Friday, June 27, 2008

Spam, A Lot of Spam, Big Payback, Modest Mouse

Sorry again about the Bruce ticket price mix-up. I think I was thinking of U2 who made the GA tickets less expensive. Anyway, I'll still be trying to get Bruce GA tix today because despite the price, if I didn't get tix and I knew he was ten minutes away from my house, I'd be bummed about not being there.

Tonight at Brown's Island is the last Friday Cheers of the year. I didn't do so well with Cheers this year. There were 5 I wanted to see and I made one. Canceled on two because of weather (threat of thunderstorms, which never came, and severe heat, which would have been too much for the three year old) and the other two were canceled because of the shifting whims of the three-year old, who I had to take if I wanted to go, because of my other concerts this year. Hopefully, next year will be better.

Anyway, tonight's act is the Spam AllStars. Show starts at 6:30 and it is FREE. According to the Friday Cheers press release, "
DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with
Latin, funk, hip-hop and dub to create a sound that is unique — an electronic descarga." So there you go.

Speaking of Spam, I just saw that the Monty Python's Spamalot musical will be coming to the Landmark Theater for eight shows in November. I have heard nothing but good things about that show and as a big Holy Grail fan, that will be worth going to see.

James Brown tribute band, The Big Payback, play Toad's Place on Saturday night as a benefit for the Alumni Associations of VA Colleges. Doors open at 7:30 and the opener is the Steve Carter Connextion.

If you feel like heading out to C'ville on Sunday, Modest Mouse and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be playing at Charlottesville Pavilion. Since those two have collaborated on Modest Mouse's albums, I'm sure they'll play together. Show starts at 7 PM and tix are $35.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan