Anvil, John Doe, Nicholas Payton Shows Announced

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Maybe you've seen the documentary on Anvil, the Canadian metal band that formed in 1978 and reportedly influenced bands like Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. The Independent Spirit Award-winning documentary The Story of Anvil helped bring the band out of near obscurity after founding members Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner re-formed the band in 2006. You've got two chance the band when it plays at the Black Sheep on Saturday, March 7 and the Marquis Theater on Sunday, March 8. Tickets ($12-$15) are on sale now.

John Doe of the legendary punk band X returns to the Lions Lair once again for two nights on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, with Jesse Dayton opening. Tickets ($22) are on sale now.

The superb New Orleans-based trumpeter Nicholas Payton will be at Dazzle with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Bill Stewart on Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20, and tickets ($25) are on sale now.



Anvil: With Lord Dying and Sunlord, Sat., March 7, 6:30 p.m., $12/$14. Runaway Stars: Sat., Jan. 10, 7 p.m., $5/$7. TevinDraft: With Sammie G, Freeform, Taintedkilla, Up Tone, RealJO, Fri., Jan. 16, $5/$7. Tree of Woe: With Crown-Magnetar, You'll Be Sorry, Pain Machine, Nova Crown, Sat., Jan. 17, $5/$7.


Analog Sun (CD release): Sat., March 7, 9 p.m., $15-$20.


The Heavy Pets: Sat., Feb. 28, $12/$15. The Magic Beans: Fri., Feb. 27, $12/$15.


Bobby Broom: Thu., Feb. 12, 7 & 9 p.m., $22. Ellery Eskelin/Art Lande Duo: Tue., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $15. Jonathan Kreisberg: Thu., Feb. 5, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 6, 7 & 9 p.m., $22. Kevin Hays "New Day" Trio: Sun., Feb. 8, 6 & 8 p.m., $12-$20. Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio: Sat., Feb. 7, 7 & 9 p.m., $12-$20. Nicholas Payton Trio: Featuring Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart, Thu., Feb. 19, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 20, $25.


Craft Spells: Mon., March 23, 9 p.m., $12. David Dondero: Thu., Jan. 22, 8:30 p.m., $10. Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band Dads: With Dads, Field Mouse, Tue., March 3, 8 p.m., $13-$16. Pinhead Circus: Sat., Jan. 31, 9:30 p.m., $12-$15.


David Cook: Fri., March 6, $25/VIP $75. Hawthorne Heights: Sat., April 4, $20.


John Doe: With Jesse Dayton, Thu., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 30, 9 p.m., $22.


1349: With Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer, Wed., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., $16/$18. Anvil: With Lord Dying and Sunlord, Sun., March 8, 6:30 p.m., $15. Filthy T (album release): Fri., Jan. 23, $10-$12.


Buffy Sainte-Marie: Tue., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $18.


Ewan Dobson: Sun., April 12, 8 p.m., $15-$18.


Dead for Denver: Fri., Jan. 16, $8/$10. The Devil Wears Prada: Tue., March 17, 6 p.m., $19.50/$23.

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