Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Southern Belles, Municipal Waste, Title Fight, Conspirator, Of Monsters & Men, Silversun Pickups, Susan Greenbaum

You can start off your Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday night with the funky jam band blues of Southern Belles at Emilio's in the Fan. The event announcement on Facebook says this starts at 7 PM. That seems a tad early so call Emilio's if you are interested in going (804-359-1224). Here's the Belles at The Republic in July with the "Ophelia" jam:



Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead is going to be on live from his TRI Studios every Wednesday through Dec. 5 at 8:30 PM. He'll be answering questions and playing songs. The one I saw a couple weeks ago could have used more songs and less questions but he was announcing that they will be doing a Sandy benefit webcaste in January with "old lions and young lions" of the jam band scene so that's something to look forward to. So maybe there will be more songs tomorrow night.

Thursday is Thanksgiving night so no one is playing because everyone is full of turkey and booze and falls asleep at 9 PM.


Friday night, a lot of action. Things start early with a 6 PM show at Kingdom featuring alt-pop-punkers Title Fight heading a bill that also includes Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become The Teeth and Single Mothers. Tix are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Here's Title Fight with "27":




Later that night at Kingdom, if you want to work off your turkey dinner (and turkey leftovers) you can headbang those calories away with the thrash metal lineup of Richmond's own Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Exhumed & Speedwolf. Doors will open at 10 PM and it's $15 to get in. Here's Municipal Waste with "Sadistic Magician":



Over at The National Friday, it's electronica jam music with Conspirator, Paper Diamond, The Former Champions and Phil Dice. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9, tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Here's Conspirator doing "Velvet Red" in Boulder, CO in February:



Also on Friday night, over at The Camel, it's Richmond homeys NO BS! Brass Band. It'll start around 9:30 and it's $7 to get in.

If you are already in the holiday mood on Saturday, and you survived the Black Friday tramplings, head over to Ashland Coffee & Tea for the Susan Greenbaum Holiday Show. The show will start at 8, tix are $16 in advance, $20 day of show. Here's Susan and friend doing an acoustic set in September:


Monday night, Of Monsters and Men plays at The National. Civil Twilight opens the show at 8, doors open at 7, tix are $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Of Monsters and Men hail from Iceland. They're making it big all over the world playing in the US, UK, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and Japan over the last and the next few months largely on the strength of this tune, "Little Talks":



Next Tuesday night (11/27), Silversun Pickups and Atlas Genius will be at The National. Doors will open at 7 and the show gets under way around 8. Tix are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You might dig Silversun Pickups if you like Foo Fighters, U2, REM, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Pixies, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips or Velvet Underground. Here they are doing "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" live:



As an added bonus, The Rolling Stones release yet another greatest hits package, "Grrr!" but they've got two pretty good new songs on it and here is the new video for "Doom and Gloom". They can still rock it.



Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tony Jordan