIN Kids Fest will receive a free book! Among the many activities, crafts, entertainers and more are some famous faces that fans of public television (and who isn’t?) will instantly recognize. Yep, celebrities will be on hand for plenty of high-fives and photos with the kids. Luminaries from the world of PBS will include Sesame Street ’s Elmo, Curious George, Wordgirl and Sid the Science Kid. WNIN Kids Fest is a great opportunity to enjoy a Saturday with the family. The event is free to all; just bring everyone along and be ready to have a lot of fun. For more information, you can visit wnin.org. And be sure to stop by and visit the Go Team magazine booth while you’re there! We can’t wait to see you!

Henderson Hosts Kids Events September 18 also offers activities for young people in downtown Henderson, Kentucky. Beginning at 11 a.m. at Central Park, and wrapping up around 2 p.m., local • 74 •

The all-too-cute Elmo is among the characters scheduled to be at WNIN Kids Fest. students will give demonstrations and other activities, along with live music and games. Concessions will be provided by Thomason’s BBQ and Countryview Baptist Church.Call 270-827-0016 for additional information.

Cross Pointe Family Fun Day Evansville’s east side industrial and retail complex, Cross Pointe, along with Chick-fil-A, hosts its fourth annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 18. The entire family can enjoy games, crafts, big bouncy inflatables, and much much more – the best thing is… it ’s free. Cross Pointe is located east of Burkhardt Road just off the Lloyd Expressway.

Funk in the City A gathering of over 100 artists from across the country, Funk in the City offers visitors the chance to see and purchase works of art from nearly every medium. Not only is this a great chance for the whole family to come out on a pleasant day to see fantastic works of art, there will also be vendors on site providing delicious food. The event begins at 10 a.m. and wraps up at 6 p.m. Call 812-575-9138 for extra information.

Have an upcoming event for the Kid’s Page? Email the Editor at editor@news-4u.com with all the details of your event. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


AT THE MUSEUM

[ Museum Contemporaries ] Get

your

Oktoberfest

started off right at the 2010 Brew Ha Ha, sponsored by the Evansville Museum Contemporaries and Working Distributors. Enjoy the pleasure of sampling over 30 different beers, including microbrews, Matt homebrews, specialty beers, and imports. Rowe After you’ve sampled and found your Contributor favorites, peruse the selection of fine brews available for purchase. The evening will be complemented with a tantalizing variety of light appetizers and tasty treats. You can forget about the Polka music, because this year the party keeps pumping with The Boat Monkeys! So head down to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science on Saturday, October 2nd from 6 p.m. until 11:00 pm and get your Oktoberfest on! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, but don’t risk being turned away. Tickets are limited and are available from the Evansville Museum and online at www.emuseum.org/members_orgs.html. This event has hosted over 600 beer lovers in the past and is one of the Museum Contemporaries’ most popular events. Museum membership is not required to attend, but you must be at least 21 with a valid ID. Come enjoy great beer for a great cause; it ’s the perfect event to usher in fall!

FROM THE STACKS

[ local libraries ] by Amy Mangold, Marketing & Communications Manager, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! An EVPL library card gives you access to books, DVDs, music CDs, public computers, free classes, concerts, and much more! It ’s easy to sign up and it ’s free for Vanderburgh County residents. Sign up online by visiting www.evpl.org and click Applying For a Library Card on the “Jump To” menu, or in person at any of our eight locations. house, create a memory jar to keep mementoes from the new school year. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special you have at home! 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Large Group Room, Central Library. Registration is required by calling Erika at 428-8229 or online at evpl.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Mondays and Wednesdays in September GED Classes – in partnership with Vincennes University. 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Auditorium, East Branch, 840 E. Chandler Ave. For more information: Call Joey Alsman at (812) 774-1269.

Wednesday, Sept. 8 Teen Junk Art - Using objects from around your

Fanfiction Writing Workshop – Interested in becoming a writer? Get your start by writing Fanfiction. Grades 6-12 6:00 p.m. at Red Bank Branch, 120 S. Red Bank Rd. For more information: Call 428-8205. Harry Potter Wednesdays - Get ready for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 by watching all of the movies before Nov. 19! 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Browning Event Room B, Central Library. For more information: Call Erika at 428-8229.

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Sept. 15 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Sept. 22 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Wednesday, Sept. 22 Preserving Your Past: Photographs – Learn how to extend the life of your old photographs. 6:30 p.m. in Large Group Room, Central Library. Registration is required by calling 428-8200 ext. 1238.

Thursday, Sept. 23 Mountain Harmony Blue Grass Band 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room, North Park Branch, 960 Koehler Dr. For more information: Call Michelle at 428-8237.

Thursday, Sept. 30 Bad Movie Night – a Mystery Science Theater film. 6:00 p.m. in Browning Event Rooms A & B, Central Library. For more information: Call Erika at 428-8229 or visit evpl.org. • 75 •


MORE POISE, LESS NOISE [ Arts Guide ]

Angel Mounds State Historic Site 812-853-3956 Sep 24-26:28th Annual Native American Days - Angel Mounds’ paramount event is back again for its 28th year! This weekend of fun will include a dance circle, Indian market, as well as numerous demonstrations, games, activities and food vendors.

Sep 25:The Special Birds of Audubon Park - Located along the Mississippi flyway the Evansville/Henderson area, specifically John James Audubon State Park, hosts a great variety of birdlife. Who are the common permanent and migrant residents who live in Audubon State Park? Sharon Sorenson will crack the popular birds’ avian secrets and share her insights into their lives. This program is held in conjunction with the Henderson, KY 2010 Audubon Bicentennial. Begins at 2 p.m.

Camp Reveal 812-421-3800 Sep 10 -11:6th annual Bluegrass Creek Dulcimer Festival - The 6th annual Bluegrass Creek Dulcimer Festival will be held on September 10 and 11 2010 At Camp Reveal; this year’s event will featuring Guy George And Bing Futch, among other talented musicians. More information is available at bluegrasscreek. com. Begins at 10 a.m. both days.

Evansville African American Museum 812-423-5188 Continuing through October 2: Herb Block Exhibitions - Herbert Block, the political cartoonist known as “Herblock,” becaome the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulizer Prizes and sharing a fourth for his Watergate cartoons, which contributed to the resignation of President Nixon. Block was the only living cartoonist whose work has exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Museum will have on location the Block exhibit “The Long March.” This presents a fascinating history of Herblock’s political cartoons regarding civil rights. Mr. Block took on causes with courage and conviction, coined the phrase “McCarthyism,” forced reform and became the most influential and enduring political cartoonist in American history. Phone the Museum for additional information about this or any of the other happenings there.

