This Weekend: The Melody Legacy Rears Two Heads
Over the past four years, eight successful Melody Bar reunions have been held - four of the Classic Era type, and four all-eras reunions. And after a while, it seems reasonable to suspect that someone, somewhere would notice that this sort of thing tends to generate a crowd.
Well, actually, it has been for a while at The Corner Tavern, where Drew and Iron Mike hold court every Saturday night, entertaining ever-increasing crowds. They've been pulling in their Modern Rock aficionado crowd the old-fashioned way, by building it up one minion at a time. Normally, summertime brings a hiatus for New Brunswick club crowds, but not for these guys; the Corner Tavern Saturday Night crowd kept on a-comin', and they kept the Corner hopping all summer long.
But as if that weren't enough, another couple of old familiar faces have decided to poke in to the New Brunswick scene; Pete Santiago has managed to convince Matt Pinfield that there's life in the old town yet, and so they'll both be spinning at A Doll's Place this Saturday night as well.
I repeat: Pinfield. New Brunswick. Saturday. Got it?
Both will be spinning tracks from all eras, and both will be trotting out new tracks amongst the classics. (And I've been invited to spin at both of them. Go ahead, fight over me, people...)
Will one pull a crowd from the other? Will the more convenient-to-the-campus Corner Tavern location keep the regulars there? Will Doll's Place actually move the tables off the dance floor? Will people keep back 500 feet? Will Melody regulars show up en masse and overflow the 1500 feet from A Doll's Place to the Corner Tavern? Will everyone get confused and just party at the train station? Will you get a WRXP bumper sticker? Will you get an Altrok 90.5 HD2 bumper sticker? Will Matt show up? Will I show up? (Don't worry, Stiffy will show up.)
And what about...Naomi?
You'll have to show up to find out - cast your vote by putting your boots on the ground:
MeloDrama at The Corner Tavern
Featuring Drew and Iron Mike
Melody Redux at A Doll's Place
Featuring Matt Pinfield and Pete Santiago