Dave Segal: "Only a fool would miss Mike Nipper’s Name of the Game DJ night, this Tuesday at Speckled & Drake. It’s like Emerald City Soul Club, but with just Nipper and the intimate upstairs space of a Capitol Hill bar. The record-nerd banter’s almost as great as the soul 45s he spins. Wednesday the highly skilled musicians of the Table and Chairs crew invade Vermillion for a new monthly devoted to live music that’s avanting the garde with zeal. Some of the city’s top jazz and prog-rock players will be moving the air around in the gallery/bar like champs. Thursday DJ Chrispo, the man responsible for booking Bumbershoot and organizing the quarterly spectacle known as Studio 66 at Lo-Fi, will launch DIG IT!, a night of 'new and vintage garage rock, psychedelic, soul, and mod sounds' at Revolver Bar. From there I’ll probably head to Barboza to check out Zoolab’s release party for this Trestles EP on Jimi Jaxon’s 7 Deadly label."
Christopher Frizzelle: "I can't wait to see opening night of Angels in America at Intiman. I've never seen or read the play. But the cast is amazing. Charles Leggett? Quinn Franzen? Marya Sea Kaminski? Those are three of the best actors in the city."