Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bob Dylan, Carytown Beer Fest, White Lung, Rusted Root, Beach Fossils, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Ivan & Aloysha

Lots of music going on this weekend and on into next week.

We start Wednesday night with Rusted Root at the John Marshall Ballroom. The show will start at 8 and tix are $40 VIP and $25 GA. Rusted Root still making great music but still best known for their hit "Send My On My Way" which has also been in a lot of movies and commercials since then. They do have a sense of humor about that. A few years ago, when they played Brown's Island, they introduced the song saying, "This is the one all the kids are waiting for. We call this one the "Ice Age" song." And indeed my young son, Zach, had waited patiently all night for that one. Here's a track from Rusted Root's latest album, "The Movement", called "Monkey Pants".

Thursday night at Strange Matter, it's an underground punk fest (Stay Sweet III pre-fest) with 14, count 'em, 14 bands. The actual Stay Sweet Fest III is at The Camel Friday through Sunday, but it's sold out, so if you didn't get tix for that, this the next best thing. Doors will open at 5, show starts at 5:30. It's $8 to get in, $10 at the door. You can go HERE to see the full lineup and show times. The headliner is Vancouver riot grrrl group (and guy) White Lung. Here's White Lung's video for "Take the Mirror":

Starting Friday afternoon, the Coachella Festival will be webcast on YouTube HERE Friday through Sunday. Figure it's on the West coast so it will start somewhere between 3 PM  - 5 PM. They haven't put the webcast lineup on YouTube yet but bands playing the festival include Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Sigur Ros, New Order, Japandroids, Franz Ferdinand, Moby, Violent Femmes, Janelle Monae, Shovels & Rope, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Social Distortion, Tame Impala, Lumineers, La Roux, Gaslight Anthem, OMD, Father John Misty, Rodriguez, and many more. YouTube usually runs two or three different feeds so you can pick the band you want to see.

Here at home on Friday, dreamy indie pop band Beach Fossils will be at Strange Matter. It's $12 to get in, doors open at 9, Positive No and Warren Hixson will open. As you can see from the poster up there, this is the first show of the tour. Here's their song "Adversity":

Bluegrass/roots band Wrinkle Neck Mules will be over at Capital Ale House Downtown for a Saturday night hoedown and hootenanny. It'll be a 10 spot to get in, doors open at 8, showtime is at 9 with a "special guest" opening. That means they didn't have an opener lined up when they posted it on the web site. The Mules have been working on some new songs so you may hear something for the first time at the show.
Here's the band performing "When the Wheels Touch Down" at The Southern in C'ville last year:

Sunday, quaff some ales at the Carytown Craft Beer Festival in, guess, Carytown! It'll run from noon to 6 PM. It's $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and your admission gets you a souvenir pint glass and unlimited tastings. There is also a $10 designated driver admission which includes free soft drinks.

Monday at Strange Matter, folk-pop band Ivan & Aloysha will perform for your pleasure. It's $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The Lone Bellow (who will be at Friday Cheers this year) and In Sheep's Clothing open. Here they are doing their song, "Running for Cover" live on KCRW last month:

Finally, next Tuesday, 4/16, a show I'll be attending with the legendary Bob Dylan and his Band at the Landmark Theater. Dawes will be opening. The show will start at 7:30 and tix are $52. Bob ain't gettin' any younger so you may want to catch him now before he joins the immortals in rock and roll heaven. There are still some tickets available in the top balcony but not many left. Here's a video from Bob's latest album, "Tempest", which see him continuing to mine traditional American music. This is "Duquesne Whistle" in which we learn not to try to pick up women who drive Gremlins and that Bob in some sort of Mexican gang:

I'll see you at the Bob show. I'm calling it a night as the allergies have kicked in and I've got a weird too-much-Sudafed and beer buzz going on. In a daze but wide awake. Hope I can get to sleep soon and I know the dreams will be strange.

Tony Jordan