By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
Flickerstick has finished filming Bands on the Run, the VH1 reality series scheduled to debut on April 1. (We won't make any jokes involving the phrase "April fools." Promise.) What is Bands on the Run exactly? Well, originally, we thought it was going to be pretty much an on-the-road-again show, with four bands followed by cameras, kind of like The Real World with a soundtrack. And that's close, but it's actually a contest too; the bands have one week to promote their gigs, and the goal is to make as much money in ticket and merchandise sales as possible, or else they will be eliminated. One group is cut after four weeks, with a second band getting the hook four weeks later. You can get behind the music when Flickerstick plays on January 19 at the Curtain Club, with Lewis, Stara Zagora, and Hi-Fi Drowning. Fun times...
Cover charges: Bluh and The Good Sons pay tribute at Club Clearview on January 19; Pointy Shoe Factory and Lo-Fi Chorus are at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on January 19, Dixie Witch plays there the next night, and Red Animal War opens for Cave In on January 21 at Rubber Gloves; Vibrolux performs at Curtain Club on January 18.
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