Long Weekend of Great Talent at the Torch CLub

Tonight we begin the weekend on Wednesday… as all weekends should… with Ms. Gina Silica bringing her sound …  and a new CD to the stage.  Thursday is “date night” with the Return of the Beer Dawgs…  oh, wait.  Might want to ditch the date for this one…  it’s sure to get hairy with these guys rolling back in.  Shane Dwight is here Friday to blow the doors off this ol’ place, and the Saturday…  whew!  The Nibblers come in to finish us off.  The Sunday Blues Jam is going to be relaxing after this non-stop weekend at the Legendary Torch Club.

Tonight: Solsa

What a great night for a Summer Solsa…  the city’s most versatile band.  You can never see these guys (and Gal!) too many times because they pump out such a vast array of sounds..  you’re butt will be movin’ from all directions.

Tonight: Keri Carr Band

Place is gonna pack out tonight for the hottest little trick in stilettos ..  Li’l Miss Keri Carr brings her chops to the Legendary Torch Club tonight to blow us all off our seats.  Her unique talent will get you up and dancing, and prolly singing along to some classic numbers, too…. Or, heck.  Just sit and stare at her… it’s all good.

Tonight: The Dippin Sauce

There’s a little sadness that comes with the end of the Labor Day weekend…the end of Summer..  the end of long warm nights. Don’t waste time left– get out for some Dippin Sauce tonight, and vive la Summer!

Tonight: Cafe R&B

The Legendary Torch Club is pleased to open the place to Cafe R&B..  This band has chops to impress the greats..  “Knocked me on my butt. I ain’t seen shit like that since me and you-know-who” – Ike Turner   Ahh… no… what??   How much more do you need to know?  I suggest you jam yourself in early…  this place is gonna pack out like 20 pound a sausage in a 10 pound skin.

Stacie’s Comin’ Home!

Tomorrow night the Legendary Torch Club is pleased to host the return of the beautiful Stacie Eakes..  and of corse.. she’s bringing along the Superfreaks.  Well… that’s ok.  Every woman needs a good bunch of ‘Freaks. We’ve missed you, woman!  This is sure to be one big fat helluva kicker to a long weekend.

Ah, the dog days of Summer

Right about now Ms. Kate is cooling off the Summer night just nice.  A cold drink, sit back ..  enjoy.  Then hey– it only gets better later with Dippin Sauce.  Stay awhile.  Not a bad place to be on a warm Tuesday night.

Tonight: The Golden Cadillacs

C’mon, people…  Pull your butts off that Wednesday night sofa and jump out tonight for the Golden Cadillacs.  If enough people blast off tonight they’ll hafto start the weekend early.  It’s in the rulebook.

Happy Birthday, Big Boy

Arthur Big By Crudup, in Forrest, Mississippi in 1905.

By 1939 Crudup was staying in Chicago barely working as a solo musician. Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor’s Bluebird label.  By the 1950’s he was touring the country with the big names.  He also recorded under the names Elmer James and Percy Lee Crudup.

Tonight: Terry Hanck

Don’t even get me started on this cat.  Terry hits notes on that brass that aren’t even on the map .. and if that’s not enough he’s got some smooooooth vocal chops too.   Terry’s a legend among legends ..along with a helluva band,  and the Torch Club is always happy to have ’em.