Dave Carlock’s best bets: Jan. 18

Published 7:53 am Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, Jan. 18
REACT presents:
Bad Boy Bill
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Club Fever
222 S. Michigan
St., South Bend, Ind.
(574) 234-5200 or (574) 387-6538

The Chicago-based international DJ icon is unleashing his skills in Club Fever’s 1,700-person capacity room. Sound like a party? Before he moved to San Francisco, my good friend, producer Antonio Sage was BBB’s right-hand man, so I can tell you Bad Boy Bill is no joke. If you want an authentic House music club scene, show up around midnight and stay late. I expect to see Jamie Kovach near the front, in complete and utter Frontal Lobe Nirvana.

Check it out: badboybill.com

Saturday, Jan. 19
Dawn Burns:
“Here’s To Love”
with guest star
Curtis Gulledge
9 p.m.
Trio’s Restaurant and Jazz Club
129 N. Michigan
Ave., South Bend,Ind.
(574) 535-7566

Fresh from her appearance in my recent “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Holidays music video for Newtown, Conn., Dawn will be singing soulfully and sensuously, front and center. If you liked her with South Bend staples Darryl Buchanan, Mike Struwin’s Rootsdown Band or Fillmore’s Ladder, get ready for her new solo career.

Check it out:

Sunday, Jan. 20
“The Musical
Comedy Murders
of 1940 by John
3 p.m.
Elkhart Civic Theatre
210 E. Vistula St.,
State Rd. 120, Bristol, Ind
(574) 848-4116

This is not a musical comedy, it’s a comedy about people in a musical comedy being murdered. If you’ve ever worked with musical theater types, this may well be the catharsis you needed the whole time you were in production. Whodunit? Who cares when musical theater people get comedically deep-sixed! You may have to fight me for tickets!

Check it out:

Monday, Jan. 21
African American
Heritage: Martin Luther King Celebration Concert
7 p.m.
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
IUSB Campus Auditorium
1855 Northside Blvd., Ground Floor Northside Hall
South Bend, Ind.
(574) 520-4203

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the IUSB Choirs and the IUSB New Media Program combine forces on this show celebrating MLK Day. Admission is free, but you do need to phone in to reserve a seat. Celebrate the day with live music.

Check it out:

Thurday, Jan. 24
Mike Talbot
7 p.m.
Hard Rock Café
Four Winds
11111 Wilson Rd.
New Buffalo
(866) 494-6371

Mike Talbot performs a one-man acoustic show covering classic rock and classic pop from the 1960s to the present. If you enjoyed his live John Denver retrospective, “Follow Me,” head to the Hard Rock to catch a much wider-ranging set list.

Check it out: