Wednesday, August 1, 2012

70th Birthday Jerry Garcia Tribute, Delbert McClinton, Black Girls, No BS! Brass Band, Watermelon Fest

Friday night, check out Black Girls with Andrew Leahey & the Homestead and Goldrush at The Camel. Show starts at 9:30 and cover charge is $6.

On the interwebs on Friday, it's the 70th Birthday Tribute to Jerry Garcia on a live FREE webcast from TRI Studios.  This will start at 9:30 Eastern time. Luke Wilson will emcee and performers include Bob Weir, Willie Nelson's son Lukas Nelson, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti from Furthur, Mike Gordon of Phish, Paul Simon's son Harper Simon, psychedelic folk musician Jonathan Wilson and Bay Area singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

Also on the web the whole weekend, Lollapalooza from Chicago. The webcast will start at 2:30 Eastern time Friday through Sunday on YouTube HERE. Performers include Michael Kiwanuka, Dr. Dog, Head & The Heart, The Shins, Dawes, The Black Keys, Jeff the Brotherhood, Alabama Shakes, Fun., The Weeknd,  Tune-Yards, Bloc Party, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trampled by Turtles, White Rabbits, Gary Clark Jr., Franz Ferdinand, Gaslight Anthem, Florence & The Machine, Jack White and more.

If you like beer, and if you are reading this blog, I assume you do, the Hardywood Hop Harvest Fest will go down on Saturday at Hardywood Brewery. That'll start at 2 and No BS! Brass Band will come on around 3:30.

Delbert McClinton has his make up date on Saturday for a show that was rained out earlier this summer. The show is at Powhatan Courthouse. Gate opens at 6, music starts at 6:30. It's general admission and tix are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the gate. Here's Delbert back in 1990 doing "I'm Gonna Miss You":

DJ Williams Projekt will be at Tobacco Company on Saturday night. Show starts at 9:30 and there is no cover charge. Here's DJ Williams Projekt playing TONIGHT, August 1 at Cafe Diem:

Sunday, it's the annual Carytown Watermelon Fest. Go complain about how hot it is and eat lots of watermelon. It'll run from 10 AM to 6 PM. There's stuff for the kids, some bands will play and you can get adult beverages at the bars. Enjoy!

Sunday night at The Hippodrome, you can catch the aforementioned band No BS! Brass Band, Black Girls along with Tungs, some DJs playing in between sets and a light show. It's $5 to get in and the show starts at 7 PM.

At Bandito's on Sunday night, local punk legends BEEX will play with garage rockers Lonely Teardrops. Show starts at 9 and I don't think there is a cover charge.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan