Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Black Girls, Nightmare Boyzz, Big Bobby & The Nightcaps, King Solomon's Marbles

Begin your weekend, the last weekend in February, and thank God, because February is always weird and annoying, at Strange Matter with Nightmare Boyzz, Peace Beast, The Eurotics and Spots.  This show is FREE.   It'll start at 9 and the bands come on in reverse order of the above.  Nightmare Boyzz got a surf, punk, pop, garage mix thing going on.  You can click the link above to listen to some.

Friday night, dance/funk/disco/pop band, Black Girls, have their vinyl release party for "Hell Dragon" at Kingdom.  Per the poster, there will apparently be real dragons there so wear your fancy armor and your dancing shoes.  As if the show couldn't be any more fun, No BS! Brass Band will play (hopefully alone and with the Black Girls), along with White Laces and The Trillions.  Show starts at 9 and it's $12 to get in.  HERE is a review of the album from Style Magazine.  Though they'll play mostly originals, here's Black Girls doing a cover of The Band's "Ophelia" at Plan 9 Records at the Watermelon Fest last year.  Perhaps they'll bust this out Friday night with No BS!, ala "The Last Waltz".:



This just in.  There is a new music festival coming to town.  The Shadrock Music Festival will take place April 28 on Brown's Island.  Full details will be announced tomorrow at 8:45 AM on 103.7 The River and on the website.  The Facebook page has already announced that De La Soul will be one of the headliners and Richmond band Photosynthesizers will be playing.

If you are in a Grateful Dead kind of mood on Friday night, head down to Cary St. Cafe (where else?) for some King Solomon's Marbles.  Show starts at 10 PM and it's $7 to get in.  Here's a good chunk of their show from 3/11/11 at Cary St. Cafe.  This is part 1 of 3:




Sunday night at Bandito's, Big Bobby & The Nightcaps, The Last Blackouts and The Lonely Teardrops will perform.  Show starts at 9 PM and it's FREE.  Big Bobby & The Nightcaps are a garage/punk/surf band from Norfolk.  Here they are in Brooklyn in 2010:



On a completely different note, I caught Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers on Austin City Limits the other day and really liked this song.  It's a mix of Steve's humor and some fine bluegrass harmonies.  I couldn't find the ACL performance but I found this one from the Letterman show.  It's called "Atheists Don't Have No Songs":



Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan