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Random Music Column I, Worcester Magazine
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Issue Date: Nov. 24, 2005
Worcester Magazine

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Last time out: As the result of health issues, guitarist and singer Gary O will play his last gig before heading into musical retirement on Sunday, Dec. 4. O has played in the Gary O Show, Blue Water, the Buggs Moran band and Blues You Can Use, and will finish off his run with Dark Horse on Dec. 4 as part of the Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. The show also includes the Blue Water Band, Bad Habit, The Usual Suspects, Last Breath, Shakey Ground, Johnny and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivors, Roy Bean, Three Guys Plumbing and Johnny Harrison. O will also perform some solo stuff. It’s a $10 donation and runs from 1-10 p.m. at the Kas Bar on Route 20.

Oops, the CD isn’t done yet: The recording and most of the mixing is done, but Charlie Ball tells us that, regrettably, the new Plainfolk disc won’t be ready for this Saturday’s Green Rooster show – though the band is still playing. Plainfolk may have been rather ambitious time wise, but it is still psyched about the product and it seems it’ll be worth the wait (the release is a few weeks away, says Ball).

A hornier Craig: On Friday, Craig invites a horn section to join the band for the first time at Tammany Hall. The jam band also has a CD that’s on its last lap, ready to cross the finish line, but probably won’t be complete for this particular show. We’re sure to hear about it when it is, as Craig ought to hold classes for bands on how to promote your group.

Club notes: Be sure to call your favorite club or pub to find out what they’ve got going on Thanksgiving Eve. And remember, you don’t want to be hanging and ruin your meal. On Friday, Crash Midnight, Of the Hour and Sumo share the bill at Ralph’s; Little Big Wheel’s rolling in for the first time since its CD release party, at the Lucky Dog; the Chad LaMarsh Band returns to the Irish Times; Tom Rush makes his annual Turkey run to the Bull Run; Guiding Star and DJ Buddas host an “Old Hits: Raytown Reunion Dance” at Club Marque. On Saturday, Pharmaceutically Gifted is back at the Java Hut; Campaign for Real Time headlines Ralph’s; Arch Enemy leads the lineup downstairs at the Palladium; and Skulltoboggan rocks the Lucky Dog. The Change plays Thanksgiving Eve, plus Friday and Saturday night at Sakura Tokyo. David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars take care of the weekend at Union Blues.

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