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Battleme musicianto play at Sam Bond's

The Washington Post has this to say about Battleme: "This falsetto-happy dance-rock number is a career-maker."

Battleme has had two tracks featured on the television show "Sons of Anarchy."

Matt Drenik is the musician behind Battle me. He will be at Sam Bond's Garage with Eugene's Heavenly Oceans opening at 9 p.m. Thursday. The cover is $5.

Sam Bond's is at 407 Blair Blvd.

Noted blues artist due at Cozmic

Seven-time Blues Music Award nominee Candye Kane returns to Eugene to play Cozmic on Tuesday.

The jump blues singer is a survivor, a super hero and the "toughest girl alive" - and she's written songs to reflect all these attributes.

The mother of two from East Los Angeles has won 10 San Diego Music Awards, according to her biography.

"Raised in a dysfunctional, blue collar family, Candye became a teenage mother, a pinup cover girl and a punk rock, hillbilly and blues-belting anarchist by the time she was just 21 years old," the bio says.

Kane has released 10 albums and is on tour constantly.

People magazine calls her a 20th century blues diva "who can liven up any party without shedding a stitch."

Advance tickets are $12 and go up to $16 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Cozmic is at 199 W. Eighth Ave.

Grouchy Christmas tour stops at WOW

The Grouch keeps stealing Christmas, but lucky for hip-hop fans, he continues to bring it back year after year.

On Sunday, the Grouch and Eligh, Mistah F.A.B., Prof and DJ Fresh will be at the WOW Hall as part of the sixth annual How the Grouch Stole Christmas Tour.

A member of Living Legends, the Grouch got his start recording on a four-track tape machine nearly 15 years ago. He has "steadily grown into one of the prominent figures within the independent hip-hop scene," a news release says.

"Known for captivating his listeners with his down-to-earth and truthfully poignant raps and production, the Grouch has independently released over 10 solo projects."

Eligh is a self-described "genre-breaking, obsessive bass fiend," the release says. His seventh studio album, "Grey Crow," is his first after recovering from drug addiction, the release says.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. The show is at 9 p.m., and the WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave.

Johnny Boyd brings swing to WOW afternoon show

We even have a show for you early birds. Crooner Johnny Boyd will perform at the WOW Hall during an afternoon show on Sunday.

The program begins at 1:30 p.m. with a swing dance lesson, followed by a 2:30 p.m. concert. Admission is $8 in advance, $50 to be a VIP.

"The swing scene, which enjoyed a massive revival in the pop culture forefront in the '90s, is very much alive and thriving (albeit slightly more under the radar than it was 15 years ago)," a news release says.

Boyd's music blends swing, jazz, pop, country, gospel and rock, "bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era," a news release says.
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Date:Dec 7, 2012
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