Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cvurches, MGMT, People's Blues of Richmond, Fear of Music, Trongone Band

Not a whole lot going on this weekend but a local band on the rise, two local cover bands and couple hip national acts should be enough to provide entertainment for all types if you need to get away from the relatives or take them out for a rockin' good time.

You can get the weekend started by taking out those relatives who saw the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead in the 70's to Cary St. Cafe on Wednesday. Trongone Band is playing, starting at 10 PM and it's FREE to get in so you won't have to cut into your Black Friday shopping budget.

Is that cousin in town who used to drag you to go see "Stop Making Sense" at the midnight show every Saturday night in high school? Bring him to The Camel on Thursday night to dance off that Thanksgiving dinner in that herky-jerky David Byrne style with Talking Heads tribute band, Fear of Music. This is also a FREE show. Doors will open at 8 and the show starts at 11 PM so you can get a nap in to sleep off the triptophan (sp?) before you head out. Here's the promo video for the show:

And here is the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)":

Friday night, Cvurches (yes, you spell it with the v) will be at The National. Cvurches is an indie synth pop band which you might like if you like Prince, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Lorde, or Polica. Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Wet. Curches has been nominated for Indie Album of the Year, Best Artist Discovery and Best Song Discovery for the SiriusXMU End of Year Awards. Here's their latest number, "Lies":

Saturday, psychedelic electronic pop band MGMT are at The National. Tix are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Kuroma. See these guys if you like Flaming Lips, Polyphonic Spree, Tame Impala, Of Montreal, Capital Cities, David Bowie, Suicide or Pink Floyd. Check out this freaky video for their new track, "Alien Days":

If you prefer your music less freaky and more raw, like pouring whiskey into an open wound, get down to The Camel on Saturday night for the power blues of People's Blues of Richmond. The Green Boys and Tarrant will open. Doors open at 9 and it's $7 to get in. PBR is just back from a tour of Colorado where I am sure they tested the new Colorado marijuana laws. Here's PBR doing "Free Will":

Thanks for reading the blog everyone! Thank you!

Tony Jordan