The Accidentals @ Hard Rock Sunday night + more Wednesday news

The $3.50 Hurricanes and Tornadoes were calling my name last night at the Hurricane Watch Party at Max’s Sports Bar. I even dressed appropriately for the occasion. (photo credit Bjarni)

With winds gusting to a bone-crushing 8 MPH and torrential light mist raging outside, my troll felt the need to take shelter.

Correction to my previous post: Bruno Mars plays FedExForum Sunday, not Saturday.

Live music alert! The Accidentals will play the Hard Rock Cafe Sunday night at 7. In their first three years as a band, The Accidentals released three albums, played on 700 live shows, scored two films, were guest artists on 15 more albums, and had their music licensed for commercials and other projects. All of this happened before they graduated from high school! They were named Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, and Yahoo Music named them one of ten bands to watch in 2017. This is a free show.

In other music news, One Night Band is an iOS app developed by a Memphian that helps musicians find other musicians. If you need to fill a hole in your band for a night, or if you’re a musician visiting a city and want to find other musicians to jam with, One Night Band can get you connected.

If you want a service-industry job without the late-night hours, have a look at this:

Cafe Keough is a cafe with fresh coffee, a healthy menu, and a full bar. They do mainly breakfast and lunch service and close at 7 PM. They’re located at 12 S. Main in the Number 10 Main building.

Downtown Yoga is hosting another Free Yoga Friday on September 29 (the night of South Main Trolley Night) at which they will be collecting donations for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. YOGA!

Seth from Best Memphis Burger Fest points out that attending Burger Fest on Saturday, October 7 won’t stop you from missing any Memphis Tigers action – the Tigers have a Friday game that week. Mississippi State has a bye week, as do the Vols and their embarrassing trash can and their embarrassing coach and their embarrassing fans. Arkansas, Alabama, and Ole Miss all have away games. So why not go ahead and buy your ticket in advance?

Laurelwood Shopping Center and Latino Memphis will present Day of the Dead Friday, October 27 at The Columns on Monroe. There is way too much going on at the event for me to describe in a paragraph or two, so click the link for complete info and ticket options. Latin dancing, sugar skull face painting, authentic food bites, hand-making flower station, a photo booth, DJ Moi, Mariachis, Catrinas by Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group, and more. Latin rhythms will include Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia for your dancing pleasure. Freeze Models will bring fashion to life. $50 per person in advance, $65 at the door, $100 VIP. Click the link to see what each ticket gets you.

Please note that Day of the Dead is not a Halloween party. Black and white is appropriate dress for this celebration. If you come dressed up as good ol’ Scooby Dooby Doo, well, that’s your call I guess, but you’re going to have a lot of people pointing and staring at you and giving you funny looks.

That’s it for now. I’ll be out at the Silly Goose after work, on a day where the weather is such that I don’t mind being out on the patio with the smokers. Back tomorrow with more news.