Thursday, September 20, 2012

Leon Russell, Antibalas, Frontier Ruckus, Black Girls, Barstool Heroes, Poston Brown Project, King Solomon's Marbles

A couple local bands to start your weekend on Friday. Black Girls will be at The Speakeasy. This is their first show at this new venue. It'll be 5 bucks to get in. Show will start at 10 with the wonderfully named Motha' Goose and the Funky Ducks. Needless to say, there will be much gettin' down and gettin' groovy and this show.

Barstool Heroes bring their outlaw country covers to the Cary St. Cafe Friday night after their triumphant opening gig for Robert Earl Keen a few weeks ago. Festivities get under way at 10 PM. There is a $5 cover. Here's a little bit of their show at The National:

Saturday at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Poston Brown Project will play classic rock covers from The Grateful Dead, The Band, The Rolling Stones and others. Grab a tasty beverage and enjoy the music from 5 PM - 8 PM and it's FREE. Here's Poston Brown Project playing "Friend of the Devil" at Ashland Coffee & Tea last year:

Sunday, piano legend Leon Russell will be at The National. Tix range from $20 - $50. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener The Last Bison. Leon was a big deal in the 70's for both his solo work and his work backing up people like Joe Cocker, Ike & Tina Turner, The Byrds, and George Harrison. He largely disappeared from the public eye until Elton John brought him back to do an album with him, "The Union". Here's Leon back in '71 doing "A Song For You":

Tuesday night at Cary St. Cafe, Grateful Dead cover band King Solomon's Marbles will get all trippy on your ass. Show starts at 10 and there is no cover. Here they are doing "Row Jimmy" last month at Cary St. Cafe:

Wednesday night, afrobeat band Antibalas will be at Capital Ale House downtown. Doors open at 8, show begins at 9 with a "special guest". Tix are $13 in advance, $15 day of show. Chris Bopst had a nice interview with them in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch which you can read HERE. You can not help but move to this music. Here they are at WFUV (a great station, btw, check them out on the interwebs) doing "Dirty Money":

Also on Wednesday night, Americana band Frontier Ruckus will be at The Camel. Cover charge is $7. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with the River City Band. Here's Frontier Ruckus doing "Silverfishes" a week ago:

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Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan