Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekend, Roosevelt Dime, Tim Barry, Jake Clemons, People's Blues of Richmond, Beer fests

Americana band Roosevelt Dime will be at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Friday night. Tix are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Show starts at 8 with Sweet Fern opening. Here's Roosevelt Dime's press blurb: "Imagine yourself relaxing on a steamboat as it lazily floats down the Mississippi River all the way to The Big Easy. Suddenly, the band strikes up a tune, music fills the air and everyone is on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along. Welcome to the world of Roosevelt Dime, a four-piece, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk to create an original sound best described as Kings County Steamboat Soul. The band’s nontraditional lineup — consisting of banjo, electric and gut-bucket basses, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, and the occasional electric guitar — and seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as “a perpetual crowd-pleaser” by the New York Times. Now, the group is poised for a breakthrough with its new album Steamboat Soul. Roosevelt Dime has recently been featured in The Philadelphia Folk Fest, Musikfest, No Depression, On Your Radar with WFUV’s John Platt, and official showcases at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis 2011, and Toronto 2013. So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!" And here is the band playing "Wishing Well" at Unity College in 2012:



At The Camel on Friday, local jamtronica band Former Champions will perform. The Champions will play two sets so get there on time. Doors open at 9 and cover charge is $10. They'll have some new tunes for you too from their just about finished third album. Here they are from a recent show when they jammed with Ron Holloway on sax. Ron also plays with the Warren Haynes Band:



San Francisco noise pop band The Weekend comes to Strange Matter on Friday. Doors open at 9 and it's $8 to get in. White Laces and Big No open. You might like The Weekend if you like The Cure, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, or Sonic Youth. Here's a bonus track from The Weekend's latest album, "Jinx", called "Siobhan":




At Balliceaux Friday night, No BS! Brass Band will get funky. Show starts at 10:30 and it's $5 to get in. Here's No BS! doing "Get it On" on Audiotree Live in August. If you want to see the full 30 minute show, go HERE.


If you like beer (and who doesn't), you've got two choices on Saturday. You can hit up the Off the Rails Craft & Beer Fest in Ashland. That'll be held at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center from 1 - 7 PM. Bush League and The Big Payback will provide the music. It's $10 to get in and proceeds benefit the Center.

If you want to head out to Goochland, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will be celebrating their grand opening Saturday from 1 to 8 PM. They'll be busting out 4 new beers, food trucks will be out there and 70's yacht rock cover band, Three Sheets to the Wind will be keepin' it smooth. They may play this one:



Avail's vocalist, Tim Barry, tries on his alt-country and folk persona for a show at The Camel on Saturday night. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 8:30 with openers Jenny Owen Youngs, Des Ark, and Dave Watkins. Here's Tim's "The Shed Song":



Monday night, People's Blues of Richmond return to The Camel after spending the last month and a half touring the South. Based on this picture they posted on Facebook today, I would say they are having a good time and making new large breasted fans.
Doors open at 9, PBR comes on at 11. There may be an opener and there may be a cover charge but none is listed on Facebook or The Camel's site. Here they are down at the Outer Banks earlier this month with a trippy light show. (Watch out because language in this video is NSFW.)



On Wednesday night at The Camel, the newest member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band makes an appearance. Jake Clemons, nephew of the late great Clarence Clemons, stepped ably into the Big Man's spot in the band and his held his own and more. Tix are $10, doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Jake will probably pick up the sax at some point during the show but in this video from his show a few days he's playing acoustic guitar:



Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan