Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Native-born drummer West returns for local show


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 10, 2021

The Club Room will welcome the talented Jordan West to the stage on from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, for a special Valentine’s performance. Accompanying her will be her brother Isak, bassist Trevor Perkins, and guitarist Kevin Baker

Many of you will recognize West from the 2013 Whatzup Battle of the Bands winning act Trackless. It wasn’t long after the band were crowned champs that West moved to Los Angeles to pursue other musical endeavors. Since there, she has released a self-titled EP and has drummed with the likes of Seal, Andy Summers of The Police, and Grace Potter

She’s also known to travel to festivals and trade shows as a product specialist demonstrating drum and percussion products. She’s building quite the resumé. 

West has returned to the Fort for a few months before she returns to The Golden State. While here, she’s remained active. She has performed at the Club Room a few weeks back and has hit the Sweetwater Studios with Isak and Jacob Dupre to record two new songs, “Strung Out” and “Teeth,” which can be found on YouTube. This special trio involves lots of looping, everyone on multiple instruments, and spontaneous jamming. 

Be sure and check the new numbers out and make it a point to attend The Club Room. Reserve a table now by calling (260) 407-8530. 

Marching toward new album

The local post rock outfit March On, Comrade has released a new album titled, The Architect of Such Brilliant Lines. The six-track effort is available now as a download on Bandcamp.com. 

Plus, until Feb. 12, you can pay what you can for a download of the album and the band will donate the money raised to Community Harvest Food Bank with a generous match from Sweetwater. After that, the album will become available on all major streaming platforms. 

The band has no plans to release physical copies of the release. Right now, they’re just eager to get the new tunes out there and to play live shows whenever it’s safe to do so. 

Open jam

If you’re finding yourself practicing the same old riffs in your bedroom, getting bored and frustrated, then you might want to consider heading to The Muse on Main for their open jam sessions. 

Every Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m., bring your instrument or sticks and play whatever you want with a variety of ever-changing musicians. This is a great way to meet like-minded players and form unique projects. There is no cover charge to take part in the sessions and they’re open to all ages, musicians, singers, and poets. 

NO place like Gnome

The Hoppy Gnome is bringing another trivia night on Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. This time around, the theme is Disney Classics. Come out and test your knowledge and answer questions only a true die-hard fan would know. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character while enjoying Disney-themed drinks and food. To sign your team up, visit gnometownbrewing.com. 

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