Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Malah, Leon Milmore, Hackensaw Boys, Low Branches, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Looks like this will be a pretty good weekend to check out some local bands.  Find a new favorite and follow them throughout the year.  They're always around, the cover charges are low and if they hit it back, you can act real cool and say, "I was into those guys soooo long ago, before anyone knew them."

We'll start on Thursday night at The Camel with The Malah.  Cover charge is $7 and the show starts at 9 with The Former Champions.  The Malah aren't from Richmond but they are pretty damn new and from Greenville SC which is kind of close in the grand scheme of the Earth and all.  The Malah is in the jamtronica (that's jammy electronica) category.  You can head to The Malah's web site and listen to the music there.  Or check out this video which is their version of Pink Floyd's "High Hopes" (from "The Division Bell") which samples Dave Gilmour's vocals.  I think The Marah may have improved the song which I always found somewhat ponderous. Now you can dance to it.:

Our local Yacht Rock heroes, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be playing their bi-weekly gig at The Republic on Thursday night.  The show starts at 10 PM and its FREE. 

On Friday, you can check out Three Sheets to the Wind with 80's cover band, The Legwarmers, at The National.  Tix are $12.50, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with Hot Skillet. 

Also on Friday, The Low Branches have an EP release show at Firehouse Theatre.  The show starts at 8:30 in celebration of their debut EP release, Sinking, Rising.  The show will also feature a Songwriters’ Showcase with performances by Richmond musicians, including Chad Ebel, Nick Coward, Jonathan Vassar and Wil Loyal.  Doors for the event will open at 7:30 p.m. and music will begin at 8:30 p.m. Entrance at the door is only $2.00.

Also on Friday at The Canal Club, the band Leon Milmore will be doing a reunion show with Half-Brother Sid opening.  Doors open at 8 and tix are $10.  They tell me Leon Milmore was quite big around here in the 90's.  Here's Leon doing their song "Come In From the Cold":

On Saturday, the Hackensaw Boys will be at The National.  Tix are $13 in advance, $15 day of show.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 8:30 with opener Long Arms.  This is a release party for The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 1.  The Hackensaw Boys write: "The six-song collection will be followed by a companion Volume 2 early in 2011. The two projects are the result of recording sessions held at the decaying but comfortable Sound of Music studios on Broad Street in Richmond, VA before it moved to a different decaying but comfortable building on Grace Street. The recordings were mastered by Grammy award winner Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park, MD. As with the group’s previous album, Look Out (Nettwerk Records, 2007), all songs were engineered by Library of Congress archival audio restoration specialist (and all around good guy) Bryan Hoffa."  Here's some live Hackensaw Boys for ya:

I am having some trouble with Blogger running really slow tonight. It might be these new YouTube embed codes YouTube busted out this week. If you have any trouble with the videos or the blog (technical troubles that is. Content troubles you'll just have to deal with.), please let me know in the comments.

The next video in our 25 Best Music Videos of 2010 as chosen by Paste Magazine is our favorite cartoon band Gorillaz and the song "Stylo". Our heroes are in the getaway car getting chased by a donut-eatin' cop (natch) and Bruce Willis! Will our heroes escape? Find out in this pretty damn exciting video:

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan