Grand Re-opening Weekend

Sept. 10-12 • Harvey's

Though I’m a West-side boy myself, I never stepped foot in the hallowed halls of Price Hill Rock club The Blue Note. I now have a reason to go, even though it closed last year and, after a temporary change of ownership, closed again. Starting this week, the club is back as Harvey’s.

The new owners are, right off the bat, showing a dedication to the local, non-cover-band music scene (national touring acts will also play the club). Thursday’s opening night features Blues/Rock from The Mudpies. Then, on Friday, Harvey’s gets weird as the every-genre-in-a-blender band Chick Pimp, Coke Dealer at a Bar (pictured) performs, along with pal Wonky Tonk and her playful, mischievous slant on Indie Folk. Saturday night, Ska/Punk/Pop crew The Frankl Project (a band that actually played the old club) takes over, with an opening set by Post Punk/Indie newcomers Animal Circles.

The venue’s new owners are people who “get it,” Jenn Schenkel-Owens (formerly of The Poison Room) and her husband Chris Owens, a member of the great local Hard Rock band Blacklight Barbarian. A few of the cool new features at Harvey's include regular free shows, all-ages events on Sundays (featuring high school musicians) and what appears to be an “18 years old and up” ID policy.

(Get details on the shows and Harvey's for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.)

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