Friday, September 24, 2010

Gaslight Anthem, Ed Kowalczyk, Connor's Heroes Family Festival, Rock d800 Block

Sunday out at Innsbrook Pavilion if you have a family or wish you had a family or want to pretend you have a family and want to go to a festival, check out Connor's Heroes Family Festival.  There will be music, inflatables, Nutzy, food and beverages and more.  Tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are FREE!  Connor's Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers, parents of children with cancer, and other caring individuals and companies who want to conquer childhood cancer through direct assistance, awareness, and research.

Monday night, Gaslight Anthem will be at The National.  Tix are $18 in advance, $21 at the door.  Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM with openers Bridge and Tunnel and Fake Problems.  Gaslight hails from NJ and is greatly influenced by Springsteen (natch), Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Replacements, The Clash, The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and Social Distortion.  They have a sound that will appeal to those who like classic rock as evidenced by the nomination of their latest album "American Slang" for Album of the Year by Classic Rock magazine.  Here they are performing "Old White Lincoln":


Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of Live, will be at The Canal Club on Wednesday night.  Tix are $16 in advance, $19 at the door.  Doors open at 6 PM and the show will start around 7 PM with openers Thriving Ivory, Miggs, Rocketknife, and Crashing Reality.  Here he is performing his latest single, "Grace":


On Saturday, in the 800 block of West Cary St, Rock d800 Block will take place to benefit the Richmond SPCA.  Thanks to Angie B. for letting me know about this one.  Bands and musicians will include: Bay of Pigs, Chris Farmer, Authum Carter, Paul Ivey, and Steve Dukes.  Tickets will be $5 per person at the gate.  It will run from 9 AM until 5 PM and you can get a pancake breakfast.  Mmmmmm, pancakes.

That's about it for this week.   Just in case you were wondering, HERE is a list of the top movie soundtracks of the 90's.  I would have made "Singles" #1 but it was close enough (#2). 

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan