Emily Francis is turning 27, and she wants everyone to know it. The road perma-buddy she's a career tour manager, working for acts like Planes Mistaken for Stars and These Arms Are Snakes celebrates getting older today with a big-ass birthday fiesta at 3 Kings Tavern, complete with piñatas and bean dip.
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It also happens to be the official release party for the (sort of) new Mustangs and Madras effort, La Lechuza. The band, also managed by Francis, self-released the album last fall, but after signing to Milwaukee-based label Latest Flame early this year, decided to repress the disc.
Come sip Bacardi (or Pabst) like it's your birthday at 3 Kings, 60 South Broadway, with Francis and the Mustangs gang, plus openers the Autokinoton, Git Some, Weather Is Happening (from Wichita, Kansas) and top secret out-of-town guests. Admission is $3, and doors open at 9 p.m. Don't forget to bring a present, cheapskate. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/mustangsandmadras.