Benefit for Rosie

Anyone who has set foot in the Hexagon Bar on a Friday or Saturday night has likely met Rosie, the blunt, strong-willed matron who keeps the strong drinks flowing and the bands in check at the blue-collar dive-turned-hipster haven. Over the past few years, as the Hexagon has welcomed an entirely new clientele into the music side of the bar, Rosie has helped to bridge the gap between the regulars who seek out the Hex to swill after-work beers and the young bucks who swarm the stage in search of punk-rock paradise. In a sad turn of events, we have learned that Rosie is suffering from some serious health problems and won't be holding down shifts at the bar much longer, causing us to wonder what will become of the place when it loses its stubborn, beating heart. To honor Rosie and help raise money for her medical expenses, a trio of local bands have stepped up and organized tonight's benefit, including country lovers the Bill Patton Trio, Rich Mattson's latest bar-rock group the Tisdales, and swaggering cowpunks the Gleam. Head down to the Hex to pay tribute to one of the great mother figures of local rock 'n' roll. 21+. (Photo by Jen Hughes)
Fri., Sept. 11, 9 p.m., 2009

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