Find Some Freedom with Anthony Hamilton.
Today is April Fools' Day and, no joke, the full-on start of the Major League Baseball season, too.
Was that an easy joke? Absolutely? But was it also a little necessary? Sure, I think so. Because while relationships between friends and lovers will go sour today thanks to some pranks, baseball fans will be all smiles and screams.
Are you not a baseball fan? Do you hate pranks? Well, lucky for you, there's plenty else going on today.
Spaceballs at Sundown at Granada
Does Mel Brooks' 1987 Star Wars spoof still stand up? Find out tonight at Sundown.
Anthony Hamilton at House of Blues
Few living artists younger than 50 are more qualified to perform at a place called the “House of Blues” than the Grammy-winning Anthony Hamilton, who most recently has earned some shine for his song “Freedom” and its inclusion on the Django Unchained soundtrack. If only this place was called the “House of Rhythm and Blues,” right? (Another bad joke? Yup!)
Open Stage at House of Poets
You've got two choices with this one. You can just enjoy the show, or you can be a part of it. Every Monday, this affair gives performers a five-minute timeslot to do whatever they want –music, comedy, hula hooping, whatever. Maybe tonight's the night you get wasted and sing that acoustic ballad you've be practicing incessantly. It's up to you.
Otis Heat, The Hanna Barbarians, The Phuss at Live Oak Music Hall
What do you get when you combine Blood Sugar Sex Magik-era Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and a little but of Nashville flavor? You get Portland blues, groove and funk trio Otis Heat. They're headlining a night full of, well, blues, groove, and some good ol' southern funk out in the Fort tonight with soem help from local acts The Hanna Barbarians and The Phuss.