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Gomes bringing high-energy blues show to Baker


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 12, 2022

Canadian blues rocker Anthony Gomes will return to Baker Street Centre on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. His high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence make him one of the top draws on the rock/blues circuit and a big reason folks want him back in the Fort. Having performed with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Robert Cray, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the man has gained himself some street cred. Gomes is out in support of his latest effort, Containment Blues, which is a perfect title for today’s pandemic era. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for gold circle and can be purchased at bakerstreetcentre.com. Summit City hosts open mic comedy nightsHave you made it to the new Summit City Comedy Club yet? By the sound of it, the shows have been outstanding and well attended. In addition to booking some big-name headliners, the club recently announced it will host open mic nights every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. If you think you have what it takes to make folks laugh and would like to try out your material, this is your calling. All you need to do is come out and get signed up between 6:30-7 p.m. If you would rather just sit back and watch, it’s free to attend. Get more info at summitcitycomedy.com. Styx frontman calls off tour — againI have to admit, I was a little bummed to see the “Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour” has been canceled due to continued COVID-19 concerns. The tour was due in town Feb. 19 at The Clyde. According to a statement from the venue, “We sincerely thank all of you for your patronage, support, and understanding. We assure you that we will do everything we can to bring this show to our stage when they choose to tour again.” Let’s hope so since the show was set to take us on a journey of Styx classics by the founding frontman. If you purchased tickets for the show, all credit card purchases will be refunded automatically. If you purchased with cash, please go to The Clyde box office. Rap-metal-rock to slam into Rockstar stageThe Rockstar Lounge has hit a home run with the recent announcement that From Ashes to New will head to the venue Sunday, March 6, aboard the “The Still Panicking Tour.” Hailing from Pennsylvania, From Ashes to New clashes between genres including metal, rock, hip-hop, and electronica. Together they have found moderate success with their singles “Crazy,” “Panic,” and “Through it All,” which peaked respectively on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Their tour also features Fire From the Gods, Blind Channel, Kingdom Collapse, and Above Snakes. Tickets are on sale now via ticketweb.com and are expected to go quick.Megadeth, Lamb of God set for ColiseumMetalheads can rejoice with the news that Megadeth and Lamb of God will be at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, April 21, with Trivium and In Flames.Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m.

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