A-Sides returns to Garcia’s within The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Thursday, Oct. 5 with Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris. After a string of successful indie/alt rock shows, we’re mixing it up with some blues, rock and jazz. Parris is a longtime Westchester County, NY resident who has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with such artists as Dr.John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Toni Braxton. Fellow County-ites funk and jazz jam band The Phunk Philosophers will open the show. Want to go? Tweet us @thisisasides by Wednesday and tell us why you want in. Best responses get pairs of tix. Boo-yah!
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more on this show and all shows at Garcia’s, click here.
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