I arrived at the Patches & Gretchen Sugar Head Pie CD Release Party so early that the recently remodeled (yet again) Varsity Theater (it’s still not done, but it’s awesome – you must check out the bathrooms!) was still mostly empty.
My promptness paid off, however, as at 8 p.m. sharp, Dan Israel took the stage, filling the room with an incredibly good vibe right from the start. Sounding and looking great under the Varsity’s incomparable stage lighting, Israel’s short set was intimate in the best sense of the word. You could easily make a case that this guy should open every bill.
You are personally invited to the Patches and Gretchen "Sugar Head Pie" CD release party!!! A Miracle of Miracles live event! With special guests Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets, the debut of Liminal Phase (featuring Adam Levy), local legend Dan Israel and your master of ceremonies Magic Marc!!!, One night only at The Varsity Theater, March 11th, 2010! For more info and to rsvp go to www.facebook.com/sugarheadpie. Get your tickets while they last in advance for $10.00 by calling 612-816-0119. $12.00 the night of the show at the door. Come see what Peter Himmelman is calling "a haunting piece of work with amazing stirring lyrical images!" Looking forward to seeing you there for one great night of fun, excitement and a once in a lifetime lineup of some of Minnesota's finest musicians! Thank you.