Friday, July 13, 2012

Neko Case, New Potato Caboose, Anders Osborne, Mike Doughty, Blitzen Trapper

This is a very busy music weekend so let's jump right in on Friday night at The National with alt-country goddess Neko Case. Tix are $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and get in early to see opener Kelly Hogan. Here's Neko with Elvis Costello doing "Prison Girls":

Also Friday night, at Strange Matter, punk pop Ed Schrader's Music Beat will perform. It'll cost you a few bucks to get in and there will be an opener. Doors open at 9, music starts at 10. Ed Schrader's Music Beat is made up of Ed on a floor tom and bassist Devlin Rice. That's it, real minimalist. Here's a short little ditty from them called, "When I'm In a Car":

All weekend long you can check out the FREE webcast from the Forecastle Festival in Louisville KY. The webcast will be on iClips HERE. They haven't posted the schedule for the webcast yet, but the festival itself gets under way at 5:30 on Friday, and 3:00 Saturday and Sunday. Bands at the festival include Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Head and the Heart, Beach House, Lucero, Jeff the Brotherhood, Julia Nunes, Justin Townes Earle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. Dog, Galactic, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Mike Doughty, Kelly Hogan, Cloud Nothings, Charles Bradley, Neko Case, and more.

Also on the interwebs this weekend, is the FREE webcast of the Pitchfork Music Fest on YouTube HERE. That will start at 4:00 Friday, and 2:00 Saturday and Sunday. Again, no schedule posted yet, but bands at that fest include Feist, Dirty Projectors, Japandroids, Danny Brown, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, Wild Flag, Cults, Cloud Nothings, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Men, Thee Oh Sees and more.

Saturday, it's a tribute band fest at Innsbrook with The Machine (Pink Floyd), Limelight (Rush) and Little Ozzy. Tix are $5 in advance, $10 at the door, children 10 and under free for GA, and $25 in advance and kids 2 and under free in the Gold Circle. Gates open at 5. Here's The Machine doing "Comfortably Numb" last year in RI:

And in case you missed it, here is when Dave Gilmour joined Roger Waters to perform "Comfortably Numb" on Roger's "Wall" tour in London last year:

Wilton House Museum continues their Jammin' on the James series with the Susan Greenbaum Band on Saturday. The show will run from 6 to 8 and it's FREE. Here's Susan solo doing "Everything But You" in Williamsburg earlier this year.

Speaking of jamming, one of the bands from the second wave of jam bands (late 80's - early 90's) will be at The National Saturday night. New Potato Caboose is back together and hittin' the road. Tix are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Octopus. Here's NPC performing "Wooden Music" last year:

If you want the hard blues (or you have the hard blues) on Saturday night, go find People's Blues of Richmond at The Camel. It's $5 to get in, doors open at 9 and Bubonik Funk will open. Here they are performing in Philly a couple weeks ago:

Sunday night, New Orleans blues man via Norway, Anders Osborne, will be at Capital Ale House. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 day of show. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Seth Stainbeck will open. Anders doesn't get up to these parts often enough so check him out. Here, Anders performs "Black Tar" acoustic and out in the park:

As an added bonus, here is the Anders Osborne Trio doing Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer":

Tuesday night, Mike Doughty, who used to lead Soul Coughing, will be at Capital Ale House. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with "a special guest". Here's Mike performing "Na Na Nothing" at WNRN in Charlottesville, which you can get here in Richmond on 103.1 FM.:

Grateful Dead cover band King Solomon's Marbles will be at Cary St. Cafe Tuesday night. Show starts at 10 and there is no cover.

Finally, Wednesday night, alt-country rock band Blitzen Trapper will be at The National. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with Sarah Jaffe. Here's Blitzen Trapper performing "Stranger in a Strange Land":

And if you ever wondered what North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's girlfriend would sing like, here she is singing a little ditty called "Excellent Horse-Like Lady". I think I woke up with one of those once after really drunk night in college. Thanks to Mike K. for passing this one along. This song will haunt my dreams tonight of working hard in the North Korean factory for the glory of the great dictator.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan