Friday, September 30, 2011

Perpetual Groove, Hogtober, No BS! Brass Band, William Walter & Co

Friday night, check out the No BS! Brass Band at The Camel.  It's $7 to get in.  The show starts at 9 PM with openers The Brand New Life.  Here's the band playing what appears to be an impromptu set at Camp Barefoot 5 in August.  When none of your instruments need electronic amplification, that's something you can do.

William Walter & Co. will be at Sine'.  Show starts at 10 PM and it doesn't look like there is a cover charge.  Here they are, also from Camp Barefoot 5.

I just kind of stumbled on YouTube's Rock in Rio live webcast and am watching/listening to Stevie Wonder live while I write this blog.  There isn't a schedule up for the webcast but from the Rock in Rio festival site it looks like things start at 1:30 PM our time on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Bands playing include Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, Coldplay, System Of A Down & Guns N' Roses.  No guarantees on who you will actually see on the webcast but it might be worth a look-see.  At the very least, they may have lots of crowd shots of beautiful Brazilian women in thongs.

There are a ton of festivals this weekend, not really much musically, but you might want to get out of the house for one of them.  I'll cover some below.  For more, check out the story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch HERE.

Bark in the Park goes down to benefit the Henrico Humane Society on Saturday morning from 9 AM to 1 PM.  There will be a 5k race, a 2k dog walk, dog contests, vendors, a petting zoo, moon bounce for the kids and lots of dogs.  It's out at Deep Run Park and admission is free.

The Hog is returning to Church Hill!  For those of you who have been here in Richmond, you will of course remember the High on the Hog fests at the top of Church Hill at Libby Hill Park.  Well, now it's back as Hogtober and it will run from noon until 7 PM.  It's free to get in.  There will be bbq to eat, stuff for the kids to do, and adult beverages for the adults.  Music includes Rosie Soul & The Rock n' Roll Cowboys at 12:30, The Atkinsons at 2:30, People's Blues of Richmond at 4, Jackass Flats at 5, and B2B Band at 6. 

Get your jam on with Perpetual Groove on Saturday night at The National.  Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers Former Champions.  Here's PGroove playing at their festival (Amberland) in 2009:

Have a great time this weekend! 

Tony Jordan