Evansville Civic Theatre

Angel Mounds hosts the 28th Annual Native American Days during the last weekend of the month. Audubon Museum, J.J. Audubon State Park 270-827-1893 Sep 3- 4:Plenn-Air Studio and Workshop - This 2-day adult workshop is designed for beginning to advanced artists seeking out more knowledge to enhance and create a beautiful composed painting.The 2-day workshop will consist of students learning the fundamentals of a composition and compositional studies in the studio. Weather permitting, day 2 will be plein-air painting in the beautiful gardens of Audubon Museum. Don’t miss the instruction by the professional, award winning, Wildlife artist Devere Burt from Cincinnatti, Ohio. Pre-registration is required. A supply list will be provided. Fee:$60 for both days. Time: Fri.9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.9 a.m.- Noon Sep 18-19:Monarch Butterfly Migration Mysteries - Bid a farewell to the Monarch Butterflies migrating south for the winter. Groups will meet at the Audubon Museum for a 45-minute introductory indoor presentation. Next, a carpool will relocate to the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area for some outdoor Monarch tagging. The outdoor portion (2-3 hours) is weather dependent. Please dress for potentially marshy conditions. Tags and nets will be provided. Program Fee: $5 per person, Family rate (up to five members, extra members $2.50 each) $13; FOA Members - $4 per person. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 76 •

812-425-2800 Sep 17-19, 24-26:”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - A musical tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders in the throes of puberty (hilariously portrayed by adult actors!) vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime! The show’s Tony Award winning team has created a hit musical about the most unlikely of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom the spelling bee is one place where they can stand out for the first time. The show presents a triumphant tribute to the art of competition and the glory of youth, proving that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser! Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Evansville Riverfront Sep 25:Race for the Cure - Thousands attend Evansville’s annual Race for the Cure every year to support breast cancer awareness and research. This year’s event is hosted in Downtown Evansville and will highlight the riverfront and Evansville’s Historic District. Visit komenevansville.org for more information.

Haynie’s Corner Arts District Sep 25:Funk in the City - From Funk in the City comes this gathering of more than 100 artists from all over the country. At the historic Haynie’s Corner, the setting of a budding arts district, artists display and sell their work while vendors provide grub. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit funkinthecity.com for more details. www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


Henderson Fine Arts Center

Vanderburgh 4H Center

270-831-9800 Sep 18:Simply Sinatra w/Steve Lippia - A warm and commanding stage presence has earned Steve Lippia the reputation of “having the audience eating out of the palm of his hand.” He delivers his music in a deeply personal way including standards engraved in the American History of Music: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady Is A Tramp, That’s Life, and My Way. His youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today,” introducing a new generation to this timeless music and transporting long-time listeners back to the era of “Old Blue Eyes.”

812-867-6217 Sep 11:Fall Music Festival Benefit for Riley’s Children’s Hospital - The concert will be a family-friendly event, and will feature many of the area’s finest musicians representing a variety of musical genres. Musical artists include: Carl Rodenburg, Jeff Harmon Jazz, Shawn Needham and the Black Sheep,Andrea Wirth, Marvin Daniels Family Band, The Strolling Tones, Dang Heathens, Charlene Blay and the 2nd Edition, Logan Dyer & Friends, others to be announced. Local vendors will be invited to sell art and produce. Concessions will be available. Please bring seating. The festival will take place rain or shine. All activities will be in open-air shelters-begins at 12 noon.

Historic New Harmony 812-682-4488 Sep 18-19:Kunstfest 2010 - German food, entertainment, historical re-enactments, craft demonstrations and much more are all part of this annual celebration of New Harmony’s heritage. Begins at 10 a.m. each day. 800-231-2168 for more information.

Newburgh Old Lock & Dam Park 812-853-2815 Sep 24-26:30th Annual Fiddler Fest - Fiddlers, the catfish kind you eat and the kind of people who play great bluegrass, are the attractions of this weekend-long party on the riverfront.

Penny Lane Coffeehouse 812-421-8741 Sep 4:Penny Lane Art Market - Local artists and craftsmen gather outside this cozy coffeehouse the first Saturday of every month to offer their wares for sale.

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Vanderburgh Humane Society 812-426-2563 Sep 11:Fido Walk & Fun Fest - This event is for you and your furry friends. Food and games for people and pooches alike fill the day as local animal lovers convene to raise money for the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Registration, 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Visit vhslifesaver.org for more information.

Victory Theatre 812-435-5550 Sep 11:Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Opening Night: “Red, White & Blue Jeans” - Opening night for the 2010-11 season is all about American music. Selections for this evening include Variations on “America” by the innovative composer Charles Ives and “Appalachian Spring” from Copland. Begins at 8 p.m. Call the EPO at 425-5050 for more information. Sep 16:5th Annual Water for the People Conerrt - The 5th Annual Water for The People Concert will be at 7 p.m. The Silent Auction and Cash Bar open at 6 p.m. This year’s entertainment is the Van-Dells and the Browne Sisters. Sep 24:The Temptations - Come hear the distinct harmonies of The Temptations with original member, Otis Williams, live on stage at 7:30 p.m.

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[ CD Reviews ] M.I.A. – /\/\ /\ Y /\ (XL Recordings) 4

Sri Lankan vocalist/activist/designer Maya Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) unleashes her much-awaited 3rd full-length, and it begins strikingly heavy with the clever agit-political intro, “The Message.” She’s off to a running start, already, which is followed by the proto-industrial “Steppin Up,” which could almost be Skinny Puppy with a female vocalist. Granted, her use of abrasive sampled elements in pop isn’t unique, but todd it’s especially jarring here. She wisely follows the harshness zachritz with what could be the most commercial track of her career, Contributor “XXXO.” Sadly, this one’s a tepid electro-R&B bit that proves her pop savvy, but somehow seems concessionary to these ears. Or could it be she’s having a laugh at radio’s expense? Either way, M.I.A. does better with the thumping “Teqkilla” - a more balanced mesh of odd experimental cut-up weirdness and bass-pumpin’ club sounds. The remainder of the album is as varied as a pop album can rightfully claim to be, and that’s certainly a good thing. “Story To Be Told” is a dub/ electronic workout, while “It Takes A Muscle” is a slice of island calypso/reggae. “Meds And Feds” is heavy digital-thrash ala Atari Teenage Riot, but “Space” is light and airy ambient pop. “Born Free” is unashamedly based on Suicide’s classic 1977 electro-punk anthem, “Ghost Rider,” and it’s this kind of clever, in-theknow, and hip pilfering that makes M.I.A. a darling in indie circles. The fact that she lined up Suicide’s Martin Rev to play this track on a recent TV appearance lends even more credibility to her cause. Ambitious musical lexicon aside, it’s M.I.A.’s truly worldly outlook that makes /\/\ /\ Y /\ work so well, despite some slight mis-steps. She points the finger at international government politics, examines human rights, and critiques technology, but its all set to some amazing grooves and beats, so this album works both the mind and booty. Her considerable talents and wisdom are rare among pop stars, and M.I.A. challenges her audience, rather than placates. She is cause for great hope, and /\/\ /\ Y /\ is a true pop gem. -- Todd Zachritz

