Escape from the Himalayan snow-monster! Same Sex Mary kicks off their ‘Abominable Tour’

Same Sex Mary kicks off their two-week “Abominable Tour” at the Bunkhouse Saloon Thursday night.
James Adams

A nondescript white touring van loaded with band gear escapes the furry vice-grip of the abominable snowman. Peeling out of the snow-covered mountains, Same Sex Mary has made it to the next destination, in the nick of time.

Okay, so the band’s tour probably won’t be as dramatic as singer James Adams’ concert poster depicting that scene, but it’s one hell of a drawing. The bluesy garage-rockers kick off their two-week “Abominable Tour” with Max Pain and the Groovies, The Red Paintings and The Astaires January 15 at the Bunkhouse. The five-piece will then wind through Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and back, with a last stop in New Mexico on January 30.

One night later, on January 16, Vegas punks Mercy Music and No Red Alice (aka Sal Giordano of The Core.) gear up for their 12-date West Coast “No Mercy” tour with a show featuring Alex and His Meal Ticket and Eliza Battle at the Artistic Armory.

As if you needed another reason to cheer on this batch of locals, your contributions will help each band get from point A to point B by filling gas tanks and warding off giant Himalayan snow-monsters, you know, should that problem arise.

Same Sex Mary with Max Pain and the Groovies, The Astaires, The Red Paintings. January 15, 9 p.m., $7. Bunkhouse Saloon, 702-854-1414.

Mercy Music & No Red Alice with Alex and his Meal Ticket, Eliza Battle. January 16, 7 p.m., $5. Artistic Armory, 702-574-9005.

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