Thursday, October 10, 2013

Richmond Folk Fest, Bio Ritmo, The Recently Deceased, Black Girls, Steel Magnolia, Prophet Massive

Folk Fest, Folk Fest, Folk Fest! In case you haven't heard, the Richmond Folk Festival is this weekend starting on Friday night (6:30 PM - 10 PM), then continuing on Saturday (noon - 9:30 PM) and Sunday (noon - 6 PM). I'll be down there volunteering on Saturday afternoon, working backstage at the Dominion Dance Pavilion from 3 - 6:30 so stop by and say hello. I get to see some really good music while I'm working with Mighty Sam McClain (soul/R&B) from 2:45 - 3:45, Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy (cajun) from 4 - 5 and Don Carlos (formerly of Black Uhuru) and the Dub Vision Band (reggae) from 5:30 - 6:30. For those of you that know me, text me if you are down there on Saturday and we'll hang out. While you can try to plot out a course or pick some acts to see, the real joy of the Folk Fest is just wandering around and discovering new music. The whole world comes to Richmond and you can travel the world in this festival by going stage to stage. Polka, Portuguese fado, blues, salsa, bluegrass, Tuvan throat singers, go-go, western swing, rockabilly, reggae, Peruvian Scissors Dancers, gospel, and on and on. You'll hear the diversity that makes the world a beautiful and interesting place and also the common themes and sounds that link us all together. Be there or be lame.


Friday night there are a couple shows to hit, post-Folk Fest. If you want to keep the world music thing going, head to The Camel for Bio Ritmo, one of the premier salsa bands. This is their first show back on Richmond since their European tour. Doors will open at 9, and there is no opener listed so expect Bio Ritmo to come on around 10. It's $10 to get in, but just $5 if you are a student or you are wearing a Folk Fest sticker (which you get by dropping a donation in the bucket at the Folk Fest). They are promising a special guest too, and with a lot of talent at the Folk Fest, you may see something special. Here's a recent video of the band:



If you've had enough world music after the Folk Fest Friday night and are in the mood for some loud electric guitars, head over to Wonderland for The Recently Deceased with Reverend D-Ray and the Shockers opening. The Recently Deceased play self-described Psycho Rock & Roll or psychobilly/punk. Here's their video for their song "Back Again". Lots of blood and gore in this one as the lead singer, with the greatest mutton chops ever, takes revenge upon his girlfriend's killers:


And for those moments when you are home this weekend, the Austin City Limits fest has a killer lineup on their free webcast. You can watch it HERE and here's the schedule. All times are Central Time.

Friday, October 11
Channel 1:
1:30 – 2:00 | Widowspeak (partial set)
2:00 – 3:00 | Courtyard Hounds
3:00 – 4:00 | Jimmy Eat World
4:00 – 5:00 | Savages
5:00 – 6:00 | Local Natives
6:00 – 7:00 | Vampire Weekend
7:30 – 8:30 | Queens of the Stone Age
8:30 – 10:00 | Muse

Channel 2:
1:30 – 2:30 | Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
2:30 – 3:15 | Wild Nothing
3:30 – 4:30 | Smith Westerns
5:00 – 5:30 | Okkervil River (partial set)
5:30 – 6:30 | The Black Angels
6:30 – 7:30 | Arctic Monkeys
7:30 – 8:30 | Kaskade
8:30 – 10:00 | Depeche Mode

Saturday, October 12
Channel 1:
1:30 – 2:00 | Deap Vally (partial set)
2:00 – 3:00 | Walk the Moon
3:00 – 4:00 | Delta Rae
4:00 – 5:00 | Portugal.The Man
5:00 – 6:00 | Silversun Pickups
6:00 – 7:00 | Wilco
7:15 – 8:15 | Passion Pit
8:30 – 10:00 | Kings of Leon

Channel 2:
1:30 – 2:15 | Mona
2:15 – 3:00 | Dan Croll
3:00 – 4:00 | Junip
4:00 – 5:00 | Parquet Courts
5:00 – 6:00 | The Joy Formidable
7:00 – 8:00 | Kendrick Lamar
8:00 – 10:00 | The Cure

Sunday, October 13
Channel 1
1:30 – 2:30 | The Mowgli’s
2:30 – 3:30 | Noah and the Whale
4:00 – 5:00 | Franz Ferdinard
5:00 – 6:00 | Toro Y Moi
6:00 – 7:00 | Eric Church
7:00 – 8:30 | Phoenix
8:30 – 10:30 | Lionel Richie

Channel 2
1:30 – 2:30 | MS MR
3:00 – 4:00 | Paper Diamond
4:00 – 5:00 | Grouplove
5:00 – 6:00 | Dawes
6:00 – 7:00 | Divine Fits
7:00 – 8:00 | The National

8:30 – 10:00 | Atoms for Peace

On Saturday night at The Camel, Black Girls, New Madrid and Paperhaus will light up the night. Music starts around 10 and it's $5 to get in. This should be a good glam, pop, funky, disco good time.

Pop country band Steel Magnolia will be doing a FREE show at Short Pump Town Center Sunday to celebrate SPTC's 10th anniversary. The event runs from noon until 4 with lots of stuff for the family and the band taking the stage at 2 PM. You'll probably like the band if you like Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, or The Band Perry. Here's the video for their song "Bulletproof":



In a completely different direction, there will be a DJ set by Jason Hann, the percussionist and vocalist of String Cheese Incident and EOTO as he goes under the name of Prophet Massive at The Camel. Other artists playing will be Elliott Ness w/Rico from Silo Effect, Galaxy Dynamite! and Flavor Project with video by Videometry. Doors open at 8 and it's $10 to get in.

Here's your bonus video. The Doors doing "The Soft Parade". YOU CANNOT PETITION THE LORD WITH PRAYER!



See you at the Folk Fest on Saturday!

Tony Jordan