Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: January 24-30

It’s that time again – FREE WEEK is about to take over our favorite venues, courtesy of our friends at Do502. It’s likely that you’re still feeling cooped up after last week’s snow days, so here’s your chance to get off your ass, stretch your legs and listen to some dope music. AND, before the music starts each night of Free Week, head to Haymarket for their Soundcheck happy hour – DJs and drinks to get you in the mood. Check social media for our live adventures and hit up our homepage afterwards for some pictures and comments!


Monday (1/25) –

Leon Russel with Justin Paul Lewis (*rescheduled*)

This Headliners show from last week has been rescheduled to Monday. If the snow made you nervous about stopping by Headliners, you have no excuse now.

Wednesday (1/27) –

Free Week Day 1: Twin Sister Radio, Billy Nelson, and Wilder Stallions

Free week kicks off at New Vintage. Be there. We’re looking forward to seeing our friend Billy – haven’t caught a set since Whistle Peak. Check out his new tune:

Thursday (1/28) –

EFFFFF so many things, so little time! We’ll likely try and swing through as many of these spots as possible.

Free Week Day 2: Cousins, Justin Lewis, Alanna Fugate, Projector

If you’re heading to the Free Week options, the good news is you can wander between New Vintage and Zbar with serious ease.

Free Week Day 2: Cher Von, Kaleidico, Beacons

Zanzabar will be in a trance Thursday, for real for real.

GUSTER with Rhett Miller

How do you choose between Guster and the rest of the great sets happening this evening? Let us know if you figure it out. In addition to the alt rockers you know and love, Old 97’s front man Rhett Miller will be soloing – catch him before he returns with the rest of the band in April.

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk and Haymarket go together like pizza and ranch. We’ve grown to love this band and are grateful to have chatted with them before their last stop in town. If you have not seen them yet, you should put this high on your priority list.

Friday (1/29) –

Free Week Day 3: Villebillies, Jack Harlow, Discount Guns, Big & Tall, Kogan Dumb

This is exactly what you want your Friday night to look like. Each of these artists are known for their high energy, fun as hell shows – I predict at least one or two shirtless musicians on the stage.

Free Week Day 3: The Tunesmiths, The Hot Wires, Jordan Jetson

If the above option doesn’t sound like your thing, this gig will cover whatever else your little heart desires. The Tunesmiths are so multi-faceted, The Hot Wires are hard hitting and Jordan Jetson can spit.

Saturday (1/30) –

Free Week Day 4: Jalin Roze presents #FreeFunction


Free Week’s big finale includes a massive production put together by Jalin Roze. Expect not only top notch musical collaborations, but also some surprises.

Free Week Day 4: Quiet Hollers, Jonathan Glen Wood, Karass

It is always a winner with Quiet Hollers.

Free Week Day 4: A Lion Named Roar, Shadowpact, Jelly Swirl (Nellie Pearl as the B-52’s), Touch AC

A Lion Named Roar’s Free Week set was one of my favorites of last year’s event. This lineup outwardly sounds a little strange, but in the right kind of way.

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