Music News & Reviews

Blues benefit

Rhythm & Blues for Christmas is a benefit auction featuring music by The Macy Brothers and RKO. It starts at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Doors open at 5. Proceeds will benefit Maude Carpenter Children's Home and Henlock Price Boys Ranch. Admission is $8 at the door or by calling Donna Davis at 316-264-9660. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

'Revolve' release

Popular local musician Nikki Moddelmog will perform at a CD release party for her new album "Revolve" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Abode Home, 1330 E. Douglas. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Moddelmog will be joined by many other Wichita musicians, including Steve Hatfield, Mark Foley, Bean Jarvis, Gary Palsmeier, Steve Story, Dennis Hardin, Tanya Tandoc and Shalen Scheltgen.

Generation Bluegrass

Generation Bluegrass, a band consisting of brothers Isaac Yoder, a 10-year-old fiddle player, Adam Yoder, a 14-year-old fiddle and mandolin player, and Chris Yoder, a 19-year-old guitarist, will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Artichoke, 811 N. Broadway. Admission is $5.

Thanksgiving libations

It's been a tradition ever since The Grape occupied the spot on 550 N. Rock Road that now is The Shadow — celebrating Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, more specifically) with drink specials. This year's will include 2-for-1 wells and $3.50 Wild Turkey & American Honey liqueur shots. The evening will feature DJ Darren Greiving, and admission is free — though patrons are asked to bring a canned good to be donated to the Kansas Food Bank. The bar also is open on Thanksgiving night starting at 9 p.m. with the same drink specials, a DJ and a canned-good admission fee.