Friday, May 31, 2013

moe., Head & The Heart, Dillinger Escape Plan, Best Coast, Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge

Jam band veterans (they've been around for 24 years now! Damn, I feel old.) moe. will be at Pocahontas State Park on Friday night. Tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Doors will open at 5, the opener, The Wood Brothers (with Chris Wood from Medeski, Martin & Wood and his brother, Oliver) come on at 5:30 and moe. will come on at 7. moe. is featured in the latest issue of Relix in their 13th Annual Festival Guide. You can read the short article HERE. They'll be playing full-on electric tomorrow night but I thought this was kind of fun. This is moe. with Victor Wooten (bass player from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) rehearsing acoustically backstage to play The Funky Meters "Cissy Strut" at last week's Summer Camp Festival:



Over at Friday Cheers, The Head & The Heart will perform. Hometown heroes Black Girls will open the show at 6:30. It'll cost you $10 to get in. There was a nice article on The Head & The Heart today in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (click HERE) and it turns out two of the members have Richmond roots. Between that and the fact that the Black Girls opened up for them on a portion of their tour last year, this will be a sort of homecoming. Here's Head & The Heart's show last year at Lollapalooza:




Progressive metal band Dillinger Escape Plan is at Kingdom on Saturday night. The Faceless, Seraph and possibly some others will open. Show starts at 6 PM and it's $16 to get in. DEP is currently the #1 band on College Music Journal's Loud Rock charts. Here's their video for "When I Lost My Bet". It's pretty metal, with some images that may not be safe work but at the least are kind of gross and disturbing.




Monday night, indie pop band Best Coast makes a stop at The National. It's $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with Guards. Best Coast's new album, "The Only Place", comes out today. Here's Best Coast doing "Crazy For You" (not the Madonna song) live in Sydney in January 2013:


Wednesday, it's 90's night at Innsbrook with the Summerland tour featuring Everclear, Live, Filter & Sponge. Yes, there was a rule in the 90's that all bands could only have one-word names. Tickets are $20 for GA, $30 for Gold Circle Reserved and $38 for Gold Circle Preferred. Gates will open at 5 and showtime is 6:30. In case you forgot the hits these bands had, this should jog your drug-addled memories:

And that'll do it. Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan