While downtown is under the Jazz Festival's spell for nine days straight, there will be a pocket of renegades contributing to the sound of music wafting skyward. And it's without a hefty sticker price to get in. Abilene Bar and Lounge will have music every night during the XRIJF with its late night sessions. Music starts at 9:30 p.m.; no cover charge.
Abilene's lineup includes The Buffalo Brass Machine on June 22; The Observers on June 23; The Old Main on June 24; Big Martha on June 25; The Lustre Kings on June 26; The Plate Scrapers on June 27; Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers on June 28; The Fox Sisters on June 29; and Grand Canyon Rescue Episode on June 30. Also, look out for an Abilene on the Road show, June 23, with Miller & The Other Sinners at The Penthouse at One East Avenue (8 p.m.; $15-$20). And I'd like to go on the record to say we need more buskers. Bring it to the street, people.x