Thursday, January 26, 2012

Robert Earl Keen, Elton John tix, Photosynthesizers, Lonely Teardrops, People's Blues of Richmond

Tickets are on sale Friday (1/27) at 10 AM for Elton John at the Richmond Coliseum.  The show will be on St. Patty's Day, March 17, at 8 PM so hopefully Elton will bust out a zany leprechaun outfit.  Ticket prices range from $48.35 to $151.50 but Ticketmaster isn't saying if there are levels between the two.  You know what's funny?  The Coliseum sent me two emails to tell me that suck-ass Daughtry was coming but no emails to tell me rock n' roll legend Elton was coming.  Then again, I guess Daughtry needs all the help he can get.

Getting onto the music this week, Friday night, People's Blues of Richmond and Prison Book Club will be at The Camel.  Doors open at 9, show starts at 10 and cover is $5.  Here's PBR on 12/26/11 at The Camel doing "Tighten Up":



Saturday night, one of my faves, alt-country legend Robert Earl Keen, will be coming to The National.  I would totally be there but I will be in NJ attending my 25th HS Reunion (man, writing that makes me feel old).  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener The Deep Dark Woods.  Tix are $30 Reserved Orchestra, $25 Reserved Orchestra 2, $20 Reserved Balcony, and $20 GA Standing.  In the article about REK today in the Times-Dispatch, I read that he got a little pissed when he thought that Toby Keith wrote a song that was a little too much like REK's classic "Road Goes On Forever" so REK penned a caustic little number aimed at Toby called "The Road Goes On and On".  Both REK songs are below.  If you really want to hear the Toby Keith song that pissed off REK, you can find it yourself.




In more alt-country on Saturday night, The Lonely Teardrops and Raunchstar will be at Emilio's Tapas Bar in the Fan.  Show starts at 10 and it's $5 to get in.  Here's the Lonely Teardrops getting surfy at Cary St. Cafe about a year ago:




Indie hip-hoppers Photosynthesizers will be at The Camel on Saturday night for a hip-hop/reggae/soul dance party with Antero opening and DJ DJruff Handz in between sets.  Doors open at 9 and it's $8 to get in.  The Photosynthesizers were on the new RVA TV Sessions a couple weeks ago.  Here's the results:



That's it for this weekend.  Have a great one while I party and mix with the class of '86 in NJ.  Should I bust out the skinny tie for that one?

Tony Jordan