Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvest Fest, Radiators, New P's, Death on Two Wheels, Avett Bros., Grace Potter

This Saturday afternoon, you can check out some free music at the A'maize'ing Meadow Farm Harvest Festival at Meadow Farm in Crump Park at 3400 Mountain Rd in Glen Allen.  This will run from noon to 5 on Saturday.  You can see performances by the Hackensaw Boys, Susan Greenbaum, and The Runaway String Band, but exactly when who will play I don't know since they don't have a schedule posted.   Bring the whole family because there will also be "many hands on activities and demonstrations of typical homemaking and farming tasks of the era such as cider making, candle dipping, bee keeping, blacksmithing, woodworking, and a natural dye demonstration. Some additional a‘maize’ing activities include corn husking contests, corn shelling, and popcorn sampling. Children ages 3-12 can visit the Great Pumpkin Patch of Meadow Farm and take part in gourd decorating and cornhusk doll making."  And there will be clogging.  (Language in video NSFW.) 


Saturday night, New Orleans' favorite sons, The Radiators, will be at the Hat Factory.  Tix are $20 in advance, $24 day of show.  Doors open at 8 and show starts at 9.  The Radiators are always good for a fine party and on a Saturday night, doubly so.  Here they are rockin' out in Norfolk CT on Wednesday night:


Sunday, if you're up for a little trip to Charlottesville, the Avett Brothers and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will be playing at Charlottesville Pavilion.  Tix are $35.  Doors open at 6, show starts at 7 with Grace & The Nocturnals taking the stage first.  Here's Grace & The Nocturnals doing "Paris" on the Ellen show last week:


Here's the Avett Brothers doing "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" on the Jimmy Kimmel show:


Sunday night in Richmond, Death on Two Wheels will be at The Camel.  Tix are $8 and the doors open at 7 with Glass Clovers opening.  Here is Death on Two Wheels doing "Calling Us All Back Home" earlier this year at The Roxy in LA.


Monday night at The National, New Pornographers come to town.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with Tokyo Police Club.  Here is New Pornographers doing "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" on the Studio Q show on Canadian TV.  Forgive them for looking a little rough and grumpy.  Apparently, Studio Q is a morning show and rock bands never do well in the AM.  But it doesn't seem to effect the performance. 


That's all I got this week.  I'll leave you with this one which shows what would happen if The Beatles, Joan Jett, Cypress Hill, House of Pain and Rage Against the Machine all got together and rocked out.  Actually the mashup and accompanying video are quite good.


Have a great weekend.

Tony Jordan