Thursday, April 5, 2012

Frankie Rose, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hackensaw Boys, Breathe Carolina, YARN

A surprisingly busy weekend for an Easter weekend, but that's a good thing.

Thursday night, the show at Strange Matter with Real Estate, The Twerps and Diamond Center is sold out. If you are going, make sure you get in when the music starts at 8 PM to see Richmond's own Diamond Center. They'll melt your face off with their heavy psychedelic garage rock.

At Kingdom on Thursday, you'll find the Lucky Street tour featuring Go Radio, This Providence, Tonight Alive, and Tyler Carter. The headliner, Go Radio, plays emo-y pop rock. The show starts at 6 and it's $12 to get in. Here's Go Radio performing "Goodnight Moon":

And here is Jay Mohr as Christopher Walken performing "Goodnight Moon":

Alt-country band YARN will be at The Camel on Thursday. It's $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 and show starts at 9 with James Justin & Company and Farm Vegas.  Here's YARN doing "Abilene":

Richmond's NO BS! Brass Band will be at Balliceaux on Thursday night with their instrumental funk music. Show starts at 10 PM and it's FREE. Here's NO BS doing "Iron Palm":

Friday night at The National, Americana group The Hackensaw Boys will play especially for you. It's $15 in advance, $17 at the door, doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers Horsehead. Here's The Hackensaw Boys performing at Knucklehead's in Kansas City in February:

Also on Friday, Black Girls and Big Payback (James Brown cover band) will play a funkalicious show at The Camel. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. No one is saying if there will be a cover charge but expect there to be a minimal one.

Saturday, electro-pop duo Breathe Carolina will be at The National headlining the Blackout Forever Tour which also features The Ready Set, Ashland High ft. Trace Cyrus (formerly of MetroStation), Matt Toka and It Boys. The doors open at 6 and the fun gets under way at 7. Tix are $16 advance, $19 at the door. Breathe Carolina has been named one of the "100 Bands You Need to Know" by Alternative Press magazine and now you know. Here's Breathe Carolina doing "Blackout" (NSFW because of couple f-bombs):

Sunday night, come down off your Easter candy high with Frankie Rose at Strange Matter. She kind of has an 80's Sundays/New Order new wave sound. Tix are $10. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers Dive, White Laces, and Nelly Kate. Here's Frankie's new video for "Night Swim":

Monday night, the band with the awesome name We Were Promised Jetpacks will be at The Camel with Bad Veins and New Cassettes. And we were promised jetpacks, we were all supposed to be flying around with them by now, according to all the "this will be the future" videos we used to see when were kids. Bastards. It's $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Here's the video for "Human Error" from WWPJ:

Have a most excellent weekend. Give the Easter Bunny a hug for me when you see him.

Tony Jordan