Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Marshall Crenshaw, Horsehead, The Atkinsons, No BS! Brass Band, Goldrush

Another good week for local music so go out and find yourself a new favorite local band.

No BS! Brass Band will be at Balliceaux on Thursday night. Show starts at 10 PM and it's $3 to get in. No BS! has a number of new releases coming out including a new album ("RVA All Day"), a live DVD ("Live at Montrose Studios"), and an EP ("Fight Song - A Tribute to Charles Mingus"). Here they are doing a Rush cover in Roanoke. Sorry that they talk so much in Roanoke.

Also on Thursday, yacht rock tribute band, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be at Republic. Show starts at 9:30 and it's free to get in. Here they are doin' "I Keep Forgettin'/Regulate". Some language is NSFW.

Starting on Wednesday night (1/16), Furthur, the band featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, will be webcasting an entire weekend of shows from Bob's small venue, the Sweetwater Music Hall in Marin County, CA. On Weds. (11 PM ET), Thursday (12:30 AM ET so technically Friday morning), and Saturday night (10:30 PM ET), the show is on the Sweetwater site. On Friday night the show is on the Yahoo Music site starting at 10:30 ET.

Saturday night, an Americana triple bill at The Camel with Horsehead, Allen Thompson and The Atkinsons. The show will start at 8 and it's $7 to get in. Horsehead's album, "Sympathetic Vibrations", is in Amazon's top 20 New Releases for Roots Rock. Here's Horsehead playing "Spinning Your Wheels" at Gallery 5 in November:

Goldrush will be at The Camel on Sunday night. The show starts at 8 and it's FREE to get in. Scolaro will open. Here's Goldrush playing "You Won't See Me Crying" at the Ghost of Pop show last month.

On Tuesday night, Marshall Crenshaw will be Ashland Coffee & Tea. Marshall will be performing with The Bottle Rockets, who are a pretty good band in their own right. Besides still playing and making new music (he just came out with his first album in 6 years, "Jaggedland"), Marshall also does a radio show on the great indie radio station, WFUV. The show will start at 8, tix are $28 in advance, $33 at the door. Here's a blast from the past, with Marshall playing Buddy Holly's "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" from the MTV New Year's Eve party in 1986:

And just for kicks, here's Marshall, Brian Setzer, Dave Edmunds, Carl Perkins, and, yes, that's Joe Piscopo on drums (he was big in 1986) from the same show. Joe is now doing an old school variety show and helping out with a lot of charities so good on ya, mate!

Finally, here's the next video on Paste Magazine's 25 Best Videos of 2012. This is the Ben Folds Five "Do It Anyway" and if you were growing up in the early 80's and had HBO, you will recognize the Fraggles from Fraggle Rock. "Dance your cares away!" Rob Corddry also makes a guest appearance.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan