Thursday, September 1, 2011

No BS Brass Band, Rocketts Red Glare, Jeff the Brotherhood, moe.down

It's traditionaly a slow weekend on Labor Day Weekend as people tend to do their end of the summer type things like cookouts.  However, if you've had no power for a week thanks to Irene and have been cooking out on your grill because your oven doesn't work, cooking out may be the last thing you want to do if and when your power is restored.

If you do get the power back on, you can hang out in your air conditioned house, charging all your gadgets, and getting your fridge cold again and watch the FREE moe.down XII festival webcast courtesy of iclips.net.  Besides featuring many sets of moe., which is never a bad thing, this year's lineup includes Ween, TV on the Radio, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Slightly Stoopid, Railroad Earth, Levon Helm (of The Band) with Bob Weir (of the Grateful Dead), Ozomatli, New Mastersounds, & Gary Clark Jr.  The actual lineup and schedule of the webcast has yet to be announced but things get started at the actual festival at 8 PM on Friday, and noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Here in Richmond on the non-interwebs, otherwise known as live and in person, the No BS Brass Band will be performing Saturday (10:30 PM start) & Sunday (9:30 PM start) at Balliceaux.  Both shows are FREE.  Here is the band performing at Barbes in Brooklyn in July. 



If you want to close out summer with a bang, head down to Rocketts Landing on Monday night for the Rocketts Red Glare - Labor Day Fireworks show.  The Richmond Symphony concert will start at 7:30 PM and the fireworks go off at dusk.

On Wednesday night (9/7), Jeff the Brotherhood will be at Strange Matter.  Doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9 PM with openers Little Master & Sports Bar.  Cover charge is $8.  Here is their psychedelic video for the catchy little pop-punk number "U Got The Look" (not the Prince song).  Note the "Jeffro Tull" bass drum logo.  Funny.



And that's pretty much it for this weekend.  Rest up because things get Ka-ray-zay over the next two months with mucho bands, the Folk Fest and the RVA Music Festival (next weekend!). 

Have a greate weekend!

Tony Jordan