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Post-Turkey Performance

By Sarah McCartan

Let’s face it. No holiday weekend would feel quite right without a local show that brings together just about every person you’ve ever met and those who you probably thought you would never see again in the same room.

Between Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant and the Handlebar, we’ve never run short of such holiday showcases over the years. And in the last couple of years, Vinyl Music Hall has wasted no time in catching on quickly. This year’s show takes place the day after Thanksgiving, Friday Nov. 29, just after folks are coming down from an overload of food and family time and perhaps even some shopping madness.

Regardless of your level of energy or enthusiasm, the lineup has something just for you. The evening’s acts offer a gradual progression from slower-paced folk to erratic beats. All provide unique intricate sounds that are worth paying attention to.

While taking a shot of Fireball or sipping on a PBR, find yourself dreaming of the “Days of Wine and Roses,” singing along with familiar folk artist Kent Stanton.

Be prepared for extra feelings of nostalgia to creep in on behalf of Isle. Although you might be most familiar with track “Bayview,” each distinct track is equally harmonious and is sure to have you smiling, if not swaying.

No less nostalgic is Kodak to Graph, solo project of Mikey Maleki, whose name you may recognize from Isle. Kodak to Graph seamlessly blends together every genre you could ever imagine—and then some. These creations are delicate enough to serve as a subtle interlude, yet impressive and upbeat enough to deserve your utmost attention.

If you have energy left, prepare yourself to dance around during Meth Dad, the solo electronic pop project of Tyler Walker, who you may recall from last year’s New Year’s Eve party at Sluggo’s. One trip to methdad.com, and from the moment you spot Santa Claus riding on a dolphin and hit play on any of the tracks listed, you’ll understand the appeal.

As an added mood-setter, the entire night through you will grow mesmerized by an illuminated display of visual stimuli conducted by area laser and light master, CerealMom.

Be it on account of the music, the lights, the people or all of the above, this is another holiday show you’ll be hearing about for awhile.

WHAT: Isle, Kodak to Graph, Meth Dad and Kent Stanton
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 29
WHERE: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox
COST: $5
DETAILS: vinylmusichall.com