Happy Barack Obama Birthday Day! Celebrate with some Live (Nude?) Music.---
Pat’s Barbecue’s Summer Concert Series continues with Damon Fowler, who while up-and-coming on the national platform, is a seasoned veteran of Florida’s impressive blues scene. In 2005, the now-29-year-old musician hit a major speed bump, sustaining serious injuries in a car accident that eliminated a good chunk of his skull and stole bits of his left-arm’s deltoid. That he returned to the studio and is now touring in support of Sugar Shack (Blind Pig) is impressive enough, but the guitarist not only retained but improved his chops! His new album, a collection of original material plus covers of works by Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver and The Amazing Rhythm Aces showcases his piping-hot guitar/steel guitar skills, and soars on the sounds of hard-earned redemption. See it to believe it. Pat’s Barbecue, 155 W. Commonwealth Ave., doors, 5:30 p.m., show, 7 p.m. (also The Wine Cellar, Aug. 6)
Also tonight, The Black Hollies headline an evening of retro rock with local new-school psychedelic troopers Furs over at Kilby Court. Furs will also be playing a free all-ages gig at Slowtrain on Aug. 24. Mark your calendars for wallet-friendly tune-in, drop-out music.
Speaking of zero dinero, The State Room welcomes Need to Breathe and Cameron Rafati for a free performance in the tasteful venue which is still buzzing from last night's Chal 2Na show.