Friday, June 28, 2013

Infamous Stringdusters, DJ Williams Projekt, Black Girls, Big Payback

This is going to be a quick blog about what's going on this weekend because:
  1. It's the weekend before July 4 and there isn't a whole lot going on musically
  2. Since I got back from my vacation, I've been really busy at work and home and tired, too. Looks like I need a vacation from my vacation! But I'm hopeful that between the weekend and a lot of people taking off from work next week, that I can catch up and right the ship.
Tonight it's the last Friday Cheers of the summer (a tear rolls slowly down my face) and it should be a fine night (if there is no rain) for sitting by the river and listening to the newgrass/bluegrass sounds of The Infamous Stringdusters. It's $10 to get in. The show starts at 6:30 with opener James Justin & Co. The Stringdusters will come on around 8. Tonight will be a little preview for the Stringdusters as they'll do an "American Rivers Tour" in August going to some of the great river towns in the Western part of the US. They like to book their tours around fun things to do to keep touring fresh for them. Perhaps you'll see them out on the river this afternoon. Here's the Stringdusters doing "Rockets":

Some quick local heroes to note:

Tonight at Capital Ale House, DJ Williams Projekt celebrate their 10th Anniversary with Black Girls opening and perhaps some special guests. Doors open at 9:30, show starts at 10. $12 to get in.

Saturday evening, Black Girls will headline an early show with James Brown tribute band, The Big Payback, at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Each band will play two alternating sets with Big Payback staring first around 6 PM. Doesn't look like there is any charge to get in. Black Girls finished the first round of demos for their upcoming album and will be heading into the studio next week to record.

That'll be it. Hope to get back on track next week. Have a great weekend and I'll see you at Cheers!

Tony Jordan