Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cracker, YARN, Dropkick Murphys, The Band Perry

Kind of a slow weekend as things wind down until after Labor Day. I think even the bands are trying to get a couple weeks vacation in.

Friday at Ashland Coffee & Tea, it's Cracker Acoustic with David Lowery & Johnny Hickman. Tix are $22 in advance, $25 day of show. Show starts at 8. While I'm still waiting for Cracker and David's other band, Camper Van Beethoven, to do a proper electric show here in Richmond, this should be pretty damn good. David tells great stories so he'll be quite entertaining in between the great songs. And I'm sure they'll play all their classics. Eurotrash Girl, Get Off This, Happy Birthday to Me, Low, This Is Cracker Soul, Take Me Down to the Infirmary, Sick of Goodbyes, Let's Go for a Ride, Sweet Thistle Pie and many more. There aren't many tickets left for the show so get them soon. If they are sold out online, call Ashland Coffee & Tea directly. That's what they said on the site. Here's Cracker with "Teen Angst":

Over at The Camel on Friday night, it's Americana/bluegrass band YARN with Tarrant opening. Doors open at 9 PM, show starts at 10. On The Camel site and on Facebook, I don't see any indication of a cover charge but if there is one it should be between $5 and $10. Here's Jim Lauderdale sitting in with YARN a few weeks ago at Floyd Fest:

Sunday night, you can get your Irish on with Dropkick Murphys at The National. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:30 with openers Swingin' Utters and BarRoom Heroes. Tix are $29. This is the Murphs (as I like to call them even if no one else does) with "The Boys Are Back" which is the kind of song people will get drunk and fight to on Sunday night.

Country band The Band Perry will be at Innsbrook on Wednesday night. Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6 PM with that fabled band TBA. Tix are $30 for GA lawn and it appears that all the Gold Circle tix are sold out. Here's the band, Perry, playing "Done" on a "Live on Letterman" webcast:

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Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan