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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 1, 1984
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call 764-0558

Bars and Clubs
The Ark - Friday night features
Stephanie Ozer and Cathy Moore
playing a wide variety of styles. Ozer,
once part of Common Ground
Theater, is a big Ann Arbor favorite.
Saturday night is the guitar wizardry
of John Fahey.
The Blind Pig - Detroit's roughest,
Rough Cut, slices into Ann Arbor on
Friday night. On Saturday it's the
Robert Cray band doing gospel-tinged
Joe's Star Lounge - The Watusis,
whose ever-changing ante-nomers
have ranged from $10,000 to Lo-Tech,
do it up Friday and Saturday nights.
Rick's American Cafe - Tops in
dance rockers, The Urbations lay
The I ist
down the tunes Friday and Saturday
Great Lakes Performing Artist
Associates Circle of Friends member-
ship drive and fundraiser - The Cir-
cle of Friends is a group of individuals
dedicated to furthering the careers of
local musicians in all genres. In this
showcase of talent, the Friends
present two shows, the first classical
in nature featuring Enid Sutherland,
Daniel D'Addio, Jill Felber and
Robert Conway. The second show ex-
plores the jazz/bluegrass/gospel side
of music with Jim Dapogny, Footloose
and Glenda Kirkland. A cash bar will
be available at either show. Member-
ship fees for the Friends are $25 a
year, but membership is not required
for entrance. The full program begins
Friday evening at 8 p.m., with the
classical show starting at 8:30 p.m.
and the second show at 10:15 p.m.
Admission is free. The event is held at
the Burlington Office Center Atrium
on 325 E. Eisenhower. For more in-
formation call 665-4029.

"Tribute to Elvis" - More than just
Elvis' coat, Dave Falzetti has been
imitating the King since before his
death. Falzetti's show features
imitations from all the great years,
complete with full pelvic energy.
Tickets are $8 in advance or at the
door. Held at the Holiday Inn West
Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Thursday. For
more information call 665-4444.
"Much Ado About Nothing" -
Community High students breathe
new life into Bill Shakespeare's
comedy about two pairs of lovers.
Admission is $3.50, or $2.50 for studen-
ts and seniors. The show runs Thur-
sday through Sunday nights at 8 p.m.
All performances are at Community
High School's Craft Theater on 401 N.
Division. For more information call
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
- The Performance Network presen-
ts the Ken Keasey story of a man in a
mental hospital. Directed by
Raymond Masters and featuring local
talent, the show promises to live up to
the tradition of excellence from the
Network. Tickets are $6 for the Friday
and Saturday shows beginning at 8
p.m. and $5 for the Sunday show
beginning at 6:30 p.m. All shows are
held at the Performance Network at
408 W. Washington. For more infor-
mation call 663-0681.
"The Belle of Amherst" - Ann Ar-
bor Civic Theater presents Susan
Morris as Emily Dickinson in this one-
woman play about the life of the great
poetess. Thursday night at 8 p.m. is
the opening show. Tickets are $4, and
the show is at the Ann Arbor Civic
Theater on 338 S. Main. For more in-
formation call 662-7282.
Richard Tillinghast publication
party - Shaman Drum Bookshop
gives the public an opportunity to visit
with poet Richard Tillinghast whose
latest book, Our Flag Was Still There,
has been recently published. The par-
ty is this Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the
Shaman Drum Bookshop on 313 S.
State St. upstairs. For more infor-
mation call 662-7407.


Shocking billies
Ey Joe Hoppe and zoom-bang, the band is head on into
something vaguely familiar. Huh?
O NE WEEK after experiencing Huh? Huh? Then it's figured out -
Shockabilly at Joe's Star Lounge, they're playing "19th Nervous Break-
the effect of Eugene Chadbourne's down." By the end of the song all the
music can still'be felt, rippling and "huh? huh? huhs? were "hooray!"
hammering across my nickle-plated Shockabilly was wonderful. The
essence. Or something like that. music was too interesting to dance to.
But truly, it was a great time, and the We all just sat in our seats, digging on
music was original, and yes, the feeling it.
has lasted this long. On into bluegrass and Tammy
Joe's Star wasn't very full, but it was Wynette's "Your Good Girl is Gonna Go
getting on past eleven and all, and the Bad" to Doors to Stones to "Whiter
show had to begin sometime, so Joe got Shade of Pale." It's hard to say exactly
up for his customary intro. what Shockabilly does to songs, it's
Shockabilly drifts up onto the stage _ more than simply screwing them up,
a drummer, a keyboard, tapes, bassist because the tunes are screwed up so
who looks curazee, but calculatedly so, well that there really has to be some
and Eugene Chadbourne, guitarmaster thought behind it.
and vocalizer. Chadbourne knows these songs, and
Tiboni is still introducing when Chad- just where to twist them. Superficial
bourne picks up a phone and "calls his (re)marks of Shockabilly inter-
agent." pretations: the song is sped up in-
"Yeah, the guy here said he hasn't credibly, as fast as possible,
had a slow Thursday night in three or somewhere in the middle the band
four weeks." slows back down, so you can catch it,
"I can't understand it either. Yeah, recognize it, as soon as you do, they
well." speed right back up again, key phrases
Joe Tiboni continues his rap, until it or words are repeated, not necessarily
becomes just "What else more can I in the order of the song, choruses em-
say?" and leaves the stage. phasized, and it generally all ends with
Chadbourne gives us a big funny-man a quick guitar madness.
eyebrow-raised face (and it works so Again, Shockabilly was wonderful.
well because he isa funny looking guy), It's hard to say exactly why.


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