Friday, October 4, 2013

Jacuzzi Boys, Blues Traveler, Donna the Buffalo, Morris Day & The Time, Jefferson Starship, Hogtober, Oystoberfest, Moby webcast

It's State Fair time and besides cows, sheep and pigs, Jefferson Starship will be there on Friday night. This version is not to be confused with Starship, the tattered remnants of the mighty Jefferson Airplane, that did that dreadful "We Built this City" song. No, this version of the Jefferson Starship is led by original Airplane member Paul Kantner and also includes SF psychedelic band vets David Freiberg and guitarist "Slick" Aguilar. These guys will play the good stuff from Jefferson Airplane and 70's Jefferson Starship. The show starts at 7:30 and you only need to buy the fair admission to see the show. Fair admission is $15 for adults and you'll also get to go eat lots of fried junk food, watch racing pigs, milk cows, see giant pumpkins, etc. Here's the current version of Jefferson Starship doing "White Rabbit":



Over at The Camel Friday night, it's the Southern Belles who will be everywhere this weekend. EVERYWHERE! (See the festivals below). It's $7 to get in, doors open at 8, show will start at 9:30 with opener Mama's Love. The Belles have a new live compilation from summer 2013 you can stream or download for FREE HERE including their version of Ophelia (The Band) > Proud Mary (CCR) > Weekapaug Groove (Phish) and part of their Sly Stone jam with The Big Payback.

Tonight on the World Wide Web, you can watch Moby live from The Fonda Theatre in LA at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT right HERE. It says w/special guests so who knows will appear. I know that Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips sings on his new album and he had this big hit with Gwen Stefani a few years ago:


So many festivals on Saturday!

One of my favorites, Hogtober (the festival formerly known as High on the Hog) goes down at Libby Hill Park in Church Hill from noon until sunset. It's FREE to get in and kid friendly. Music will be provided by Southern Belles at 12:30 (I told you they'd be back), People's Blues of Richmond at 2 PM, Long Arms at 3:30, and The Hit List at 5:15.

Oystoberfest, featuring lots of oysters (duh!), takes place from noon until 6 PM at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Ginter Park. It's FREE to get in and there is a kids zone here too. Music will be provided by East of Afton at 12:30, Starlighter at 1:45, Southern Belles (there they are again) at 2:45, The Jimmy Catlett Group at 3:45, and Hoss at 4:45.

At Pocahontas State Park, you've got your Hops and Harvest Festival with jam band veterans, Blues Traveler (8 - 10 PM) and Donna the Buffalo (5:30 - 7:30). Also appearing will be Paul Plumeri Blues Band (4 - 5), Dallas Wesley (2:30 - 3:30), and COSBY (probably not Bill, 1 - 2). Tix are $16.50 at the gate, $20 at the door. Doors open at noon. Here's Donna the Buffalo playing "Funky Side" at Music City Roots festival in 2010:


The Second Street Festival is on Second Street in Jackson Ward on Saturday (11:30 AM to 7 PM) and Sunday (noon to 6 PM). It'll have four different stages of music, lots of food, and kids stuff. FREE to get in. The big headliner on Saturday at 5:30 is Morris Day and the Time. I've seen them before, though it was long ago, but they put on a great show then. No reason to think it will be any different now. No video of The Time to post because, like Prince, they have video removed almost as soon as it's put up on YouTube. Instead, enjoy the Morris Day and the Time MegaMix from DJ Dark Kent (some slightly bleeped bad language at the beginning so be careful if that offends you or those around you):



At Strange Matter on Sunday night, garage punk band from Miami, Jacuzzi Boys, check in for a show. Doors open at 9 and the music will start with openers Sports Bar and The Milkstains. It's $8 to get in. Their latest album, "Jacuzzi Boys", is currently at #12 on the CMJ College Music Charts. Here's "Domino Moon" from that album:



Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan