Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Waybacks, Indigo Girls, Mates of State, No BS! Brass Band

The weekend kicks off early with some fine music to benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center for Pediatric Cancer Research.  The Waybacks and special guest Jim Lauderdale will be playing at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on Thursday night.  Gates open at 5:30, show starts at 7.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and children 12 & under are free.  The Waybacks are bluegrass based but I wouldn't exactly call them bluegrass.  They like to call it "acoustic mayhem".  You judge for yourself.  Here they are performing "I'm Calling" and "Russell County Gorge" in SC earlier this year.  If you go to the show, I hope to see you there.

Also on Thursday night, the No BS! Brass Band will be at Balliceaux.  That show will start at 10 PM and it's FREE.

Saturday night the Indigo Girls will be at The National.  Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Roxie Watson.  Here is the video for "Making Promises" from their latest album "Beauty Queen Sister" which came out on September 27. 

Mates of State will be at Canal Club on Monday night.  Tix are $15.  Doors open at 7 and the openers are Other Lives, Yawn & Marionette.  Mates of State are a married couple who play indie pop (but then again don't most married couples) at least when they aren't climbing mountains, staring quizzically at things and defeating lions with their awesome kung fu skills (watch the video).  You might dig them if you like Spoon, Ben Folds, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, or Throwing Muses.  Here's the video for their latest song "Palomino":

If you like food and wine, and who doesn't, the 8th annual Carytown Food & Wine Festival will take place in Carytown (duh) on Sunday from noon until 6 PM.  Tix are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.  The ticket includes a souvenir glass and wine tasting.  Kids under 12 are free.

Have a great weekend!  GO PHILLIES!

Tony Jordan