The New Czars – Doomsday Revolution (Samson Records) 3.5 The New Czars shouldn’t suffer the same fate as the Russian rulers of the early 20th century. They do deserve a much happier fate. I have to fess up, after listening to this largely formulaic, modern hard rock effort, that The New Czars ain’t too shabby. Sure, it’s a lot of rock paint-by-numbers, but it does indeed rock. Although I’d like to take away the Whammy-Wah pedal that gets used too September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

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[ CD Reviews ] Watain – Lawless Darkness (Season Of Mist) 5

much. Dimebag used it enough for every player everywhere, after all. The opening track “Keep on Goin’” gives off a vibe like Stone Temple Pilots and Downward Spiral-era Trent Reznor got together over drinks to put together a radio-friendly tune. “Confessions” maintains the heavy, with a catchy batch of riffs. “Desperate” downshifts a bit, but keeps the crunch coming, although its bridges are a bit boring; it sounds a little like the quiet/loud/quiet perfected over 20 years ago by the Pixies… but it’s not as good… and some guitar wankery is a bit offputting. And the chorus doesn’t quite fit. “Why Do You Have 2 Lie” doesn’t belong here, although it’s an obligatory “ballad.” It’s just not a spectacularly great one. “Don’t Watch Me” brings it back around, and conjures Velvet Revolver’s better moments, though the double-bass drumming is a bit too much. Were it to stay a simpler four-on-the-floor, I’d like it more. “Brush With the Devil” has some elements that remind me a little bit of a Soundgarden/ Buckcherry/Monster Magnet hybrid, which is weird, because I like two of those bands very, very much. The other, not so much. But this track, I enjoy. After a while, the disc begins sounding a bit the same. But track 13, “Tell Me,” goes off in a bit of a different direction. And “Funky Detour,” the 15th of Doomsday Revolution’s 16 tracks, is a pretty splendid instrumental jam. “Crotch Critters” rounds out the whole thing, and for a final song, it’s definitely no “Rocket Queen.” All told, while derivative and at times, frankly, a little boring, The New Czars know how to bring the rock. I’d have personally been better off with several tracks left on the cutting room floor, but the 3/4 of Doomsday Revolution that’s good is quite good. Recommended for fans of Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Velvet Revolver and crunchy guitars in general. A decent, solid effort. -- Dylan Gibbs • 84 •

Sweden’s Watain have quickly ascended to a leading position within the insulated and stagnating black metal scene. “Lawless Darkness,” their fourth album, further cements the band’s malevolent throne. Watain aim exponentially higher (or is it lower?) than their brethren, and “Visible Darkness” is a masterpiece of terror and unrelenting darkness. It’s a charred, fiery blast furnace of bleak and impenetrable heaviness that may end up redefining the genre. Purists have criticized “Lawless Darkness” for sounding like traditional metal ala Motorhead (maybe true somewhat on tracks like “Reaping Death” or “Total Funeral”), therefore bastardizing the sacred “black metal” genre. I say hogwash. On the contrary, Watain have singlehandedly advanced the scene with their melding of classic metal inspirations (just listen to some of the guitar solos here), furious cut-throat aggression, dark mood and melody, and, last but not least, a crisp, punchy, and thunderous production (sorely lacking in a lot of the genre’s stalwarts). The intensity never wanes, from the opener, “Death’s Cold Dark,” through the bold instrumental title cut, and all the way to the stunning end. The surprise guest vocal cameo on the closer, “Waters Of Ain,” by Carl McCoy of occultrock act Fields Of The Nephilim is mostly token, but it does emblazon Watain’s sincerity and genrecrossing fearlessness. Vocalist Erik Danielsson has stated that this contemplative 14-plus minute finale is the soundtrack to his own demise. And true to black metal tradition, this rollercoaster of emotive texture, quiet contemplation, and enraged bombast is wholly appropriate. There are elements of intense sorrow, poetic depth, and fiery resolution. It’s a powerful and truly magnificent tour-de-force. Limited editions of the album include a bonus track, a furious cover of the Death SS song, “Chains of Death.” It’s a worthy addition to the album, and brings it all to a brilliantly epic 80 www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


minutes. “Lawless Darkness” is essential to any fan of modern metal, and may well bring the essence of black metal to a whole new audience. -- Todd Zachritz

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Sinister Whisperz (Rustblade) 3

Subtitled “The Wax Trax! Years (1987-1991),” this 13song collection harkens back to the glory days of this Chicago-based glam/dance/industrial act. And as a tribute to Wax Trax! founding fathers Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher (R.I.P. gentlemen), it’s a fitting set, keeping the group’s trademark mix of horror/occult themes and kitschy glam-club disco. As it turns out,

“Sinister Whisperz” is not as much a compilation as a remix, from the early “And This Is What The Devil Does” or “Do You Fear For Your Child” to the more undeniably classic aggressive club sounds of “The Days Of Swine And Roses” and “Kooler Than Jesus.” And truth be told, TKK founders Marston Daley (aka Buzz McCoy) and Groovie Mann (Frankie Nardiello) have kept just about everything as I remember. Perhaps there are some minor tweaks here and remasterings there, but these cuts are oddly similar to the original tracks. Not that it’s a bad thing, but fans expecting a modern mash-up of great Chicago dance cuts apply elsewhere. As a collection of the TKK’s best tracks, this one hits the spots perfectly. The only thing missing is “Sex on Wheelz,” but that’s a minor complaint. Cooler than Jesus indeed, this one’s a must-get for old-school, die-hard Wax Trax! fans like me. -- Todd Zachritz

Shonen Knife – Live At Mohawk Place 2009 (Good Charamel Records) 3.5 Possibly the best-known (and most beloved) Japanese rock act on these shores, this Osakabased trio have, for 25 years now, cornered the market on cute garage pop-punk. Yes, the three ladies of Shonen Knife sing songs about jellybeans, giant kitties, banana chips, and how much they

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love chocobars. It may sound silly, but it’s somehow endearing, and not forced or childish. And as cute as Shonen Knife may be, they prove that they have the musical chops to match. Imagine a collision of the Ramones with the Monkees, add some Hello Kitty, and you shouldn’t be far off the mark. Shonen Knife’s catchy, melodic, and energetic tunes are full of spunkiness and upbeat vibes. They are simply adorable, and their heavier songs kick ass, too. This live DVD was filmed in Buffalo on the band’s 2009 tour, and shows a small but enthusiastic audience soaking in Osaka’s favorite daughters’ energy and infectious charm. It’s well-filmed, the band were on fire, and this one should please just about anyone. I am left more a fan now than before, if that tells you anything! -- Todd Zachritz

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Albert Castiglia – Keepin On (Blues Leaf Records) 4.5

The latest, highly anticipated release from Albert Castiglia is a great Electric Blues record with shining moments of acoustic mastery. Castiglia told me in June that he felt the album is the best he’s ever done. Listening to “Johnny Full-Time” the work that he and the band John put in on Keepin On, I’m not luttrell inclined to disagree. Castiglia Contributor set out to record Keepin On with the fewest number of overdubs possible, opting to see what grew out of the organic, live in the studio sessions. He brought in AJ Kelly on bass and Bob Amsel on drums for the record, and enlisted the help of some fantastic guests like Toby Walker and label mate Sandy Mack. Things kick off strong with “Cadillac Assembly Line,” a Mack Rice penned song at one time done up Funky by the great Albert King, but performed here at a blistering pace. Castiglia has really mastered his version of this tune since first recording it on his self-released 2002 CD Burn. Bill “Mighty” Quinn’s B3 Organ provides a great sonic backdrop to Bob Dylan’s “Till I Fell In Love With You.” Of the 12 songs on Keepin On, seven are covers. If I had one complaint about the disc, it’s that I enjoy Albert’s original music so much that I would have loved for more of it to appear here. He has a wonderful ability to select covers, though, and more often than not, tailors them into his own unique versions. Other covers on Keepin On include music from T-Bone Walker, Peter Green, Robert Nighthawk, and John Lee Hooker. “Do You Love Me?” was written by Iowa guitarist Jack Fickel, and features fellow Blues Leaf Records artist Nicole Hart singing backup. The Funky instrumental “Mojo 305” is the first of five original tunes on the album. The song has an almost Latin element to it, no doubt inspired by Castiglia’s Miami, Florida home. Emedin Rivera guests on congas for the track, and returns later in the album for “Do You Love Me?” Sandy Mack lends his amazing talent on the harmonica for “Could Not • 86 •

Ask For More,” a Slow Blues that clocks in at sevenand-a-half minutes. There’s also a great solo from Bill Quinn on piano here. “Keep On Keepin’ On,” the song that this album takes its name from, is an inspired track that features scathing social commentary about the current economic climate. It’s some of Albert Castiglia’s best songwriting work, and you can hear the emotion in both his vocals and his playing. Castiglia’s songwriting gets stronger with each album he puts out, and that’s evident when you listen to songs like “Keep On Keepin’ On,” and the terrific ballad “Getting’ By.” The Albert Castiglia penned “Closing Time” is another song pulled off of that 2002 release Burn. It’s grown over the years, going from a four-minute acoustic number to an electric, more than seven-minute Stone Cold Blues masterpiece. Dobro master Toby Walker sat in with Albert on two tracks, the wonderful original “Sweet Southern Angel,” and Robert Nighthawk’s “Murderin’ Blues.” The pair create some great music together in the acoustic setting, and I’m sure this won’t be the last time we get to hear the product of this great new partnership. -- Johnny “Full-Time” Luttrell

Raven Soul – 100 Bleeding Hearts (Arctic Music) 2

Wow. It’s a Portuguese goth-metal band who cop more than a view moves from Finnish icons H.I.M.. In fact, this Twilight-ready group are just as melodramatic and love-obsessed as their dark spiritual “fathers.” Musically, Raven Soul’s melodic goth-metal is light and easy on the ears, replete with plenty of synths, pianos, and guitars that are tuneful and clean. Their production is crystalline and deep, so it all sounds good. However, it would sound better if I hadn’t heard H.I.M. first. Vocalist Mac Caetano manages to channel both Peter Murphy and Ville Vallo on the opener, “End Of The World.” From there, it’s a strong album, but far too derivative to these ears, merely shadowing their H.I.M. heroes. I’ll cut them some slack as it’s their debut, but I’d expect something more individual next time. --Todd Zachritz www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


TUNES

[ Concert Review ]

stanley clarke/hiromi uehara – the JaZZ kitchen, indianapolis, indiana – June 12, 2010 stanLey CLarKe anD hiroMi uehara pLayeD tWo shoWs at the faMeD JaZZ KitChen paul mattinGly

in Indianapolis on this Saturday night. These giants of jazz were on tour to support Clarke’s 2009 release, Jazz in the Garden. This was the first recording in which Clarke had exclusively played acoustic bass. Along with Hiromi, Clarke was joined on this release by his Return to Forever band mate, legendary jazz drummer, Lenny White. I attended the early, 8 p.m. show, on this somewhat rainy evening.

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The Jazz Kitchen is located in the Broad Ripple section of Indy, in a pleasant setting of homes, businesses, and old growth that reminds one of an ideal college town. The front of the establishment is in a row of businesses that all seem to have one purpose: to satisfy each and every one of their customers. The Jazz Kitchen is owned and operated by Dave Allee, the son of composer and jazz pianist, Steve Allee. The doors opened in 1994 at its present location on College Avenue. With almost two decades of presenting the jazz greats and local talent to Indianapolis, the Jazz Kitchen has made its mark on the American jazz scene. According to Down Beat magazine, a long-standing and venerable jazz publication, the Jazz Kitchen is one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. As an on air personality on WUEV, 91.5 FM, I have my antenna up for all the great shows that come into our area. When I saw that Stanley Clarke and Hiromi were going to play at this 140seat club, I knew I had to be part of it. I had no problem finding travel companions for this journey. The folks that went with me were Monte Skelton, Laurie Mullen, and Jon Kern. With the musical background of these three and my passion for live jazz, we were bound for a spectacular evening. The club has an intimate atmosphere that was enhanced by a capacity crowd. While we felt a bit like sardines, it would soon prove to be well worth whatever inconvenience we might have experienced. With a brief announcement of future events, the emcee gave the stage to Clarke and Hiromi. With the piano stage right and a stool and an acoustic bass on the left, the two musicians enter to a standing ovation. Then, one of the great expressions of what jazz truly is took place. The duo opened the 9-song set with a Return to Forever classic, the title cut from the 1975 release, No Mystery. Any seat in the main room of the Jazz

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Kitchen gives the audience a good view of the stage. Hiromi had her back to the crowd and we all got a reminder that the piano is, after all, a percussion instrument. How such a quiet, petite woman can bring such thunder to a grand piano is a pleasure to behold. Her stage presence reminded me of a mad pixie. Stanley Clarke held the acoustic bass like a familiar friend and fingered it like he had been doing it all his life. With a career that has spanned almost four decades, I guess he has. Although he is a legend in his own right, he seemed content playing as a member of the band. The next tune was from the aforementioned Jazz in the Garden (JITG), a Japanese tribute, “Sakura, Sakura.” From here, the duo played another cut of the featured album, an acknowledgement to the 2008 election, entitled “Paradigm Shift.” As I was sitting there, in jazz heaven, I shut my eyes and forgot for a moment that there were only two musicians on stage. Another cut for JITG, “Isotope” brought the “Monk” out in Hiromi. You had to listen, but every once in a while you could hear her “grunt.” I was reminded of the old videos of Thelonius Monk’s performances. This was one of his trademarks. Hiromi next did a solo that brought the house down. Then, it was Clarke’s turn. He performed a solo piece, entitled “Bass Folk Song, 5&6.” Watching him play and bring that famous vibrato sound out of an acoustic bass was something the audience will long remember. After two more tunes, including another cut off of JITC, entitled “Brain Training,” the show came to a close. With another show at 10:15 p.m., the club had to empty for the second set of patrons. As we were all leaving, there was the owner, Dave Allee, in his apron, standing in the doorway. He was handing out schedules for next month’s shows and shaking hands and receiving hugs from the many satisfied folks that had just seen a truly phenomenal show. As I have gotten a bit older, I have welcomed an appreciation for the finer things in life. With that acceptance comes the realization that these things most usually cost more and are harder to come by. The Stanley Clarke/Hiromi concert was just that type of experience. It was the Crystal, the Cohiba, and the Cadillac… it was definitely the best. • 87 •


BLUES NOTES

[ I’ll Play the Blues for You ] Interview with Damon Fowler Damon Fowler is a Tampa, Florida based Roots musician and Blind Pig Records artist. He recently stopped in Evansville for a performance. Before the show, I had an opportunity to sit down with Damon and discuss his bright career.

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Johnny Full-Time for News 4U: You’re touring the Midwest, but you’re based out of Tampa. How often do you make it up to this part of the country? DF: About a couple times a year. Being based out of Florida, sometimes you gotta go about four or five hours before you can even get out of Florida.

You’re still a young dude, but you’ve been doing live shows for a while now. When did you first start getting on stage and playing music? The first time I played on stage was the same year I got my first guitar. I was 10. Jammed with my uncle’s band. You know, actually, my cousin’s playing drums with me tonight, and he played that same night, too. Your 2009 record Sugar Shack is on Blind Pig Records. It’s just been a phenomenal success. I assume that the crowd sizes in the past year-anda-half have continued to get larger, I hope. Yeah, they’re starting to, in certain areas. It’s hard traveling the entire country and getting into the right markets and finding the places that support live music. It’s a lot of work, but we’re starting to get better at it and starting to see bigger crowds. You blend so many different styles together. You’ve got Blues and Country and Swamp Rock. Is that something that just kind of evolved naturally? Yes. When I was growing up, I would go out and sit in with my uncle’s band. They were a country band. The first Blues tune I ever heard was James Taylor’s, “Steam Roller Blues,” and I just liked it. I thought it was cool. From there, I got to play it. I started learning more about Blues. I got a B.B. King boxed set, and fortunately got John Lee Hooker, couple of cassettes, and that really kind of turned me on to some of that stuff. That’s when I kind of realized, ‘Hey, I really like this stuff.’ You draw on all of these various styles of music and the variety of artist influences. What is it about the Blues that keeps it so close to your heart? There’s a simple, organic, human made element to it. That’s what I like about it. It’s very honest, and I like that. You’re highly regarded for your skills with the guitar, lap steel, and dobro. Who are some of your influences from a playing standpoint? My influences have changed through the years, but some of them have stayed the same. B.B. King, Freddie King, I like a lot. Muddy (Waters)… Buddy Guy’s cool. When I was a kid I got into Stevie Ray (Vaughan) and Jimi Hendrix. Later, I got into Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers… and more songwriters – Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson’s one of my all-time favorites. All of that kind of got thrown into question a few years ago. You got in a wreck, I read. In ’05, I was in a wreck, so I was down about a year. I lost part of my deltoid on my left arm and some of my skull. I had to take a little time off. One of the first things that you did after that was check your fingers to see if they were all moving, is that right? Yeah, I did. The van had flipped over, and it was on the interstate. And, I didn’t • 88 •

actually realize I was hurt. I had so much…adrenaline…I had no clue, until finally one of my band mates was just like, ‘Dude, just relax, ‘cause look at your arm.’ That’s when I was like, ‘Oh, my God, my arm.’ Then I realized I couldn’t lift it. Then I looked down and my hand still works. So they airlifted me, and I underwent a couple of surgeries. It took me about a year to get back to playing, and it took me two-and-a-half years to recover. One of my favorite aspects of your music is the songwriting. It’s almost cinematic, at times. How do you approach that process? Songs, sometimes they hit you and sometimes they don’t. Whenever you’re really motivated to do it, just try and focus on it and get it out while you can. Personally, I can listen to a song like “VFW” and immediately have mental images of myself as a kid hanging out at the American Legion with my granddad. Do you get a lot of that from people who come out to the shows? Yeah, sometimes. That’s nice when that happens. A thing that I realized when I was hurt is I wanted to be a better songwriter and I wanted to tell stories; because so many times in the Blues idiom, a lot of guitar players, they’ll get lost. They just need an excuse to play guitar. Their songs are just… not so good, and then they play guitar for 15 minutes. And, it’s fun. It’s live and it’s cool; but I wanted to take a step forward and make sure that there’s at least a little bit of a story and some ideas to a song. When can we expect some new music from the Damon Fowler Group? We have a new record in the can, completed. It’s done. It’s gonna be out in January. We’re going to tour behind that one, and we’re starting to write again. Damon’s first album, 1999’s Riverview Drive, was produced by Rick Derringer. Find it at BandVillage.com. You can purchase the albums Roots and Branches (2000) and Live At Skipper’s Smoke House (2003) at DamonFowler.com. 2009’s Sugar Shack is available through major online retailers and fine record shops where Blues music is sold.

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THE REEL DEAL

[Stories Within the Story]

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: A Look at V for Vendetta Dystopian visions of the future are a popular science fiction theme in both literature Matt Hotz

and film because they serve as a reminder of how easily our democratic society could become a totalitarian regime bent on control of its citizens. The number of films based on dystopian societies in the near future has been on the rise in recent years, perhaps in response to changes in our own government, which many people feel would lead us to becoming a society in which all of our basic freedoms have been revoked and choices are made for us rather than by us.

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However, one film that struck very deeply at the heart of the matter is the 2006 adaptation of Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s graphic novel, V for Vendetta. Twenty years in the future, England is under the control of a radically conservative group called Norsefire. War, terrorism and disease have left much of the rest of the world in ruins, while Great Britain has managed to rise above the chaos with the help of the Norsefire Supreme Chancellor, Adam Sutler (John Hurt, Hellboy). But that peace came with a heavy price for the citizens of Britain: silent obedience to every rule and regulation or death. However, one man chose to break the silence: V (Hugo Weaving, The Wolfman), a mysterious freedom fighter who wears the mask of another famous terrorist: Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Using terrorist techniques V begins to dismantle the entire government and exposes an insidious plan laid down by the Chancellor and his men to spread a disease which resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 people for the purpose of control through fear. Along his quest for liberation, he encounters a mild mannered woman named Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman, Thor). After he rescues her from a life or death situation, she becomes the closest thing V has to an ally in his struggle to finish what Guy Fawkes started 400 years before and blow up the Houses of Parliament. V for Vendetta is a thought provoking and morally ambiguous tale because the film presents the viewer with a question: Are V’s methods of violence and terrorism any better than the ones implemented by the government? V – who had been brutalized by statist officials in the most inhumane ways, which in turn brought about his metamorphosis – is now intent on bringing down the fascist regime that created him without any remorse or regret. He executes the guilty parties unapologetically without trial and should an innocent person get in his way they are an unfortunate casualty in his personal war. This film is not just a run of the mill anti-establishment film that teenagers can say they saw in order to appear independent and free thinking. V for Vendetta is at its core, a story about the prevailing nature of the human spirit. At one point during the film, Evey tells V a story about her father. He once told her that politicians lie to hide the truth, while artists tell lies to expose it. The same can be said of V for Vendetta. This movie, while it is a piece of fiction, reveals many truths about us, not just on an individual level, but as a society. Too often, we as humans surrender too much control over to those in power out of fear for any number of reasons. Whether it is for money and greed, a sense of security we feel we do not have, or because the problems we face in our lives are too large for any one person to handle, fear drives us to act without reason. This simple fact is at the center of V’s fight against the Norsefire government. V associates buildings such as the Old Bailey where the statue of Madame Justice stands on the roof and Parliament (both of which he destroys) are symbolic of what that country has forgotten: hope. But in order to make people understand that they need that hope more than buildings, those structures and with them, the establishment, must be destroyed. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

