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Winery Dogs, BoDeans coming to Wabash

Piere's also schedules pair of shoes; things get psychedelic at Rail

The Winery Dogs will perform at Eagles Theatre in Wabash on March 3.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published December 7, 2022

Eagles Theatre in Wabash have announced a couple shows that you will want to add to your new 2023 wall calendar. 

First up, on Friday, March 3, The Winery Dogs will hit the stage. This supergroup of legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Talas), drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) is influenced by the classic sounds of Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix

Following a seven-year break from the studio, a literal dog’s year, the power trio is back with their third album, aptly named III, set for release Feb. 3. Expect to hear the new material, as well as other gems from their catalog. 

The Eagles’ other announcement is roots rockers BoDeans will be in town Thursday, April 20. With countless tunes you know, rip-roaring gigs you can count on, and a whole lot of energy, BoDeans continue to contribute to the American songbook as a tried-and-true institution. The band’s catalog consists of generational anthems such as “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” and the theme song to the hit TV series Party of Five, “Closer to Free.” 

Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at 

School of Rock students performing at Piere’s

The School of Rock Fall Show will be at Piere’s on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. 

Come out and support the students as they perform songs from your favorite hair metal band, new wave, ’90s rock, and the Best of the 2000s bands. As always, the Rock 101 students will be performing throughout the day as well. 

This is an all-ages event with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of and can be picked up at School of Rock or from your favorite SOR student. 

Catch comedian Kurt Metzger at Stan’s Room

Speaking of Piere’s, it appears they have some more comedy up their sleeve with the announcement of Kurt Metzger on Saturday, Feb. 4, inside Stan’s Room. 

The Emmy- and Peabody-winning writer and producer appears on and co-writes The Kyle Dunnigan Show web series, which has blown up and regularly gets millions of views. 

He has also appeared on some of the world’s most popular podcasts, including the latest episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience and Artie Lange’s Podcast

Trust me, the dude has a strong résumé. Search him up, better yet, get yourself some tickets. Get them now at 

Things getting psychedelic at Brass Rail

On Friday, Dec. 30, The Brass Rail will open their doors to the Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, one of the most underrated bands of recent years. 

Hailed by some as Detroit’s finest psychedelic band, they take cues from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd and gloomy tunes from The Doors. Their expansive career has been filled with extensive touring of North America and Europe, all while maintaining the same original lineup. 

They will be joined that evening by our very own Cloudmaker and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, who have awakened from their rock ’n’ roll slumber. 

There will be a $7 cover at the door. 

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