Friday, November 4, 2011

Fitz & The Tantrums, Chris Robinson, Ellersoul Records Revue

Things get under way this weekend on Friday night with a blues revue at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center.  The Ellersoul Records Revue will feature music from Marion James, Ivan Appelrouth, Terry Garland, Andy Poxon, Julius Pittman & The Revival, and Lil' Ronnie & The Grand Dukes.  It's $20 to get in, show starts at 8, there is a meet and greet starting at 7 and you'll get a free Ellersoul Revue CD.  You can check out all the bands on the Ellersoul Records site.

You can spend Saturday night with neo-soul/R&B band Fitz & The Tantrums.  They'll be at The National.  Tix are $18 in advance, $20 day of show.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30 with opener Walk the Moon.  Here's Fitz & The Tantrums performing "Don't Gotta Work It Out" on Leno in September:

On Sunday night at Strange Matter, you've got a hard rock bill featuring Torche, Part Chimp, The Coathangers and Gritter will perform.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8.  Tix are $12 in advance, $14 day of show.  Make sure you get in early enough to check out all-female garage/punk rockers, The Coathangers.  Here's Torche's oddly endearing video for "UFO" in which a mushy monster attacks LA.

And here's The Coathangers peforming "Sicker":

At Strange Matter on Monday night, Wino, Premonition 13, Gates of Slumber & Windhand will play on a psychedelic metal bill.  Doors open at 8, music starts at 9 and its $12 to get in.   Get there in time to see classic metal sounding (think Sabbath) Premonition 13.  BTW, Wino is the lead singer for Premonition 13.  Here's Premonition 13 doing "La Hechicera de la Jeringa".

On a poppier note, Goo Goo Dolls will be at The National on Monday night.  Tix are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Ryan Star.  This is Goo Goo Dolls latest single, "All That You Are".  Yep, sounds like Goo Goo Dolls.

Also on Monday night, classic punk rockers Misfits headline a giant bill at Kingdom, at the site of the old Alley Katz.  Haven't been there yet but from the pictures it looks like they've fixed the place up.  It's $20 to get in on Monday.  Show starts at 5 PM and will go until midnight or so.  On the bill (in order of appearance) Good Mourning Dolly, Far Beyond the Valley, The Loathed, Cimmerian, Point Blank, Juicehead, then Misfits.  Here's Misfits latest, "The Devil's Rain".  It's a fan made video, but it works for me.

Finally, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes brings the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to Canal Club on Tuesday night.  Tix are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.  Doors open at 7 and it looks like there will not be an opener because it's billed at "An Evening With....".  Here's the band doing "Tumbleweed in Eden" in July in Chicago.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan