One of the most enjoyable live music series to emerge this year has been Rift magazine's 36-hour songwriting contest, the first two editions of which I wrote about here and here, and which Brianna Riplinger wrote about here (scroll down to the Strummer-banging-on-a-typewriter photo).
The third event takes place Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. The deal is, Rift editor Rich Horton assigned 16 songwriters a topic just hours ago, and now they have today and tomorrow to write a song "about" the topic. Tomorrow's anti-American Idols are:
Patrik Tanner, Andra Suchy with Andrew Pierzina, David Hanners, Jennifer J. Holt, Accelerated Love Affair, David Brusie, Eliza Blue, Mike Brady, Future Lisa, Sam Keenan, Leslie Schumacher, Brad Senne, Lea Birbalas David Levin and Robert Meany.
Bryant Lake Bowl
Saturday November 4 at 2:00 pm (1:30 doors)
$8 in advance / $10 day of show