Friday, August 12, 2011

Iceage, Richmond Jazz Fest, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Susan Greenbaum

Friday night at Strange Matter is a punk band (with hints of psychedelia) from Denmark that's getting some critical buzz, Iceage.  It's only $8 to get in.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers LOST TRIBE, LA MERE VIPERE & DEAD FAME.  Here's Iceage performing "You're Nothing":

Also, Friday night The Successful Failures and Mic Harrison & the High Score will be at Cary St. Cafe.  Mic Harrison & the High Score play traditional country/rock with songs about drinking and smoking pot, which are always good on a Friday night.  The Successful Failures also run along roots rock lines but throw in some power pop too.  Cover charge is $5.  Show starts at 9:30 PM.  Mic Harrison & the High Score are playing the first two hours followed by The Successful Failures. Here's Mic Harrison & the High Score doing "Do You Wrong":

Here are The Successful Failures at Cary St. Cafe on 7/25/08 doing "Up To Her Ears":

As part of the Richmond Jazz Fest, neo-swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be at Richmond Center Stage.  Tickets are $32 and local salsa band Bio Ritmo will open.  Here's BBVD doing "King of Swing" at the Montreal Jazz Fest in '98:

Saturday & Sunday at Maymont will be the 2nd Richmond Jazz Festival.  Be forewarned if you go to the website that this is one of those annoying websites that plays music and offers you no way to turn the music off.  I hate that.  Anyway, from the music they play on the site, this will mostly be soft jazz which will be pleasant enough on the beautiful grounds of Maymont.  The headliners are Aaron Neville on Saturday night who will probably be in ballad mode so don't go expecting the dance party that a Neville Brothers show often is.  On Sunday night the headliner is Los Lobos who are an awesome band but they don't really fit into the jazz category.  Doors open at 11 AM each day, the music gets under way at 12:15 PM and runs until 10:15 PM.  Tickets are $50 each day.  Here's Los Lobos doing "Kiko & The Lavender Moon" which is kind of jazzy:

Saturday at Ashland Coffee & Tea, local folky Susan Greenbaum will play starting at 8 PM.  Tix are $10 at the door.  Here Susan performs "Toscanini's" at Ashland Coffee & Tea on 5/28/11:

It's late so I'm hitting the sack.  Maybe I'll see you at the Iceage show on Friday.  I'm in the mood for an aggressive rock show.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan