Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Woods, Widowspeak, Pretty Lights, Black Girls, Screens N' Suds, Autumn Bottom Brews

The weekend kicks off on Thursday night at Strange Matter with low-fi indie folk-pop band Woods. Tix are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Be sure to get in early to catch openers Wolf//Goat and Widowspeak. You might dig Woods if you like Kurt Vile, The Mountain Goats, Bright Eyes, or the Grateful Dead. Here's Woods doing "Cali In a Cup":

Friday night, Black Girls will be at The Camel. It's $6 to get in, show starts at 10 with openers Tumbleweed Stampede out of Athens GA.

Saturday, you can eat your fill at the 13th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival down at 17th St. Farmers Market. That'll run from 11 AM until 4 PM. Get there early if you are lookin' for the good stew. Music will be provided by Road Kill Roy and Provervbial.

Also Saturday, check out some cool rock n' roll poster art at Screens n' Suds at Gallery 5. The main event runs from 4 - 9 PM and will feature craft beers, DJ Reinhold spinning, the Street Deli RVA Food Truck, and lots of cool poster art. There is also an event Thursday night at Hardywood Park Brewery and on Friday at Gallery 5 so check those out if you are so inclined.

Sunday in Carytown, it's the rescheduled Carytown Food & Wine Festival. It'll run from noon until 6 PM and $15 (advance) or $20 (at the gate) gets you a souvenir wine glass and wine tasting.

If you are more of a beer person, head back to 17th St. Farmer's Market for the Autumn Bottom Brews. 15 local breweries will be there along with food trucks, vendors, artists and bands. It'll go from noon until 5 PM. All profits from beer sales will benefit the charity Enrichmond.

Next Wednesday night (11/7), electronica artist Pretty Lights will be at The National. Tix are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with opener Eliot Lipp. If you want a scary little Halloween mashup for next year's Halloween party, Pretty Lights put one together featuring "the Nightmare On Elm Street Theme Song, Halloween Theme Song, some dark Bach Fugue 9, and of course, the super sweet and creepy Crypt Keeper's laugh from Tales From The Crypt." You can download it HERE. Here is Pretty Lights rockin' the crowd at Bonnaroo 2011:

For your Halloween pleasure, here is the Rolling Stones doing "Dancing with Mr. D":

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan