1.) After a few relatively quiet years, Bosque Brown, the relatively quiet Fort Worth/Seattle duo of frontwoman Mara Lee Miller and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Grant Buller, has new material. To celebrate the release of the four-song’er Our Names, one of several EPs put out by Fort Worth’s Most Efficient Recordings, Bosque Brown will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Dreamy Life Records and Music (207 E. Broadway Ave., 817-921-0694) on the Near Southside with Fort Worth pianist Andy Pickett and The Theater Fire’s Don Feagin.
Admission is free.
2.) Had enough tribute shows yet? No? Good, because Big Mike is going to flip your wig this weekend with not one but two massive tributes at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666). On Friday, the singer/guitarist and some extremely talented cohorts will tackle pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd (1967-72), including all of Meddle. On Saturday, it’s The Doors, including Morrison Hotel from front to back. For you folks keeping score at home, we’re talking “Roadhouse Blues,” “Waiting for the Sun,” “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday,” and a tune that features perhaps my favorite Robbie Krieger performance, “Indian Summer.”
3.) Afroman has reworked his Grammy-nominated hit, “Because I Got High,” into a rally cry for marijuana reform laws. Instead of getting stoned and getting into dumb shit, tokers, the new version of the song says, are feeling great without having to resort to cigarettes, alcohol, or prescription drugs. “The state made revenue because I got high,” Afroman goes on to that simplistic yet indelible melody. “They built a school or two because I got high / Now the state can fund drug treatment, and I know whyyy / Because I got high / Because I got high / Because I got hi-iiigh.”
Afroman performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday with Buddah Stoops, Sterling, iLLiZeM, and DJ Hollywood at The Hideout (8236 Bedford-Euless Rd., North Richland Hills, 817-683-5171). Admission is $15-20.
4.) Southern-fried Denton rocker Daniel Markham will celebrate the release of his new album, Pretty Bitchin’, at 10 p.m. on Saturday at The Chat Room Pub (1263 W. Magnolia Ave., 817-922-8319) with two of Fort Worth’s finest: The Longshots and War Party.
Cover is $5.
Cover is $5.