Friday, September 20, 2013

Walk the Moon, City and Colour, Cheap Time, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Young Sinclairs

If you want to head out to the beautiful mountain country of Bristol, VA this weekend, you can check out the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival. If you can't make the six hour drive, you can check out the webcast HERE. They don't have a webcast schedule up yet, but the festival starts at 5 PM Friday, 11 AM on Saturday, and 10:30 AM Sunday. This fest is an Americana lovers dream featuring blues, gospel, and alt-country including such acts as Lucinda Williams, Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Keller Williams, Colin Hay (of Men at Work), Iris Dement, Hayes Carll, Shovels & Rope, James McMurtry, The Travelin' McCourys, Jim Lauderdale, Caitlin Rose, and many more.

You can get your weekend started Friday at Capital Ale House downtown at Brews & Blues with Bush League. Show starts at 5 and it's FREE to get in. Here's Bush League at Canal Club about a year ago:

Garage rockers The Young Sinclairs will be at The Well. Call The Well for more info (358-9355) because neither the band or the venue seem to want to give any info about the time this starts or if there is a cover charge. Here's the Sinclairs at The Bazaar in April of this year:

Black Girls will be out at Balliceaux on Friday night. Show starts at 10:30 PM and it's $5 to get in.

On Sunday night at Strange Matter, garage punk band Cheap Time headlines a show. Show starts at 10, doors open at 9. It's $8 to get in. Banshee Beat, Hot Dolphin & Gunboat open the show. Here's a short profile of the band from July including some live performance:

Folk rock band City and Colour will be at The National on Monday night. Tix are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 with opener Lucy Rose. You might dig City & Colour if you like Neil Young, Tegan & Sara, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, or Townes Van Zandt. Check out this sweet mash-up of their song "Comin' Home" with Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer". Love it!

Tuesday night at Canal Club, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will funk your face with Richmond's own DJ Williams on guitar. Doors open at 7:30 and Mike Dillon Band opens. Tix are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Here's the band doing the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" on a chilly night a couple years ago:

Walk the Moon will be at The National on Tuesday night. Tix are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Magic Man opens. Here's Walk the Moon's great song, "Anna Sun":

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan