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Waterfront Blues Fest: Dirtiest Weekend Ever?


Troublemakers, 3 pm Thursday
You know things are going to get a little randy when you start off a festival with a roots-rock band of self-declared “full-grown men” named the Troublemakers.

Jim Suhler Monkey Beat, 12:45 pm Friday
“It starts out nasty and just gets meaner.” —Billboard Magazine

Candye Kane, 7:20 pm Saturday
While this seductive punk-rock blues queen isn’t as big as late-’80s-era Etta James (who cancelled her appearance due to health issues), she’s got some curves and she knows how to shake ‘em. Rawrr!

Harmonica Blow-Off, 9:30 pm Saturday
There’s just something sexy about a harmonica blow-off, you know what I’m sayin’?

Bonerama, 9 pm Saturday
From the press release: “And when those Bones start ripping into Hendrix and Led Zeppelin licks, all stylistic bets are off.” Delicious!

SEE IT: Waterfront Blues Fest runs Thursday through Sunday at Tom McCall Waterfront Park and other downtown venues. Daily admission is $10 plus two cans of food. Passes and V.I.P. badges available. See waterfrontbluesfest.com for complete list of locations, full schedule and ticket packages.
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