Otherwise Engaged: Thrushes

It is an unfortunate reality for the serious concertgoer that on occasion, there will be more than one show on any given night that you really, really, REALLY wanna go to. Since the vast majority of us don't own a time machine, nor have the ability to either clone ourselves or split ourselves in half (or thirds or quarters, depending on the night in question), this tends to present a problem. Difficult decisions are made based on a multitude of variables (perhaps some of you even make lists of pros and cons), and ultimately, a show is chosen. But those other shows are still gonna be killer, and I'd like to give a little face time to the shows that, while I can't go myself, are highly recommended all the same.

I don't know what it is, y'all, but Thursday night has officially turned into One Of Those Nights. You know the kinda night to which I refer. The kind where every single band you want to see decides to play on the same night, and in this case in different cities. Not only are there good shows to be had in Richmond (i.e. my show with Mittenfields & The Snowy Owls) and DC (i.e. Hammer No More The Fingers, among others), but just up 95 in Charm City there's yet another show I'd give anything to be able to split atoms and go see. STPP Fest Fuzzy Logic Showcase alums Thrushes are taking on their hometown stage at the Ottobar, along with DC folks Office of Future Plans and Fuzzy favorites Caverns.

At this point I would just like to say, bands, that you must stop. I throw myself on your mercy. You're killing me. At least coordinate, so I don't have to miss the face-melting magical sparkling racket that happens when Thrushes plays. It's just not fair. So, Baltimoreans, please go to this show so I can live vicariously through your ears.


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