Adam Brodsky usually hosts an Antihoot (anti-folk) open mic on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom), but he was in Texas this week. The show went on, but with more of an normal open mic vibe (anti-anti-folk?). I must look like a guy who enjoys going first, because if there is any doubt in the ordering of performers I always seem to be picked by the host to start the night. This has happened at open mics in various cities with numerous hosts, so I know it can’t be a coincidence. I’d love to imagine they like starting out the night with a strong act, but naivety was never one of my strong points. In attendence were Butch Ross, Margaret from Anti Emz, a guy playing a song about seal who escaped from the Prague zoo, and the duo Thomas Edison (made up of brothers Tom and Ed). Anti Emz and Thomas Edison (among others) are playing a big acoustic show at the Pontiac Grill next Wednesday. Make sure you’re there.
The turnout of performers was small, so I was able to play two sets. “I’m a Lesbian Trapped in a Man’s Body,” Todd Snyder’s “I Can Drink Any Woman Pretty,” and “I Hope I Die on the Moon” all made it into my first set. “Why Now Satan,” Gomez’s “Get Miles,” and “Headstart” made up my second. I had a good time, but rumors abounded about the possibility of the anti-hoot at Fergie’s dying out. It seemed pretty likely last night.
I’m going to see Frank Black and the Catholics on Thursday, 11/21 at the TLA. Tickets are $13 ($18 if you use Shiticketmaster) and I can’t wait.
This story is too good to be true. California got the rally monkeys and Thailand got the riot monkeys.