Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dan Deacon, NO BS! Brass Band, Bettye LaVette: Late Night Pick

Tonight, critically acclaimed indie electronica artist Dan Deacon will be at Gallery 5. This is the show that was rescheduled from October 3. Tix are $13, doors open at 7 and the music should start shortly thereafter with openers Alan Resnick, Chester Endersby Gwaza, and Height With Friends. Dan's been influenced by artists such as Devo, Talking Heads, Animal Collective, John Cage, and The Residents. Here's Dan's "True Thrush" video. It starts with a 13 second scene which was then shown to the next team, which then had an hour to recreate the scene from memory. So it's like a visual version of that old "Telephone" game. Check out the results here:

NO BS! Brass Band is at Balliceaux tonight. Show starts at 10 and it's $3 to get in.

Tonight's Late Night Pick is Grammy nominated, classic soul singer Bettye LaVette on Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check your local listings for exact time. On Bettye's latest album, "Thankful N' Thoughtful" she covers tunes by Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, Savoy Brown, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Sly Stone, Tom Waits and others in her 60's soul style. In Richmond, the show will be on channel 57 at 3 AM Friday morning and on channel 23 at 12:30 AM Saturday morning.

More on the rest of the weekend tonight.

Tony Jordan