Another show not mentioned here, but that's worth noting nonetheless, is happening tonight. Happens every Wednesday night, actually -- the weekly jam session at the Prophet Bar hosted by Erykah Badu musical director R.C. Williams.
I've written about it a lot -- last week, when Badu, Mos Def and Talib Kweli dropped in; a couple of weeks earlier when Williams' own The Gritz debuted the lead single off of their upcoming album; and twice back in '09, once in print and once on the blog, when I first fell in love with the event. In this week's paper, I write about it again, with even more passion behind it. Maybe this time it'll register.
In some cases, though, hopefully not; a friend who has joined me at the past few weeks of the event just emailed me angrily upon seeing my latest piece on it.
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"Figured you'd be writing something on it soon," he wrote. "Now it's gonna get crowded, you jerk."
To that, well, I say good: More of you need to see this event. Tonight's goings-on make for a good excuse, too. Tonight, R.C. Williams and the rest of his regular crew will be paying tribute to Michael Jackson.
Maybe I'll see you there.