Thursday, July 25, 2013

Avett Brothers, Beatlemania, People's Blues of Richmond, Trongone Band, Late Night Pick: New Order

Americana/folk rock band Avett Brothers will play at the Richmond International Raceway Classic Amphitheater tonight. The RIR people are trying to make that place an active venue for acts (mostly country, so far) again and more power to them. The Avett Brother are on their way to play at the Newport Folk Festival which will be webcast on NPR this weekend (more on that in tonight's weekend blog). General Admission tickets are $40 at the gate tonight. Gates open at 6 PM. Show starts at 7:30 with opener Scott Miller. Here's Avett Brothers doing "Pretty Girl From Michigan":

Over at Short Pump Town Center tonight, you can see a free show with Beatlemania, who are obviously a Beatle cover band. Now I don't think they'll have the giant, multi-media Broadway show that I saw when I was in 6th grade. But you know the music will be good and I bet they play it well. The show will run from 6 to 8 PM.

People's Blues of Richmond will be at The Camel tonight to celebrate the release of their new CD, "Good Time Suicide". Your $7 cover charge gets you a copy of the CD. The Northerners and Mission South will open the show. The doors open at 9 PM. Here's PBR playing "Cocaine Powder":

Trongone Band will be play classic jam rock over at Cary St. Cafe for free. Well, it's free for you, I'm sure they are getting a few dolla. Show starts at 10 PM.

Tonight's Late Night Pick is classic 80's synth pop band New Order on Late Night with new father Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35 AM.

More on the rest of the weekend tonight.

Tony Jordan