Even though Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather-predicting ground hog, predicted six more weeks of winter, you don't have to suffer the winter blues. Energize yourself at 360 Main Street's Mid-Winter Bash on February 25th at White's Bar at 2609 State St., Saginaw.
The event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. with DJ Snakes
on the 1s and 2s, spinning rock, soul, and hip-hop classics. No stranger to White's Bar, Snakes hosts The Realness every other Wednesday, which spotlights the area's talent and keeps people dancing. For the Mid-Winter Bash, Snakes has been digging in the crates to prepare a hot set that is sure to fog up the windows.
Following Snakes will be John Vasquez and the Bearinger Boys
. Since returning to Saginaw from Chicago, Vasquez
has reunited with bass player Ben Alcorn, and the two are now joined by Wes Beechler of A Machete Fight on drums.
With their unique sound, the Bearinger Boys quickly established themselves as a local favorite. Demonstrating a wide range of influences, a lot of original material, and covers ranging from songs by Bright Eyes to Wu-Tang Clan, the band eschews the categories writers love to place bands in. Labels like "folk rock" or "indie rock" seem inadequate.
The high-energy sound of The Tosspints
will conclude the evening, melting away any pesky Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder for weeks to come. Going on three years as an ensemble with a lifetime of music under their collective belt, John Jonson and Don and Zak Zuzula pack a punch with their Celtic punk, which combines the rude Irish folk of Shane MacGowan with the jackhammer energy of Gogol Bordello.
In addition to the music, the 360 Main Street staff will be giving out prizes all night. Come out, say hi, listen to some great local music, and have fun. No cover. Ages 18 and up. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
The 360 Main Street Mid-Winter Bash is sponsored by Stray Media, Lame House Press, Court Street Gallery, Sandlot Sports, Magic Bean, Candle Nine, swsalps.com, Worker Ant Syndrome, Identical Variant, and Capeside Records.