The days may be getting short, but the long nights ring with live music, as this week brings a Guitar for Veterans benefit concert, and more shows by Ida Jo with Scott Lamps, Paper Thick Walls, and Lucas Cates Band.
NOTEWORTHY: Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published, 1884.
NOTEWORTHY: Bernard Madoff charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme, 2008.
Guitars for Veterans Benefit
High Noon Saloon, 5:30 pm
This benefit for Guitars for Veterans, a Wisconsin-based music-therapy project for patients at VA hospitals, will feature lots of strumming, as well as a rock 'n' roll karaoke competition (6:30 pm) and a down-and-dirty dance contest (7:20 pm).
NOTEWORTHY: Guglielmo Marconi receives first transatlantic radio signal in St. John's, Newfoundland, 1901.
Paper Thick Walls
Frequency, 8:30 pm
This quintet of South by Southwest alums builds swoon-worthy orchestral arrangements of alt-rock and indie-folk, incorporating instruments such as trumpets, fiddles and mandolins. With Parias Day.
NOTEWORTHY: Sir Francis Drake launches his around-the-world voyage, 1577.
Lucas Cates Band
Overture Hall Lobby, Overture Center, 6 pm
The local rockers will play a free happy-hour concert as part of Overture Center's new MadCity Sessions series.