There is a web site up for the Hat Factory (formerly Toad's Place): http://www.hatfactoryva.com/. The opening show will be The BoDeans on 9/11. Check out the web site for the full schedule.
Not a whole lot going on this weekend. Summer tours are ending and fall tours haven't begun yet. Horror rockabilly artist Unknown Hinson will be at the Canal Club on Friday night. Doors open at 8, there will be an opener (tba), and tix are $17 at the door. Unknown Hinson has a new live album out called "Live And Undead". You might dig this guy if you like ZZ Top or Webb Wilder. Here is the man a few weeks ago in Birmingham AL doing his song "Hippie Girl":
On the World Wide Internets this weekend you can catch the Outside Lands Music Festival live on YouTube. Yes, YouTube. This is the first time, to my knowledge, they are webcasting a music festival. The web site is youtube.com/outsidelands. The site isn't showing a schedule but just says they'll be "highlighting live performances from Dave Matthews Band, Built to Spill, Thievery Corporation and more!" The festival starts at 3:40 PM ET on Friday and 3 PM ET on Saturday & Sunday. Other bands include Incubus, Tea Leaf Green, Q-Tip, Tom Jones, Pearl Jam, TV On The Radio, Conor Oberst, Bettye LaVette, Robert Randolph, Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Dead Weather, Lucinda Williams, Ween, Brett Dennen and Tenacious D.
I will leave you now with a song that will haunt your very dreams:
Have a great weekend!