Mark the calendar and make plans to attend a couple of special Saturday shows this month at the West Side Theatre in Newman.
On Aug. 18, Fusebox – AC/DC Tribute takes the stage with $20 General Admission and $25 Reserved Section. Students are admitted half-price. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Showtime at 8 p.m.
Fuse Box is a high voltage tribute to the greatest rock ‘n roll band of all time, AC/DC. The band is a full true-to-style tribute, from the authentic appearance and attire of the members to the high energy stage presentation and performance that mimic the late ‘80s concert. Not just an AC/DC cover band, they aim to present themselves as AC/DC in every aspect.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 25, enjoy the music of Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours. Cost is for $25 General Admission, $28 Reserved Section with students admitted half-price. Doors open 7 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m.
Antsy McClain brings his unique blend of music and humor with heart to the stage, combining his original songs with a hilarious slide show, including Antsy’s own life observations, social commentary and imaginary sponsors from his hometown trailer park of Pine View Heights. As a master storyteller with the likes of PBS, NPR and TEDTalks under his belt, Antsy includes humorous and serious songs in his shows. Songs such as One Less Trailer Here in Pine View Heights, My Baby Whistles When She Walks, and The Junk Drawer of Your Heart are keenly humorous observations about love and loss, while his more serious songs, like Field Trip, I’m Everyone, or Falling in Love in America, are more akin to personal journal entries written in the act of living. It’s this tightrope walk between humor and heart that makes Antsy McClain a true original.
West Side Theater is at 1331 Main St., Newman; call 209-862-4490 for more information or visit www.westsidetheatre.org.