V for Vendetta is an excellent piece of dystopian science fiction very much along the lines of George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. Critics of the film have said that the film is pro-terrorist, anti-American and ultra-liberal. However, the film is not a rallying cry to rise up against our government, or any other for that matter, it is simply a parable about the power of fear and the strength of the human spirit to conquer it with the power of an idea. Coming up Next Month…Enter the morgues of Miskatonic University in this discussion of Re-Animator! • 89 •


CINEMA

[ In Theaters Now ] Well even though the time of the summer blockbuster has finally ended, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of movies coming out in the next month to keep you coming back to the theater. Check out the newest releases for September now!

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Machete – Troublemaker Studios For anyone who saw the Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse several years back, this day has been long awaited. This Planet Terror spin-off which was featured as a fake “coming attraction” trailer is finally a

(Milla Jovovich, The Fifth Element) is still searching for survivors of the T-virus which has turned most of the world’s population into undead zombies. As Alice struggles to lead the ragtag group to Los Angeles, where it is rumored they could be safe, she unwittingly falls into a deadly trap laid by the sinister Umbrella Corporation. As per the theatrical trend right now, this movie will be in 3-D. However, unlike many of the other films which are coming out in this fashion, this one is the first one to be shot with James Cameron’s fusion camera since Avatar. Be sure you don’t miss this one in September.

September 10th I’m Still Here – Magnolia Pictures

reality. Machete is a hard hitting action movie starring Danny Trejo (Predators, Con Air) as the knife wielding assassin, Machete Cortez, who was betrayed by his former boss and is now out for revenge. Robert Rodriguez is a skilled director who knows his way around the action scene and if the trailers are any indication this bloody and brilliant film will not disappoint anyone who is looking to be blown away this September.

September 10th Resident Evil: Afterlife – Screen Gems

Who could forget that crazy interview that David Letterman had with Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Signs) the last time he appeared on the late night variety show? Unkempt, unshaven and acting quite abnormal for someone reputed to be a very serious actor, Joaquin’s strange behavior turned the entertainment world on its ear. He announced that he was leaving the acting scene permanently and was pursuing a career as a rapper and that his 2008 film, Two Lovers, would be his last. However, there is speculation that his unstable behavior for almost 3 years has all been an act! His good friend and actor/director Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) filmed a documentary (or mockumentary) chronicling Joaquin’s career change and now it seems that we will learn the truth about what was really going on behind that tangled mess of facial hair. Was it all an elaborate joke? Check it out and see!

September 17th

This is the fourth installment in the wildly popular Capcom video game based film franchise. Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Mortal Kombat), who directed the first Resident Evil film in 2002, is back in the director’s chair and is committed to taking the franchise to even greater heights than its predecessors. This time Alice • 90 •

Devil – Universal Pictures There was a time, over a decade ago now, when the phrase “From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan” didn’t leave moviegoers with a nasty taste in their mouths. And for those of us who still remember those bygone days when Shyamalan seemed to be the next big thing in Hollywood, we keep hoping that he will eventually regain his creative spark and start making movies again that aren’t complete garbage. Perhaps this film will prove to be his redemption. The premise of Devil is simple, yet intriguing. There are five people trapped in an elevator together, and one of them is the Devil. M. Night Shyamalan is not directing, only writing and producing what is supposed to be the first in a series of films called The Night Chronicles. Dare we hope for better fare than the travesty that was The Last Airbender? www.News4UOnline.com • September 2010


CINEMA

[ In Theaters Now ]

September 17th Alpha and Omega – Lionsgate Pictures

Lionsgate is venturing into new territory with this animated feature, just as Universal Pictures was with Despicable Me. However, unlike Despicable Me which turned out to be quite a sleeper hit of the summer blockbusters, Alpha and Omega appears to have nothing going for it at all. The movie follows two mismatched wolves as they are transported across America to Yellowstone National Park to be released into the wild to repopulate the park. But the canine duo decides they have to make it back to Canada to rejoin their pack. But the problems surrounding this film are many and the redeeming characteristics are lacking. The jokes from the trailer, which are mostly concerned with animal butts and the problem of when you can pee on a long road trip, seem forced, repetitive and obviously not very child appropriate. Despite sporting an all star cast including Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Christina Ricci (The Addams Family) and the late, great Dennis Hopper (Waterworld) in his last film appearance, the movie does not seem to stand a chance against the other animated films that have been smash hits this year.

the most successful film franchises of all time. In Zach Snyder’s animated adaptation of Kathryn Lasky’s of acclaimed Guardians of Ga’Hoole series of children’s novels, they may have found what they are looking for. The series which has similarities to the Harry Potter series follows an orphaned young owl named Soren who is brought to the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls where he must begin a journey with his new friends to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree and fight an evil which is threatening the land. Snyder has a keen eye for visuals and knows how to use them to further his story without letting the effects become a crutch. It will be interesting to see if this series has the staying power of Harry Potter.

September 24th You Again – Touchstone Pictures

September 24th Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Twentieth Century Fox Greed is good, especially for sequels. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, King of California) has paid his debt to society and is finally being released from prison. Now that he is out he gets back in the game that he was the best at by teaming up with up and coming Wall Street trader Jacob Moore (Shia LeBeouf, Transformers) whose mentor was recently murdered. As the stock market teeters on the edge of a total meltdown, the two men must try to warn the financial community of the impending crisis as well as discover who murdered Moore’s mentor. Whereas Gekko was a villain in the first Wall Street, his character returns as more of an anti-hero who is an outsider in the world he once dominated. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps makes us, as viewers, wonder if Gekko’s time in prison truly reformed him… or is it all a ploy?

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Despite the rather cliché plot, this comedy looks like it has lots of potential to be quite entertaining, especially considering the amazing group of ladies that director Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical) has assembled for us. Kristen Bell (When In Rome), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Odette Yustman (The Unborn), and the always funny Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein) and Betty White (Lake Placid) star in this movie about a young woman (Bell) who discovers her brother’s fiancée is the girl who bullied her all through high school and she is intent on exposing her true nature. From the trailer alone, there seem to be lots of laughs coming from the all of the catty and immature things the girls do back and forth to each other. • 91 •


CINEMA

[ New Releases ]

What better way to enjoy the end of the summer and the coming fall by relaxing on your couch or in your favorite chair and enjoying a movie from the comfort of your own home? Well there some great (and other not so great) films hitting the shelves this September. Grab a soda, pop some popcorn and check out these hot new releases if you are looking for a great way to unwind after a long day!

