Music News & Reviews

Jason Boland & the Stragglers at cotillion

Roots rockers Jason Boland & the Stragglers will perform at the Cotillion at 8 p.m. Saturday. The group's opening acts are Turnpike Troubadours plus Jason Boyd & South 81. Doors open at 7 p.m., and advance tickets are $15 at Select-a-Seat outlets, House of Sight & Sound, the Cotillion and employee clubs. Tickets at the door are $18. For more information and to charge tickets by phone, call 316-722-4201.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

John Browns, the new bar at 3700 E. Douglas in Clifton Square, calls Sundays "Sunday Bloody Sundays." The reference to the U2 hit is meant to lure customers to a Bloody Mary bar. Those who partake get a shot of alcohol then proceed though a buffet, adding juices, veggies, spices, beef jerky, etc., until they've achieved personal Bloody Mary perfection. John Browns is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serves a menu of sandwiches, appetizers and unique desserts as well.

Suede vocals

Wichita vocalist Ashley Hunsaker will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Suede, 141 N. Rock Island. She'll be celebrating the release of her new CD, "Sailing on Cotton." Hunsaker, 25, sings mostly alt-country songs and moved to Wichita recently from the Kansas City area. Admission is free.