Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trey Anastasio, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Roger McGuinn and more

Good evening. This looks like the biggest weekend muscially in Richmond in a long time, at least as far as the clubs are concerned.

Richmond blues guitarist Terry Garland plays at Toad's Place's Wednesday on the Water series. Show starts at 6 PM and is FREE.

Thursday night at Toad's is Conspirator featuring members of the Disco Biscuits. Here is what the Toad's site says about them: "Featuring Disco Biscuits' Marc Brownstein and Aron Magnor, Conspirator has quickly made a name for themselves in the Psy-trance scene. Getting their feel from their jam/funk counterpart, Marc and Aron recruited long time friend Omen to help create this Trance-Fusion supergroup." Doors are at 8 PM and tix are $22.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band bring their southern gutbucket blues to the Capital Ale House on Friday night. Doors open at 9:30 and tix are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Here's what the Capital Ale House site says about them: "The Rev. Peyton swings country blues like a velvet hammer, its impact cloaked in rural tones and a timeless simplicity. Yet in an unassuming folk/Americana way, Reverend Peyton is capable of riling the same beast he soothes. It is this type of raw and immediate blues that addresses the human urge directly. It is this type of blues that justifies and chronicles the human condition. It is this type of blues that, in all its secular glory, can move the spirit, no matter how weak the flesh." And you have to like a band that has a song called "Your Cousin's on Cops"

If you want to sample Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band for free, you can check them out at Plan 9 in Carytown on Friday night when they do a FREE in-store performance at 6 PM.

If you prefer your guitar work a little slicker, guitar wizard Joe Satriani will be at The National on Friday. The opener will be Mountain ("Mississippi Queen"). Doors at 7, show at 8. Seating is mostly reserved for this show with Orchaestra Gold Circle $75. Orchestra $45, Balcony $35, Standing General Admission $25.

And if you want to swing, Squirrel Nut Zippers will be at Toad's Place. Doors open at 8, tix are $18.50 in advance and $22 day of show.

Saturday night at the National, once and future Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio brings his other band in for two sets of music. Doors open at 7 PM, show at 8 and tix are $35.50. Seeing as how the Phish comeback shows at Hampton in March sold out in about 2 minutes, this may be as close as you get to Trey for a while. Unless you want to spend $700 on ebay for a pair of tix for a Hampton show.

While checking over the last few days to see if any Phish tix magically appear, I realized that you can come up with some good band names from the two seemingly random words that Ticketmaster makes you type in to prove you aren't an automated ticket buying program. I just checked for tix (still none) and got these two potential band names, "Upsilon Beach" and "Curve Millie". I kind of like Upsilon Beach. Sounds like a good prog-rock band.

Also Saturday night, head Byrd, Roger McGuinn, flies into the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $35 and the show starts at 7.

Finally, when you are at home this weekend, check out The VooDoo Experience festival live webcast from New Orleans on iclips.net. They haven't posted a schedule yet but things should run from 11:15 AM until midnight on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. They have an excellent lineup including (no guarantees on who you will see on iclips) Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, REM, Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Zydepunks, Man Man, Mars Volta, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Marc Broussard, Treme Brass Band, N*E*R*D, Lupe Fiasco, Butthole Surfers, Sharon Jones & Dap Kings, Cowboy Mouth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Lee Boys, and the ever popular much, much more. You'll also be able to see highlights on FuseTV on Monday night at 8 PM.

That's it for me, have a great weekend and


Tony Jordan