Friday, November 16, 2012

Matthew E White, People's Blues of Richmond, Late Night Pick: Miguel

Tonight's the big night for the weekend with two shows to decide from.

At The Camel, Richmonder Matthew E White returns to Richmond after touring nationally and getting a big buzz for his first album, "Big Inner", including rave reviews from Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Doors will open at 8, show will start at 9 with The Trillions. It's $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Here he is performing "Brazos" at the 2012 Hopscotch Music Festival. Love the way this just builds and builds at the end. I don't think the band will be quite this big at The Camel tonight:

Over at Tobacco Company tonight, People's Blues of Richmond will playing their hard blues for anyone that would care to come. It's FREE and will start around 9:30. Here's the band playing "Nihilist Blues" at the Jewish Mother in VA Beach a couple months ago:

That's about it for the weekend as everyone starting to get ready for Thanksgiving.

The Late Night Pick for tonight is R&B singer Miguel on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35 AM. The LA Times said Miguel's latest album, "Kaleidoscope Dreams", “leads a wave of artists aggressively pulling away from the conventional boundaries of R&B by championing edgier, genre-blending productions while maintaining soulful melodies,”.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan