Old-timers know Joel Stitzel from Cosmic Slop, the obscure-music showcase he co-hosted with Chuck Tomlinson on Radio K for so many years. Stitzel has not only forgotten more songs than most of us know — he’s remembered more songs than most of us have forgotten. And since 2010, he’s had the karaoke songbook to prove it. He brings his Machine to Acadia Café on the West Bank every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and then down the block to Grumpy’s the following night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Different venues, different atmosphere, with Grumpy’s cozy, elongated back room giving it a slight advantage as a karaoke site.
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