Singer, songwriter and guitarist Randy Cate will be singing and strumming his way around the North Bank at several notable locations during the next couple months. Cate, a former English teacher at Union High School, has long been active in the music industry, and his tunes have been performed by music greats like Dionne Warwick, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul. More recently, Cate’s work can be heard as background music on television shows such as “True Blood,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Ed,” “L.A. Ink,” and “The Young and the Restless.” His latest album, “A Different Kind of Same” is available at www.cdbaby.com, on iTunes, at soundcloud.com, and as an MP3 from www.amazon.com. Cate will also have copies of his albums available for purchase at the show. Here’s where you can hear him on Friday, March 24:
- The Heavy Metal Brewing Company, located at 808 MacArthur Blvd. in the old Tower Mall: One of the Couve’s newer taprooms, this used to be a convenience store, but now it’s been converted into a heavy metal/biker-themed atmosphere, complete with beer-filled coolers and other headbanger paraphernalia. Seating is at picnic tables, with a stage for live music and plenty of free parking. There’s food from the Heavy Metal deli and other beverages (they’re also a bottle shop). Loyal customers love to sit and talk (in fact, you might see a few Heavy Metal shirts and gear around town; you can sign up for their mailing list if you’re a fan). This is a real community hang-out. They host many bands and singer-songwriters and on weekends throughout the winter and on Thursday nights when the weather turns warmer.