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Killers – Lionsgate Films If you were take Mr. and Mrs. Smith and mix it with elements of True Lies and then completely remove all traces of humor, screen chemistry and anything even resembling edginess and

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Walt Disney Pictures

put it on the screen you would come up with this film: Killers. Jen (Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up) is vacationing in France with her parents when she meets and falls in love with the perfect man, Spencer (Ashton Kutcher, The Butterfly Effect). The only problem is that Spencer is an undercover assassin who is on the job. He decides that Jen is a good enough reason to leave his current line of work and settle down and begin a married life. Fast forward a few years, now Spencer’s former employers have put out a hit on him and the chase is on. This romantic action comedy was one of the biggest box office bombs of the year (aside from The Bounty Hunter) and will most likely end up being in the bargain bin of most entertainment retailers before Christmas. Come on, Ashton Kutcher as an assassin, who are we kidding here? Stick to making straight comedies Ashton, those are where your strengths lie.

Jerry Bruckheimer has the Midas touch because everything he touches turns to gold. Even if the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is lacking in certain areas such as poor pacing and some of the cornier moments like the ostrich races, the movie still delivers the goods on a purely popcorn entertainment level. Prince of Persia is not going to lead to hours of self examination afterward, but it simply is a lot of fun at the movies. Now that the Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure franchises have proven to be solid moneymakers, Disney is looking to expand its live action department with films like this and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. If you walk into this movie expecting a cinematic masterpiece, you will most likely end up very disappointed. For those viewers who are in the mood for an above average “sword and sandal” epic, then you will love seeing Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brothers) as Dastan as he squares off against the evil magician Nizam (Ben Kingsley, Species). Besides, considering the usual claptrap Hollywood films based on video games that we are subjected to, such as Bloodrayne or Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Prince of Persia is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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MacGruber – Rogue Pictures There have been quite a few action movies that have come out this year, but only one has a man brave enough to still sport a mullet and save the day by using common household products to create useful contraptions. That man is special United States operative MacGruber (Will Forte, The Brothers Solomon) as he turns his famous SNL skit into a feature length film where he and his fellow agents must stop a madman named Dieter VonCunth (Val Kilmer, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) from setting off a nuclear warhead and killing millions. This is, by far not only one of the SNL-based movies to come out in a long time, but one of the best action comedies to come out all year. Rude, crude and completely outrageous, the film never once takes itself seriously as they spoof the long running MacGuyver TV series and Val Kilmer obviously has a lot of fun hamming it up as the megalomaniacal villain. The action is over the top, the jokes are raunchy and the acting is spot on. So for anyone looking for a lot of laughs (when the kids are not around because this film is very R rated) be sure you check this out.

Held Hostage – Image Entertainment Held Hostage is a rather unfortunate film. Michelle Estey (Julie Benz, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day) is a bank manager and single mother who is taken hostage along with her daughter and is forced by three masked bank robbers to help them rob her own bank, lest they kill her along with her daughter. However, all of this happens within the first twenty minutes or so and the rest of the film is concerned with the after effects of the incident on Michelle as she is shunned by her friends and coworkers because they believe her to be a co-conspirator, rather than a victim, in the robbery. The director tries to give us a glimpse of what happens to people after they are in such a traumatic experience, whereas most filmmakers would just as easily choose to focus on the robbery. This is why the word “unfortunate” best describes Held Hostage, because despite the director’s obviously genuine attempts to focus on something deeper, the film falls flat on its face. Lacking any real characterization, and boasting a dull script and an overly loud soundtrack which is very distracting, this film could have really fleshed out some very visceral feelings and grabbed an audience, but it just ends up being tedious and boring.

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Robin Hood – Universal Pictures Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) brings the legend of Robin Hood to life in this new action packed film about the man who “robs from the rich and gives to the poor”. The story is a familiar one. Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe, Romper Stomper), a soldier and archer in Richard the Lionheart’s army, returns home after fighting in France to find his land in turmoil. Robin goes to Nottingham, a small village which is suffering under the crushing grip of a corrupt sheriff (Matthew Macfayden, Frost/ Nixon) who is taxing the village into poverty. It is here in Nottingham that Robin encounters Maid Marian (Cate Blanchett, The Gift) and in an attempt to win her hand, sets out to overthrow the despotic sheriff. Robin assembles a group of ruthless mercenaries to help him retake the town and right the injustices. Ridley Scott took quite a bit of critical panning for choosing to make this an origin story about Robin Hood, rather than focus on the same regurgitated legend that we have seen in film for decades. However, this film pays off in a lot of ways. The action is well timed and balanced with the slower scenes which focus on character development. Scott’s passionate attention to detail has helped create both a masterful and thoughtful film with a great script and solid effects. This film will be well worth any movie lover’s money on DVD or Blu-Ray.

The Killer Inside Me – Revolution Films A good thriller is hard to make because so much depends on tension building and suspense and lots of moviegoers just prefer to skip to the next action scene, the next explosion, the next sex romp. So when a movie takes its time to let the story unravel as it would in real life, it can be construed as boring. The Killer Inside Me is the perfect example of that. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson, it tells the story of a small town Texas sheriff named Lou Ford (Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) who is harboring a dark secret. Behind his shiny sheriff’s badge and his country drawl, he is in a fact a psychotic killer. His performance is unsettling because, he is supposed to be a man who upholds the law, not breaks it to satisfy his own sick needs. Affleck’s performance is one that truly shows the depth and range of characters he can play. The only shortcoming of this film is that there seems to be no method to his madness, no reason for his killings. They just appear random and senseless, which adds to his danger level because he has no predictable pattern and therefore seems unstoppable, but there doesn’t seem to be an endgame for him. This movie is not easy to watch, the murders are brutal and convincing and Affleck’s performance will send chills up your spine. But if you are a fan of psychological crime thrillers, then this film is highly recommended.

September 28th Iron Man 2 – Paramount Pictures This was the first great blockbuster of the summer of 2010, and with good reason. Picking up shortly after the events of the first Iron Man, billionaire playboy Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes) is facing new enemies both in the public and private sector. Now that the world knows that he is Iron Man, he is facing pressure from the U.S. government, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell, Moon) who emerges as his newest corporate rival, and the mysterious Whiplash (Mickey Rourke, Sin City), a Russian man with a grudge against the Stark family that goes back decades wants Stark dead. Iron Man 2 is a worthy sequel to the first, which set a new standard in comic book books from Marvel. This effects laden film has plenty of action and laughs to go around all while maintaining a cogent storyline and giving the Iron Man real human dilemmas such as alcoholism (the “Demon in the Bottle” storyline from the comics), the death of his father, and his attempts to maintain his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow, Se7en) while battling super-villains. This explosive sequel is not to be missed by any movie lover, but especially by those who have a love for the comic book genre.

September 28th Get Him to the Greek – Universal Pictures Aldous Snow is back and he only has 72 hours to get from London to Los Angeles for his comeback performance at the Greek theater! Russell Brand (Bedtime Stories, Penelope) reprises his role as the overly obnoxious rocker that he brought to life in the 2008 comedy hit, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Jonah Hill (Superbad, Accepted) who starred alongside Brand in that film (though not reprising his role oddly enough) plays corporate stooge, Aaron Greene, who is in charge of making sure that Aldous makes it to the Greek Theater in time to give his performance. Coming straight to you from the mind of Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Pineapple Express) this spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a kind of hit-andmiss comedy. The funny moments, of which there are quite a few, become less funny when the writers try to “explain” the cause behind Aldous’ raucous behavior is due to daddy issues. Russell Brand is a great improv actor and had been given the freedom to do what he does best and just be himself without having to be explained, this movie would have been much funnier. Still, it is better than many comedies and deserves recognition for being an expansion on a very interesting character. September 2010 • Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309

The “B” Reel A Column For The Forgotten Movies That You Should Be Watching 1981 Dragonslayer – Paramount Pictures In the early 1980s, the world was still reeling from the Star Wars sucker punch that left audiences and critics dazed for years to come. So awestruck were they by the breathtaking special effects and the ingenious storytelling by George Lucas that many great science fiction and fantasy films passed in and out of theaters across the world without the audiences blinking an eye. These films would be “rediscovered” later and be recognized for the achievements they made in a world dominated by Lucasfilm, LTD. Dragonslayer was just one of the films that was considered a box office bomb, but later seen as a very good piece of fantasy storytelling. The film focuses on an evil king who has made a blood pact with a dragon. If the king will supply the dragon with virgins to eat, the dragon will not destroy the kingdom by fire. However, when the king decides to sacrifice his own virgin daughter Princess Elspeth (Chloe Salaman, The Life Story of Baal) to the dragon, a wise, old wizard (Sir Ralph Richardson, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes) and his brave, young apprentice Galen (Peter MacNicol, Ghostbusters II) set out to destroy the dragon and free the kingdom. Dragonslayer is a great sword and sorcery fantasy epic with its dark storyline, the high level of sophistication of the effects, and most of all, the tension building of actually getting to see the dragon in all its glory. While most directors would want the monster to be the showcase and would work to get it in front of the camera as soon as possible, director Matthew Robbins chose to let the dragon be the eventual payoff for the viewers’ patience. And it is well worth it, the dragon looks spectacular and far better than anything in Dragonheart or Eragon. This remains an above par fantasy film even today and has earned its place of honor in the great films of the 1980s. • 93 •


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rob spear 1. My first instrument was guitar and I started playing it when I was about 13. My cousin, who was a priest who played bluegrass banjo, would come by our house every so often with some of his other priest friends (a couple of guitar players and an upright bass player) and jam. They would encourage me to jump right in and play along. I would watch their fingers and try to learn the chord progressions as fast as I could. That’s when I realized that music was going to be a major influence in my life. When I entered 8th grade, I began playing a sousaphone and my freshman year at Memorial I joined the high school band. It did not take me long to realize that guitar players got more attention from the girls and so the sousaphone rapidly became a thing of the past and the guitar became my best friend. 2. I started playing professionally when I was 16. A couple of classmates and I played every weekend at the Village Inn Pizza Parlor. After a few years of acoustic music, I was introduced to the electric guitar and began playing country rock at Gloria’s. I can never thank Gloria enough for teaching me the business end of playing music. After Gloria’s the band broke up and reformed as a rock and roll band. We played the local scene for about a year and then signed with Variety Artist Talent Agency and hit the road. Boy was that an experience. The road teaches hard lessons – like the show MUST go on no matter what and if some girl thinks you are the one, she probably said that to the band that played the club last week Anybody who has ever played the road circuit knows what I mean.

When I came off the road I reverted back to my roots, acoustic music. That lasted for a couple of years before the rock and roll bug bit me again. That’s when this month’s Questions... 5.11 Jimmy got its start. 1. What was the first instrument you We were playing every learned to play, and do you still play it? weekend and we were packing the house. Some 2. You’ve been a part of the Evansville key members left 5.11 music scene for quite some time; please tell (Jeff and Rachel Ennis us the bands you’ve been in and about your along with Bill Doty), role in Rachel & The Jimmies currently. so the bass player, Rob Hoffman, and I recruited 3. If your pre-gig routine had a theme song, what would it be? Rod Bennett on lead guitar and vocals and began our 4. What are your three essential search for a drummer. albums from three distinct genres? After going through quite a few drummers (over 5. The strangestest thing I’ve ten) and a variety of other ever seen from the stage? musicians, we finally arrived at the Jimmies’ present day lineup (Rob Hoffman, Rod Bennett and Cayce Fredrick on drums and vocals). We decided to ask Rachel Ennis if she would like to join the fun and much to our delight, she said yes. Today, Rachel usually plays one weekend a month with us and the rest of the time it’s the four guys kicking butt and having a blast. 3. Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee.” 4. The first album that changed my world was Meet the Beatles, for obvious reasons. David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust showed me that an acoustic guitar could be incorporated into cutting edge music. And finally, Jesus Christ Superstar made me proud to be a believer. 5. The coolest thing was during a break. We were playing at a hotel in Terre Haute and Elvis, along with his entire entourage, was staying at the same hotel. During our first break, we were hanging out in the lobby (talking to the good-looking desk clerk) and I heard the elevator doors open. When I turned around – BAM – there he was: Elvis Presley in all his glory – a white leather jumpsuit, big sunglasses, and a rather large belly. It was awesome! With regard to the strangest thing, any musician that has ever played in front of an audience will tell you the strangest thing they ever saw probably had to do with a girl. You can use your imagination from there…

you there! yeah, you! in a band? are you a solo artist, singer/songwriter, dJ, beat-maker, Mc, etc.? Send uS a note! or, and email, rather… we want to do something. here’s what: Each month we want to feature a YOU (well not YOU specifically every month, but, well, you know) as our BAND/ARTIST OF THE MONTH. Here’s what we’ll do: Do a write-up on you, tell your story, describe your sound, and so on. What you’ll need to do is: • Reach out to us via email - editor@ news-4u.com • Have some music ready to go. Part of this whole deal is that we’ll post mp3 copies of some of your stuff on our Web site. • Send us photos so we and our readers know what you look like. Get on this, pronto guys and gals. I’ll be putting this together as the months go by and soon, we’ll have a nice library of sorts of local and regional artists in the pages of our magazine and – as importantly – on our site so there’ll be yet another place the public can go to check out your stuff. So hit me up and we’ll get this ball rolling. Rock on. -- dylan gibbs, editor • 96 •

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